Hot on the heels of the Ender-3’s transmogrification into the Ender-3 Pro, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality has turned its attention to the perennially beloved CR-10S.
Arguably one of the better 3D printer kits to release in 2017, the CR-10 (and the subsequent upgraded CR-10S) offered exceptional print quality out of the box. New for 2018, it looks like the company is hoping to bottle lighting once again by revising the CR-10S into the CR-10S Pro.
In all Creality details nine major features present on the CR-10S Pro, although there’s a bit more ground to cover than these alone.
We haven’t gotten our grubby paws on the printer yet — it’s currently only available for preorder on the Creality website — but that won’t stop us from poring over the specs and indulging ourselves with a little bit of speculation and guesswork.
Creality is putting particular emphasis on nine topline features of the Creality CR-10S Pro.
It would appear that the CR-10S Pro features an inductive proximity sensor, gifting the printer the ability to automatically detect the bed and assist in reading a matrix of points across the bed for bed leveling. This much is standard and well known.
The company goes on further to hint at “Compensation sensor setting”, and “Auxillary leveling”. It is not clear, but we would presume this to mean a live Z-offset to help fine tune the bed level as you print.
The Cr-10S Pro appears to feature an upgraded version of the mainboard used in the CR-10S. It is claimed to increase the stability and reliability of the printer’s performance, but in the absence of any metrics, there’s nothing we can say to this. It is hinted that the board has TMC drivers, but not explicitly stated which drivers are present. If so, this should sum up to a quieter printer that handles vertical planes and curves with fewer “salmon skin” artifacts.
Paying heed to the Bowden extruder arrangement on the CR-10S, the CR-10S pro boasts Capricorn Teflon tubing – possibly the best option for filament feeding in this way, due to high lubricity and high-temperature resistance.
Gone is the dot matrix LCD of the CR-10S, replaced by a vivid touchscreen unit and simplified UI. It very much looks to have been lifted from the CR-X. Indeed, the general arrangement of the base unit, with integrated power, mainboard and display appearing to be that of the CR-X.
Further similarities between the two come in a 300 x 300 x 400mm print volume, with a glass bed coated in an adhesive sticker.
A welcome feature for those that take advantage of that large build volume comes in print resume functionality. The CR-10S Pro will be able to pick up printing from where it left off after a power cut.
The original CR-10S has an auto-resume function, so it’s business as usual here for the line.
As with the CR-10S that precedes it, the CR-10S Pro features filament runout detection – again a welcome feature on long filament guzzling prints.
One of the more exciting hardware upgrades is the addition of a Bondtech-like dual gear feed in the extruder. Such a system should result in a more reliable and stronger feed of filament into that shiny new Cap’ tube. We likey.
Creality claims the CR-10S Pro’s heated bed can heat up to its max temp of 110 degrees Celsius in 5 minutes. Looking over the spec sheet, the output rating of 24V should confirm this to be the case.
The documentation for the CR-10S Pro shows a Mean Well power supply, a reputable brand that’s known for the reliability and safety of their PSUs.
Beyond these nine main features, the Creality CR-10S continues the design language of the brand’s recent printers — ribbon over aviation cables, oversized bed leveling nuts. From the CR-10S, we see a dual-leadscrew setup too, which should help with stability printing in the upper range of the build volume.
You can pick the Creality CR-10S Pro from the retailers below.
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