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Approved Bondtech QC Lite

by Nuno Santiago

Introduction

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This Guide relates to the DDX Direct Drive eXtruder for Creality:

https://www.bondtech.se/en/product-categ...

And Copperhead™ Hotend from Slice Engineering:

https://www.bondtech.se/en/product-categ...


Know more about the DDX here:

About the DDX Direct Drive eXtruder for Creality


About The Copperhead™ Hotend

The Copperhead™ compatible with this procedure is made of the following 3 elements:


Applies to

This guide is being illustrated with a Creality CR-10S Pro, but with the necessary adjustments, it applies to all other models the DDX is compatible with:

Ender-3Ender-3 Pro
Ender-5Ender-5 Pro
CR-10
CR-10SCR-10 S4CR-10 S5
CR-10S ProCR-10S Pro V2CR-10 Max


You will need

  1. Cut zip-tie Remove cable clip Remove the other cable clip
    • Cut zip-tie

    • Remove cable clip

    • Remove the other cable clip

  2. Peel the cable sleeve upwards. Hold it with a cable clip.
    • Peel the cable sleeve upwards.

    • Hold it with a cable clip.

  3. Unscrew each screw holding the fan in place Unscrew each screw holding the fan in place Unscrew each screw holding the fan in place
    • Unscrew each screw holding the fan in place

  4. Unscrew the button head screw from the fan mount. Unscrew the button head screw from the fan mount.
    • Unscrew the button head screw from the fan mount.

  5. Carefully pull the cables from the sleeve. Give the cables enough slack to extract the heater and thermistor from the heat block.
    • Carefully pull the cables from the sleeve.

    • Give the cables enough slack to extract the heater and thermistor from the heat block.

  6. Remove the silicone cap from the heat block. Remove the silicone cap from the heat block.
    • Remove the silicone cap from the heat block.

  7. Unscrew the bottom screw to release the heater. Unscrew the side screw to release the thermistor Unscrew the side screw to release the thermistor
    • Unscrew the bottom screw to release the heater.

    • Unscrew the side screw to release the thermistor

  8. Gently pull the heater and thermistor from the Heat Block. If the thermistor does not come out easily, proceed the following way:
    • Gently pull the heater and thermistor from the Heat Block.

    • If the thermistor does not come out easily, proceed the following way:

    • Heat the nozzle up to 140C.

    • Gently take the thermistor out.

    • Unplug the power and let the nozzle cool down before proceeding.

  9. Unscrew the bottom and top levelling probe set screws to release the probe. Unscrew the bottom and top levelling probe set screws to release the probe.
    • Unscrew the bottom and top levelling probe set screws to release the probe.

  10. Unscrew both mounting screws from the carriage. Leave the DDX in place for the time being. Leave the DDX in place for the time being.
    • Unscrew both mounting screws from the carriage.

    • Leave the DDX in place for the time being.

  11. Press the push-fit. Pull the PTFE tube from the push-fit.
    • Press the push-fit.

    • Pull the PTFE tube from the push-fit.

  12. Disconnect the Stepper Motor extension. Disconnect the Stepper Motor extension.
    • Disconnect the Stepper Motor extension.

  13. Hold the DDX and pull it away from the carriage. Hold the DDX and pull it away from the carriage.
    • Hold the DDX and pull it away from the carriage.

  14. Unscrew both holding screws from the back. Just enough to allow them about 2mm apart.
    • Unscrew both holding screws from the back.

    • Just enough to allow them about 2mm apart.

  15. Hold the hotend. Pull it away from inside the DDX.
    • Hold the hotend.

    • Pull it away from inside the DDX.

  16. Use 2x 2.5x6mm screws supplied with the Copperhead™ hotend. Insert them in the mounting holes. Insert them in the mounting holes.
    • Use 2x 2.5x6mm screws supplied with the Copperhead™ hotend.

    • Insert them in the mounting holes.

  17. Attach Adapter and hotend. Notice the orientation of the Adapter and Hot Block.
    • Attach Adapter and hotend.

    • Notice the orientation of the Adapter and Hot Block.

    • These indented marks should be oriented towards the front of the DDX.

    • The fixation screws that attach the DDX to the carriage plate will enter through them.

  18. Insert the Capricorn tube inside the Adapter and hotend. Push hard until it hits the bottom. Push hard until it hits the bottom.
    • Insert the Capricorn tube inside the Adapter and hotend.

    • Push hard until it hits the bottom.

  19. Insert the Capricorn tube in the cutting fixture Drive it until it fits the Adapter Pressing all together use the hobby knife to cut the tube straight.
    • Insert the Capricorn tube in the cutting fixture

    • Drive it until it fits the Adapter

    • Pressing all together use the hobby knife to cut the tube straight.

    • At the end, the Capricorn should stand out 5mm.

  20. Spread the housing apart from 2 to 3mm Insert the Copperhead™ in at an angle. Push it until the mounting holes align.
    • Spread the housing apart from 2 to 3mm

    • Insert the Copperhead™ in at an angle.

    • Push it until the mounting holes align.

  21. If when clamping the DDX the gears collide: Release the thumbscrew. Open the hinge.
    • If when clamping the DDX the gears collide:

    • Release the thumbscrew.

