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Creality 3D Ender 3 Pro High Precision 3D Printer £159.73 Delivered - DE Warehouse @ Tomtop
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Creality 3D Ender 3 Pro High Precision 3D Printer £159.73 Delivered - DE Warehouse @ Tomtop

£159.73£185.8814%Tomtop Deals
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Posted 16th Jul

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Brill price on the pro model, almost around the price that we saw the standard model at. It's shipped from Germany, so we shouldn't see and import fees on this one. Shipping is also showing as free.

Decent starting point if you're wanting to get into the 3D printing world

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Features:
3D printer DIY kit, easy to assemble, enjoy more fun in the 3D printing world.
High precision MK-10 extruder, greatly reduces the risk of clogging and uneven extrusion.
Hotbed can reach 110℃ in about 5 minutes to meet the needs of fast heating and printing.
Adopting newly soft magnetic sticker, easier to remove the model and solve printing warping edge problem.
CNC machining Y-axis mounting groove, guarantees precise positioning and more stable structure.
Safely protected power supply and resume printing function, you can continue printing after the power is restored.
Max. 220*220*250mm printing size, support various 1.75mm printing filaments like PLA,ABS,Wood,TPU,Gradient color,Carbon fiber,etc.
Support operating systems for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10,MAC,Linux.

Specifications:

Model: Ender-3 Pro
Plug: US/EU/UK/AU(optional)
Frame Material: Aluminum Profile
Power Input: 110/240V, 50/60Hz
Power Output: DC 24V 270W
Printing Method: FDM(Fused Deposition Molding)
Printing Size: 220*220*250mm
Printing Speed: ≤180mm/s,Normal 30-60mm/s
Precision:±0.1mm
Layer Thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Nozzle Number: 1
Heatbed Temperature: ≤110℃
Working Mode: Online or Offline
File Format: STL,obj,amf
Slice Software: Cura,Repetier-Host,Simplify3D
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10,MAC,Linux
Filament: PLA,ABS,Wood,TPU,Gradient color,Carbon fiber,etc
Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
Item Size: 44.0 * 44.0 * 46.5cm / 17.3 * 17.3 * 18.3in
Item Weight: 6.9kg / 15.2lb
Package Size: 59.5 * 49.5 * 16.5cm / 23.4 * 19.5 * 6.5in
Package Weight: 8.9kg / 19.6lb
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lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


YES, i'ts a great starter 3D printer...

BUT...

3D printing is 'tricky' to get right and a frustrating AND steep learning curve

if you're slightly technical / inclined to tinker and 'have a go' at doing stuff, then this is a superb entry level printer
AND, as a bonus, it prints well out the box,
there's a MASSIVE online community prepared to help
there's a LOAD of 'upgrades' available to print

buy it
play with it
get it going well
'upgrade it'
break it
try to get it going as well as it was when you first bought it :-P

that's the cycle

Also, highly recommend to learn a bit of 3D modelling CAD
Start with tinkercad for INSTANT results
work up to Fusion360 (watch the first 20-30 tutorial videos)...

I have a Wanhao D9-300
I recently bought the ender 3 pro also as a workhorse smaller printer!
lurch:
I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?

I got the Ender 3 (not Pro) built in 30 minutes, put an STL file through Cura on default settings (printers don't print STL files directly) and had a quality first print.

I've since spent 6 months printing mostly parts for the printer and have a steady stream of post arriving from AliExpress. I've changed the firmware repeatedly (twice today) and have a raspberry pi (in a printed enclosure) running control software (Octoprint).

So I guess yes, it's a great starter printer, it's the stopping I'm struggling with...
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I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


Definitely not. This is a hobby printer. There are a list of suggested upgrades right off the bat that help against potential fire risks of all things. Unless you are a tinkerer this is not for you.
Fantastic buy.

