Micro Swiss Direct Drive Extruder for
Creality CR-10 / Ender 3 Printers

Installation Guide

SKU Part Numbers:

M2601

M2602

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
Tools Required
1

Adjustable wrench

2

Phillips-Head Screwdriver

3

7mm socket wrench

4

3mm Allen wrench

1. Adjustable wrench

2. Phillips-Head screwdriver

3. 7mm socket wrench

4. 3mm Allen wrench

2.5mm Allen wrench

2mm Allen wrench

1.5mm Allen wrench (supplied)

7mm spanner wrench (supplied)

10mm spanner wrench



Compatibility

 

Printer Compatible Notes
Ender-3 Yes  
Ender-3 Pro Yes  
Ender-3 V2 See notes Needs 3D printed fan shroud https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4408571
Ender-3 Max See notes Needs 3D printed fan shroud https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4408571
Ender-6 No  
CR-10 Yes  
CR-10 V2 See notes  Will require a longer X-axis GT2 belt, and printed fan shroud
CR-10 V3 See notes  Will require a longer X-axis GT2 belt, and printed fan shroud
CR-10S Yes  
CR-10-S4 Yes  
CR-10-S5 Yes  
CR-10 MINI Yes  
CR-20 Yes  
     
     
     
     


Check your extruder motor if it has a removable gear. If its pressed on (no set-screws/not removable) then you will need to replace the stepper motor in order to install the kit.

Preparation

• Print a fan shroud if your printer's stock shroud will not fit. Check Compatibility tab above.

• Verify your stepper motor has a removable gear. If not, then you will need a new stepper motor. We recommend the Creality 42-34.

Step 1

Step 2 - Remove the fan shroud

• Use the 2mm Allen wrench to remove the
fan shroud

Step 3 - Remove the stock hotend

• Remove the hotend using the 2.5mm Allen
wrench


• Unscrew the two screws holding the hotend
to the mounting bracket


• ️ Make sure the hotend is at room
temperature!

Step 4 – Remove heater cartridge, thermistor and bowden tube

• Loosen the heater cartridge
with the 1.5mm Allen wrench

 

• Remove the thermistor
screw with the Phillips-Head
screwdriver

• Carefully remove the heater
cartridge and thermistor
assembly

• Remove the Bowden tube

Step 26 – Extruder calibration

• Adjust the Esteps to 130

Option 1: Download this GCode and print it on your printer.

Option 2: Manually adjust Esteps using the control panel menu

Step 27 – Home offset calibration

• Adjust the Home offsets for the Direct Drive extruder

Download this GCode and print it on your printer.



Step 28 – Slicer adjustment

Cura
Prusa Slicer
Simplifed3d

• Reduce the Retraction Distance in your slicer to about 1.0mm @ 35mm/s

(Maximum: 1.5mm)

 

• With All Metal Hotend, the nozzle temperature might need to be increased by 5-10 °C


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