    • Open the hinge.

    • Clamp both halves while rotating the main gear back and forth.

  22. When the DDX closes down verify the mounting holes alignment. Screw the back screws to close it. Screw the back screws to close it.
    • When the DDX closes down verify the mounting holes alignment.

    • Screw the back screws to close it.

  23. Connect the stepper motor extension cable back. Guide the cable through the groove. Place the DDX back on the mounting studs.
    • Connect the stepper motor extension cable back.

    • Guide the cable through the groove.

    • Place the DDX back on the mounting studs.

  24. Use the 2 M3x20mm screws with washer. Screw the DDX into the carriage. Do not screw it all the way.
    • Use the 2 M3x20mm screws with washer.

    • Screw the DDX into the carriage.

    • Do not screw it all the way.

    • Adjustments will need to be made.

  25. Insert the levelling probe back into the mount. Level it so it's slightly above the nozzle's tip. Tighten the set screws.
    • Insert the levelling probe back into the mount.

    • Level it so it's slightly above the nozzle's tip.

    • Tighten the set screws.

  26. Inside a DDX Thermistor Adapter you will find:
    • Inside a DDX Thermistor Adapter you will find:

    • 1x 11035 Thermistor Adapter Cartridge

    • 1x 1g Thermal paste

  27. This guide starts with the thermistor and heater cartridge already extracted from the heater block. Drag the paste inside to one end of the bag.
    • This guide starts with the thermistor and heater cartridge already extracted from the heater block.

    • Drag the paste inside to one end of the bag.

    • Cut the other end of the bag with the scissors.

    • Push material to the cut edge.

  28. Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care. Dip the thermistor inside the bag. Coat it with a thick layer of thermal paste.
    • Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care.

    • Dip the thermistor inside the bag.

    • Coat it with a thick layer of thermal paste.

  29. Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care. Insert the coated thermistor into the cartridge. Slowly rotate the cartridge back and forth while inserting the thermistor.
    • Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care.

    • Insert the coated thermistor into the cartridge.

    • Slowly rotate the cartridge back and forth while inserting the thermistor.

    • Push it in until it hits the limit inside the cartridge.

  30. Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care. Use the paste bag as brush. Spread thermal paste on the outside of the cartridge.
    • Always be careful when handling the thermistor wires. They are fragile. Handle with care.

    • Use the paste bag as brush.

    • Spread thermal paste on the outside of the cartridge.

  31. Here we illustrate this step with a Copperhead Hot Block. Similar procedure can be done with a Mosquito Hot Block. Unscrew the holding screw. Insert the cartridge in the 3mm hole.
    • Here we illustrate this step with a Copperhead Hot Block. Similar procedure can be done with a Mosquito Hot Block.

    • Unscrew the holding screw.

    • Insert the cartridge in the 3mm hole.

    • Push it all the way until it flushes on the other end.

  32. Always be careful when handling the thermistor and heater wires. They are fragile. Handle with care. Coat the external surface of the heater cartridge with thermal paste. Insert it in the 6mm hole.
    • Always be careful when handling the thermistor and heater wires. They are fragile. Handle with care.

    • Coat the external surface of the heater cartridge with thermal paste.

    • Insert it in the 6mm hole.

    • Push it all the way in until it flushes on the other end.

  33. Always be careful when handling the thermistor and heater wires. They are fragile. Handle with care. Spread apart the 2 thermistor wires. Insert the holding screw in between the 2 wires.
    • Always be careful when handling the thermistor and heater wires. They are fragile. Handle with care.

    • Spread apart the 2 thermistor wires.

    • Insert the holding screw in between the 2 wires.

    • Screw it in until it holds the wires and cartridges in place.

    • DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE SCREW. DO NOT SMASH THE WIRES.

  34. Slide the side fan on the DDX mount groove. Tighten the button head screw. Level the DDX up or down.
    • Slide the side fan on the DDX mount groove.

    • Tighten the button head screw.

    • Level the DDX up or down.

    • Keep the bottom of the fan shroud 2mm above the nozzles's tip.

  35. Tighten the holding screws. Check if the DDX is stable. Check if the DDX is stable.
    • Tighten the holding screws.

    • Check if the DDX is stable.

  36. Check the cables are flowing through the grooves. Check if the cables are not smashed between the housing and the carriage.
    • Check the cables are flowing through the grooves.

    • Check if the cables are not smashed between the housing and the carriage.

  37. Reposition the front fan against the DDX. When tightening a screw onto a metal threaded insert use at most 0.4Nm torque. Using excessive torque will damage the laser sintered nylon that holds the metal insert in place.
    • Reposition the front fan against the DDX.

    • When tightening a screw onto a metal threaded insert use at most 0.4Nm torque.

    • Using excessive torque will damage the laser sintered nylon that holds the metal insert in place.

    • Tighten the screws.

Conclusion

Congratulations!!!

You are almost done replacing the CR-10S Pro hotend with a Copperhead (Screw Mount Heat Sink and Standard Heat Break)


To continue and finish the installation jump to step 23 of the 02. Installing DDX On Creality CR-10S Pro step by step guide.

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