The Creality CR-5 Pro is a consumer-friendly professional FDM 3D printer produced by Creality. It is a desktop-sized 3D printing machine packed with a set of professional features, which makes it ideal for both home, education and professional use. In this printer, industrial accuracy and reliability go hand in hand with affordability. Whether you are a rookie, a teacher, a maker or an engineer this is the printer for you.
What makes this prosumer 3D printer stand out? Fitting almost any benchtop, the Creality CR-5 Pro is capable of producing tight-fitting end-use parts without giving up affordability. It makes professional-grade 3D printing accessible to anyone. With its ivory case and transparent blue doors, the CR-5 Pro looks sleeker and more sophisticated than Creality 3D printers standards. It comes already assembled and works as a plug-n-play device. Its print area measures 300 x 225 x 380 mm.
The CR-5 Pro comes with a firm metal frame and acrylic panels. It employs an improved single extrusion module with a powerful cooling fan and a glass heated bed. It is powered by a super-quiet motherboard with an ATMEGA2560 master chip for smooth, low-noise, safe operation. It benefits from a filament run-out detection system, a pause-n-print option and a LED light status indicator. These smart features make for a hassle-free 3D printing experience.
The stable construction and the quality components let you produce a broad range of aesthetically pleasing 3D parts over time. Continue reading for an in-depth review.
Creality 3D printers are characterized by great value for money. They boast an optimum quality/price ratio. Have a look at the following pics to get a better idea of their capability.
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The Creality CR-5 Pro is a semi-industrial FDM 3D printer. Thanks to its precise transmission system, it can print layers at 100 microns with an XY-axis position accuracy of up to 12 microns. It allows producing flawless 3D models with quite smooth surfaces and a reasonable amount of details.
The pause and resuming option allows interrupting and continuing the print job from where it left off, reducing the risk of printing failures.
The Creality CR-5 Pro comes stock with a single 0.4-mm nozzle, which gives you the best balance between speed and detail.
The print head runs on linear rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise. The state-of-the-art motherboard results in smooth motion, effective heat dissipation, and precise voltage control. It makes for a silent and safe printing experience.
The upgraded nozzle can heat up to 250°C while the heat bed reaches up to 100°C. This lets you print with a wide array of filaments, such as PLA, ABS, PETG, flexible materials and more.
According to the manufacturer, the CR-5 Pro features a redesigned Bowden extruder, which results in a smoother material feeding. It also improves the processing of flexible consumables. The extruder module includes a fan-cooling system for better heat dissipation and no warping.
The Creality CR-5 Pro comes stock with a heated Carborundum glass platform, which provides great adhesion while facilitating print removal. The hot bed along with the closed chamber allows reliably printing with a variety of ABS-type and temperature-sensitive filaments.
The Creality CR-5 Pro prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 11.8 x 8.8 x 20 inches (300 x 225 x 380 mm) lets you print large models in one piece. No need to split your models into parts.
The printer has a user-friendly interface. Thanks to the 4.3-inch touch screen, it gives you the possibility to easily manage the printing process.
3D models can be printed via a USB tethered computer or offline using an SD card.
The Creality CR-5 Pro works with the proprietary Creality Slicer. It is also compatible with most of the commercial 3D printing software available, including Repetier-Host, Simplify3D, and Cura.
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The Creality CR-5 Pro comes with an ivory aluminum case and transparent blue acrylic panels. Its sleek design makes it ideal for multi-industry applications.
The printer dimensions are 20.9 x 19.2 x 24.1 inches (530 x 487 x 612 mm). It weighs 85.5 lb (38.8 kg).
The price of the Creality CR-5 Pro is $1,099.00, which is reasonable considering its professional-grade quality and smart functionality.