Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function 220x220x250mm

4.5 86 reviews

USD206

Details
Resume Printing Function: Ender 3 has the ability to resume printing even after a power outage or lapse occurs. Easy and Qucik Assembly: It comes with several assembled parts, you only need about 2 hours to assemble 20 nuts well. Advanced Extruder Technology: Upgraded extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrustion; V-shape with POM wheels make it move noiseless, smoothly and durable. Safety Protected Power Supply: Only needs 5 minutes for hot bed to reach 110℃. Strict Test: Strict testing for key components before delivery and life-time technical supports available.
Reviews
User says:

You might be able to assemble this printer in a couple of hours but you can't build it in that time. There is a significant difference in building something correctly and assembling it. Assembly is the easy part, anyone can throw things together. The build is now complete and to do it correctly takes 4 to 5 hours.When you stand the Z axis uprights on their ends on a granite surface plate it's clear that the ends aren't machined square. After machining the ends they are square and flat enough to assemble now. The Z axis bracket that the leadscrew nut bolts to was not fully bent so the leadscrew didn't line up with the coupler and had to be straightened to make it parallel to the Z uprights so it would line up with the coupler. Check yours to make sure that bracket was bent at 90 degrees. The two uprights had to be shimmed to get them square to the bottom supports and parallel with each other so that the X axis rail would go up and down in a straight line without binding. Colored plastic shim stock of various thickness and an accurate machinist square is paramount to your success here. Even a small Framing square or a plastic triangle from an office supply store would assist in getting the uprights square to the base. The two uprights have to be parallel to one another and hopefully square to the base in order for the top rail to mate up correctly.If you want accurate prints the X and Y axis has to be able to move squarely to one another. The Z axis has to move perpendicular to the build plate once the X and Y axis are square. If this isn't accurate it will affect your print quality. Once the mechanics are built you will need to tidy up the wiring, check the hot end and build plate heating and make sure the extruder will extrude plastic from the nozzle.Prints can be made directly to the build plate, to a piece of borosilicate glass, mirrored glass or tempered plate glass resting on the heated bed. Once the Z stop is set close so that the Z homes with the nozzle close to the bed plate the you can level up the bed plate with a stainless steel feeler gage and you should be good to go. I would use a .005" feeler gage to start as a comparable piece of paper is .004" thickness.Summary:Pros:1. Good value for money.2. Everything bolted up and worked3. Spare parts were a nice touch and much appreciated.4. Good selection of software to slice and handle STL files.5. Fastener quality was good enough to get the job done.Cons:1. Instructions are abysmal. The illustrations are too small, not well explained and the references are sorely lacking for someone that has no experience with building small CNC type electronics. In short the instructions are just enough to get the job done but the neophyte will struggle.2. Build photos would be a big help. You can't depend on a bunch of folks on the Internet to cover your failings with YT videos and websites that may be doing it wrong to start with. The factory needs to own it.3. Use a full size SD card. Micro SD cards are OK for phones and tablets because they get installed and stay installed, they have no business in a 3D printer they are simply too small to use all the time.4. The 24V wiring coming from the power supply had insulation nicks on both the + and - wires and had to have heat shrink applied to keep them from possibly shorting out. The screws on the terminal block at the bottom of the power supply were just barely tight so check yours.5. XT 60 connectors are rated for up to 65 amps continuous but they were never designed to be permanent connections. In RC model applications you may fly for 5 to 10 minutes and then the packs are disconnected. Most of the time the connectors aren't even in use. I would prefer to see a metal enclosure with a terminal strip for the power connections.6. The uprights are cut on a cold saw and this is a common operation for extrusions. The problem is that the resulting surface isn't flat, straight or square. When you bolt the uprights onto the lower frame they aren't square and parallel. You will have to shim them to get them to be square and perpendicular. Note to the factory; you can do better.Suggestions to Creality:Look at the Pro's and Con's, take note of some of the issues and make corrections to the new kits coming out of China. It takes just as long to do something wrong as it does to make it right. Making it right is easier.There should be an adjustable Z stop instead of a fixed one.The homing speed needs to be lowered slightly as the hot end and table hit too hard when homing. I can do this in the Marlin Firmware but the factory just needs to lower the speed slightly.All in all, this is a great way to spend a couple of evenings and the print quality is really good, especially for the money. Despite the issues this is a great printer. Don't let the issues cloud your decision about buying it. All the issues can be resolved by the builder and that's you. This should be a 3.5 star printer but it could be a 5 star printer with just a little work by the factory.Suggestions:

User says:

