Creality Ender 5 vs Flashforge Creator Pro
- Great for quick builds
- Capable of some really nice prints and good speeds
- Insanely customizeable/upgradeable
- Silent control board (not that it matters, see below)
- Fans are VERY loud
- Great for first-time 3D printer owners
- Easy to use
- Lots of features
- Dual extrusion opens up many possibilities
- Requires some assembly
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Repeatable print failure, possibly overheating driver
This is the first Creality product I've ever bought, and the last I will ever waste money on. I've had six different printers now and this has more problems than every other one combined. The repeatable failure is a massive layer shift on the X axis at the same layer, in the same direction, with the same distance every time; the bed doesn't move, I've tried adjusting the belt tension, the carriage tension, and different code from different computers, different SD cards, and different filament, but nothing has fixed this. This is the final straw and I just don't want to deal with this printer anymore
10 months ago
Wife just said "Get yourself a 3D printer for Christmas", I'm so excited, watching YouTube videos but I know nothing.
I also see a lot of people reccomend the Prusia mk3s. OP, these are great printers but I want you to understand what you are paying for when you buy the printer. The I3 (bedflinger) design is one of the cheapest designs on the market and a Prusia mk3s probably costs about $500-$600 (US) in parts but the rest of the cost is people checking all the electrical components to see if they function properly, research and development into new iterations and for extensive, high quality customer support. If you buy the prebuilt then you will also be paying for someone to put the printer together and run a ~2 hour test print to make sure the thing works
2 years ago
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