Word of caution: It's a lovely machine, but many, many, buyers have been mislead by someone on YouTube "Teaching Time" who advises updating software and parts. The software updates are totally unnecessary, so are most of the upgrades. If you must update the software, find someone that has the full script ready to upload, so you won't have to waste time editing code, although either way, messing with the software is likely to be troublesome, and can potentially kill the printer.
got one of these. not the pro however. its awesome. well worth the money. its got a massive print base too
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


YES, i'ts a great starter 3D printer...

BUT...

3D printing is 'tricky' to get right and a frustrating AND steep learning curve

if you're slightly technical / inclined to tinker and 'have a go' at doing stuff, then this is a superb entry level printer
AND, as a bonus, it prints well out the box,
there's a MASSIVE online community prepared to help
there's a LOAD of 'upgrades' available to print

buy it
play with it
get it going well
'upgrade it'
break it
try to get it going as well as it was when you first bought it :-P

that's the cycle

Also, highly recommend to learn a bit of 3D modelling CAD
Start with tinkercad for INSTANT results
work up to Fusion360 (watch the first 20-30 tutorial videos)...

I have a Wanhao D9-300
I recently bought the ender 3 pro also as a workhorse smaller printer!
Bleugh16/07/2019 15:52

YES, i'ts a great starter 3D printer...BUT...3D printing is 'tricky' to …YES, i'ts a great starter 3D printer...BUT...3D printing is 'tricky' to get right and a frustrating AND steep learning curveif you're slightly technical / inclined to tinker and 'have a go' at doing stuff, then this is a superb entry level printerAND, as a bonus, it prints well out the box,there's a MASSIVE online community prepared to helpthere's a LOAD of 'upgrades' available to printbuy itplay with itget it going well'upgrade it'break ittry to get it going as well as it was when you first bought it :-Pthat's the cycleAlso, highly recommend to learn a bit of 3D modelling CADStart with tinkercad for INSTANT resultswork up to Fusion360 (watch the first 20-30 tutorial videos)...I have a Wanhao D9-300I recently bought the ender 3 pro also as a workhorse smaller printer!


Fantastic yes i'm a tech tinkerer so no issues there! thanks for your informative reply.

Anyone know how it compares to the Flashforge Finder 3D Printer?
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


I’ve had one for a couple months and it is more than adequate as a first printer, I really haven’t run into any problems with it, nothing which couldn’t be fixed with a few tweaks/reattempts
lurch16/07/2019 15:57

Fantastic yes i'm a tech tinkerer so no issues there! thanks for your …Fantastic yes i'm a tech tinkerer so no issues there! thanks for your informative reply.Anyone know how it compares to the Flashforge Finder 3D Printer?


AFAIK the Flashforge is much more 'plug and play' but having never used one, I could be wrong. I've got an Ender 3, Ender 3 pro and a cr10. I've never had all three running simultaneously. Always something to fix or tweak. Painful at times!
lurch16/07/2019 15:57

Fantastic yes i'm a tech tinkerer so no issues there! thanks for your …Fantastic yes i'm a tech tinkerer so no issues there! thanks for your informative reply.Anyone know how it compares to the Flashforge Finder 3D Printer?


How long is a piece of string? - for every £50 extra ,you can get better printers

Suggest to have a read up on the reddit megathread
the flashforges are good printers! they're also different for different reasons, better for some, worse for some,

don't overthink things,
I did and ended up with the wanhao D9 - a 300mm x 300mm printer,
that's a pain in the bum to get going reliably, but has taught me a load about 3d printing


reddit.com/r/3…zt/

and....

reddit.com/r/3…uy/
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


Hi, i have the same printer and for starting out this is great. It does only print PLA without mods but for a hobbyist or casual user that should be fine. As for printing, you can download Stl files or create 3d objects with free software like tinkercad or sketchup and run them through what is called a slicer program which essentially slices the object into print layers and converts this print path into g-code which is what the printer reads (like CNC machines).
As for fire risks, the pro has a name brand power supply which is more stable than the generic Chinese manufactured power units and reduces fire risk.
Hope this helps
lurch:
I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?

