How to find the best 3D printers? Plenty of people are now interested in 3D printing. We can find a great number of devices on the market. They differ with quality, precision of make, abilities and, obviously, price. We know that typical professional equipment is extremely costly, but one with pretty good quality can be purchased for just a few hundred USD.
Specifications Creality Ender 2:
Machine Dimensions: 300 × 330 × 540 mm
Build volume: 150 x 150 x 200mm
Materials: PLA, ABS, Nylon
Layer resolution: 0.1 – 0.4mm (100-400 microns)
Weight: 4.2 kg
Creality Ender 2: advantages
Creality Ender 2 was manufactured in China, and yet it looks really modern. Its design is worthy of note. A black casing is connected with the working table, making geometry at its best. It has aluminum V-shaped profiles and a caliper with head. It also has a LED screen with which we can monitor the temperature. The size isn’t large, it weighs less than 9 kg and it’s relatively cheap. It has a support with a reel, which not only speeds up printing, but also improves its quality. The prints dimensions are 150 x 150 x 200 mm. Creality Ender 2 has a nozzle with 0.4 mm size, but it also serves other nozzles with 0.2 and 0.3 mm diameter. It’s also equipped with heated printing bed. It uses plastic filaments, and even ABS. Additionally, the automatic calibration enables fast adjustment to the printing bed.
The printer has numerous safety measures, therefore its use is fully secure. The power supply is protected, and it heats up to 130 centigrade within 5 minutes. We can watch the temperature on LCD screen, and thanks to that control is even more intuitive. It’s adjusted to long-lasting printing, and it doesn’t heat up. It’s also worth to note that it works silently, and for a device at such price, it’s pretty fast. It has no sharp element, so there’s no possibility of hurting oneself.
Creality Ender 2: shortcomings
Creality Ender 2 is sold in an assembly kit. The handymen will be happy, but others maybe not so much. The assembly isn’t very complicated if we take into account that we get an instruction; pity it’s not in Polish. Fortunately, a disc with instruction is attached, and we can always watch films in the internet. We don’t need any tools, for they are in the set. A skillful handyman will take about a few minutes to put it together, others will need about 2 hours. Nevertheless it is a drawback, as well as the relatively noisy work.
Creality Ender 2 evaluation
Creality Ender 2 isn’t a professional equipment, but it does quite well. We can print many interesting and functional elements, such as silicon phone cases, tools, useful gadgets, but also toys for children. Perhaps printing is very quick, but undoubtedly remarkably precise. Therefore it’s a noteworthy 3D printer, recommended for hobbyists, but also for children, provided that they will use it under adult custody.
- Automatic calibration
- OLED LCD Screen
- Sold in an assembly kit