Creality CR-10 Filament Guide

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Creality CR-10 Filament Guide by Greg191134 Mar 18, 2017
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This is a filament guide for the Creality CR-10 Printer.

Basically it will prevent your filament to touch the (greasy) Z-Axis lead screw.

There are 2 versions, one has clip where you can attach the wires from the hotend, the other doesn't.

To install the guide, you just have to clip it in place. If it does not fit, it means that you are the unlucky owner of a printer where the hole for the Z-Axis lead screw was not drilled at the right place (it seems to happen sometimes).

To use the guide, insert the filament in the axis of the extruder hole, as you would normally do, and once it is in place, put it in the hook of the guide.

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Creality CR-10






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I, too, noticed that the filament rubbed on the lead screw. So, I incorporated a small section of a drinking straw to keep the filament from touching the screw. Not as elegant as a printed guide, but elegant in its simplicity. I, also, printed a simple disc that slips onto the filament stepper shaft, thus providing a combined dust cover and rotation indicator.

from where do i get the yellow part ? i got a black one its bigger and doesnt fit in any kind of modifications...

For me on my CR-10 the fit was not so good, printed a extruder cover including filament guide that worked better for me.
Else it has a nice design

How does one install this?

On my printer, this guide causes the filament to rub up against the edge of the entry hole for the filament and squeak loudly during retraction. I'm going to try opening the entry hole a little with a dremel.

Does this fit the CR-10 Mini? I'm not sure if the sizes are different with this component or not? Thanks in advance for your answer...

Yes it does.
I printed it yesterday and it fits like a glove :-)

Esto se ajusta al CR10S?

Great, thanks a lot!

superb fit and works perfect I am impressed many thanks

Why not add a small length of ptfe tubing between the reel and the extruder?

Absolutely brilliant design! My only question is where would you mount the filament runout sensor with this attached?

On the CR-10S, the (Creality3D) filament runout sensor moves the filament away from the lead screw so there no need for this part. But true, you can't mount both at the same time.

Just put my CR-10 together (my Christmas present to myself) and the hot end wire dragging around bugged me. I was racking my brains trying to figure out a solution. Lo and behold two problems fixed with one part! Excellent job! Printing now

Being and engineer, designing, uploading and obsessively downloading models.... this by far is one of the best, well thought out designs I've encountered. When that part effortlessly snapped on I smiled. Excellent component and Creality should take notice . .

I didn't necessarily need this (Or maybe I did? I don't know!) but it was an easy first print out of the box for my CR-10 and it turned out perfectly. Just wish I didn't make it it in white, kind of sticks out a bit

Very nice design! Printed, snapped on and problem solved. You rock.

Thank you so much. It works great.

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I definitely recommend printing this one in ABS rather than PLA. The first one I printed unfortunately ended up bending badly when I had the printer in an enclosure (aka garbage bag) for an ABS print, because the PLA started softening up. The ABS one is holding out like a champ though.

Thanks for the file worked great, new to this 3D printing had no issues PLA @210c nozzle and 60c bed

Awesome thanks! My first print other than decapicat rite of passage. Came out perfect. Printed PLA Plus 212 nozzle / 60 bed.

Not sure whether its my printers fault, but for me the part doesnt work. The aluminium mount the part is supposed to snap too is too thick or the part is too narrow. I have broken 2 of the parts trying to attach them.

I have same issue on the S4

Just made this, and it tourned out very good.
Snaps right on and was one of my first prints on the CR10.

Snapped on cleanly, although overtime the filament will squeak up against it as it extrudes through. Probably just need to move the spool.

Great idea but interesting on my Ender 2 there is a 2mm clearance between the Z axis lead screw and the filament, so maybe there is a variation in the extruder designs.

I needed something to test my new printer and wanted to make something useful. Perfect first print and a very useful mod.


Thanks a lot, it fitted nicely to my Creality Ender-2 (Hictop)!

Great! Simple but effective :)

Could you please rework the clip part so I can fit a bit of PFTE 4mmOD tubing on it ;) that will ensure filament does not "scrap" against the PLA guider :)

You can find the remix here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2347147
This one fits a tube of 4mmOD PTFE

CR-10 filament Guide
by jon1237

Anybody else here would be interested to have a version where you can fit at piece of PTFE tubing?

Yeah, absolutely why not!
I didn't useed/printed your filament guide yet (have my CR-10 only since 2d), I simply use 2 cm of PTFE tube wich is taped to the extruder as a guide since I hadn't the time to print a guide yet and to leave it the default way is silly.

BTW adding a sponge or a mounting position for one could be handy, too. Simple and easy way to clean the filament from dust before it enter the printer.

I use this on my other printers and it should work for this one as well

Universal Filament Filter - remixed for Monoprice Maker V2
by uwe999

glad im not the only one that noticed this was a wtf design :)