Creality is known for its big printers that is just what people need in the world of 3D printing. When the Creality CR-10, Cartesian-style printer came into the market, people were highly impressed by its large build area. It was already making people go nuts over the quality and design. But soon the Chinese manufacturer came up with an upgrade for the printer – Creality 3D CR-10S. The CR-10S is known for promising a better experience at 3D printing than the well-known C-10 at a slighter higher price.
But before to run to the market to buy the upgraded alternative, it is essential to see if it is better than the previous design. We will find that by comparing different aspects of the two printers in the rest of the article.
When it comes to design and looks, the CR-10S is quite similar to its predecessor. The build area is quite the same in the two printers – 300x300x400mm. It also has a glass print bed fitted to the design.
In the case of CR10s, the glass plate is known to have well-rounded edges that can fit the aluminium plate perfectly below it. It is also known for having paper clips that can be quite handy to keep the glass plate intact. It also significantly eases the final prints removal from the print bed.
The design of the printer is minimalistic, with an ergonomic appeal and clean lines. The latest printer also has a unique aluminium frame that is useful for sturdiness. It also has a dual lead screw design that helps stabilise the overall structure when printing talker and larger 3D models.
In Cr-10S printers, the Z-axis is known to dominate the movements where the entire frame goes back and for the on linear bearings that supposedly move to and fro.
After Creality CR-10, the Creality CR-10S vs Creality CR-10S Pro war is also something people may have to consider, given that newer upgrades are coming to the market at the speed of light. However, this article focuses more on the Creality CR-10 and Creality CR-10S.
When you look at CR-10S, you will find a plain cardboard box used for wrapping the printer that is quite similar to the predecessor. Many times the labelling might confuse others because the names are quite identical.
You will have to see very carefully to see the small label that mentioned the model as CR-10S. The printer is packed quite neatly and secured using foam trays, which is quite the trademark of Creality.
The entire printer can be divided into four parts – the control box, the lower and upper frame parts, and the box contained the other components like filament detection switch, USB and AC cables, filament holder PLA filament, cleaning nozzle needle, filament remover, tools necessary for assembly, spare parts, frame parts, card and micro USB reader, and the quick start guide.
The guide of both the printers is quite the same, which is something Creality must try enhancing in case of future upgrades. The micro USB will contain the information that is needed for setting up the printer. Following the step-by-step instructions as well as references will be quite useful for amateurs and beginners.
If you are thorough with the instructions correctly and do as written, setting up is not very difficult.
The printers designed by Creality are quite reliable and straightforward, and the latest model is not an exception to that. The printer’s plastic extrusion was made with the help of the Bowden extrusion technique.
It also comes with a glass print surface and a heated bed, which is best for PLS filament. The bigness of the printer is quite a highlight, along with the print volume and its size. The build volume of the two printers is 300x300x400mm, which is known for great versatility concerning the kind of items you can print using this incredible printer. The linear bearing system works quite well because of the extruded aluminium struts. It is known for providing a steady and smooth motion system for reflecting the high quality of prints.
The CR-10S also can swap nozzles, which is known for speeding the overall printing process in case of larger prints without having to compromise on the details.
The filament-out detection system is one of the critical improvements in case of the latest design which is known to halt the printing when there is no filament left. It is quite a game-changer because running out of filament is quite likely in case of long-running print jobs.
The print resume is another nice feature that allows the printer to stop printing when there is a power outage.
Apart from PLA filament, the latest upgrade offers prints using a variety of materials like –
- Wood fills
The three significant improvements in the lasts version include the print-resume, filament-out detection system, and Z-axis threaded rods. Now, it is up to you whether these features are worth the price you pay.