CreatBot DE/DE Plus and DX/DX Plus Review

Today, the spotlight of Top 3D Shop is turned on CreatBot DECreatBot DE PlusCreatBot DX, and CreatBot DX Plus – cutting-edge, endurable, and highly efficient FDM 3D printers for professional and industrial applications. Read this article to find out more about these powerful 3D printing machines.  

 

A few words about the CreatBot Company

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The CreatBot brand is owned by Henan Suwei Electronic Technology Co., Ltd, China's first serial manufacturer of desktop 3D printers. Having created its first devices in just 2011, CreatBot today is one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers in central China with annual sales exceeding 3,000 models.

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CreatBot products have more than 10 patents, carry the most trustful certifications including CE and FCC, and are marketed in more than 60 countries. CreatBot works closely with renowned universities and companies such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, Hong Kong University of China, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Foxconn, Johnson Electric to name a few. The CreatBot manufacturer is continuously and heavily investing in research and development of 3D desktop printers to fully meet the requirements of the ever-evolving market.

 

CreatBot product line review 

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Focused on industrial and professional applications, CreatBot offers businesses the state-of-the-art 3D printing technology from reliable high-performance machines with specialized software to a wide range of printing materials. The company produces the following series of FDM printers:

  • F1000 is a large-scale 3D printer with a fully enclosed print chamber and impressive build volume of 1000 × 1000 × 1000 mm;

  • D600/D600 Pro is a big-scale industrial 3D printer with a fully enclosed print chamber, build volume of 600 × 600 × 600 mm, and maximal nozzle temperature of 420 ℃;

  • PEEK 300 is an ultra high-performing 3D printer designed specifically for printing with high-temperature materials; the machine boasts a fully enclosed hot print chamber with maximum temperature up to 120 ℃, build volume of 300 × 300 × 400 mm, max nozzle temperature of 500 ℃, and the platform maximum temperature 200 ℃;

  • F430 is a reliable double-nozzle 3D printer. The first extruder max temperature is 260 ℃; the second extruder max temperature is 420 ℃. The build volume is 400 × 300 × 300 mm; the print chamber is fully enclosed and can be heated up to 70 ℃; the platform is glass-ceramic covered with a carbon fiber sheet;

  • F160 is a high-precision, fully enclosed 3D printer with a single extruder, maximum nozzle temperature up to 420 ℃, build volume of 160 × 160 × 200 mm, and maximum print bed temperature of 150 ℃.

But the company’s portfolio is not limited exclusively to the above-mentioned devices. There are also DX, DX Plus, and DE, DE Plus 3D printers that we are going to thoroughly review in this article.

 

CreatBot DE/DE Plus and DX/DX Plus 3D printers

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Though the DX series has been released for 6 years already, the company annually adds improvements to the printers’ design to boost their performance, efficiency, and robustness.  

 

Structural features

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Reliable AtMega 2560 is used as a control chip in the D-series printers. A high-capacity condenser block is used to ensure a smooth printing stop when power is off. When a power outage occurs, the control chip saves data about the current print position from the built-in flash ROM, withdraws the extruder and lowers the platform to avoid the inflow of hardened material.

 

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A rigid, all-metal chassis and two cylindrical guides on the Z-axis ensure high stability of the device operation irrespective of the weight of the printed object. A screw shaft of the Z-axis with ball bearings in an elongated body and 6.5 mm neoprene reinforced belts with spring tensioners make it possible to print objects with very high precision. The metal feeding mechanism has a filament detection system to pause printing when the thread runs out.

The extruder is equipped with two fans for efficient cooling of the object during printing.

The printing platform is a classic multilayer bed made of a rigid supportive console, a heating element with even distribution of heat and a ceramic surface that provides good adhesion of the material.

