The Chinese company Creality returns to the fray with a 3D printer with a surprising design and a spirit that makes it ideal for children.
The analysis will discover all the characteristics of the Creality CR 100, a 3D printer that comes to become the favorite of the little ones in the house.
Ender 3: Creality’s flagship machine
Initially released in March 2018, Creality has expanded the Ender 3 range to include the Ender 3 Max, Pro, and V2. Each model presents slight variations of the original. The open-source Ender 3 is a beginner’s classic, priced at around $ 200. This FDM solution has a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250mm and can run for 200 hours.
The nozzle works at 225 ° C, which produces 0.1-0.4mm layer thickness, and the build plate can reach 110 ° C. The latest version is Ender 3 V2, released in 2020. It comes with a self-developed silent motherboard that ensures that there is no noise during printing. In addition, the plate will heat up faster thanks to the carborundum glass platform.
On the other hand, the Ender 3 Max provides a larger build volume, 300 x 300 x 340 mm. Both are robust machines, and the Ender 6 comes with a fully enclosed build chamber.
CR and CP series
In the CR series, the 3DPrintMill printer is one of the latest versions. Creality explains that this 3D printer allows for continuous, unattended part printing. In other words, as the parts are 3D printed, the heated conveyor belt advances, which functions as the build plate. When finished, the pieces are automatically detached and fall into a container. In addition, the integration of the belt allows having an infinite Z-axis. Thus, by tilting the bed 45 degrees, the back of the printed object will advance while the printer is still printing on the ribbon. The most extended print to date is a 6-meter long bar, made in a continuous 3D print job.
CR Series Creality 3D printers
A classic FDM machine includes the CR-10, launched in 2017, which provides stability and a larger build volume than the Ender 3, specifically 300 x 300 x 400mm. The CR-10 V2, CR-10S Pro, CR-10S are also versions worth considering if there are additional capabilities of interest, such as an end-of-filament detector, electronics built into the machine’s base, or a reinforced frame. Also, suppose you are interested in a giant machine.
In that case, the CR-10 Max or CR-10 S5 with a build volume of 450 x 450 x 470 mm and 500 x 500 x 500 mm, respectively, are affordable machines for the properties they offer. .It is worth mentioning that Creality has also developed two professional FDM solutions, including the CR-3040 Pro and CR-4040. Both solutions are entirely enclosed and can create very accurate models. Lastly, Creality’s only CP model, called the CP-01, extends 3D printing to include laser engraving and CNC cutting.
Creality Resin 3D Printers
Creality has developed three resin 3D printers. In the LD series, its most advanced model is the LD-006. It equips with an 8.9-inch 4K monochrome display, which enables a high-resolution build: 3840 × 2400 dpi and an XY-axis precision of 0.05mm. In addition, the build volume is significant for a machine that relies on the light-curing process: 192 x 120 x 250 mm. LD-002H and LD-002R are smaller machines that also offer high resolution.
Finally, its unique model in the UW series is the UW-01, washing and curing machine. Parts that have manufacture using the light-curing process (SLA, DLP, and LCD) require post-processing steps. These can be optimized using a machine like this, wash and cure. Therefore, the UW model allows you to choose between two modes and multiple speeds to finish the pieces.