Creality LD-002H 3D Printer Review: Specs, Features, and more

Greetings and welcome to the Top 3D Blog, your trusted source of quality additive manufacturing content. This time, we are going to dwell upon affordable resin 3D printing provided by the Creality LD-002H —  the latest addition to Creality’s lineup that boasts its extended build volume, authentic design, upgraded UV light source module, and a plethora of other exclusive features. The LD-002H is a high-performance yet priced-to-please LCD 3D printer that can easily shape a bunch of remarkably detailed 3D models and provide them with the excellent surface finish while curing at a rather impressive pace of one to four seconds per layer.

As always, we will thoroughly analyze the main specs and features of the printer, highlight its pros and cons, and present some photos and videos of the models printed with it. Let’s get started.

 

About Creality

Creality is a Shenzhen-based team of passionate additive manufacturing specialists dedicated to the development of powerful yet affordable 3D printing solutions all while promoting a significant price reduction among entry-level 3D printers. Since its establishment in 2014, the company has gained the trust of the international additive manufacturing community by making reliable high-performance machines in rapid succession, satisfying the needs of even the pickiest 3D printing enthusiasts. The company has earned more than twenty unique patents for its continuous research in FDM and resin 3D printing fields, which once again highlights the team’s competence and expertise. 

 

Creality LD-002H Overview

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The Creality LD-002H is a compact desktop LCD 3D printer that, compared to its predecessor, the LD-002R, offers an extended build volume of 130 x 82 x 160 mm (5.1 x 3.2 x 6.3 inches), improved printing speed, and an upgraded acrylic casing design. It is a 3D printer that is extremely easy to use, making it a good choice for inexperienced makers or those who want to try out the wonders of resin 3D printing without investing too much. Like most of the resin 3D printers, the LD-002H is supplied in a fully assembled state, removing any play that could’ve been caused by improper self-assembly. The device can print at a minimum layer thickness of 30 microns, providing your 3D models with a remarkably smooth surface finish alongside millimeter-precise angles. 

 

Design

The Creality LD-002H is a neatly-looking desktop 3D printer with a rather small footprint and a refined, futuristic appearance. Its outer dimensions of 221 x 221 x 403 mm (8.7 x 8.7 x 15.8 inches) and weight of just 6.5 kg (14 lbs) make it a perfect fit for any table, while its authentic appearance completes the scenery and makes it a fine addition to a home workshop or office. 

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This time though, the Creality team decided to make the printer’s acrylic cover red instead of orange, making for a more clear distinction between their resin 3D printer iterations.

 

Applications

Thanks to the Creality LD-002H’s improved printing speed, 2K (2560 x 1620 px) resolution, and an XY-axis positioning accuracy of just 0.051 mm, the machine can print dimensionally accurate and well-detailed models with outstanding surface finish. It is equipped with a smart resin vat that features resin level indicators for optimal performance.

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The machine offers a build volume of 130 x 82 x 160 mm that lets you print a single medium-sized model or simultaneously produce a few smaller ones. It is compatible with any 405nm UV resin that can be found on the market, allowing you to benefit from the freedom of choice. All of this makes the LD-002H a perfect device to produce tabletop miniatures, prototypes, art designs, jewels, high-precision models, dental impressions, and much more.

 

Smart Features

Monochrome LCD screen

The Creality LD-002H has been equipped with a robust monochrome LCD screen that, compared with its RGB analogs, offers four times their service life and is considerably less power hungry.

Besides, it features an upgraded UV light source module and improved transmission system for superior light permeability, which greatly reduces the printing time and provides a more uniform light exposure of 8000uW/cm², increasing the printer’s performance while providing you with a smooth and reliable resin 3D printing experience.

 

Advanced air filtration system

Definitely a must-have feature for each and every resin 3D printer out there, the LD-002H has been integrated with a high-quality air filtration system with activated carbon that contributes to keeping obnoxious odors of exposed resin at bay. Even though the system eliminates most of the fumes, we strongly recommend you to use the machine in thoroughly ventilated premises. The air filtration system is located at the rear side of the build chamber.

