Creality 3D is a high-tech Chinese manufacturer that specializes in the development and design of 3D printing equipment. It is a Shenzhen-based company that was co-founded by a group of four truly determined friends. They started it all from scratch in a small workshop six years ago, and managed to expand their business in a quick and passionate way. Nowadays, the company consists of more than 550 employees occupied in offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Huizhou, and other cities all around the globe. Moreover, the company sells more than 50 000 3D printers annually. Such success is explained by a high demand for Creality 3D printers, which are always reliable and of high-quality.
A word from William Liu, the CTO of Creality 3D:
«The first time we knew about 3D printing was five years ago. We believed that this will work, then my friends and I decided to give it a shot. At first, it was really hard for us. We had encountered lots of problems, but we always believed that we could make it. So there was Creality 3D.
From when the first 3D printer CR-3 came out in 2014, now five years had passed. We have launched more than 20 models of 3D printers, including FDM/DLP/SLA, as well as DIY or fully assembled machines. All machines have passed global certificates like: CE/FCC/RoHS, etc.
In 2015, we built up our own R&D teams and launched a full-scale online sales campaign, and our printer was directly listed on Taobao, Alibaba. At the same time, we established cooperation with the Maker Experiment Center of Bao’ a Science Museum.
In 2017, our brand new star CR-10 series showed up, our company expanded to 12000 square meters with more than 300 people. Our products are exported to Europe, United States, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore, Egypt, India - more than 30 countries in total. Our motto is “Create reality, achieve dreams!”»
Take a digital tour to Creality 3D’s factory:
The success of Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd is explained by the integration of innovative concepts and designs, as well as marketing and customer support strategies. Currently, the product lineup consists of different 3D printing devices (including a dozen patented ones), that are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. In addition, the YouTube videos that review the company printers count up to hundreds of thousands of views. Another important point is that Creality 3D printers are frequently remarked by professional websites, such as all3dp, 3dprint, and others, as one of the best in terms of quality and reliability.
Creality CR-10 is a large 3D printer that first came to the market during the summer of 2017. The device has a separate control box and features a build area of 300 x 300 x 400 mm. If the above-mentioned size is not enough for your application, there is always an option to get larger versions with an increased build volume of 400 and 500 mm.
Main advantages: outstanding build area, quick assembly, reliable design with easily-replaceable and upgradable parts, high-precision screw shafts located on the axes.
The design of CR-10S almost matches that of CR-10, but also includes a filament run-out sensor that would definitely be useful for such a build area, additional Z-axis rod for increased stability, and automatic resume printing function, particularly useful in case of a sudden power outage. Besides, CR-10S is compatible with ABS plastic.
Source: Creality 3D.shop
A twin of CR-10S with an increased build volume of 400x400x400 mm.
The device is identical to CR-10S, and, just like its predecessor, has a filament run-out sensor, an additional Z-axis rod, and an automatic resume printing function. The main distinctive feature is the increased build area of 500x500x500 mm.
The design of CR-10-mini repeats that of CR-10S, the only difference being a decreased build volume of 300x220x300 mm. It is a compact and convenient solution for small premises.
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Creality CR-20 is a redesigned version of CR-10 that offers a relatively small build volume of 220 x 220 x 250 mm. However, it features a robust, full-metal frame, 9-point auto-calibration system, detachable print bed for easy print removal, improved filament feeding system, automatic resume printing function, and an updated filament sensor with a sound notification. All in all, the above-mentioned functions will definitely come in handy.
The device has a maximum extruder and heated bed temperatures of 250/110 °C respectively, therefore making it compatible with PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, TPU, and a whole lot of other materials.
The tech specs of this device are completely identical to that of CR-10. Except for, of course, a few important competitive advantages. CR-X features a dual extrusion system, making it possible to print with filaments of different colors and providing compatibility with ABS plastics. Moreover, it has a Carboloy silicon printing platform and larger leveling nuts for easier platform adjustment.
CR-100 is a compact 3D printer developed to make additive technologies available for children. Featuring an authentic design, easy-to-use functional, automatic bed leveling, and a touchpad, this lightweight device comes for a reasonable price. It has, however, a smaller build volume compared to other machines, but it is understandable considering that it is an educational, children-oriented device.
According to Creality, the machine has a fireproof frame, high-quality electrical components, and is overall safer and more reliable than other printers. It has no bare conductors and, unlike other devices, its design doesn’t provide nozzle access, meaning that children won’t get any accidental burns. The printer’s peculiar appearance resembles a truck cab – that will definitely be of liking to your child. CR-100 is available in red, yellow, green, and blue colors. In order to provide the easiest print removal, the device has a detachable magnetic self-adhesive platform.
