Choosing parts for 3D Printing can be a bother, with numerous moving parts and mechanics of action,
there is a lot to think about when it comes to building and maintaining a 3D Printer kit sometimes, it
can be daunting given the nature of 3D Printing, are you getting the right parts and components for
your projects? Are you getting the quality parts for your 3D printer so that you can have the peace of
mind that you’re getting the best parts for your kit that are effective and work with the rest of your kit?
These are just some of the questions that go into 3D printing, thankfully as the world of 3D Printing
opens up and becomes more mainstream, there are parts that are showing themselves to be head
and shoulders above the rest, today, we’ll be looking at motors, specifically LDO Motors for Voron kits
which are now beginning to be seen as the premier motors in terms of customization and
There is a fair amount to go over with these motors and what they entail so let’s dive straight into it
and check out the wonderful word of LDO Motors, what they are, and why they are quickly becoming
the premium choice for hobbyist and professional 3D Printers across the globe.
What is an LDO Motor and why is it so effective?
LDO stands for Low Dropout, what this means is that the LDO motor can operate at a lower potential
difference between output and input, this means that operating at a lower potential difference, makes
it possible to not only reduce energy loss when operational, but also to suppress heat generation
when operating, if you know even the basics of 3D Printing, you will know that heat generation can be
one of the main concerns when it comes to printing.
LDO Motors are customizable motors that specialize in performance for Voron 3D Printing kits, there
are several motors available, Linear Stepper Motors, Brushless Motors, Stepper Motors, Gear Motors
and Coreless Motors.
LDO Motors are customized into high performance motors that are used for various applications, the
benefits of LDO Motors customizations is that they can be tailor made to suit numerous applications
from hobbyist to professional and for different types of kit builds, these motors are extremely versatile
and cover a wide range of differing speeds and precision based on what your preference is for your
An LDO Motor is so effective for several reasons, transient response, power consumption, rejection
ratio, dropout voltage as well as input and output voltage, LDO Motors are more widely known for their
input voltage as they can run more effectively and more precisely at lower voltages and can help to
alleviate power supply rejection and can be customized even further with a dropout regulator ldo
The input voltage and dropout voltage is really the key feature of an LDO Motor, this will allow your
motor and printing kit to run more effectively in most all cases and can help to eliminate a lot of worst
case scenarios when it comes to precision printing.
What’s the difference?
So, you may be thinking to yourself “is there really a massive difference in the motor i’m using in my
printing kit? while it might not be as readily apparent as it seems, there are some key traits of LDO
motors that make them stand apart from other motors in terms of temperature, precision, power
consumption and effectiveness, LDO motors are on average far quieter than other motors, in terms of
practicality, LDO motors are often a lot simpler to layout, install and clean, LDO Motors are relatively
easy to use and keep using so that you aren’t spending hours fixing or laying them out, this can save
you valuable downtime tinkering with various parts and bits.
But the real difference with LDO motors is the assurance of them, think of it this way, if you were
driving a car and you only ever took a road where the speed limit was 60kmph, you would tailor your
car towards making sure that 0-60kmph was as effective and smooth as possible, while having a car
that can exceed those limits can be helpful in some situations, you would want to ensure that the
operation of 0-60 is as efficient and smooth as possible.
This is really the key difference in LDO motors in having a more stable response while keeping power
consumption lower with pinpoint precision to create an effective means to keep your printing as
precise as possible while giving the maximum amount of customization and control you need for your
projects and to safeguard your printing kit.
LDO Motors as we’ve mentioned are also highly customizable to suit your needs, above we listed
some of the different motors that are available, LDO motors are largely available for most all printing
requirements and owing to their customizability can be used for numerous different projects.
The bottom line is, LDO Motors are highly efficient, highly customizable motors that can be used for
several applications, they are reliable, easy to use and install and can give you that peace of mind
and assurance that you are using a premium motor that works effectively within your printing kit.
Where to get them.
At Unique Prints we stock several LDO motors and their auxiliaries that are available for purchase, as
well as fully built motor systems for all of your 3D printing requirements and projects, whatever it may
be you’re trying to achieve in 3D printing, we have something for everyone.
We stock only the most premium parts on the market and have made it our ethos to provide the best
service within the 3D Printing industry with insight and knowledge into 3D printing that has been
grown from years in the industry, we aim to take the guesswork out of 3D printing and all that goes
into it and our staff are ready to assist you with all of your 3D Printing concerns and questions.
Unique Prints are happy to say that we are proudly Australian made and ship globally for enthusiasts
who are looking for premium parts at great prices.
For more information, products or questions, feel free to visit us at https://uniqueprints.shop/ or please
send us an enquiry for more information on all of the items we stock.