I purchased this printer a few months ago. It has been a dream to use. I would definitely recommend this as a great printer for anyone starting out with 3D printing or even for veterans that want a more compact and reliable unit. I am extremely impressed.SetupThe setup was fairly straight forward. It took me about an hour to have it fully setup and powered on. All the tools needed are provided with the unit to complete the full setup. There are a few great youtube videos on setting up that you can watch as well if you need a little extra help.UseVery easy to use. This is not my first 3D printer, so I do have a little bit of experience with them in general. But this was still a very easy printer to simply start using. Leveled the bad, loaded filament and printed the test print. It came out great. My 2nd print with this machine was an Ocaraina from Legend of Zelda. It came out absolutely flawless on this Ender 3. I am very impressed. Like I said, I have had it for a few months now and it has been rock solid. I have not had a single issue. Just load filament and print. I've not even had to re-level my bed yet.QualityThe unit itself is very sturdy. The hardware used is good quality. Everything aligns very well. I do not foresee any issues with quality in the future. I also have a CR-10, so I can stand behind saying that Creality's quality is top notch.ValueYou will not find a better printer for this price. This printer exceeded my expectations on every level.

User says:

My printer's bed came severely warped. Warped enough that I could not print anything. I contacted Comgrow and they were nice enough to immediately ship me a new bed! After the new bed was installed, it printed like a dream! The only experience I've had with FDM printers is the makerbot replicator 4 and it was a nightmare to use. This one hasn't given me a single problem since the bed was replaced.This is my first personal 3d printer. I normally use resin based printers at work so I'm used to high quality prints. This printer is able to print at near resin quality if you turn the layer height to .05mm and speed to 25mm/s. I've attached a picture of my very first print (not including the test dog). Obviously resin is going to look better, but for a $250 FDM printer, I doubt you could find a better deal. I ended up choosing FDM over Resin due to the cost of resin. It costs around 5x to 10x more to print using resin.

User says:

Everything was appearing to go fine with assembly until I realized that the included belt was too short to reach around the X-axis assembly and attach to the two notches in the hot end assembly. Until I can get a replacement belt, this printer is just a big paper weight.update: August 11, 2018Comgrow has arranged for a new belt to be shipped to me to replace the defective one. It should arrive in a few days. I'm looking forward to my first print.update: August 14, 2018The new belt arrived today and I was finally able to finish assembling the printer and perform my first print. The results were far better than I expected.I was initially distraught that I wasn't able to finish assembling the printer, but Comgrow quickly sent me the replacement part that I needed to get things up and running.

User says:

WOW!!!!This is my first 3D printer! After hours of internet searching I bought this unit. It was in my budget and the build size was great for starting out in this new hobby. Build time was about 1 hour and everything you need to asemble the unit is included. I was worried about build plate adhesion as that seems to be a comon issue in 3D printing "NOT" with this unit followed the Tempeture guide line on the filament and all three models have had great adhesion. The negatives of this printer are minor, poor placement of SD card slot, inlet to extruder is almost inline with the Z Lead Screw. These minor isues should not keep you from purchasing this printer! [[ASIN:B07BR3F9N6 Comgrow Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Aluminum DIY with Resume Print 220x220x250mm]] I would recomend this printer to anyone who wants to get started in 3D printing.

User says:

Finally took the plunge into 3d printing and settled on the Creality Ender 3 as a seemingly good starting point, and I’m glad I did! This is a genuine creality product for those wondering. This is a newer/revised/updated model too. I didn’t have any alignment issues when building it like I’ve heard some of the older ones have. This one has an injection molded ABS power supply cover (older ones were 3d printed), and the bed isn’t set up in a weird trapezoid, all sides were square so it was easy to level. Again, this was my first 3d printer, so I can’t compare it to anything else, but I’m loving it so far. I did upgrade the extruder assembly to an all metal one, but that’s the only thing I’ve modified so far (though I do plan on installing some x/y dampers in the near future). Thingiverse has a lot of upgrades you can print yourself, so far I’ve printed the fan mod that directs air more directly to the hot end. For the price I have zero complaints. Assembly took under an hour. If you can put together a piece of IKEA furniture, you can assemble this printer. The instructions are simple, and if you require more help there are plenty of YouTube videos with assembly walk throughs. I’ve only printed with hatchbox PLA so far, but will try out some other materials soon (namely gizmo dorks TPU and some hatchbox ABS...after I build an enclosure).

