Product Review: Ender 6
Why you NEED Creality Ender 6 printer
Meet Creality’s newest addition to their lineup: The Ender 6. This mid-range FDM 3D printer sports a very elegant appearance with its blue acrylic encasing, while delivering impressively fast printing speeds due to its Core – XY design. Ender 6 is on the higher end of Creality’s Ender product line of user intuitive 3D printers. for everyone from beginners to advanced users.
The typical cartesian printer would normally have to sacrifice print quality for a higher printing speed, but the Ender 6’s Core – XY structure allows it to print insanely fast, 150 mm/s, that’s 3X faster than the Ender 3, all while maintaining print quality. In a core – XY design it is the printing bed that moves in the Z axis and the two stepper motors are fixed. What this does is it moves the bulk of the weight off of the rapidly moving parts, which increases the acuity of the printing nozzle, and reduces vibrations. The result is significantly higher printing speeds!
Another advantage to this printing style is its conservative use of size. On a typically cartesian printer the bed would be moving in the X plane, which means the effective size the printer needs to occupy on a table is longer than it is wide. A printer with a Core -XY design does not have this problem and is more efficient with the room it occupies. That being said, the Creality Ender 6 is not a tiny printer. The print volume is 250 x 250 x 400mm with frame dimensions of 495 x 495 x 650 mm.
The Ender 6 uses Creality’s now widely popular German imported TMC2208 motherboard. The TMC2208 provides stronger anti-interference, more stable performance, and provides an ultra-silent printing experience. The bed is made of Creality’s Carborundum Glass which has high heat resistance and is remarkably flat. This glass is scratch proof and warp resistant and provides better surface adhesion for the first layer of prints, while still allowing users to remove the parts easily. It also features the resume printing function that is common among new printers. This allows users to resume printing if the power is lost, and if filament runs out or breaks, the printer will automatically stop printing, which can then be resumed after new filament is loaded.
The screen is a 4.3-inch full color touch screen positioned in the middle of the front side of the machine. Users can access any needed information from the screen including printing process, function overview and parameter settings. It can be switched to read in any language. This printer is an out-of-box machine, with hassle-free assembly and maintenance, and its design allows all the wires to be neatly buddled out of the way.
Creality Ender 6 is also fully compatible to work with Creality’s Wifi Box, which allows users to access the revolutionary world of Cloud 3D Print, enabling the user to control their printers, adjust printing parameters, and monitor prints all in real time, all from their phones!
In summary, Creality Ender 6 is a very aesthetically pleasing 3D printer that specializes in the speed at which it can print. It is the ideal printer for any user that values a fast print, its intuitive operation makes it an excellent place to start 3D printing for beginners or to add to your roster for experts. It can be purchased from your local Canadian retailer on the Mechestore!
|Compatible with 3rd party filaments?||Yes, an open material system|
|Build volume||250 x 250 x 400 mm (10 x 10 x 15.8 in)|
|Layer thickness||100 - 400 microns|
|Printing speed||up to 150 mm/s|
|Printable materials||PLA, ABS, TPU, Wood|
|Bed leveling||Manual (can be upgraded with a BLTouch probe)|
|Print bed details||Heated, Magnetic, Carborundum glass|
|Built-in camera for monitoring||No|
|Resume printing function||Yes|
|Filament runout sensor||Yes|
|Output file formats||stl , .obj, .amf, .3mf, ,gcode|
|Slicing software||Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-Host|
|Connectivity||SD card, USB|
|Nozzle diameter||0.4 mm (stock)|
|Printer dimensions||495 x 495 x 650 mm (19.5 × 19.5 × 25.6 in)|
|Printer weight||30 kg (66 lb)|
|Operating systems||Windows, Linux, Mac OS|