Creality CR6 SE CR-Touch + LGX Lite + 4020 Cooling Fan Conversion
TO USE THIS KIT YOU MUST UPGRADE YOUR CR-6 SE TO AN AFTERMARKET CONTROL BOARD USING THE 'EASY SWAP' PCB KIT. LINK TO PCB KIT IN THE DESCRIPTION BELOW.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BELOW. THE VIDEO BELOW DEPICTS A SIMILAR MODIFICATION PERFOMED ON THE CR-10 SMART. THE CR-6 SE SPECIFIC VIDEO IS COMING SOON.
The Creality CR-6 SE printer is a platform that has a lot of potential. However, there are a few design elements of the printer that could use some improvements to allow the printer to realize its full potential as a high quality printing machine.
The Creality hot end incorporates a strain gauge sensor into the design for the purpose of auto bed levelling. Essentially, the nozzle becomes the auto bed level probe. While this is interesting, it limits the number of compatible upgrades and has proven to be problematic over time. The purpose of this kit is to replace this strain gauge sensor with a CR-touch or BL-touch probe. You will need to use the 'Easy Swap' PCB kit to do this and you can find that here:
MicroSwiss offers an all metal hot end listed for the CR-6 SE that will work with this kit as well. It is a drop in replacement. You can use the MicroSwiss CR-6SE hotend or the regular Creality CR-6 SE hotend (less money but not all metal) to make this kit work.
Additionally, the bowden tube setup is not ideal for high quality printing on this machine. A direct drive extruder is far superior and the Bondtech LGX Lite combines precision and low mass to achieve a fantastic direct drive solution.
Therefore if you want to get the most out of your Creality CR-6 SE, the conversion to direct drive will help achieve more consistent extrusion. The transition from Bowden tube to direct drive (Bondtech LGX Lite) will also increase your filament control by eliminating the 'spring' inherent with a Bowden tube setup. I have noticed much less stringing and oozing when printing in PETG.
If you do not wish to convert to direct drive, you can opt not to install the LGX bracket. The bowden tube setup will still work and you can always upgrade later if you change your mind. The bracket comes with the kit so just don't lose it.
Lastly, this kit allows you to install a much more effective 4020 part cooling fan. The shroud features dual part cooling fan ducts and is a huge improvement over the single 4010 fan from the original equipment. Please note the fan is not included in the kit.
All parts are printed in BLACK carbon fiber PETG material. The decorative "HORNS" will come in red. If you want to print your own horns in a color of your choice, click here to download the STL file.
Please remember that you will need to upgrade your main control board to eliminate the strain gauge sensor. This kit is NOT compatible with the original strain gauge sensor.
What is included in the kit:
- LGX Lite Mount
- 4020 Fan Shroud
- CR-touch / BL-touch Mount
- Hotend Mount
- Filament Tube Guide
What is not included in the kit:
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