User says:

!!!Make Sure You Set The Correct Voltage!!!Before you start the printer, check the back of the power supply. There is a lottle red switch next to a yellow sticker. Set it to the correct voltage for your area. I overlooked this and left my printer running at 230 V. After some time it would no longer power up. Once I switched it to the correct Voltage, 115, it began working normally.Assembly of this printer is fairly straightforward. I reccomend watching and following along with an assembly video on youtube as well as reading the instruction booklet. Assemble on a level surface! And make sure your axis are perfectly straight before tightening them down.Pros:•Great Price•No 3D Printed Parts Used in Construction•All in One Unit•Very Popular Printer, so aftermarket parts and 3D prontable modifications are widely available.•Prints 28mm Miniatures, with surprising quality!•Comgrow offers after sale technical support, I have only had to contact them once but they were quick to reply and ready to help.Cons:•Assembly Required (this may not be a con for some, but for others it is a deal breaker)•Extruder Might Skip, after a while your extruder might start making a ‘click’ sound. A fix that worked for me is to heat your nozzle up to 215C and push thit bowden tube as far as it will go down in the hot end.•Adhesion Problems with Stock Bed, I upgraded to a borosilicate glass bed and using painter’s tape has given me great adhesion.•Spring Bed Levelers Tend to Drift, I reccomend checking your leveling with the paper technique every 5 or so prints and every time you move the printer.For me the Pros outweigh the Cons and this printer is worth the money. If you’re brand new to 3D printing (like I was) this is a great starting printer. I had so much fun learning the ins and outs of this printer. You will be surprised with the quality for such a low cost.Also think about buying replacement bowden tube and bowden tube connectors. Better to have spare parts on hand rather than being out of action while you wait for a part to come in.

User says:

Unable to level bed due to slight warp;however, can be fix with glass. Other than that it works. Be sure to check fasteners a couple were lose. Easy instructions but it does help to watch a few videos on YouTube for more assistance. They helped me.UPDATE: GLASS PLATE WORKS. PRINTS ARE AWESOMESept. 2018 UPDATE: modded this to be perfect.

User says:

