The Creality CR-10 Mini is an FDM DIY 3D printer kit. The printer comes partially assembled. You’ll be printing in minutes. The machine can print for long hours without the need for recalibration. It has been used by hobbyists and professionals to print a wide variety of useful models from Pokemon characters to plane turbines. Continue reading for the full review.
For example, one user printed the Exo Cayde-6 helmet with this printer. Notice how smooth and fine detailed it is.
Another striking example: a user printed parts for the EE-33 gun from the Star Wars movie. He also added the genuine riflescope in order for the gun to look more realistic.
The Creality CR-10 Mini is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers but is more than enough for prototyping and household use.
For example, see the model below. It took 24 hours 46 minutes to print, but it was all worth it. This 296g Low Poly Gengar is huge and well-defined. Send it out against other pokemons! But don’t forget to print a suitable Poke Ball.
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The Creality CR-10 Mini has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. For example, check out the turbine below.
The print head runs on rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise. There may be some play since this is a self-assembly kit, but the upside is you'll have solid knowledge of all the printer parts and how they interact together, giving you the flexibility to modify parts to fit your needs.
Here’s a model of Reinhardt from Overwatch, a great Christmas present:
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The Creality CR-10 Mini prints with PLA, ABS, TPU and other materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
Here’s a watch escapement print:
The Creality CR-10 Mini has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials. Here’s an ABS-made Minion, it will be an exciting addition to kids’ studying environment.
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To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.
The Creality CR-10 Mini prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 11.8 x 8.7 x 11.8 inches (300 x 220 x 300 mm) lets you print just about anything. Even a dinosaur!
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The printer is controlled via the built-in LCD interface which is user-friendly. There are some smarts to it, too. An auto-resume feature remembers where the printer left off in case of a power failure, and will resume printing when you start it up again.
3D models can be printed from computer via SD card or USB cable.
The printer works with the Cura software. The software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
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Creality CR-10 Mini is available in black color. Its stylish look makes ideal for both home and professional use. The printer dimensions are the build area of 19.5 x 18 x 20.5 inches (490 × 420 × 500 mm). It weighs 16.5 lb (7.5 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.
The price of the Creality CR-10 Mini is $329.99, which is reasonable considering its functionality.