Creality Ender 2 is a compact and easy-to-use cantilever-style 3D printer with a filament spool located on top. The device’s frame is represented by aluminum extrusions made in V-like fashion. One of them is aligned vertically, making the print head gantry ride up and down on the V-like pulleys. The standard supply package includes a heated bed and features a build volume of 150 x 150 x 200 mm. As it is usually the case with budget kits for newcomers to 3D printing, the print head has no cooling fan, which limits the total amount of printable material. This issue, however, can be fixed in a quick and simple manner. All you have to do is to purchase a fan and install it yourself.
Creality Ender 3 is regarded as one of the most popular 3D printers, and there is a number of reasons why. For starters, the device has a remarkable build area of 220 x 220 x 250 mm, features high print speed, heated bed, and automatic resume printing function, which would be really useful in case of a sudden blackout. In addition, the machine is really easy to assemble. It also features enlarged bed leveling knobs, ensuring swift and effortless manual calibration. Once the perfect calibration is achieved, the device’s print quality becomes indistinguishable from that of the printers that cost up to$1000.
Ender 4 is relatively easy to assemble and use. It features an aluminum frame mounted in an open-cube fashion, providing quick and simple access to the bed. The control panel is conveniently located on the front side of the printer, consisting of a small LCD display and a rotary knob. These devices will help you to adjust the settings, launch auto-calibration, and, of course, begin or stop the printing process. The filament spool can be installed on the back of the machine. Another important peculiarity of Ender 4 is the low amount of noise during its operation time – the device works in the most silent fashion.
Moreover, Ender 4 can be equipped with a laser engraving head, serving as a tool for artistic engraving purposes, and can also be used to cut sheet materials. The device has a LED belt that conveniently lights the bed, providing a great overview of the printing process. Ender 4 can also be equipped with differently sized nozzles. For example, you can install a 0.2 mm nozzle to increase the print quality, or pick a 0.8 mm one in order to complete the printing faster. The nozzle can be heated up to 260 °C, and is able to provide a maximum print speed of 200 mm/s. Thanks to a huge amount of different options for nozzle size and temperature, the device is compatible with a dozen of printable materials.
Featuring an increased build area, ENDER-5 is represented by a large, box-shaped aluminum frame. The device is really easy to assemble, it provides an outstanding print quality together with fast print speed, while also featuring a magnetic bed for effortless print removal. The power source makes it possible to heat the platform up to 100°C. Talking about the extrusion system and the print bed of this device, it is important to remark that they are identical to that of Ender 3 Pro. Being put into another frame, the platform preserved the values of X and Y axes, but obtained a larger Z-axis, increasing the total build volume to 220 x 220 x 300 mm. In contrast to Ender 3, the print head of this device has been installed onto the Z axis, resulting in greater print quality. In our opinion, the machine has a total of two minor inconveniences. The first one is that it is kind of difficult to load the material, and the second one is that the bed leveling has to be done manually.
The CR-5 is a professional 3D printer that features a dual extrusion system, making it possible to print with different colors. It has a beautifully designed, fully enclosed 2 mm thick steel frame. Moreover, the machine is made with laser cutting and seamless welding, making its construction reliable and rigid. For more advantages, the device offers increased accuracy and print speed. Such improvements could be achieved by decreasing the nozzle inertia and fixating the ball screw onto Z-axis. In addition, the CR-5 is able to continuously operate for more than 72 hours. The last peculiarity is factory-calibrated, 10 mm thick print bed made from aluminum that doesn't require manual leveling.
Post-processed and painted printed model. Source: gearbest.com
The CR-2020 has a rigid welded body made of 2 mm sheet metal, which helps to ensure high printing accuracy. Moreover, the device features a reliable, vibration-proof motherboard. Being a highly refined piece of industrial art, all of the CR-2020 parts are made in a precise and accurate fashion, providing a particularly low noise level – no more than 50 dB. In addition, the printer will automatically turn off after completing its duty. Another great addition is that the machine is compatible with a wide range of materials, thanks to the newly-integrated intelligent filament control device. The print bed is made of aluminum and can be heated up to 110 ℃. Lastly, the device is designed to withstand up to 72 hours of non-stop operation.
Creality 3D’s CR-3040 is a large industrial 3D printer equipped with a durable and firm aluminum frame that features a large print chamber of 470 x 470 x 650 mm. The device is supplied with a set of interchangeable nozzles (0.4/0.3/0.2 mm), which can be heated up to 250 °C under normal circumstances (max. 270 °C). The machine’s control panel features an LCD display, buttons, and knob key for convenient autonomous use, providing connectivity with SD cards and USB flash drives.
