Bondtech Large Gears Extruder

$145.95

Each LGX™ extruder is supplied with:

  • 1x LGX™ feeder;
  • 1x Custom LDO Nema17 25mm pancake stepper motor;
  • 1x Bowden Interface Plug (with threaded metal push-fit);
  • 1x Direct Drive Interface Plug (for Slice Engineering hotends);
  • 1x 2mm Hex Key (recommended tool);
  • 1x Product Line Information Brochure;
  • 1x Powered By Bondtech sticker.

Now also shipping with additional accessories:

  • 3x M3x30 mm Low Head screws;
  • 4x M3x18 mm Stud with 5mm Hex with M3x4 thread;
  • 30mm PTFE tube to use in the Direct Drive Interface Plug.

This extruder only supports 1.75 mm size filament.

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Description

The Bondtech LGX™ Large Gears eXtruder is the first of our filament feeders using Bondtech’s new Dual Drive Technology based on larger drive gears.

7 new features on a Bondtech eXtruder:

  • Larger drive wheels, for increased filament grip;
  • Filament pre-tension lever, for repeated results;
  • Multi-function interface socket, for tool or application quick swap;
  • Drive wheels’ maintenance windows, for easy cleaning;
  • Compact, light & symmetric design, for increased performance and compatibility;
  • Multiple mounting hole patterns, for easy and flexible setup;
  • A small step for a greener Future, craft boxes without bleaching & no coating.

You can read more about the new features by clicking here.

3D Printed Housing using PA12

The housing parts are professionally printed with nylon for maximum strength and precision and higher temperature resistance.

Extruder and Stepper Motor go together

Preferably, you should always use the extruder attached to the stepper motor when you mount it on a printer.

If you need to put a plate in between the stepper motor and the extruder please notice that you need longer screws, and the max supported thickness is 3mm.

This image below shows what screws are used on the LGX, and the red ones are used to attach the stepper motor and extruder:

To use a plate in between the stepper motor and the extruder, you need to replace the stock M3x27 low head screws with the 3 M3x30 low head screws we send in the accessories bag, which are compatible with printer plates of thicknesses between 2 and 3mm.
Don’t use a plate in between without using the longer screws.

4 ADDITIONAL MOUNTING POINTS

Use the supplied studs to replace the 4 screws of the stepper motor and use them as additional mounting points.

You can find these studs on the accessories bag in your LGX™ package.

They have a M3 thread with 4 mm depth.

Technical Specification

LGX™ EXTRUDER
  • e-steps value : 400 using 16 microsteps; 800 using 32 microsteps.
  • Drive wheels : hardened steel;
  • Materials compatibility : abrasive; rigid; semi-flexible; flexible; and soft.
  • Mounting holes : M3
  • Mounting patterns : bottom anterior (2 points); left (2 points), right (2 points), front (4 points), back (4 points)
  • Holes on the sides of the LGX™ : 5 mm depth
  • Holes on the bottom of the LGX™ : 12 mm depth
  • Max tightening torque on the extruder screws is 0.3 Nm

For Klipper users

rotation_distance = full_steps_per_rotation * microsteps / steps_per_mm

rotation_distance = 200 * 16 / 400
rotation_distance = 8

The above calculation assumes the following parameters:

  • stepper motor is a 1.8 degrees motor hence 200 as full steps per rotation;
  • microsteps are set to 16;
  • e-steps value recommended for the LGX is 400.
  • PTFE tube lengths:
    • Old Mosquito/Mosquito Magnum : 10 mm
    • New Mosquito/Mosquito Magnum : 11 mm
    • Copperhead screw mount : 30 mm
    • PTFE tube should be cut straight on both ends.
    • Slight chamfer inside is recommended, but not mandatory.
  • retraction speed : 35 mm/s
  • retraction distance (bowden) : ~5 mm (0.4 + tube length x 0.15)
  • retraction distance (direct drive) for rigid materials : 0.4 mm
  • retraction distance (direct drive) for soft materials : 3 mm
  • Max Environment operating temperature : 70°C
  • LGX™ DD net weight : 218.6 g
  • LGX™ B net weight : 224 g
  • Package measurements : 80x103x73 mm
  • Package weight : 269 g
  • Download the LGX Technical Drawings here.
LDO STEPPER MOTOR FOR BONDTECH LGX
  • PH-06AWJ connector
  • 2 phases
  • DC 5.5 V
  • Max 1.0A/phaseTo use the LGX, run the stepper motor with currents between ~0.45 and ~0.65A:

    Be vigilant regarding the stepper motor surface temperature.
    Keep it cool enough to touch. Lower Vref otherwise.

  • Class B motor, rated up to 130°C
    • Max recommended environment : 70°C
    • Max temperature at this environment temperature can go up to 130°C on account of the self heating.
  • Download the stepper motor Technical Data Sheet here.

How to change the Current using Vref

It is very hard to read the current being fed to stepper motors. To determine that current we rely on the Vref value. The Vref value is a voltage reference measured in VDC that can be read using a multimeter. It helps us setting the current output of the stepper motor driver.

Different 3D printer mainboards use different stepper motor drivers. Each type of stepper motor drivers has its own formula to calculate the required Vref to get a specific current. Here are some examples:

  • TMC stepper drivers.
    The formula for these drivers is Vref = ( I * 2.5 ) / Imax
    Where I is the target current value measured in A; and Imax is 1.77 on regular mode and 1.2 on SilentStepSticks mode.
  • Pololu A4998.
    The formula for these drivers is Vref = I * 8 * R
    Where I is the target current value measured in A; and R is the Sense Resistor value, that depends on what board are you using. Melzis use 0.1,the Creality Silent boards use 0.15, …

    Addressing A Hot Stepper Motor

    To use the LGX™run the stepper motor with currents between ~0.45 and ~0.60A.

    This current interval is just a recommendation and it should be optimal to keep the stepper motor running with enough torque and low enough surface temperature.


    Be vigilant regarding the stepper motor surface temperature.
    Keep it cool enough to touch. Lower the current otherwise.

    If the stepper motor is cool and loosing steps you need more torque.
    In this case increase the current.

    To adjust the LGX’s stepper motor current use one of the following methods:

Video Guides

CREDITS

Soundtrack is based on 2 Bensound cinematic tunes:
Adventure;
Memories.

Check Bensound at https://www.bensound.com/

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
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There is a miss on this video guide that will be corrected soon. To use the Direct Drive Interface Plugs with Slice Enginering hotends it is recommended to use a PTFE tube between the extruder and the heat break. Info on how to install it will be posted as a new video. Below is some useful additional information:

PFTE tube lengths:
Old Mosquito/Mosquito Magnum : 10 mm
New Mosquito/Mosquito Magnum : 11 mm
Copperhead screw mount : 30 mm
PTFE tube should be cut straight on both ends.
Slight chamfer inside is recommended, but not mandatory.
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Product Videos

Teaser

The LGX extruder – How It’s Made

LGX™ Webinar

STEP Files To Download

Click the links below to download STEP files with simplified geometries of each available setup.

LGX™ Interface Plug geometry.

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