If you need a very large print volume on a reasonable budget, the Creality3D CR 10 3D printer is an excellent choice. Creality3D is a Chinese manufacturer that exists since 2014 (website). The standard version allows printing in a volume of 300x300x400mm (LxWxH). If that’s not enough, Creality3D sells two other kits to bring the print volume to 400x400x400mm or a giant volume of 500x500x500mm (about $1000!).
This 3D DIY printer kit is full of innovations. First of all, Creality offers us a pre-assembled kit. The printer is delivered in the form of 3 subassemblies (the base, the vertical frame with carriage embroidering the print head, the control box with reel). Everything is assembled in 10′(according to Creality obviously, 1 hour is rather realistic). Made entirely of black anodized aluminum profiles, Creality 3D has replaced ball rails for polymer coated wheels. The printer is much more precise and quieter.
Creality3D CR-10, assembly in 10 minutes chrono!
The Creality3D CR10 3D printer is delivered as a self-assembly DIY kit. Creality3D announces an assembly time of 10 minutes (provided to screw very quickly :)). To achieve such a fast assembly, the printer is delivered in the form of subassemblies already assembled. The carriage supporting the print tray is already delivered assembled on the frame format the base of the printer. We will screw the frame of the vertical axis Z on which is already installed the axis embarking the print head. Both NEMA Z-axis motors are already installed on the uprights. The amounts are fixed on the base by a screw located under the frame. The set is then stiffened using two side plates. The glass tray is held by tongs. The wiring is really very simple. The motors, the print head and the heating plate are connected to the control box (which is equipped with an OLED display screen) using two cables that are connected to the back of the latter to using quick connectors. We finish the assembly by installing the reel above the control box. It’s a detail, but it’s often the first piece to print with the other kits!
Here is a small video (accelerated) that shows all the steps of assembly.
It is an ideal kit to start in 3D printing. First of all, you will not run into big problems during setup and configuration. Equipped with a heating plate, it will be able to print a wide variety of filaments (PLA, ABS, PVA, PP) and why not special filaments (wood, HIPS, fluorescent).
Adjusting the flatness of the tray
To adjust the flatness of the tray, first turn off the Disable Steppers from the menu and then use the set screws below the tray (at all four corners). A sheet of paper must be able to pass freely between the tray and the nozzle.
Technical specifications :
- Printing area: 300 x 300 x 400mm
- Print speed: 150 mm / s
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm (can be replaced by a 0.2 or 0.3mm nozzle)
- Printing accuracy: +/- 0.1mm
- Maximum temperature of the head: 270 ° C
- Heating tray
- Printable Filaments: ABS, PLA, TPU, Fluorescent, PVA Nylon, PP, Wood, HIPS …
- Diameter filament: 1.75mm
- Structure: aluminum profile
- Available colors: orange, blue
- LCD display of rotary navigation button configuration
- Printing modes:
- Online USB cable from Cura or other 3D printing software
- Offline with an SD board
- Supported file format: GCode, JPG, OBJ, STL
- Supported software: CURA, Repetier-Host, simplify 3D
- Weight of the printer: 10.3 kg
- Printer: 490 * 600 * 615 mm
- Packing: 540 * 640 * 310 mm
- Supported environments: Linux, Windows, OSX.
Resources to assemble the Creality3D CR-10
Here are some additional resources found on the internet that can also help you during editing and configuration
3D printing parts to improve your printer
The CR-10 is a printer already very successful but the Makers have still found some tricks. You can download the pieces on Thingiverse. Here are the most interesting:
- Filament guide
- Cable conduit for feeding the heated bed
- Hood cable extruder
- Webcam support
- Adjustable Z-axis limit switch
- Ball bearing coil support
- Comparator support (or caliper) for adjusting the flatness of the printing plate
Creality3D CR-10 3D printer specials
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