Micro Swiss Direct Drive Extruder for Creality Ender 5

$ 99.75
SKU M2603 / EAN: 0769407527700
Hotend Option

Micro Swiss Direct Drive Extruder is a drop in system for Ender 5 Printers

  • No modification required, simple plug and play
  • No printed brackets or sandwiches


  • Dual-drive train
  • Hardened tool steel, CNC precision cut gears
  • Adjustable filament grip
  • Easy filament loading
  • Short, highly constrained filament path
  • Prints flexible filaments with high speed and accuracy
  • Outstanding extrusion control
  • Lightweight aluminum body
  • Ender 5
  • Ender 5 Pro
  • Ender 5 Plus


We notice a recent extruder stepper motor update on Creality machines. Before ordering this kit, please check your extruder stepper motor. If your extruder motor gear is pressed in, you will need to purchase a new stepper motor to be able to complete the installation.

What's in the box
  • Stepper motor and roller wheels are NOT included
  • 1 x Micro Swiss All Metal Hotend (If option selected)
  • 1 x Main Extruder body
  • 1 x Extruder Lever
  • 1 x Spring Pin
  • 1 x Spring
  • 2 x Gears
  • 1 x Knob
  • 1 x Shoulder Pin
  • 2 x M5 20mm Nylon Patch Bolts
  • 1 x M5 30 Bolts
  • 1 x M5 Nylon Lock Nut
  • 1 x M5 Washer
  • 1 x Extension Cable
  • 3 x M3 Motor Mounting Screws
  • 2 x M3 Bolts
  • 2 x M3 Nuts
  • 5 x Zip Ties
  • 1 x Printed Bracket
  • 1 x Beveled Capricorn Liner

Installation Instructions - PDF

Installation Instructions By Daniel at ModBot - Video

Installation Instructions by John at Tripod’s Garage - Video

Extra Nozzles

Brass Plated MK8 Nozzles

A2 Hardened tool steel MK8 nozzles

M2 Hardened High Speed Steel Nozzle MK8 nozzles

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 24 reviews
    Rod Oneil
    Awesome upgrade.

    I received an Ender 5 pro for Christmas and have printed off a lot of thingverse items.
    Downloading Fusion 360 allowed me to even design and print my own items.

    I read about this upgrade and resisting spending the dollars and looking back I shouldn't have. The print quality is soo much better and there appears to be no stringing.

    I don't know why Creality sell the bouden tube design when this direct drive is soooo much better.

    Pretty much plug and play and two adjustments in the settings.


    Amazing customer service

    I installed my direct drive upgrade and immediately started having issues. I emailed support - and 48 emails later - I am printing happy! So much customer support! And not just the basic kind either, Paul really went all out and was very detailed with helping me. It wasn't just your copy paste responses that I get from other companies. I had such a pleasant experience that I will be ordering from Micro Swiss again. I did a lot of research on nozzles and wanted to switch my brass nozzle, and now I'll be buying it from here.

    Mike McGlumphy
    Best Ender-5 Plus Upgrade

    I've swapped out so many stock parts from my Ender-5 Plus that it now resembles a totally different printer - New build surface, new Bowden tube, Creality metal extruder, quiet fans, etc. But the Bowden extruder with the default hotend was way underpowered and fiddly. I spent way too much time "fixing" it.

    Now that I've upgraded to the Micro Swiss direct drive and all metal extruder, it's a completely different beast. This is the printer that I set out to have when I first ordered it. My prints are flawless and I can print in PETG without any compromises. It now prints as good as, if not better, than my Prusa Mk3.


    Charley Thomas
    Perfect Prints Starting From Print Number 1 Ender 5 Plus

    I recently purchased an Ender 5 plus and before I received it I ordered a Direct Drive kit including the Hot End from Micro-Swiss. Most YouTube reviews of the Ender 5 Plus tell you not to order upgrade parts until you have setup and tested your new machine to see what it needs. I ignored this advice and the direct drive kit arrived before the machine. While setting up my machine I removed the stock extruder and installed the Micro-Swiss direct drive kit. It was a perfect fit and easy to install. 5 Star rating up to that point.

    When I was ready to try my first print I set my slicer to use 1.5mm retraction at 30mm/s. I read that somewhere but don’t remember where. I was reluctant to use such a small amount of retraction because of a long (and loosing) battle with stringing on my other printers. Rather than print a standard Benchie, I decided to just go for it and threaded some PETG and started printing 32 copies of a small cylinder that I needed right away. Using standard temps and quality settings for PETG, I clicked the print button hoping for the best but not really expecting a stellar result. Much to my surprise, all 32 pieces came out absolutely perfect with absolutely zero stringing. If there were 10 stars available I would give the Micro-Swiss direct drive assembly all 10.

    Nickola Trupcheff
    Excellent Drop-in Replacement

    Installation is quick and easy, kit is of excellent quality.
    I just have the following remarks:
    - On Ender 5, BLTouch cannot be mounted on the new plate, because the belt gets in the way. Better be prepared with an adapter before starting (for example: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4607774)
    - In my kit the 2xM3 Nuts were missing, no big deal, but could cause problems for someone
    - The 3d printed ptfe-tube locking pins are useless and ruin the otherwise excellent impression.

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