 

Technical specifications

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DE

DE Plus

DX

DX Plus

Printing technology

FDM

Build volume, mm

400*300*300

400*300*520

300*250*300

300*250*520

Printer Size unpacked, mm

590*430*560

590*430*780 

420*380*570 

420*380*790

Price, $

3,299.00

3,299.00

1,799.00

1,799.00

Printer weight unpacked, kg

35

42 

25

30

Layer resolution, mm

0.05

0.02

Layer thickness, mm

0.05

Number of nozzles

2 (1 or 3 optionally)

Thread diameter, mm

3,0 (1,75 optionally)

Nozzle diameter, mm

0.4 (0.3/0.5/0.6/0.8/1,0)

Supported materials

PLA, ABS, Carbon Fiber, Wood, Nylon, PC, PETG, HIPS, PP, Flexible, TPU, PVA

Supported file formats

STL, OBJ, AMF, Gcode

Printing speed

45 mm/s

Max printing speed

200 mm/s

Software 

CreatWare 

(also supports Simplify3D, Cura, Slice3r)

Extruder max temperature

350 ℃

Printing platform max temperature

100 ℃

Platform 

Glass-ceramic panel

Platform leveling

Adjusted manually

XY positioning accuracy

12.7 microns

Z positioning accuracy

1.25 microns

Display

4.3-inch touch screen 

 

Delivery package 

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The delivery package includes:

  • 3D printer;
  • printing platform;
  • putty knife;
  • supplements for assembling;
  • tools set;
  • tweezers;
  • glue stick;
  • painter’s tape;
  • USB cable;
  • SD-card.

 

Special functions 

Triple extruder

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An extruder with three nozzles allows for printing either with filaments of different colors or with different filaments - for example, when using soluble material for supports.

 

Filament feeding mechanism

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The engine with the gearbox serves to feed the filament with extremely high accuracy without slip and delay due to a decrease in speed and support of high torque.

  

Additional nozzles of different diameters

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Nozzles of a greater diameter enable the printer to construct with a higher speed, while nozzles of a smaller diameter provide for higher precision printing.

   

Nozzle with max temperature up to 400 ℃

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The implementation of an advanced extruder expands the list of printable materials. An upgrade is available for printers of the DX / DX + series with 8.1 or 9.1 motherboard versions. After installing the equipment, it is necessary to change the printer’s firmware.

  

Software

CreatWare

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CreatWare slicer was created on the basis of the free Cura software and customized for working with CreatBot 3D printers. 

 

Print samples

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Applications

The Marvin model by CATO

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CATO used the popular Marvin model to test the print quality of the CreatBot DX 3D printer.

CATO was completely satisfied with the obtained result: “What a good print quality! The model is printed very precisely, and we managed to get a very beautiful thing, thanks, manufacturer! ”

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CATO used the following settings for printing such an object: 

  • Material brand: the3dprinter;
  • Material type: red PLA, 3 mm;
  • Layer thickness: 0.2 mm;
  • Printing speed: 70.0 mm/s;
  • Extrusion temperature: 201.0 °C;
  • Infill: 15%;
  • Support: yes.

The overall printing time is 48 hours and 57 minutes.

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A model of a landing module of a spacecraft by Adam @ Spare Time Hobbies

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Adam used the CreatBot DX 3D printer to create a model of a descent module of a spaceship as a souvenir. He set the following settings: 

  • Material brand: CreatBot;
  • Material type: transparent PLA;
  • Layer thickness: 0.2 mm;
  • Printing speed: 55.0 mm/s;
  • Extrusion temperature: 210.0 °C;
  • Infill: 10%;
  • Support: yes.

The overall printing time was 18 hours and 24 minutes.

  

Bottom line

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CreatBot produces robust, endurable, highly efficient 3D printers for professional and industrial uses. Operational safety, reliability, quality, and minimization of concept-to-delivery times through the use of CreatBot technologies enable any company that integrates CreatBot 3D printers into its production to gain a serious advantage over competitors.

Get CreatBot DE/DE Plus and DX/DX Plus 3D printers at Top 3D Shop and get an official warranty and the best service possible.

 

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