Looking at the current lineup of 3D Printers on the market you might be struggling to find 3D printers with enough build space, flexible printing options, or more importantly, one that falls within your budget.
The CR-10s is easily one of the best 3D Printers on the market right now, and for good reason. It’s a quality build made with some of the most important hobbyist features in mind.
Although being marketed as a 3D printer kit, the Creality CR-10S comes mostly pre-assembled. All you have to do is to mount the Z-axis to the base, connect the cables and you’re ready to 3D print. This shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes.
The Creality CR-10S has a heated bed that lets you operate and experiment with a lot of materials. This fella, though he heats up to a toasty 100°C, takes a long time getting ready. Also, despite the fact it’s heated, it’s not an ideal printer for filaments like ABS in its stock state, because it lacks an enclosed build space (but this is something you can certainly add to your printer if printing with ABS is important).
External control board
As with Creality CR-10, the power brick and controls are located in a separate external “brick”. The spool holder is mounted on top. While this makes sense — if the spool holder was on top of the printer it would make the machine even taller and would add more wobble to the prints — it also can be very unstable (we suggest taping it to your workspace to avoid a filament spool falling off midway through a print. Trust us, this happens). The heated bed now also uses a MOSFET for electrical safety.
Speaking of print speed the Creality CR 10s prints at a maximum print speed of 200 mm/second. When working on more intricate or delicate designs you should reduce the speed of print to a reasonable level to ensure high print quality.
With it’s print speed, and 100-300 micron resolution this 3D printer is able to churn out quite accurate 3D prints.
- Standard build volume that dwarfs most printers.
- Easy assembly.
- Simple design & few moving parts are easy to troubleshoot.
- Large prints make for impressive fun.
- Handles fine detail well.
- Removable glass print bed.
- Good value.
- Intuitive control box
- A little difficult to level the bed.
- Bed takes a long time to heat up.
- Filament spool placement is very precarious.
- Prints have a tough time sticking to glass bed
The CR -10s truly delivers a seamless 3D printing experience as long as you get its settings right. It gives you the ability to 3D print large prints with fine details even while on a budget.