EDIT: I've been using this printer for a while now, and I still absolutely love the printer for the price. There are very few desktop 3D printers out there that will give you good/great quality prints for the price you pay.That being said, I would HIGHLY recommend buying this printer from Comgrow or another reseller like them with good customer support. I've tried contacting Creality directly multiple times about issues and even about purchasing a new printer through them directly (The CR-10S Pro to be exact), and I've received absolutely NO reply back.. I can't imagine where I would be with this printer if I had purchased it through Creality directly instead of through Comgrow/Amazon like I did. Comgrow has continued to support me with my Ender 3, and they've replied to my other inquiries with very little delay. I would 100% recommend Comgrow as the first choice of seller when you're looking at buying an Ender 3. Creality support could use a lot of help in their support department.INITIAL REVIEW:If you're looking for a cheap introduction into 3D printing and don't mind doing a little tinkering to get your prints looking smooth, LOOK NO FURTHER! This printer has gone beyond my expectations both in quality and ease-of-use. I ran into some slight issues, but after contacting Amazon support about them, they assured me that Comgrow would correct any issues I had with the machine.Assembling the printer took me a little bit of time. I spent a few hours putting this kit together before I printed my first test. I would encourage everyone who buys this kit to take their time and make sure everything you're putting together is assembled and tightened correctly. The instructions included are very "barebone". There is a paper you unfold with illustrated instructions on how to assemble everything and in what order to do so. I highly recommend following along with an assembly video on YouTube as you're looking at this paper ("Teaching Tech" has some really helpful videos on the Ender 3). Having someone visually walk you through it while also looking and reading the instructions included was incredibly helpful for me.ASSEMBLY TIPS:- When sliding the X-axis bar down into place and through the Z-axis rod, check to make sure it's level with your printers base (Take a ruler and measure the distance from the left side base to the bottom of the X-axis bar on the left side. Measure again on the right side and make sure those measurements are the same). If not, try adjusting your X-axis bar or tightening the nuts on the X-axis wheel bearings.- After assembling the printer, see if your bed wobbles. If it's REALLY easy to wobble the bed, take the included wrench that came with the printer and tighten the 2 eccentric nuts on the underside of the printers bed (they are the 2 on the right side). Check the wobble again, and slowly keep tightening the nuts until your print bed is more stable.- DON'T FORGET TO PLUG THE SD CARD THEY INCLUDE WITH THE PRINTER INTO YOUR COMPUTER AND CHECK ALL OF THE FOLDERS AND FILES INSIDE FOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. (The USB included is a micro usb adapter if your computer doesn't support micro SD cards)After assembling the printer and running some test prints, I had a small issue with the print bed itself being slightly warped. The middle of my bed was slightly warped inwards; leaving the outer parts of my prints squished perfectly, but the middle parts of the print wouldn't stick to the print bed. This issue wasn't major, but larger prints that the Ender 3 claims it can do were't printing with any success. I contacted Amazon Support and after explaining the issue they assured me that Comgrow was happily willing to resolve the issue by sending me a glass print bed. The thick glass needed larger binder clips, but otherwise fixed my issue with the warped center. My prints since then have been very successful.After daily use of the printer for a few weeks, my extruder cooling fan started to whine and buzz when my machine was turned on. I took the fan shroud off and cleaned any excess plastic strings that might have been caught in the fan, but even then the fan was still making a loud noise when in use. Again, I contacted Amazon Support and again they didn't let me down! I found a replacement fan that was also sold on Amazon and they immediately sent me that so I could replace my original fan. The replacement fan fixed my issue perfectly and I haven't had any issues with it since.I've installed a few upgrades for the printer since buying it such as the EZABL auto leveling sensor, OctoPi, all-metal extruder, and firmer bed springs. All of these are upgrades I would recommend for the Ender 3, but NONE of them are necessary for this printer to produce amazing results. They were worth it to me, purely to make it easier to use and for faster print speeds without sacrificing quality.I use "Simplify 3D" as my slicer now and would highly recommend that program if you're printing often, but Cura is included on the micro SD card and I had great results with that. I used the CR-10 default settings on Cura and adjusted the print bed size in the program to 220x220x250 to match the Ender 3's build plate. I adjusted more settings such as speed and wall thickness as I printed more tests. There are also posts on the Ender 3 Facebook group and Youtube with other users slicer profiles you can use.Pros:- Extremely inexpensive introduction into 3D printing.- Simple, open design. Incredibly easy to maneuver around and work on when assembling or installing upgrades.- Other than not having auto bed leveling stock, this printer easily competes with printers that are $500+. I had better results and less headaches with this Ender 3 immediately after assembling than I did with my 2 previous 3D printers that were both in the $600-$800 price range.- Open source. All you need is an Arduino Uno and you can flash your firmware to add upgrades or simply change your firmware settings to simplify bed bed leveling.- You aren't stuck with one brand of filament. The Ender 3 allows you to any 1.75mm filament available. I mainly stick with Hatchbox PLA and Solutech 3D PLA, but the option to explore other brands and types of filament is really nice to have. Flexible/specialty filaments may require an upgraded extruder though.- Comgrow seems more than happy to resolve any issues that the Ender 3's can sometimes have.Cons:- Parts, like the print bed, can be slightly loose after assembling. Make sure to tighten everything up if you're noticing any layering issues.- The extruder fan they used in the stock Ender 3 will probably need to be replaced eventually if you're printing quite often. They could probably use a higher quality fan when sending these out initially, in my opinion.- The metal base of the print bed can be warped, even right from the start. Upgrading to a glass print bed or auto bed leveling is highly recommended for good quality prints if you're noticing first layer issues. Even with a glass bed things can be a little warped. ***Just a heads up, check for bed warping as soon as you receive and assemble your printer (while you're still in the Amazon return window). It'll save you a lot of time in the long run if you need to get a new bed or printer before printing heavily or spending hours on troubleshooting.Overall, I'm beyond impressed with this 3D printer. Especially considering its price. It was a perfect printer to learn and improve my knowledge of 3D printing with. Amazon and Comgrow have also exceeded my expectations when it comes to their customer service. I bought a product with certain specifications, and they've definitely put in the effort to make sure that's what I received. Again, I'd recommend this to ANYONE looking for a cheap way to get into 3D printing. It's such a rewarding hobby! :D

User says:

An amazing little printer for the price. As an owner of several other printers, I bought this one on a whim just because it was so cheap, and I'm super impressed. I'm getting better prints straight out of the box than I do with some of my printers that cost 5 times as much. The only two knocks I will give it is the instructions aren't the greatest if you're new to 3d printing, and the gcode test files on the included card were sliced improperly causing them to fail. Not a problem if you have some experience, but may be frustrating to first time users.

User says:

This printer rocks as it is BUT if you buy this printer buy the upgraded Yellow print bed springs at the same time or you'll forever be re leveling it. Comes with a complete mini tool kit for assembly & maintenance (including wire cutters!) and some spare parts.Customer support for Comgrow is outstanding, they resolved my issue immediately.*Follow the outstanding online guide by Luke Hatfield for assembly and calibration no matter what level you're at! (yeah, I know you already know everything about 3D printers...)Built & calibrated right this printer rivals some costing twice as much, just at the very LEAST calibrate your E-Steps and flow.

