DESCRIPTION

Upgrade your Ender 5 Plus V-wheel motion system with ExoSlides. Compared to V-wheels, ExoSlides offer less wheel wear, lower profile, more mounting options, and the possibility to make two parallel rails that are not over-constrained.

Say goodbye to having to repeatedly having to adjust V-wheel contact tension: the ExoSlides come pre-tensioned with a slight bearing preload, and will never need preload adjustment over the service life!

Also do away with V-wheel wear and dust: the ExoSlides have durable plastic treads that roll on the extrusion surface vs. the rolling and rubbing action of V-wheels.

The Ender 5 XY Motion Kit includes:
  • ExoSlide 20P, 6x
  • ExoSlide 40P, 2x
  • ExoBracket 20, 1x
  • Steel motor bracket, 1x
  • Steel idler long bracket, 1x
  • Steel hotend bracket, 1x
  • Steel angle bracket, 1x
  • Steel X belt bracket, 1x
  • Steel Y belt bracket, 4x
  • Printed XY endstop bracket, 1x
  • Printed spacer bracket, 1x
  • Crimped X belt, 1x
  • Crimped Y belt, 2x
  • Bag of all nuts and bolts, 1x

The Creality CAD project page under the Guides section also has CAD (STEP and STL) models for common hotend modifications (Bondtech BMG direct drive, E3D hotend, 50mm blower with duct)

Note: Ender 5 Plus XY Kit is a motion kit only (the extrusions and other transparent parts shown for reference)

SPECS

Build Volume: 350 x 350 x 400 (same as stock Ender 5 Plus)

DOCUMENTS

Ender5P_Printed_Parts.zip

Ender5Plus_Build_Guide.pdf

Previous_Build_Guides.zip

REVIEWS

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Ken Harmison, Jun 11, 2024

Delivery of the Ender 5 Plus XY system took a little longer than stated on the website, but when I asked why, via email, an answer was provided. Knowing why something is not tracking is totally acceptable, being ignored is not. The explanation given was totally understandable and the updated delivery date happened without further incident. It took me about a day to disassemble the existing guides and assemble, calibrate and install the new ExoSlides. It was not hard to figure out, but not as easy as some installations. I did watch the video provided by Chris at Kersey Fabrications on YouTube. That was helpful, but he was using a different hot-end assembly than mine (stock). I understand that it would be pretty much impossible to cover every hot-end on the market, but making an installation video starting with something everyone knows and has some experience with, like the stock unit, might be helpful, along with some comments like, "Here's why I did this the way that I did." Again, helpful and generally informative. I had some left over parts (not complaining, way better than missing parts), but all of the parts I needed were in the kit. It took a while to re-level the bed, and that's kinda normal, given the work that was done. Once leveled, everything is working as it should and while subjective, I'd dare say that the parts being printed are just a bit better than before the installation of the ExoSlides and way quieter when moving the X and Y axis at high speed and not not printing. Glad I went down this path. Thanks to Chris at Kersey Fabrications for making me aware of the ExoSlides, and to Giles for making them available.


James Deal, Nov 13, 2023

Was looking for improvements to be made to my Ender 5 Plus XY system. Linear rails seemed like the go to solution. Linear rail system required a lot of modifications to the actual printer and was too expensive to implement. I came across the ExoSlide solution as an option. Once verified that there was a mount for my Micro Swiss NG system I purchased the kit. The installation was pretty simple and straight forward. Prior to purchasing, I did my homework by reviewing the installation guide as well as a couple of YouTube videos on this system. It took me about an hour to make the modification. I had to customize a mount for the CR Touch bed leveling probe since I was using a Micro Swiss NG system, but that was pretty simple. I also customized a stain relief mount for both the cable harness as well as the Bowden tube. All in all a pretty simple and worth while upgrade for the printer.


Mike Patricks, Aug 19, 2023

These have to be the absolute worst instructions I have ever seen. Seriously, do yourself a favor and do not buy this. "Here's a photo, you'll need 7 screws and a TNut, of which we'll show you a photo of 3 screws in use with zero description and that's it!" Run away and find a better product.

Reply by Giles Medlicott, Sep 11, 2023

Hi Mike, sorry to hear your experience with the build guide. I'll add exploded views to steps 6 & 7 shortly that will better show the 4 bolts fastening the ExoSlides together as well as the 3 top bolts.


Chris Battles, Aug 12, 2023

Got the kit really fast and installed them. Really nice but can’t get the bed level no matter what I do. Contacted them and never got a reply

Reply by Giles Medlicott, Sep 11, 2023

Hi Chris, sorry we missed a reply to your email. The first thing to check when experiencing odd bed leveling behavior is the BL touch mount, which should be firmly mounted. Also check that all the ExoSlide treads are contacting the rails, and all the brackets connected to the XY motion system are secure.


austin moyer, Jan 20, 2022

I love this kit!! It makes my Ender print way smoother and it's quieter than the original wheels. Plus the customer service is fast and kind! The kit was hard to put together with the PDF but I managed to figure it out. Be careful trying to match it exactly to the x-axis, I bent a bracket trying. The customer service helped out within minutes it was awesome! I am definitely getting this for my ender 3v2!!!


Erick Couts II, Aug 21, 2021

Overall, the kit is nice. However, there really needs to be more play in the starting width of the exoslide wheels before tightening. On my 20x20 rail, the exoslide preload started off too tight and couldn't be loosened at all to compensate. This resulted in an exoslide system that's actually more resistant to movement than the stock 3-wheel system. While this could be blamed on the rail tolerances, simply increasing the starting tolerances of the exoslides being built and allowing them to be tightened down towards the smaller sizes would allow for a more broad fit. If there is a way to increase the size for the preload, I would greatly appreciate hearing it. Also, the instructions are lacking in comprehensiveness. Things like, "Flip orientation if installing a MicroSwiss DD extruder," don't specify exactly what to flip or why. There's also no explanation of where to install specific screws, just a picture of the finished product to compare to. Anything unseen is supposed to be assumed. I do like that they included the printed endstop. While I did attempt to print one, before I knew it was in the kit, the one I printed was craptastic at best. Just a few revisions and this system will be perfect.


Duane Appleget, Jul 15, 2021

After returning from a few days away, I discovered the centric nut tension had worn a flat spot on one of Creality's POM bearings. It took 2 days for the flat spot to relax enough I could print. With ExoSlide, I will no longer have this problem! I first heard of ExoSlide from Kersey Fabrications. While his videos do not show much difference in print quality, the PITA factor of Creality's bearings makes ExoSlide worth the cost! I hope ExoSlide will reach out to more YTbers in the future.


DAVID WILSON, Mar 31, 2021

I have installed my third one. Two on my Ender 5 s that I added a second Z lead screw mod. These are now mini Ender 5 Plus models and rock solid. The first kit was on my Ender 5 Plus and has been great.


Daniel Rake, Sep 30, 2020

Received the unit in a timely manner. During install I managed to damage a part, my fault. Emailed Gile, he sent the part, no cost to me. Excellent service. By the way, unit is as described. An great upgrade to my Ender 5 plus. Giles thanks so much for providing this product.


Dayton Doltar, Aug 31, 2020

I've been using this kit on my ender 5+ for about 2 months now, these are my thoughts.. The Installation process is some what involved. That said, it is completely worth the effort. I had reached maximum frustration with V-slot wheels and have had traumatic experiences with cheap linear rails. My Exo-Slides simply work and provide very smooth motion. I will be converting my other printers soon.

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