I got the Ender 3 (not Pro) built in 30 minutes, put an STL file through Cura on default settings (printers don't print STL files directly) and had a quality first print.

I've since spent 6 months printing mostly parts for the printer and have a steady stream of post arriving from AliExpress. I've changed the firmware repeatedly (twice today) and have a raspberry pi (in a printed enclosure) running control software (Octoprint).

So I guess yes, it's a great starter printer, it's the stopping I'm struggling with...
i have one of these and have upgraded to auto bed levelling etc and it is great but it is very far from being something for the casual user - i constantly have to tinker with it to get the best results and you do have to have a pretty technical mind to get the most out of it. on the other hand it is very useful, today i needed a vesa mount so just printed it
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


This should be ok to cut your teeth on, I started with a Wanhao i3 plus you will get to find out how a 3d printer works etc, I've now got a Prusa mk3s and haven't looked back.
lurch16/07/2019 15:35

I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to …I'm looking to venture into 3D printing would this be a good printer to start with? is it a case of put an stl file on an sd card and insert it and it will print it?


Just to add to the many other comments but with contradictory info.

The ender 3 was my first printer a few months ago (non pro). I read up on all the Reddit posts and recommended upgrades and heard about how hard it all was and how annoying bed levelling was. All I can say is people are dramatic AF.

My first print (a benchy with the provided PLA), came out stringy and with visible layers (expected at 0.2mm).

Subsequent prints with some PLA from Amazon and some tinkering with settings came out a load better so honestly the upgrades and stuff are unnecessary. Bed levelling took about an hour but once I got the idea down it was easy to redo after replacing springs etc.

After a few long prints (18 hours at a time) the cables on the heated bed did give out and then somehow the board was fried when I replaced the cable. Still waiting on a replacement board (totally different to the original).

Tl;Dr - the ender is more than capable if not a necessary first step into 3D printing. Schools should buy them and have kids tinker with using, breaking and fixing them and understanding basic engineering from them.

Also I think I paid £160 for the 3 never mind the pro with the better board.
Edited by: "Jetaylor" 17th Jul
I really need a state of the art 3D printer, which does not take forever to print. Main purpose: Individual casings for electronics like ESPs and Raspberries. Is this the one to go with?
JohnMel24/07/2019 12:35

I really need a state of the art 3D printer, which does not take forever …I really need a state of the art 3D printer, which does not take forever to print. Main purpose: Individual casings for electronics like ESPs and Raspberries. Is this the one to go with?


State of the art!?!!

What’s your budget?

Most printers at the three digits price range print similarly speedily but paying three times as much as this won’t get you printing three times quicker

Do yourself a favor, stop procrastinating and just buy this
Jetaylor17/07/2019 23:45

Just to add to the many other comments but with contradictory info.The …Just to add to the many other comments but with contradictory info.The ender 3 was my first printer a few months ago (non pro). I read up on all the Reddit posts and recommended upgrades and heard about how hard it all was and how annoying bed levelling was. All I can say is people are dramatic AF.My first print (a benchy with the provided PLA), came out stringy and with visible layers (expected at 0.2mm).Subsequent prints with some PLA from Amazon and some tinkering with settings came out a load better so honestly the upgrades and stuff are unnecessary. Bed levelling took about an hour but once I got the idea down it was easy to redo after replacing springs etc.After a few long prints (18 hours at a time) the cables on the heated bed did give out and then somehow the board was fried when I replaced the cable. Still waiting on a replacement board (totally different to the original).Tl;Dr - the ender is more than capable if not a necessary first step into 3D printing. Schools should buy them and have kids tinker with using, breaking and fixing them and understanding basic engineering from them.Also I think I paid £160 for the 3 never mind the pro with the better board.


Thanks for the detailed reply i've decided to go for it.
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