User says:

** Updated Review **The seller provides excellent customer support. They genuinely care about your experience which is awesome and rare. I now have the thingiverse file conversion working and have created two 3D printed objects! My kids love it. Getting started can be a challenge, but once you are up and running it is a lot of fun. :-)** Original Review **3D printing is probably not for everyone since there is a bit of a time commitment involved. Here are some things you should know before getting started:1) The assembly is frustrating at times. Instructions are not very clear and are at times contradictory.2) Thingiverse files need to be converted to work with the Ender 3. The included software will convert the files, but I have yet to get that working.3) The included filament is not enough to even print the demo dog included on the memory stick. Maybe the demo file should be something smaller that can be printed by the included filament4) There are not very many videos on how to actually use the Ender 3 after you get it assembled, but some youtube videos can be quite helpful5) The smell is so strong, you want a place with PLENTY of ventilation. I eventually moved it to the garage and it works great there.Even detailed assembly instructions are incorrect: - Step 5 (sub step 4) - Should read Use the Allen key to loosen the top screw only of the Z-axis coupling to prepare for the insertion of the lead screw.Ways to further improve: - Bed comes with clips to hold plastic top to metal bottom - Instructions don't mention what to do with them - Not enough filament to print anything -- including the demo dog on the SD card - Either include more filament or include a smaller demo that can be fully printed using the included demo filament.

User says:

It's a 4 * because of the simple fact that modifications must be made for successful builds. Without mods it's barely usable, with mods it's a perfect little project printer.1. Cork on bottom of heat bed. Amazon sell it, but save yourself some serious cash, and time, if you have a Michaels nearby. Michaels sells a 4 pack of cork board for half the price and it's thicker. Simply measure and cut yourself. Simply use Elmers or 3M spray glue to attach and let dry. I highly recommend adding some fender washers so you do not damage the power cord cover to the heat plate.2. Glass plate, and Amazon sells this as well, no better solution found if you don't want breakage when you try to remove your builds. Using the glass plate is brilliant. Spray with Aqua Net Hairspray, cheaply found at CVS Pharmacy, Walmart and others. Preheat plate and Aqua Net seems to disappear, but perfect adhesion is clearly seen during print. To remove print, simply bring glass plate to kitchen sink and run hot water over build and plate. Water will loosen and wash away the spray.3. Because of the height increase in the adding of the plate you will need to adjust the bottom Z stop relay, two screws. Also adjust the X stop relay, built on unit, so I simply had a rubber foot for candle holders and such and after trimming the curve I just stuck it on the relay. Works perfect.

User says:

I'm a relative newbie to 3D printing, but boy, is this printer is fantastic and easy to use. The main issue with it is what several other people have complained about: That z-axis leadscrew in the back does want to align very well with the threads at the bottom, so you really have to play with it for a while to get it right. Once it is right, though, the printer is phenomenal. I've printed probably 30 things with it so far, and I haven't been disappointed once. Attached is one picture of a swivel bracket I designed and printed out for use on a mount. It's very sturdy, and the dimensions are quite precise. Not milling machine and lathe precise, but good enough for a very large number of projects when plastic is good enough or is preferred. Sure, there are cobwebs on occasion between the gaps, but it just takes a minute or two to cut them all away and file, or you can use a hot air gun. The price of the printer and the PLA rolls that you buy are great for the amount of things you can do with your 3D printer. You can use a 3D modeling program like FreeCAD in linux and then export to STL, then to gcode for the 3D printer commands. It's super simple. Can't comment on tech support, because I haven't needed any! This is top 5% of the best purchases I've ever made. Really impressed!

User says:

I am really impressed with this printer. The print quality is so smooth that it does not even look like it came from a 3d printer.The machining and quality was absolutely great. The parts fit together with very high precision. Assembly was easy and took me about 2 hours. I could have done it faster but wanted to make sure every part was installed just right.The Creality software provided was newer (2019) than I have seen before and was in English as well as several other languages. The Pronterface software was older and in Chinese only. Don't think they expected you to use Pronterface. Recommend you download the newest Pronterface from the net if you plan to control the printer from a computer. Most people just print from the SD card so Pronterface is not used.Ultimaker Cura Slicer can be downloaded from the net and has built in settings for the Creality Ender 3 if you like Cura. Personally I prefer the Creality Slicer that came with the Printer.The printer came with a small amount of plastic to try it with. The plastic was just enough to print about 90% of the sample Dog that came with it. It was just enough to see how great the print quality is. Put in a new full roll to print the Dog the photo. If you are new to 3d printing and don't already have filament, recommend you order some filament with the printer so you will be able to print right away. The Amazons Choice filament prints very well and was used for the print in the photo.Built a 3d printer before they were available to buy, so I have been involved in 3d printing for a long time. This printer has by far the best print quality I have seen from a FDM 3d printer.Jim K.

