The Creality Ender 6 was easy to set up and very user intuitive, as we expect from Creality, the Ender 6 is an excellent try point to 3D printing for beginners. The wow factor is definitely it’s speed. The core XY design really enables the 3D printer's hot end to move and accelerate faster than most other printers, and the speed doesn’t take away from the print quality. The resolution and detail the printer can produce are very good, with minimal layer lines and smooth detailing.
It also can bridge incredibly well. Printing complex models can often be done without any supports. For example, the printer was able to print a fully horizontal piece illustrated in this cat’s hand, ideal for 3D printing for beginners.
You can also see the effect of the Carborundum Glass bed on the bottom of the parts. The prints have clean, un-warped bases, even without brims, while still being are still easy to remove from the bed. The bed heats up very quickly so you don’t have to wait long before getting started.
For advanced 3D printing users, the Creality Ender 6 is fully modifiable, the design is easy to replace or upgrade parts, and is fully compatible with Cloud 3D Print. The rotary knobs are very easy and convenient for the leveling process, but this printer is compatible with the BL touch for auto leveling.
The printer isn’t small, but its semi enclosed case, with the blue panels makes it a very elegant machine. The power supply and cables are all tucked away neatly, along with the centered LCD screen, this printer’s appearance really is the first thing you notice.
The resume printing function is very useful and effective. It can be very convenient if your printer is in your room and you’re trying to sleep, or if you lose power, or if your filament breaks.
The verdict: We love it, and other user reviews online are mostly glowing. Really the takeaway is the speed and appearance for the price you can get it for. When one of the most well-respected 3D printer manufacturers releases an upgrade on an already well-designed product, I wouldn’t expect much less than praises.