Creality Official Ender 5 Pro 3D Printer with Silent Mainboard Pre-installed,Capricorn Tube, Metal Exruder,220 * 220 * 300mm Build Volume, Removable Platform, Dual Y-Axis, Modular Design
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Assembled, the Ender 5 Pro is a bit bigger than the Ender 3 V2 – 552 x 485 x 510 mm and 475 x 470 x 620 mm, respectively – so factor this in if you’re working with limited workshop or bedroom space. Firmware
The Ender 5 Pro extra 50 mm on the Z-axis gives you a bit more room to print taller objects. Max Nozzle and Bed TemperatureWhile the printer is also able to print a single part continuously with no interaction, we have found that the limitations of the 45 degree angle made it so only certain parts with specific geometry were viable to produce. Based on this, we feel that the printer is best suited for applications for very long prints (such as cosplay weapons or long functional parts), which would not be possible at all with other machines. The Ender 5 Pro is an enhanced version of the Ender 5, the first box-shaped 3D printer of the lineup. Despite its new look, the Ender 5 series shares all the main features that distinguish the Creality Ender 3D printers, namely: Strain based auto leveling - The CR-6 series uses a unique strain based leveling system that measures pressure on the nozzle, and actually touches the nozzle to the print surface to level the bed. One thing we didn’t like about this printer is that it does not include leveling wheels, so any larger inconsistencies in the bed require adjusting screws on the top of the bed, under the glass surface. However, the strain based leveling system works well, so you should not need to do this often if at all.
The 5 Pro comes bundled with a proprietary version of the Cura slicer, the so-called Creality slicer. The default printer profile lets you smoothly print with the provided filament just after unboxing.The Creality CR-X Pro is a unique printer in Creality’s lineup with its two extruders. This allows the printer to print two colors at once, although to do so you’ll need to find or create a 3D model that is designed for dual-color printing. The two extruders feed into a single hot end and nozzle, which does mean that both materials will need to have the same printing temperature. This slightly limits the capability of the printer, but the single-nozzle design is much easier to calibrate than a dual-nozzle design would be. Similar to the Creality K1, the K1 Max includes some control features that you won’t find on most of Creality’s other 3D printers. The Creality Cloud integration allows you to control your printer over Wi-Fi or the Internet, meaning you can load files onto the printer over the network, rather than needing to plug it directly into your computer or transfer the files with a SD card. You do also have the option of plugging in a USB flash drive with gcode files and printing using the touchscreen controller. In terms of firmware, the K1 Max runs a modified version of Klipper, which is a high-performance 3D printer firmware popular with the 3D printing community. Klipper allows the K1 Max to print at high speeds without reducing print quality.
But since every 3D printer and filament is different, you should calibrate your printer-filament combination anyway. To get the perfect temperature, speed, and retraction settings, there are many test objects on platforms like Thingiverse. The Ender 3 S1 Plus offers a 300 x 300 x 300 mm print volume (11.8" x 11.8" x 11.8"), as well as a number of nice-to-have features, most notably a direct drive extruder and a touch screen interface.
Building the Ender-5 Pro took several hours but wasn't difficult; I'd call it a slightly easier task than assembling the Ender-3 V2. The job involves bolting the vertical beams (a.k.a. extrusions) to the base, which supports the print bed and holds the motherboard and power supply. If you're getting into 3D printing and wanting a capable printer with the most advanced features, the Creality K1 is an excellent option. Its feature set and capabilities stand up well against the wider 3D printing market, and the major design elements have all been well-tested on previous machines by Creality and other manufacturers.