Desktop printers have been gaining in popularity ever the since the release of the famous Creality CR-10, one of the top bestselling desktop printers. A wide range of brands has since taken to creating models that are similar in design and functionality, but more affordable in price. One of these models is the Creality Ender 3 DIY 3D Printer — a budget-friendly model with enormous build volume and a compact design. What does the new printer bring to the table? Let’s find out.
The Creality Ender 3 DIY 3D Printer is a desktop 3D printer kit made by Creality, a manufacturer from China. This FFF (FDM) 3D printer comes as a semi-assembled kit and is based on the Prusa i3 design. The Creality Ender 3 DIY 3D Printer, just like other printers manufactured by Creality, is a large-scale printer. It comes with a large 220 x 220 x 250mm engraving area, which is not the largest in the industry but it makes it more fitting for the desktop 3D printer category. It comes with a detailed manual with clear step-by-step instructions. If you prefer to have some interactive guidance during the assembly process, consider watching one of the many assembly tutorials available online — we included a video tutorial after the “buy link” at the end of this post.
The printer comes with a 0.4mm diameter nozzle and uses a Bowden-type extruder enabling higher printing speeds (up to 180mm/s). This printer also comes with a 0.1mm engraving accuracy with a 0.1-0.4mm layer thickness. The frame is made of super durable aluminum alloy — steady, stable and wear-resistant. There is a high-power heating bed for an efficient printing session and a 2.8-inch full-color touch screen for quick and easy navigation. It supports printing with ABS, TPU and PLA materials. Its MK – 10 extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrusion while the V-slot with POM wheel makes it move noiseless, smooth and durable
Creality Ender 3 DIY 3D Printer Main Features
- Resume print: it is possible to pause and resume 3D prints (also works in case of power failure).
- Heated print bed: the build surface is able to heat up to 110°C in order to enable 3D printing with ABS and other thermoplastics.
- MK10 extruder: reduces risks for filament jamming. The nozzle is able to heat up to 255°C.
- LCD screen: provides more control over the 3D printing process.