Creality Ender 7 Bondtech LGX Lite + Creality Spider PRO Hot End Kit
NOTE: The video above was created for the Mosquito Magnum hot end. The Creality Spider PRO kit was derived from the Mosquito Magnum kit and therefore the installation is nearly identical with the exception of 2 screws. An installation drawing is included with every kit showing the 2 different screws and their location.
NOTE: This version of the Spider kit is for the PRO. See the third image in the image gallery to see which Spider hotend this kit is compatible with. Creality also has the Spider original hotend with slightly different dimensions. There is a different kit for the original version available for the Ender 7. Click here for the original version.
The Creality Ender 7 3D 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 speed machine.
The Ender 7 hot end is advertised as a higher capacity / higher flow unit - and this may be true compared to an Ender 3 - but there is still room for improvement. This is why Creality has released the "Spider" PRO hot end.
Various tests online suggest this hot end can support a volumetric flow rate of nearly 24mm^3/s. While this is not quite the 30mm^3/s that I was able to achieve with the Mosquito Magnum, it is a very respectable flow rate considering the Mosquito Magnum hot end costs more than 3x more. Additionally, with the PRO version you can run high temperature filaments. However, keep in mind that without modifying your firmware you will not be able to reach temperatures above 260C.
Therefore if you want to get the most out of your Ender 7 on a budget and run higher print speeds or larger nozzles, the investment into a higher flow hot end will easily pay for itself in time saved.
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.
This upgrade kit includes all of the 3D printed parts necessary to fit the Bondtech LGX lite and Creality Spider PRO hot end plus the additional hardware necessary. All parts are printed in carbon fiber PETG material.
What is included in the kit:
- LGX Lite Mount
- Creality Spider PRO Mount
- Fan Guard
- Part Cooling Fan Shroud
- Optional: CR Touch Bracket
Note: You can optionally add a bracket to attach a CR Touch module to the carriage. It is not necessary for this install but will allow you use the autobed levelling feature of this machine. Add the bracket in the product options.
If you need the Creality Spider PRO hot end it can be found at the link below. As an Amazon affiliate I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you):
Creality has apparently removed the BLtouch / CRtouch firmware from their website. You can download it directly from me here: Ender 7 ABL Firmware