Creality CR-10 5S is a successor of another, pretty well-known on the market 3D printer with a neat name CR-10. It comes in a few versions differing by the size of working area and… color.
Specifications Creality CR-10 5S:
Machine color: Blue, Orange, black(optional)
Build volume: 500×500×500mm
Materials: PLA/ABS/TPU/wood/carbon fiber/Copper
Forming technology: FDM
Speed: Normal 60mm/s. Max 100mm/s
Software: Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-host
Print heads: Single nozzle
Power of two motors instead of one
The first and most interesting advantage of Creality CR-10 5S is the fact that it’s based on two Z axis motors. Most previous versions of the printer have only one motor. In practice it meant that with the so-called tall prints (at least 20-30 cm high), in the driving system there appeared vibrations that had a huge impact on the degradation of print quality. Introducing a second motor stabilizes the axis, and large prints look much better owing to this.
Lack of power is not a problem!
Best 3D printers have a special option of resumption print in case of power outage. Creality CR-10 5S has a similar function, it stores current stage of printing in its internal memory. Due to this a short loss of power supply will not result in a disastrous waste of filament.
The quality of print is a strong point of Creality CR-10 5S. The manufacturers took care and made sure all its components improve the accuracy of code reproduction of the three-dimensional detail. A perfect example is the casing made from durable aluminum components that compensate the possible working table vibrations.
In comparison with other 3D printers the quality of particular details’ print looks very decent. Let’s take into consideration that it’s an equipment designated for large elements, which generate relatively big overload. Unfortunately, the dedicated glass sheet can influence the print quality, but let’s leave it for later.
A few (un)usual drawbacks
Creality CR-10 5S isn’t a perfect printer. Some of its shortcomings result directly from technological conditions, and others… well. So, what can we pick on in the context of Creality CR-10 5S?
- Too long table heating up: it’s a drawback of most large 3D printers. As long as obtaining 60 centigrade is still possible, 90 centigrade is… fiction. Therefore those who like to print with ABS can be a bit disappointed. Unless they use appropriate thermal insulation.
- Short table power cords. This, unfortunately, is entirely a fault on the side of manufacturer. While the cord is long enough to allow the table in all directions, the feeder itself has to be very close to the device. It results in difficult access to the extruder.
- Crooked glass is a fault mentioned before. The pane which is supposed to support the printed objects is simply curved, which has considerably impact on the stability of details and quality of their make. Perfect milling its surface doesn’t help at all, just as turning it onto the other side.
Creality CR-10 5S is a good quality printer that guarantee huge working area (depending on the version) and stable work (even with losses of power supply). On the other hand, some of its faults are elementary, and should be polished up by the manufacturer as soon as possible.
- Two engines
- Resumption print in case of power outage
- Print quality
- Too long table heating up.
- Short table power cords.
- Crooked glass.