User says:

This is my final evaluation after a buying this in August 2019. Before buying this I had no experience or understanding on how 3D printing worked or how to control one. It was simply a want to learn and explore initially. So my first word of advise to anyone in same place, be very prepared for a uphill battle in trial and error and learning as much as you can. This can range from simple adjustments to learning the actual scaling and measurements of models but will come all naturally if you engage and engorge in learning something amazing.It took me a long while in my part to finally grasp a basic understanding of functionality and control but my results have been amazing now that I’ve reached this level of understanding to the point my printer rarely has a day off when idea’s pop into my head.Assembly is very critical and I head the advise given on this review page. Take you’re time to carefully and structurally assemble the printer. There are plenty of guides online like youtube that can help here. For a while, it was my misalignment in one place that caused constant issues and misprints that made me believe I had a defective unit. Here is where Customer Service came into play and guided me in helping me resolve such a vague and at that point, unaware issue that was my belt placement on unit. Through my submission here on amazon, they helped the relenting issue I was having for weeks and finally achieved success in printing to 100% without issues! As such, gained a much higher understanding and appreciation of the printer and customer service provided to me.At this point months later, I have learned much more knowledge towards recognizing and exceeding the limits I once perceived not possible on the limited size of the scale! Don’t be fooled! My printed sword i attached can attest to how far beyond this 3D printer can go beyond those limits! The detailing also capable is also beyond what I expected from a basic printer! Learning to use the most functional Slicer program like Cura (free software btw) helped breakdown and improve prints by a large margin. The basic Slicer program included with this purchase did help me start off for sure but Cura helped me expand and break the limits that can be pushed on the printer! Now I’m capable of modeling my own things and breaking them down to size to put together! I’ve never been so happy to do math like this!!To end my huge rant! I’m very very verrry happy with this printer cause it did the one thing I expected and wanted, to teach ME how to use a 3D printer. I highly recommend on my part you look up online guides as Ender 3 is very popular search on youtube! Guides and help are nearly endless! Learn you’re filaments! PLA+ ( Overture brand for Durablility) is now my best friend! Learn the correct heating for each type of Filaments. Ender 3 is very much customizable with many many mods both purchasable like new boards and accessories to printable mods to help you’re unit runs smoother!Learn how Slicer programs function and how you can manipulate you’re prints with them! Limits can be pushed and the imagination can be made!And most importantly, have patience when it comes to issues and problems. I did initially give up trying to use the printer early for a few week cause of my error in installation, but once I resolved to fix it, everything else fell into prefect alignment!My recommendation in certain purchases if you do plan on committing to make you’re life so much simpler is:A Glass Printer bed ( I got Creality one but you’re own choice is fine)Creality Silent Board v1.1.5 - This is a slightly easy 1:1 board swap. Makes a WORLD in difference in sound as mechanical whirls were too loud after a while! I can’t recommend this enough to start off day one for a beginner like me for easy of life change! More complex and intricate boards do exist for more robust functionality but recommend those when you think you’re ready!There certainly more things available like auto-leveling (BL Touch comes to mind) or more heat resistant filament tube but I haven’t had a chance to try each as of yet as I’ve run fine without them but definitely considering as a easy of life upgrade. I can only hope this has helped you as a review! I absolutely love this machine and what it made me learn! I can’t wait to see what i can do and expand my horizons!

User says:

Love this printer! Can't beat it for the price and the print quality is excellent as with all 3d printers it takes some tinkering to get it dialed in. Make sure to buy filament because the sample that comes with it is a joke.

User says:

I bought the Ender 3 because I was unhappy with my previous printer which had severe adhesion problems even with careful leveling of the surface and surface preparation. Additionally I hated changing filament on the printer I had before this one because I would never be able to print after changing the filament without changing the print head. I did follow correct filament changing procedures but it never successfully went from one filament to another.So I feared this one might be the same but it was very reasonably priced and larger so I tried it.I am very good with assembly of things electronic and mechanical. I did not have any major issues with the assembly of the printer. Reading the instructions is very necessary. They are pretty good but there was one or two pictures that I did have some difficulty figuring out the orientation of the parts. My assembly time probably took about an hour and a half.My first print I did was Yui from SAO (The upside down figure pictured) and I never successfully printed that one on the previous printer. She printed nearly perfectly on the first try. Since then my printer has been running night and day printing all kinds of unnecessary items that we really cherish. ;)My longest print was Hogwarts castle in multi colored PLA. I think it came out really well. It took over 60 hours to print and the printer did not have any heating problems.This printer has a resume feature that I have had to use twice due to power outages. The first time it failed to resume properly and started to make spaghetti but the second time it picked it right up and there was no glitch or anything to be found in the final print.Leveling the deck is a manual process but is fairly easy and I have only had one issue with it where after continuous running one of the adjustment knobs vibrated off so I had to screw it back on for the next print.The controls are not complicated, it is a push button knob. You scroll through choices and push the knob when you are on the right one.The slicer program also seems pretty easy, I started printing without having to make any changes to the default settings it came with.Machine arrived with up to date firmware. I would still check yours when you get it because these things change all the time but I found that semi impressive.

