I receive comments and messages every single day asking what 3D printer to buy. The Creality CR-10 is 90% pre-built, has a big build volume of 300x300x400mm, and I was blown away by the incredible printing quality: https://goo.gl/L2UayK or https://goo.gl/xMBWCj
It was nicely packaged with thick foam surrounding the entire 3D printer. The assembly was very easy, only a few screws to tighten up and half a dozen of connections to make. From opening the box to printing was only an hour and a half! That’s crazy!
My first print was two upgrades using the included white filament at 0.2mm layer height. I was blown away by the invisible layers! The printing quality was outstanding! The two upgrades I recommend is a fan nozzle that is more angled and will improve cooling. The second one is a strain relief bracket for the heat bed connections. You can find them here:
Fan nozzle: https://goo.gl/nS9v0f
Strain relief bracket: https://goo.gl/bOMxkJ
One problem I found was the heated bed not reaching high enough temperature. It was heating very slowly and was only able to reach 85°C. This will cause ABS plastic to cool down too quickly, resulting in layer separations. However, it was easily fixed by improvising an enclosure. This will trap the heat inside, resulting in beautiful ABS prints.
Nylon and flexible filaments was no problem. In fact, I was able to print my FilaFlex filament at 15mm/s, that’s just as fast as my direct drive printers!
Lastly I printed a scaled up Benchy boat using pink PLA at 0.3mm layer height. That too turned out pretty much perfect!
I was happily surprised by how great this printer works. In conclusion, this is my preferred 3D printer right now. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good performance printer!