Basic Functions of Ender 3
There is always room for improvement when it comes to your 3D printer. These upgrades can often time be costly and a hassle. However, the Creality Ender 3 delivers amazing quality prints right out of its box. With a large build volume, the Ender 3 takes little time and effort to assemble. Amongst other prints the Ender 3 is a great choice for 3D printer enthusiasts, students and beginners. The 24V power supply enhances your printing experience by completing the heating procedure within seconds.
Here’s a brief overview of the specifications for Creality Ender 3:
- Technology: FDM
- Print Area: 220 x 220 x 250mm
- Nozzle: 0.4mm
- Filament: 1.75mm PLA, ABS, TPU
- Max. Print Speed: 200mm/s
- Max. Layer Resolution: 0.1mm
- Print Precision: +/-0.1mm
- Heated Bed: Yes
- Connectivity: SD Card, USB
- LCD Screen: Yes
Some of the print filaments that are supported by the Ender 3 are PLA, ABS, TPU, Copper, Wood, Carbon Fiber and much more. One of the cool things about the Ender 3 is its build platform. The build platform is placed upon an integrated base that contains both the mainboard and power supply unit. This adds a significant amount of stability to the machine. The benefits of having the mainboard tucked underneath the printer also helps prevent wire spaghetti and gives the print a sleek look. One of the cool things about the Ender 3 are the V-slot wheels that run along its aluminum extrusions. This provides smoother motions for the printing process. Due to the printer’s frame style adding extra mods and upgrades will not affect its core printing performance.
The Creality Ender 3 is equipped with a well-designed extruder system, using the Bowden style with a tight path this helps with flexible filaments to ensure precise prints. Fun Fact: If you find it a bit difficult to insert materials into the narrow route of the filament feeding system simply unscrew the filament feeding tube from the Bowden. This makes the processes a lot easier. (Thank us later)
Leveling the bed has a unique fix to it as well. There are two gigantic knobs underneath each corner of the build platform. These knobs are sizable and easy to turn to make calibration easy. These knobs are labeled with which direction to turn to raise or lower the bed. The LCD panel can move the X & Y axis to each corner, in order to gauge whether you need to adjust anything place n A4 paper underneath the be nozzle. By doing this it should lightly scratch the paper but cause much resistance.
The Ender 3 has a patented MK10 nozzle extrusion system that can print more material than ever before without clogging. The default nozzle diameter is 0.4mm which can be changed to 0.3/0.2mm at your own preferences. With every 3D printer there are both pros and cons.
- Incredible price
- Decent print volume
- High quality prints
- Open source
- Close-fitting filament path
- Compatible with flexible filament
- Easy out of the box assembly
- Increasing number of upgrades available to 3D print
- Manual calibration required
- Slight wobble from uneven base, making it difficult to level
- Reoccurring leveling due to somewhat flimsy bed.
As you can see from the bullet points above the Ender 3 is worth the purchase as its pros outweighs the cons. The Ender 3 is ideal for anyone who is starting up in the 3D printer world. We suggest you look at some of our YouTube links on some of our videos on the Ender 3. Mech Solutions offers support and assistance to any of the technical questions you may have regarding the 3D printer and other models we carry.