Creality specializes in high-quality, low-budget 3D printers. Its CR-10 series contains some of its top-selling products. Our favorite 3D printer in the CR-10 series is the Creality CR-10 V3. This 3D printer is an upgrade to the CR-10 V2. Continue reading to learn why we love the CR-10 V3, and why it’s a great option if you want an easy-to-use and affordable printer for creating large models.
The design of the CR-10 V3 is similar to that of other printers in the Creality CR-10 series. However, the Creality CR-10 V3 comes with some upgrades that set it apart, namely its direct drive extruder and new firmware. This printer has the “golden triangle” design with the Z-axis brace connecting the top of the frame to the base. It also has a solid aluminum extrusion build. The golden triangle design improves stability and overall print quality. Don’t expect the usual Z-axis wobble. The CR-10 V3 has a compact design and a sleek look.
The Creality CR-10 V3 3D printer is pre-assembled and has a manual to guide you through the rest of the process. It will take about 20 minutes to finish the assembling process.
Note: The Creality CR-10 V3 supports both automatic and manual bed leveling. Professionals may opt for the manual method, while the automatic option is ideal for beginners.
The Creality CR-10 V3 3D printer has a Cartesian XZ-based construction, offering a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm. This print volume is ideal for larger prints or printing parts.
The Creality CR-10 V3 comes with an Ultra base type of build plate. The build plate of the CR-10 V3 is made of Carborundum glass and is designed to reduce wrapping, so it’s easier to remove your prints after cooling off. The CR-10 V3 build plate can reach a maximum temperature of 100 C. The printer’s hot end can reach max temperatures of 260 C.
When it comes to print speed, the CR-10 V3 prints fast. This device can reach a maximum print speed of 180 mm per second. This speed will come in handy when printing large models. There is no onboard camera on the CR-10 V3 device, so the only way to monitor your print progress is from outside.
The Creality CR-10 V3 has a sleek touch screen with a nice interface.
Upgraded Direct Drive
The Creality CR-10 V3 printer comes with a direct driver feeder system. The CR-10 V3 direct extruder is located above the hot end. This location allows the extruder to feed the filament directly into the nozzle. This design reduces filament travel time to the hot end. This direct extruder comes in handy with more flexible filament types. This upgraded extruder driver also prevents filament spilling and stringing.
The Creality CR-10 V3 has an upgraded 24V/350 W Mean Well power supply. The power supply of this 3D printer is stable. It heats up quickly and is designed to maintain temperature. This power supply system will not give you any issues.
The CR-10 V3 is also designed with a resume print function that protects your models in case power goes out. This feature allows the device to pause printing and continue when power is restored.
Upgraded Silent Motherboard
Creality upgraded the motherboard of the CR-10 V3 printer. The new TMC2208 drive offer ultra-silent printing and excellent performance. Unlike other printers, the CR-10 V3 prints in complete silence at around 50 decibels.
The Creality CR-10 V3 3D printer is compatible with slicer software like Repetier-Host, Cura, and Simplify 3D. It works with various operating systems like Mac OS, Windows XP, and Linux. This 3D printer also supports various file input formats like AMF, OBJ, and STL. Plus, it comes with slots for USB and SD cards.
The Creality CR-10 V3 is compatible with various filament types, including ABS, TPU, PLA, and PETG. This 3D printer has a filament diameter of 1.75 mm. This 3D printer also comes fitted with a filament sensor that will notify you and stop printing when you run out of filament.
One of the most remarkable features of the Creality CR-10 V3 3D printer is you can improve it yourself. Although the bed leveling of this device is manual, Creality left space for the BL touch bed leveling probe. The manufacturer intentionally left room for DIY improvements.
- Printing Technology: FDM
- Build Volume: 300 x 300 x 400mm
- Net Weight: 11.5KG
- Printing Speed: 180mm/s, recommended: 30-60mm/s
- Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
- Precision: +-0.1mm
- Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
- Maximum Hot Bed Temperature: 100°C
- File Transfer: USB/SD Card
- File Format: STL/OBJ/AMF
- Slicing Software: Cura/Repetier-Host/Simplify3D
- Power Supply: AC Input 115V/230V, Output: 24V
- Power Rating 350W
- Auto-Leveling: Optional
- Filament Compatibility: PLA/ABS/PETG/TPU & More
- Filament Diameter: 1.75mm