When Creality launched the CR-10 in mid-2017, it became an instant hit in the 3D printing community. The large build volume and low price hit a sweet spot with consumers worldwide. Since then, the Chinese manufacturer Creality made a lot of improvements and modifications to its popular printer. Also, they have created a product line based, the biggest model being the Creality CR-10 S5.
Read how the Creality CR-10 S5 fits in the series and what features it offers.
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So you want to 3D print an eighth of a cubic meter? Look no further: the Creality CR 10 S5 offers an unparalleled build volume for a consumer printer. Here are some known pros and cons of the machine.
It is huge. The CR-10 S5 is one of the biggest available consumer printers. If you decide to buy one, make sure to clear up some space in your toolshed or lab. Also, make sure to include some additional space for the control box.
It comes pre-assembled. Although being marketed as a 3D printer kit, the Creality CR-10 S5 comes mostly pre-assembled. All you have to do is to mount the Z-axis to the base, connect the cables and you’re ready to 3D print. This shouldn’t take longer than 30 to 60 minutes.
In the box, you will find these parts:
Filament Runout Detection Sensor: A feature found pretty commonly today. You run the 3D printed sensor between the spool and the hotend. If the filament runs out, the mechanical sensor picks up the information and pauses the print, so you can resume later. This is one of the major improvements of the Creality CR-10 S5 3D Printer. And rest assured, it will come in handy you’ll start printing bigger models.
External control board: As with Creality CR-10, the power brick, the RAMboard, and controls are located in a separate external “brick”. The spool holder is mounted on top. The heated bed now also uses a MOSFET for electrical safety. Also, the cables are significantly longer than on the regular CR-10.
Dual Z Rod Screws & Motors: As the form factor’s bigger, Creality uses two Z axis screw rods and motors on this printer. This leads to a more reliable performance. The Dual Lead Screw design will also stabilize the machine during tall prints.
Auto-resume feature: In case of a power failure, the Creality CR-10 S5 remembers where it left off and will resume printing when you start it up again.
Heated bed: The Creality CR-10 S5 has a heated bed that lets you operate and experiment with a lot of materials.
Connections: Connection-wise the Creality CR-10 S5 offers Micro-SD card and a USB connector.
Removable glass bed: The bed can easily be removed to pluck the print off the bed. Also, Creality throws in a spool of Kapton tape if you don’t want to print on the bed directly.
Improved build quality: In comparison to the Creality CR-10, the quality of the parts has been ramped up in the Creality CR-10 S5. Instead of using 3D printed components, the frame uses injection-molded parts and aluminum rods.
These are the specs for the Creality CR-10 S5:
But what are the differences between all those CR-10 models? Currently, there are seven models you can buy.
Creality CR-10. This is the standard model that started it all in early 2017. It is the most affordable model, but it comes without a filament sensor. Also, most of the components aren’t improved. Still, it is a great 3D printer, as you can read in our in-depth Creality CR-10 Review: 2019 Creality CR-10 Review – Still a Great and Affordable 3D Printer.
Creality CR-10S: This is the updated version of the Creality CR-10. It costs slightly more than the CR-10.
Creality CR-10 Mini: The not-so-small Mini offers a slightly smaller build volume (300 x 220 x 300mm instead of 300 x 300 x 400mm), but overall, you get an impressive feature set. Read more about the CR-10’s little brother right here: 2019 Creality CR-10 Mini – Review the Specs
Creality CR-10 S5: To make matters even more complicated, Creality offers a “CR-10 S5” model. This one has an even bigger build volume of 500 x 500 x 500 mm. Otherwise, it‘s based on the Creality CR-10S.
Creality CR-X: Creality’s first dual-extruder machine started shipping in Summer 2018 and offers a few new features and a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400mm.
Creality CR-20: With a smaller build volume of 220 x 220 x 250 mm, this 2018 model is more of an update of the popular consumer printer Creality Ender. Read more about it here: 2018 Creality CR-20 – Review the Specs
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