Collection: Capricorn Tubing

Genuine Capricorn Tubing Products

Capricorn tubing is a brand of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) tubing that is specifically designed with 3D printing in mind. It is manufactured by Capricorn Products LLC (captubes), a company based in the United States.

Capricorn tubing is considered by many to be the best PTFE tubing for 3D printers for several reasons.

  • It has a very low coefficient of friction, which means that the filament moves more smoothly through the tubing, reducing the likelihood of jams or other printing problems. This is particularly important when printing with flexible filaments like TPU or TPE, which can be more difficult to handle.
  • The tubing is very precise in its dimensions, with a very tight internal diameter (ID) tolerance of +/- 0.05mm. This means that the filament is guided more precisely through the tubing, reducing the chance of any variations in the diameter or roundness of the filament causing problems.
  • It is made from high-quality materials that are resistant to wear and tear, as well as high temperatures. This means that it can withstand the demands of 3D printing over a longer period of time, reducing the need for frequent replacement and allowing you to print at higher temperatures than normal PTFE tubing.

Overall, Capricorn tubing is a high-quality product that can improve the performance and reliability of 3D printers. While it may be more expensive than other types of PTFE tubing, many users consider it to be well worth the investment for the benefits it provides.

Unfortunately the brand name "Capricorn" is used widely to describe PTFE/Bowden tubing and it is always recommended to research the brand of the item you are purchasing to make sure you are purchasing genuine Capricorn tubing. Sayer CNC does not sell Capricorn tube clones, copies or look-alikes and never will.