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This is, without a doubt, one of the best values in 3D printing. This little workhorse is producing prints of a quality on par with machines at significantly higher price points. Like others have said, don't just assemble it, take the time to BUILD it. There is a difference. The included directions are surprisingly good, however I would also recommend you check out Fat Dragon Games / The Tomb of 3D Printed Horrors' Ender 3 installation video (just search YouTube for "fat dragon ender 3 instructions" and it's the first result that'll come up.) The guy goes through the installation step by step and includes several steps that aren't in Creality's documentation as well as some tips and tricks, that will help you get the highest quality prints right from the get-go. The installation procedure is really not difficult at all; just take your time and do it right. Everything you need is included in the box. I did not need any additional tools or parts whatsoever. In fact they even included extras of those easy-to-accidentally-drop-and-lose parts such as nuts and bolts. I didn't have any trouble assembling my unit, and everything arrived in perfect condition. Very happy with this printer!

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Spent a year researching if I wanted a printer & which one, finally took the leap & got the Ender 3. Then got several upgrades (new bed, metal Extruder, better coupler & Bowden tube, springs, extra nozzles, cleaner needles, 4 Smoothers & 3 rolls of PLA/PLA + filament.With the help of several YouTube videos, got the assembly done in about 3 hours (upgrading as I went) and was ultra glad I downloaded the "better" instructions (go, download them! You need them & probably some YouTube as well!). Cranked it up, printed my first "upgrade" part (cable clips & fan shroud).Several more upgrades (magnetic/PEI bed, silent motherboard 1.1.5, bltouch v3 & more filament) and I'm loving my printer.Also, skip the included slicer and go get Cura or another program. Some of my issues were solved by changing slicers. Also, sign up for thingverse, the reddit groups & even the Facebook group(s) . Everybody is helpful & almost all issues you can come across, someone has had before. Research & be nice & people will help

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This is like a Honda Civic base trim; great prints, great reliability, but you get the base essentials when it comes to the bells and whistles; still gets the job done.Got this on a lightning sale (~$160 shipped). Been printing non-stop on this thing since making the purchase. Prints quality is amazing with a well tuned Slicer profile (best to learn on your own before going and looking for one). Took about an hour to build. You do not need to level the bed as often as you'd think.Once you start getting more comfortable with printing you may find this printer to be very limiting. But it can be easily upgraded and modified relatively* cheap. I think this is a great first printer, especially if you see it on a lighting deal.If you plan on printing models in TPU (flex filament) that require support, you may want to look into multi-filament/extruding printers to have dissolvable support material.

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I received this machine quickly and successfully did the setup, with no issues on my end. After many failed prints, I realized the x-axis motor was not functioning. After a lot of troubleshooting with help from Comgrow support, they sent me out a new mainboard to replace the old one. After this, the CE3 has been printing great, with many successful prints since then. I definitely have to recommend this printer due to great support and a great printer once all the issues were ironed out.

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I have a number of Ender 3's. I have one that was purchased from Comgrow, it has updated firmware that has additional options in the menus, so its easy for me to know which one it is. Today I started to smell burning plastic, plastic that wasn't PLA. The connector between the power supply and the board started to overheat and melt into the plastic that the printer is sitting on... It looks like my printer had the bad batch of XT60 connectors. I'll be replacing the connectors and getting this thing back up and running.Edit: Comgrow reached out to me and sent me replacement connectors. Printer is back up and running, working like a champ. Updated my review back to 5 stars.

