Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Review
- Technology: FDM
- Print Area: 220 x 220 x 250mm
- Nozzle: 0.4mm
- Filament: 1.75mm PLA, ABS, TPU
- Max. Print Speed: 200mm/s (according to the manufacturer’s website – we’re doubtful of this)
- Max. Layer Resolution: 0.1mm
- Print Precision: +/-0.1mm
- Heated Bed: Yes
- Connectivity: SD Card, USB
- LCD Screen: Yes
The Creality Ender 3 features a heated print bed measuring out at 220 x 220 x 250mm. This sits off the ground atop an integrated base unit that contains both the mainboard and power supply unit. We envisage this to add a great degree of stability to the machine, provided this is sufficiently fixed to the frame along the X- and Y-axis.
Additionally, the Creality Ender 3 comes with a BuildTak-like print bed sticker, which should mean fewer prints coming unstuck from the bed mid-print.
On the right hand side of the Ender 3 frame there is an LCD display with control wheel. Your typical interface setup for Creality’s machines, if you’ve used one of the company’s previous printers, this will no doubt be familiar territory.
V-slot wheels running along the aluminum extrusions that comprise the Ender 3 frame will no doubt be adequate for smooth motion. Creality aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel with this kit 3D printer — the Creality Ender 3 is familiar equipment in a familiar arrangement.
But like the saying goes, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Such a frame style means it’s a piece of cake to attach extras, mods and upgrades to the Creality Ender 3 without necessarily affecting its core printing locomotion and performance.
Much like the last few printers to come from Creality, the company claims easy assembly. For the Creality Ender 3, this means a 10-minute assembly with only 20 screws worth of work involved. In our past experience assembling the CR-10, we think it safe to imagine this rings true (though let us know in the comments if you find otherwise!).