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Creality Ender 3 Pro review

The Ender 3 Pro is an inexpensive 3D printer, but by no means can it be considered a professional machine. It is an excellent and affordable tool for makers, hobbyists, enthusiasts and, to some extent, even educated beginners.

Creality is a well-known 3D printer manufacturer, always striving to improve the production of high-quality 3D printers and expand its technological capabilities. The release of the Ender 3 Pro has had a huge impact on the 3D printing field. It is best known for its high-quality products at an incredibly low price. Most people prefer to buy a cheap printer whose print quality looks promising, certainly comparable to some higher quality 3D printers.

At less than $300, the Ender 3 Pro is one of the best 3D printers for beginners and even experts. The main differences between the Ender 3 and the Ender 3 Pro are a new robust frame design, improved mechanical properties, and a magnetic printable surface. This article will simplify the Creality Ender 3 Pro review by revealing the key details of what you want to know.

We will look at the features, advantages, disadvantages, specifications, what others are saying about the printer, and more. The Ender 3 Pro is an updated version of the standard model with several new features that make it even better. In this review we will take a look at what this new printer has to offer and see if it is worth spending more money on. This review will mention the aspects that we also covered in our review of the Ender 3. However, we will also delve into the features of the new Ender 3 Pro.

Design

The Ender 3 Pro are state-of-the-art printers. Most people buy them because of their incredibly low price. The price varies slightly depending on which vendor you buy it from, but as of winter 2018, the Ender 3 Pro can be found for less than $249. Like the Creality CR-10, the Ender 3 Pro’s chassis is made of aluminum profiles. A control screw drives the Z axis on the left side of the chassis.

However, unlike its predecessor, the Ender 2, which featured a cantilever style in which the X-axis guide protruded into the air, the Creality Ender 3 Pro completes the loop and closes the frame. Like the Creality Ender 3, the Ender 3 Pro has a large heated print bed of 220 x 220 x 250 mm, almost twice the size of the Ender 2 and comparable to the Prusa i3 Mk3 (250 x 210 x 200 mm).

Another interesting feature of the Creality Ender 3 series is the ability to fully restore and resume printing after a power failure or disconnection, a feature made popular by the Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer. We are happy to see it implemented in a sub-$200 3D printer.

Print Quality

We were pleasantly surprised by how all my prints turned out, especially considering that the Ender 3 printers, whether regular, Pro or V2, are entry-level machines. If you print and glue the first layer correctly, the rest of the print usually comes out perfect. Now we face a couple of problems when printing large models, because with the Ender 3 the Y axis is controlled from the bed. The problem is that this is a large mass that has to move quickly, which can cause some ringing.

Not only that, but the larger models, especially the tall ones, tend to fidget a bit with these rapid movements, and this is definitely noticeable in the printing. Overall the result is great, but in some places you can see that the printer failed to print as it should have. Other than that, the Ender 3 Pro has incredible print quality, and I hardly ever encountered any noticeable problems to fix.

Software and Settings

Creality provides the Ender 3 Pro with its own slicer called “Creality Slicer,” which is compatible with Windows PCs and based on the open source software Cura. Other common open source slicers for this printer are Cura, PrusaSlicer and Simplify3D. A typical printer in this price range, such as the Mingda D2, comes with a copy of Cura and a printer profile designed for that particular machine. These profiles can be selected or skipped, and it usually takes a lot of adjustment to get a good result.

In this review we used both Creality Slicer and PrusaSlicer to print the pattern and used the default settings with a layer height of 0.2 mm to directly compare the two patterns. We used the Benchy model, a commonly used comparison test for this style. A 3D printer that gives an idea of the printer’s performance when creating complex geometries.

Features

The Creality Ender 3 printer is popular with beginners and users on a budget. The machine comes unassembled with an open source structure. Therefore, it is easy to configure. In fact, the Creality Ender 3 printer offers several features. From the removable bed to the shooting printing process, it can be expected to succeed in several ways. This printer is an upgraded version of the Creality Ender printer, features a Meanwell power supply, a new platform adhesive, and a redesigned extrusion.

The printer offers the same superior performance as the Creality Ender-3 printer, and the improved features make the Ender 3 printer more durable, stable, and comfortable to use. More stable printer: Redesigned with a stronger 40×40 aluminum profile for the printer base on the Y axis. This ensures the stability of the printing process and better print quality.

Performance

This is quite a powerful 3D printer. It has an all-metal hot end that can heat up to 300°C. This allows it to print on a wider range of materials, including engineering-grade filaments such as nylon and polycarbonate. It is also a direct-drive configuration with a dual-gear extruder located just above the hot end, unlike the typical Bowden configuration where the filament must pass through a PTFE tube from the extruder to the hot end. This makes it easier to load and unload filament, and more flexible materials that are difficult to print with a Bowden machine can be printed.

We started printing the Ender coin, provided on an SD card, in eSUN PLA+. If necessary, you can adjust the Z offset while printing by tapping the print options at the top of the screen and then “Z offset.” The printing was very good; it is difficult to find any defects. The S1 Pro uses a textured, removable PEI build bed that makes it easy to remove prints. You can wait for the bed to cool and they usually come off, or you can fold the sheet once the printing is finished to remove them.

Final Words

The Creality Ender 3 is an open source 3D printer perfect for beginners who want to start 3D printing or for professionals who want to build low-cost production printers. By including Creality Slicer in the Ender 3 Pro, Creality has made the printer experience easier for novice users interested in getting their printer up and running without having to spend a lot of time experimenting with third-party software.

Amy Hinckley
The Dell Inspiron 15 that her father purchased from QVC sparked the beginning of her interest in technology. At Bollyinside, Amy Hinckley is in charge of content editing. Emma's interests outside of working include going for bike rides, playing video games, and watching football when she's not at her laptop.

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Creality Ender 3 is an open source 3D printer perfect for beginners who want to start 3D printing or for professionals who want to build low-cost production printers.Creality Ender 3 Pro review