The Creality 3D Ender 6 3D printer is a successor to the Creality Ender 5 Pro. It brings to life features that make for a better 3D printer. In comparison, you get a larger print area, faster print speed, a more refined build, and lots more. Details on the specs and price discussed in this article will help you make your purchase decision.
Where to Buy Creality Ender 6 3D Printer
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Creality 3D Ender 6 Key Specs & Features
- 4.3 inch HD Touch Screen
- ±0.1mm Print Precision
- TMX-2208 Chipset
- Filament Runout Sensor
- 250 x 250 x 400mm Print size
- SD-Card Support
- Resume printing function
- 150mm/s Print Speed
- 24V/350W Power supply
The Creality 3D Ender 6 features an all-metal chamber based on a Core-XY structure, which facilitates a faster printing speed, more on that later. This setup poses as one of the most sturdy and efficient on 3D printers we have today.
Enthusiasts who intend to purchase this 3D printer, have the option to choose either a standard configuration or high configuration, which offers an Acrylic enclosure.
The Acrylic enclosure is a transparent enclosure that helps hold the walls of the 3D printer in place. It also helps protects the inner chamber as well as the printed material from dust, which in turn helps facilitates top-notch print.
The Acrylic enclosure wraps around the sides of the printer, with an exception to the top, due to the presence of the printer head. It also offers two doors which lets you gain access to the printer material once the printing has been concluded.
The dimension of the Creality 3D Ender 6 chamber reads 250 x 250 x 400 mm, which is slightly bigger than the 220 x 220 x 300 chamber dimension of the Creality Ender 5D Pro. This slight increase in chamber size facilitates the possibility of having bigger prints.
Software & Printing
The Creality 3D Ender 6 offers a suite of features that facilitates a very seamless printing experience that sort of appeals to the beginner, intermediate and professional.
For starters, you get a 4.3-inch HD touch-screen interactive display, with a very intuitive user interface. This touch-screen interface is where enthusiasts can set up the printer settings as well as load sliced 3D models before they proceed to make the print.
Speaking on loading sliced 3D models, enthusiasts have the option of printing form either an SD card or making use of an online printing method.
The recommended slicing software is Cura. Enthusiasts have support on MAC, Linux, and Windows 7 through to Windows 10.
A Faster Printing Speed
Having a Core XY structure comes with a lot of benefits, one of which is having a very fast print speed. The Creality 3D Ender 6 boasts of a 150mm/s print speed, which is way faster than what we had on its predecessor. In fact, Creality claims 3 times faster.
Aside from the already discussed features, Creality Ender 6 also comes packs with a couple of nifty features that help make the whole printing experience enjoyable. These features are outlined below:
Resume Printing Function: This is a feature that helps enthusiasts resume printing from where they stopped. This helps in scenarios where there is a power interruption or a filament breakage
Filament Sensor: Aside from power interruption, having printing filaments getting finished or breaking during the printing process may also ruin the print.
The filament sensor brings printing to a halt when it senses a filament breakage, after which it proceeds to give an LED indication which prompts the enthusiasts to check the filament for problems.
Silent Printing: Thanks to the TMX-2208 chip on the motherboard on the Ender 6 motherboard, the 3D printer can print 3D models with very low sonority.
Creality 3D Ender 6 Price and Availability
The Price of the Creality 3D Ender 6 starts around $599, which translates to 232,112 Naira in Nigeria, 64,601 KSH in Kenya and 3,463 GHC in Ghana.
The Creality 3D Ender 6 is expected to be available from August 2020. It will available for purchase from leading online retail stores like Ali-Express and Amazon
Creality 3D Ender 6 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Creality 3D Ender 6:
- Type: FDM 3D Printer
- Display: 4.3 inch HD Touch Screen
- Printing Material: PLA, Other plastics, ABS
- Filament Size: 1.75 mm
- Platform Board: Carborundum Glass Platform
- Layer Height: 0.1m -0.4mm
- Engraving Accuracy: ± 0.1mm
- Print Speed: 150mm/s
- Maximum Printing Size: 250 x 250 x 400mm
- Molding Technology: FDM Printer
- Slicer Software: Cura / Repetier – Host / Simplity 3D
- File Format: STL, 3MF, AMF, OBJ, Gcode
- Print Mode: Online Printing / SD-Card
- System Support: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista, macOS
- Product Weight: 30kg
- Output Voltage: 24V
- Nominal Current (AC): 4A /2.1A
- Nominal Voltage: 115 / 350V