The Best Ender 3 S1 Upgrades & Mods [Updated 2022]

The Ender 3 S1 is the Creality’s latest edition of their version popular Ender 3 3D Printer. After the successful launch of Ender 3 & Ender 3 V2 Printer, Ender 3 S1 is here to improve the TPU printing & ease to use.

Although Ender 3 S1 is a little under double the price, and packed with upgrades compared with the previous version. Nonetheless, it’s still always a room for improvements. Below we will talk about what’s the upgrade can be done for Ender 3 S1. Please take note that the upgrades below may not be compatible with Ender 3 S1 Pro or Ender 3 S1 Plus, do check out the thingiverse link before print for other S1 Series.

Ribbon Cable Guide by CEB503D 

Image by CEB503D 
  • Issues: Ribbon cable is heavy and may wiggle causes the wire to break or fail. If it comes loose, every electric component of the hotend will be off at the same time.
  • What it improves: Keeps the ribbon cable in shape & connected.
  • Download Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5393087 by CEB503D 

Better Fan Duct & Bigger Cooling

  • Issues: Original fan duct maybe is good enough, but sometimes you wanted to get better bridging especially when printing fast and also upgrade to silent noctua so you can put at the side of your bed.
  • What it improves: Can equip with larger cooling capability, 4020 blower fan is needed.
  • Download Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5238521 by NathanBuildsRobots
  • Instructionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrO5Q0-KEFE

Better Bed Handle

Image by TSDano 

Better Tray Insert

Image by gumo_design
  • Issues: Tools are not organized, if it’s messy you may not know if your tool is placed back accordingly.
  • What it improves: Keeps your spare parts and tool organized
  • Download Link : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5238256

Oreo Knob

Image by MichiKehler

LED Light Bar Kit for Ender 3 S1

Image by https://3dprintbeginner.com/creality-ender-3-s1-upgrades/

Sometimes when you are printing something, you will realized it’s too dim and during the night it you can’t monitor your print. Or if you wanted to do timelapse, the camera is using night mode thus it will affect the quality of your video. Creality comes out with an plug and play option which allow you to integrate seamlessly. 

If you are using Ender 3 S1 Plus, you must get the CR10 Smart Pro version as it’s longer.

Order Link: Smith3D, Shopee

Sometimes you may want to do something other than 3D Printing, Ender 3 S1 has modular hotend  where you can setup laser engraving easily without mod or print adapter. Just setup according to the installation link and flash a different firmware (leveling module will be disabled) and you are good to go.

Software Uses: Creality Print https://www.creality.com/products/cv-laser-module

Installation Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAbY4KowDHg

Order Link: Smith3D, Shopee

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