On April 6th, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality released the Ender-3 V2, a new generation of its enduring, stellar Ender-3 3D printer, at the company’s 6th anniversary celebration. Being the successor of the Ender-3, the V2 truly features plenty of interesting changes over its predecessor.
According to the company, the Ender-3 V2 has received over 8,000 pre-orders within one week as soon as it was released, which means it is creating a new Ender craze within the 3D printing community. All of this begs the question: What makes the Creality Ender-3 so stunning?
Sharing the same print volume as the Ender-3 at 220 x 220 x 250mm, users can print materials ranging from PLA and ABS to TPU and PETG. With pricing under $300, the Ender-3 V2 will also be a decent choice for those who are looking for affordability and usability.
The Ender-3 V2 has an innate superiority over its predecessors. The self-developed “silent” 32-bit motherboard with 2560 chipsets is capable of bringing the noise level down to 50dB, giving you a quieter and zippier printing experience. Equipped with a branded power supply from MeanWell, the Ender-3 V2 has a strong electric current and stable power voltage to quickly heat up its hotbed and nozzle to the required temperature, and let users to choose between a power voltage of 115V or 230V, based on their own needs.
Looking at the Ender-3 V2, it is easy to notice some distinguishable differences from its predecessors, the Ender-3 and Ender-3 Pro. The Ender-3 V2 has a carborundum glass bed with a flatter platform surface, which is quite helpful for improving overall material adhesion and removing prints from the platform more quickly and easily. On the extruder, there is a rotary knob added for promoting filament feed-in. To add more practicality, Creality has also added two adjustable tensioners respectively on the X-axis and Y-axis to prolong the service life of the belts. Underneath the machine base, there is a toolbox embedded for storing nozzles, needles, pliers and other tools.
Another change on the Ender-3 V2 is the HD color screen, instead of the old LCD character display. Connected with a DuPont cable, the screen is also very easy to be installed and detached. Though the screen is still navigated with a click wheel, the interface is clearer and simpler, which enables users to enjoy responsive interaction on the Ender-3 V2.
Upgraded from the popular Ender-3, the Ender-3 V2 is designed for geeks and DIY enthusiasts who are interested in exploring creativity. Creality bets that the Ender-3 V2 is going to inspire users to make more improvements on this machine. Right after it debuted on the market, users from all over the world are actively pre-ordering on it, and YouTubers are making videos for this machine, though they even don’t actually have the machine in hand.
We expect the Ender-3 V2 to create the next Ender craze in the near future!
Mechanical arrangement: Cartesian-XZ-head
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Compatible materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU
Accuracy: 0.1 mm
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Feeder system: Bowden
Extruder type: Single nozzle
Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
Max. build volume: 220 x 220 x 250 mm
Max. extruder temperature: 255 °C
Max. heated bed temperature: 100 °C
Max. print speed: 180 mm/s
Closed print chamber: No
Bed leveling: Manual
Print bed: Heated
Display: LCD color screen
Connectivity: Wifi, SD card
Built-in camera: No
Resume print: Yes
Recommended slicer: Creality slicer, Cura, Simplify3D
Operating system: Windows, Mac
File types: STL, OBJ
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Frame dimensions: 475 x 470 x 620 mm
Weight: 7.8 kg
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