Elegoo Neptune 2S vs Flashforge Creator Pro

  • Great for the price
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good quality prints
  • No assembly video included in the package
  • Product is not compatible with Windows 10
  • Great for beginners
  • Least amount of hassle and the shortest learning curve
  • 3D printing takes much trial and error
  • One of the white wires caught on fire

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Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Reliability

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Easy setup and great build quality
This is my second Elegoo printer, and my first FDM printer. So far it's been great with only one tiny issue with the hardware. That being that one leg is not level and I had to shim it. That's it. I had issues working with the provided slicing software for Mac, which doesn't currently function. It w...
5/5
Jessica Janiuk
14 days ago
amazon.com
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Flashforge Creator Pro
Wife just said "Get yourself a 3D printer for Christmas", I'm so excited, watching YouTube videos but I know nothing.
My vote goes to a Flashforge Creator Pro 2, An IDEX system that costs about $700 (US) and has a big enough bed for a full xbox controller (OP stated this was the sort of size he was looking for in another comment). It is capable of printing PLA, PETG, ABS, PVA and because its direct drive you can also do flexible filaments (TPU/ TPE).
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6
Smiling_Blobfish
reddit.com/r/3Dprinting
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Price/value Ratio

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Absolute trash, I thought Elegoo was better than this.
Mine came with a misaligned frame, a broken wheel, and the bed carriage was bent in TWO PLACES! I managed to loosen the frame bolts on the side and straighten it out, but the carriage couldn't be fixed and a replacement wheel didn't fix the alignment issue either. Elegoo's customer service is very i...
1/5
Max Schmer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Flashforge Creator Pro
Wife just said "Get yourself a 3D printer for Christmas", I'm so excited, watching YouTube videos but I know nothing.
My vote goes to a Flashforge Creator Pro 2, An IDEX system that costs about $700 (US) and has a big enough bed for a full xbox controller (OP stated this was the sort of size he was looking for in another comment). It is capable of printing PLA, PETG, ABS, PVA and because its direct drive you can also do flexible filaments (TPU/ TPE).
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6
Smiling_Blobfish
reddit.com/r/3Dprinting
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Quality Of Manufacture

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Random quality on each printer I ordered
The first one I ordered came in and worked great right away. The next two I have had did not. I have been 3D Printing for almost 10 years and I know all about these types of printers, so my review is not from the perspective of someone new to 3D Printing. Two of my three orders for the Neptune2 3D P...
2/5
RetroDesign3D
8 months ago
amazon.com
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Flashforge Creator Pro
Wife just said "Get yourself a 3D printer for Christmas", I'm so excited, watching YouTube videos but I know nothing.
My vote goes to a Flashforge Creator Pro 2, An IDEX system that costs about $700 (US) and has a big enough bed for a full xbox controller (OP stated this was the sort of size he was looking for in another comment). It is capable of printing PLA, PETG, ABS, PVA and because its direct drive you can also do flexible filaments (TPU/ TPE).
PositivePositive
6
Smiling_Blobfish
reddit.com/r/3Dprinting
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Ease Of Use

Elegoo Neptune 2S
Amazing for $160 but patients is needed.
I've been doing using one the Elegoo Mars 2P for a couple of months and wanted to get into the PLA side of the 3D printing world but didn't want to drop a lot into it initially and this was a great price point to start at. Now I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into even after reading a...
5/5
Amazon Customer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Flashforge Creator Pro
Great printer with excellent support from the seller!
Executive summary: This is a great printer and the seller (Tang) provides great support! I knew nothing about 3D printing when I bought it and found it very easy to set up and use. I was printing well under an hour after I opened the box. The seller included a sticker right on the front of the machi...
5/5
Helios
2 years ago
amazon.com
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