The 3D printer Creality Ender 3 is a DIY machine to assemble that succeeds the Ender 2 but has nothing in common with the previous generation. The print volume increases to 220 × 220 × 250 mm, bringing the Enders 3 closer to the CR-10S from the same Chinese manufacturer. Creality3D is able to sell the Ender-3 for less than 200 € with a heating tray, a BuildTak and the recovery after interruption of printing. This Prusa i3 mk3 base also comes with a control screen and can be assembled in less than two hours. The manual is not always well detailed, we recommend to follow these guides to assemble the Ender-3.
With a resolution of 100 microns and a maximum printing speed of 200 mm / s, the Ender 3 accepts PLA, TPU and even ABS with a diameter of 1.75 mm. You can use the Enders 3 in autonomy by USB key. Level management from a computer, Creality recommends using the application Ultimaker Cura but no profile is proposed. This video tutorial will help setup the print settings.
After having a long time with the Creality CR10, I wanted to test another printer from home. Possibly a smaller model to fit it at home. I naturally turned to the Enders 3. To order, I went through a European reseller who is a partner with Creality. I already order my filaments at home. The new player in the 3D printer and filament reseller sector that is skyrocketing.
Indeed, the volume of the cardboard is divided by 2 compared to a CR10. Inside the box, once open is super well protected. I go out all the pieces and the screws. First positive point, all the screw bags have a label with their name. Then a small notice in a few steps. I say to myself, “oula, it’ll be light”. But hey, I start editing. No particular difficulty, everything is almost pre-assembled. In the pack have found a whole set of Allen keys and flat keys. There is also a pliers and spare parts, including a nozzle. We find the necessary to clean the nozzles.
Well, after about 30 minutes the Ender 3 is mounted. Hmm …. It seems to me too simple. Go I turn on and I set the tray (yes, the tray is heated). I find the big wheels that we saw on thingiverse to add to the CR10. There is also the original cable cover at the back of the tray. That plateau set, quickly done. I put the SD card provided with and search to find a file to print. Hop, I start printing. The tray does not heat up. It is equipped with a kind of Builtak. And guess what? The print runs perfectly and it hangs great.
So to sum up I end up with a functional printer in about 30 minutes with original:
- Heating tray
- LCD screen
- Trapezoidal rods
- All the necessary tools
- A tool to take off parts
- A print area of 220x220x250
- An SD card and a USB key
- A little bit of filament
- Spare parts (style a nozzle, screws, …)
- Aluminum structure
Price of the Enders 3: 199 € !!
And the most beautiful – A service with a friendly team that responds even when we bought a DiscoEasy elsewhere.
Without wanting to compare but still, I think Dagoma offers models at 299 € (discoeasy) with which it takes at least 4 hours to assemble their machine and which ultimately does not print. Or if, but you have to go through the Thingiverse box or have studied mechanical engineering.
Thanks to those who have released free parts and helped make this machine work. Because you have to be clear, nothing works. So censorship is a pleasure to erase comments on Facebook that could disturb.
But it’s a fact, last week I see a Dagoma addon € 90 for 2 trapezoidal rods, 2 motors and 2 plastic bits! Everyone complains about the service and nothing moves.
I will not talk about the Neva or the Neva Magis supposed to be plug and play ….
So if you read me Dagoma, change direction and take care of your customers and stop the addons