 

Precise Z-axis system

The Creality LD-002H boasts its stable and reliable Z-axis linear rail with a steady mechanical structure to ensure minimum to none layer shifting, resulting in a high Z-axis precision that helps you output millimeter-precise prints in a highly reliable and consistent fashion.

 

3.5-inch touchscreen with a user-friendly interface

The printer can be controlled via an easy-to-use 3.5-inch touchscreen with a neatly-looking UI that offers a crystal clear logic behind the menu options. The touchscreen displays all the relevant printing information in real-time, making it an indispensable tool for effortless standalone operation. Besides, it lets you always stay on top of the printing process and helps adjust necessary settings when needed. 

 

Specifications

  • Technology: LCD
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Display: 3.5-inch touch screen
  • LCD: 2K monochrome LCD (2560*1620)
  • Layer height from: 30 microns
  • Build volume: 130 x 82 x 160 mm
  • Manufacturer: Creality
  • Manufacturer country: China
  • Assembly: Factory-assembled
  • Leveling: Manual
  • Print Speed: 1-4s/layer
  • Software: ChiTuBox
  • Machine Size: 221 x 221 x 403 mm
  • Package Size: 295 x 295 x 540 mm
  • Machine Weight: 6.5 kg
  • XY resolution: 0.051 mm
  • Printer type: Resin
  • Price: $239.99

 

What’s in the Box?

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  • Creality LD-002H 3D Printer
  • Protective equipment
  • Resin vat
  • USB drive
  • Power cord
  • Scraper
  • Toolbox
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

 

Setting Up the Printer

The Creality LD-002H is supplied in an assembled state and requires a one-step calibration, meaning that the printer can be up and running in less than 10 minutes. So all that’s left to do after unboxing is, connect the power cord to the device, turn it on, level it, and equip it with the remaining parts. Make sure to run a couple of test prints to check that the printing platform is leveled properly.

Please see the above video or check out the user manual that comes with the printer for a more detailed overview.

 

Slicing Software

The printer is recommended to be used with a ChiTuBox, an incredibly fast slicer that guarantees optimal performance when used with resin 3D printers. This trusted software suite lets you rotate, edit, one-click print your models, build supports and tinker with other print settings to fine-tune the machine. 

 

Use Cases

Below are some of the models 3D printed with the Creality LD-002H for you to see what to expect from the printer.

First up is a wearable 3D printed skull ring. Check out all the smooth angles and incredible surface finish.

Source: @3d108 / Instagram

Next up is a duo of Space 1999 Eagle cockpit replicas. Notice how neatly-looking and well-detailed they are. 

Credit: @theprintbutler / Instagram

Last but not least, there is an astonishing dragon head 3D printed with the LD-002H.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Sub-$300 price tag
  • Sleek and modular design
  • Excellent surface finish
  • More than 2000 hours of continuous operation
  • Stable Z-axis system
  • Powerful slicing software

Cons

  • No WiFi or Ethernet connectivity
  • Manual leveling
  • Loud FEP release

 

Bottom Line

All in all, the Creality LD-002H is an excellent resin 3D printer that offers a decent build volume and lets you produce remarkably detailed outputs in a swift and consistent fashion. Thanks to being equipped with a monochrome LCD matrix, the LD-002H offers prolonged service life alongside low power consumption. This is an affordable and easy-to-use device that will be a perfect choice for both entry-level and more experienced makers. The printer’s parameters make it a perfect device to produce tabletop miniatures, prototypes, art designs, jewels, high-precision models, dental impressions, and much more.

You can purchase the Creality LD-002H at Top 3D Shop. This exceptional 3D printer comes with the manufacturer’s warranty. Our team will make sure to provide the best service possible, just like we always do.

 

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