Since 2017, when the Creality CR-10 came out, Creality has made significant improvements to its superstar. The S series is the culmination of these efforts, with the Creality CR-10 S5 at the top of the line. Literally, it is the tallest in the series.
Some major improvements include: larger build volume, a second rod for the z-axis to minimize wobbling during printing, and overall better quality parts. To explore what this printer is capable of, continue reading for the full review.
One pro used it to build drink tray arms for the R2-D2 droid.
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Another user printed special bookmarks for his colleague. Do you know what these are? These are the Hand of the King and the Hand of the Queen from the infamous Game of Thrones. Who is in charge now?
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The Creality CR-10 S5 is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. For example, the Black Panther model below.
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The Creality CR-10 S5 has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. This X-Wing miniature is a great example. Look at how fine-detailed each part is.
The printer has a sturdy frame. The print head runs on rails, which makes printing consistent, fast and precise. Yet there may be some play since this is a self-assembly kit.
Creality CR-10 S5 prints with PLA, ABS, TPU, wood, carbon fiber, copper and other materials.
For example, the Doom hammer below was printed with hatchbox silver PLA for all hammer parts and hatchbox wood PLA for the handle.
Another example are the wheels for the R2-D2 drone. The central parts were made with PETG, the outer parts with Filaflex.
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 S5 prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inches (500 x 500 x 500 mm) lets you print just about anything. Even a wheel! It took 95 hours to print and weighs 5 kg. See the Marvin model for scale.
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The printer is controlled via the built-in LCD interface.
3D models can be printed from computer via SD card and USB.
The printer works with Cura software and is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Creality CR-10 S5 is available in black, gray, white, yellow or red colors. Its stylish look makes ideal for both home and professional use.
The printer dimensions are 32 x 40.5 x 28 inches (810 x 1028 x 712 mm). It weighs 44 lb (20 kg). The spool holder is mounted separately from the printer.
The price of the Creality CR-10 S5 is $699.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.