The print bed of Creality CR-3040S moves along X and Y axes, lowering itself during the printing process — such a pattern is quite popular among industrial 3D printers. This device offers an extensive print chamber along with interchangeable nozzles with a diameter of 1.0, 0.8, 0.6, 0.4, 0.3, and 0.2 mm, making it possible to complete even the most complicated project in a matter of hours. Thanks to the reliable Z-axis dual rod system, the printer is able to create heavy and large-scale products.
Creality 3D CR-4040 features an outstandingly durable all-metal body made from a 2 mm thick steel sheet, and offers a 400 x 400 x 400 mm build volume. The printer is compatible with popular polymers such as PLA, ABS, TPU, and PLA composites reinforced with carbon fiber, metal, and wood. This device is a silent one – the noise of 48.9 dB is unlikely to cause any trouble. The machine is supplied with factory-calibrated print chamber that is made of aluminum (thickness: 6 mm) and glass (thickness: 4 mm). Professionally assembled from the best parts and requiring little to none maintenance duties, this device will surprise you with perfectly precise prints.
The CR-5060 is a professional 3D printer designed for a non-stop 200 hours usage, preserving its high printing speed and accuracy over the course of continuous operation. This device is compatible with PLA, ABS, and TPU. While making the device, the Creality team used only all-metal and casted, highly precise parts, providing the utmost reliability and elegant appearance. By making the printer’s body fully enclosed and dustproof, they ensured additional workplace safety. The machine will carry on working after a sudden power outage or in case of running out of filament. Creality CR-5060 is equipped with high precision lead rails that feature aluminum V-slot bearings. Before being shipped to a Client, each device undergoes meticulous set up, various tests, and a final checkout in order to ensure that everything is working as intended.
Creality CR-5080 is completely identical to CR-5060, except for an increased Z-axis build volume, making the total area as large as 500 x 500 x 800 mm.
Creality LD-001 is a desktop photopolymer 3D printer equipped with a fully enclosed frame. The device is supplied in assembled state, which saves a great amount of time and lets you proceed to the printing process as soon as possible. This machine features a 3.5’’ full-color touch screen for the most convenient use. In our opinion, minimum layer height of 0.02 mm is one of the most important features that make this device so special and professional. Creality LD-001 is supplied with 10 Gb of internal memory, which can be accessed via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB flash drive.
The company pays a great deal of attention to the overall assembly quality of the LD-002 and, in particular, to the components of its motion system based on a ball screw and single linear rail for the Z-axis. In order to print, Creality LD-002 uses a UV light source, which is emitted onto the layers of photopolymer through the LCD display. When printing with this particular technology, the projection consists of thousands of pixels, each of which is represented by a rectangle. This leaves specific marks on the print surface, which is not always desirable, and sometimes even unacceptable. However, this effect can be lessened with one specific digital processing method called anti-aliasing. In order to make every printed model’s surface as smooth as possible, Creality LD-002 features 4X/8X anti-aliasing achieved by means of ChiTuBox slicing software. As a rule, this software is usually used with larger printers because of the increased weight of the marks, which may cause displacements and misprints.
Source: Creality 3Dpro.store
Creality LD-003 is a photopolymer 3D printer that features a build area of 192 x 120 x 230 mm, which makes it ideal for prototyping and printing of dental implants and other related products. The device is equipped with a built-in color touch screen, which ensures convenient settings adjustment and provides complete control over the printing process.
Featuring modest and elegant design, aluminum body, and intuitive controls, Creality DP-001 is regarded as one of the most effective 3D printers for manufacturing of dental and jewelry products.
Another important quality of the device is immensely smooth print surface, thanks to its high printing accuracy of 20-50 µm and the help of proprietary light intensity calibration technology. In addition, the device offers separate molding and post curing rooms, while also ensuring hassle-free chamber and bath cleaning duties.
The main advantages of this device are the following:
Creality CP-01 is a multifunction device that features a system of easily replaceable heads with universal connectors, allowing to transform it into a 3D printer, laser engraver, or CNC cutter, depending on your current demand. Robust and reliable aluminum body ensures high accuracy and print speed. In addition, the CP-01 has a built-in memory, allowing to resume the printing process after a sudden power outage.
CP-01 as a 3D printer: 200 x 200 x 200 mm build volume, max. bed temperature of 100 °C, and up to 0.1 mm print accuracy. The device features manual calibration which is not really a problem, since the bed is made of glass and is deformation resistant. The printer is compatible with PLA, ABS, and TPU.
CP-01 as a CNC machine: able to cut plastic, paper, wood, and PCB products. The working area of the machine is 200 mm2, with a 4800-rpm spindle.
