Voron 2.4 Build — Printed Parts

Like many 3D printers on the market, the Voron contains 3D-printed parts; and because it’s a design, not a product, you can print your own parts or you can buy the parts from the Voron community’s Print It Forward program. The printer requires about 1.5 kg of the primary color and 0.3 kg of the accent color! I had a couple of Ender 3 Pros running for a couple of weeks to print the parts that nearly fill a 2-gallon kitchen bag.

Voron 2.4 frame with printed parts

The instructions are very specific to use ABS rather than PLA due to expectations of enclosure temperatures up to 60°C; and although the Voron glamor shots feature black parts with red accents for a very Empire vibe, the ABS that I had on hand in bulk was pink. Bubblegum pink. That will make my printer’s look more of a Pink Five Strikes Back or Legally Blonde dates a goth.

sanding the face of a 3D-printed part

The Voron is smartly designed with parts that are easy to print and then bolt together rather than overly complex parts with challenging overhangs and bridges. Accordingly, though not specified in the instructions, where mating surfaces were the top faces of their prints, I’m giving them a few passes on 180-grit sandpaper on a flat surface to reduce roughness and get the cleanest joints I can.

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