Desktop 3D printer manufacturer Creality has announced the launch of its new CR-10 Smart Pro 3D printing system.
The FFF machine is based on the company’s older CR-10 Smart model and comes with a number of smart features that make the printing experience as pleasant as possible.
Priced at just $799, the CR-10 Smart Pro is aimed at both mainstream and prosumer users for applications such as functional prototyping, artistic models and figurines, housewares, and architectural designs.
Creality’s desktop 3D printing business
Based in China’s Shenzhen Technology Hub, Creality was founded in 2014 and has spent the past eight years designing an ever-growing range of desktop 3D printing systems. The company primarily operates in the FFF space, with some of its more recent launches including the CR-6 SE, CR-30, and Ender-7.
More recently, Creality has also developed its own line of fully enclosed 3D printers. This includes the Sermoon V1, CR-200B, high temperature version CR-5 Pro, Sermoon D1, etc. These machines are divided into consumer and professional series, with the former focusing on affordability and the latter offering high performance capabilities.
Although smaller, Creality’s line of resin-based 3D printers includes the LD-006, LD-002H and LD-002R machines, as well as the new HALOT-ONE, HALOT-SKY and HALOT-LITE systems.
The CR-10 Smart Pro
Creality’s latest machine aims to combine ease of use and performance, delivering a feature-rich 3D printing workflow for a wide variety of customers. Hardware-wise, the machine offers a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm for printing small to medium parts. The build surface is covered with a flexible magnetic spring steel PEI sheet, allowing for superior model adhesion and easier part removal.
Creality’s printer comes in the form of a modular assembly of seven pieces, mainly made of aluminum, which can be assembled in about ten minutes. Located along the Z-axis gantry is a low-power LED for comfortable nighttime operation.
The CR-10 Smart Pro features the company’s own “Sprite” extruder design, a dual-gear direct-drive extruder backed by a maximum nozzle temperature of 300℃. Complete with a titanium alloy core and a chrome-zirconium hotend, the device is said to offer improved wear resistance over previous designs and can print TPU, PETG, PA, Wood PLA and even plastics. carbon fiber composites.
Described as dual mode leveling, the machine calibration procedure combines elements of manual and automated leveling. The design choice claims to lend itself to improved leveling accuracy while maintaining time efficiency.
One of the key smart features of the CR-10 is its IoT functionality. Featuring Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity, the machine can be integrated with the Creality Cloud app for one-click cloud-based cutting and printing operations. So users can print and control their versions remotely from virtually anywhere. Thanks to the integrated HD camera, real-time construction monitoring is also possible.
Finally, on the front is a 4.3-inch HD touchscreen with a revamped user interface. Creality said the machine will support OTA updates, so system upgrades are also on the horizon.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the CR-10 Smart Pro. Creality celebrated its 8th anniversary on April 9 this year and launched its new DTC website as well as the official store, where users can get basic information and purchase the CR-10 Smart Pro for $799.
|Layer thickness||0.1 – 0.4mm|
|Bed temperature||Up to 100℃|
|Nozzle temperature||Up to 300℃|
|Print speed||80 – 100mm/s|
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Featured image shows the CR-10 Smart Pro at home. Photo via Creality.