CP-01 as a laser engraver: featuring a 0.5W of power and an engraving area of 100 x 190 mm, the device is considered an entry-level engraver. Such characteristics allow to create ornaments and other souvenirs, but don’t expect it to work as an industrial graver. The CP-01 engraver is compatible with wood, paper, plastic, self-adhesive films, and other materials.
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According to Creality 3D, the main purpose of this scanner is the digitization of objects and their further usage in virtual or augmented reality. However, it’s more likely to attain much more popularity among hobbyist and educational institutions. To be honest, the scanner appearance resembles an Android tablet. It is equipped with a lithium battery and features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, decreasing the amount of wires and making the scanner neat and portable. In order to control the scanning turntable, you’ll have to connect to it via Bluetooth. The object has to be scanned several times, each time from a different angle. After the scanning is completed, the object is digitally constructed inside the software.
«This is a great 3D printer. I had it up and running in about an hour and printing about a half hour after that. First print was the little pig that comes on the USB drive. Unbelievable quality for the price.», – tells Kris.
«Set up was much easier than I expected and print quality is much higher than I expected. The software that comes with it is configure bold in a bunch of different ways. There is a lot of manual steps involved in printing such as bed leveling, but I really can't complain for this price. I would highly recommend this printer so any hobbyist, DIY, school, or business for prototyping.»
«I bought this printer to make parts for my rc car, but once i saw how amazing the printer printed i decided to test and print other things like this soap holder, and the prince symbol for my best friend. It printed so flawless He didnt believe me that it was 3d printed.», – Kyle remarked.
«If you are looking for a 3d printer and a company that will have your back, go with creality. This printer it comes with an sd card, the usb reader, usb cable and an extra extruder nozzle. Thank you creality for a perfect all around product.».
«I like my new CR-10S pro, all the parts are metals and the auto bed level sensor also its very quiet» - says Ahmed.
«I love this 3D Printer, it ticks all the boxes and the quality is outstanding.», – highlights ClareBear – «The new hardware and software features are simply awesome (change temp, nozzle height, pause during print etc.). Printed small things, large things, intricate things and bulky things and all came out needing the least amount of work ever!»
Along with the remarkable quality and affordability of Creality 3D devices, there is yet one more significant feature that makes them really popular among professional manufacturers and 3D printing enthusiasts. This feature is, of course, their exceptional capability to be upgraded and customized.
For example, let’s take a look at the modifications done to Creality ENDER 5 by Art Renderer.
A review from Art Renderer:
«First off, I want to say that Creality3D customer support has been outstanding! Rita & the tech team have been amazing at assisting me with the minor issues I've had and ensuring that I get replacement parts ASAP. The only issues I've had have been a leaking nozzle hot end, a warped bed (causing me to have to re-level the bed every print), and a grinding cooling fan.»
«This is my first 3D printer and I bought it after spending about two months reading about them and watching videos on them. I settled on Creality because it has had a good reputation for customer support, it's affordable, and produces reliable, quality prints. I did have to install a boot loader with the current version of Marlin v.1.1.9 to ensure I had thermal runaway protection. A process I enjoyed doing because I love learning how to work on electronics. I've also replaced the mainboard with Creality's v1.1.5 Silent board that makes the stepper motors completely silent (unlike the robotic symphony heard in the printing video I've included). I've added a few printed mods to my Ender 5 as well and am working on more modifications such as adding a BLTouch. I'm also using Cura slicing software, which I hope to upgrade to better software there too.
I've done several prints and almost all of them came out fine. Minor stringing here and there - I'm still learning how to alter settings of the prints - and I've had a few failed prints. All in all, this has been a fantastic printer and I've enjoyed modifying it and printing with it. I mostly print with PLA and recently with PETG (which is irritatingly stringy).
All-in-all I am very satisfied with my purchase of my Ender 5 from Creality3D..»
Post-processed and painted printed model. Source: alibaba.com
Creality 3D offers high-quality 3D printers for a reasonable price, making the additive manufacturing market as competitive as never before.
These devices didn’t become so popular only because of their impressive quality and affordability. They are also highly suitable for upgrades – be it user-implemented, or professional ones.
Creality 3D take pride in the quality of service they provide. The company is always ready to attend the Client needs, registering and answering one hundred percent of the applications. Having a Belgium-based service center that fully covers the EU market, the company is always ready to provide any required assistance.
Top 3D Shop is one of the official distributors and service providers in the United States, officially authorized by Creality 3D. We will be glad to give you a hand in case you are looking for preventive or scheduled maintenance services, or if you'd like to upgrade your machine.
You can purchase Creality 3D printers at Top 3D Shop. These affordable and high-quality machines come with the manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, our team will make sure to provide the best service possible, just like we always do.
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