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This is my third 3d printer and I decided to give the Ender 3 a try. For the price you really can't go wrong but mine did involve some work to get it functioning properly. Not everyone has this issue but my lead screw (A) in the picture was not aligned with the Z-axis coupler. You can check if you have this issue by twisting out the Z-axis lead screw out of the coupler then slowly let it lower onto the coupler. If all is correct it will be lined up with the hole in the coupler but mine was off. If you just jam the misaligned lead screw in there despite it being off this will lead to the Z-axis binding or in my case almost not being able to move up and down at all.The fix for this is placing a small shim behind the stepper motor (B) in my picture. I chose to use a piece of aluminum .032inches thick that ended up working perfectly. Once the shim was added everything worked great and the Z-axis lead screw could easily be twisted with 2 fingers up and down. Take your time assembling the printer and make sure everything is square and level. The only other suggestion I would have is to get a glass bed as my stock print bed had a slight warp in it. I've printed PLA stuff ranging from 20 minute prints to 13 hours and everything has worked well.

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Box was a little banged up during shipment (UPS) but everything inside was intact, nothing broken or damaged from what I can tell. Assembly is pretty straight forward although the provided instructions could be a little clearer. If all else fails there are plenty of methods to obtain answers to any questions from COMGROW and they seem beyond willing to address any concerns one may have. No concerns here at this time. Great quality product from my experience! I will update once I complete a few prints..... 5 stars so far!***UPDATE Plus 5 extra stars! Thank you again COMGROW! This 3d printer came almost completely assembled, it did require some minor assembly which is easily achievable for most anyone looking for a fun new hobby. I'm personally familiar with this type of stuff but, all required tools are supplied and there is a plethora of info online should you need assistance. This build took me under 2 hours and..... with only minor issues, namely not taking time to level the bed properly..... I've made over 8 hours of prints with no issues whatsoever! Take your time building and completing assembly, research, use a piece of thick paper to level the heated build platform and enjoy making your imaginations come to life! Available prints on Thingiverse or other similar sites wil also help to upgrade and make this printer even more robust! Great overall experience, completely satisfied. All prints performed so far have been made with PLA filament. I will update further once I've completed some ABS prints.

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UPDATE: November 16, 2018After my review, i got in touch with one of the reps at Comgrow. Talk about a well communicating bunch, I can't say enough good stuff about this company. They sent a bunch of replacement parts same day I contacted them about my issues. Unfortunately the PSU cable connecter wound up melting the connector during a print. I'm glad I was at the printer when it happened, but by the time I saw smoke it was to late. Comgrow was eager to send out a new one (2 day shipping even) and pay half the shipping for the return. I was a little miffed at this, but then remembered they DID send out a whole slew of replacement parts at no charge.So, the new printer. MUCH better, but still suffers the EXACT same quality issue I was struggling with in the previous printer (see pictures). It's been a week now and I've made no head way in resolving this annoying problem, but I've experienced non of the other issues I had with the previous printer.I don't leave a lot of product reviews as most of what I buy has already been covered plenty by other buyers, what else is there to say. But for this printer I had to leave something as it just doesn't live up to the youtube reviews or the amazon reviews. I'm sure I got a lemon, but a lot of the issues I've had I've seen mentioned briefly by others and then passed over. Just wasn't the case for me.3 stars for the printer, but I am bumping up to 4 stars because of how utterly amazing COMGROW has been. And if I can ever get this printer to print without those horrible layer issues, I'll update my review again and add the process I used to fix it.THANK YOU COMGROW FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I would a bailed out of 3D Printing all together if you folks hadn't been so supportive. Thank you!OLD REVIEW:I really wanted this to be my go to printer. The many positive reviews really had me excited about getting my own 3d printer instead of renting time on someone elses. But it just didn't work. The printer had one problem after another, and the cost of replacement parts made me wish I had gone with a more established printer (prusa mk3 or an anycubic).Issues:1. The frame came severely warped. Straight out of the box I ad to disassemble and realign the bottom half. Once I had the support and x-axis on, I had to realign everything again. After many hours, I had the x axis mostly level (about a 2mm difference in hight from left to right). With the warping int he metal pieces, I was never able to get a perfectly level x axis.2. Lead screw was bent right out of the box, it wasn't noticeable until I had the printer up and running. After many MORE frustrating hours, I finally had to tear the printer back down and inspect the lead screw Sure enough, after rolling it on the counter I was able to a slight bend. Had to purchase a replacement.3. The plastic extruder is just plain garbage. I was getting inconsistent extrusion rates which was making diagnosing under/over extrusion difficult. Finally noticed that the drive gear was slipping on the filament. The spring just wasn't strong enough to apply enough pressure to the little guide wheel. I used washers as spacers and still never got enough presser to get a consistence filament feed. Wound up replacing the whole thing with an all aluminum system. This partially fixed the problem.4. The bowden tube had a slight bend when I got it, though filament felt like it was moving freely through it. The connectors on either end are pure garbage though. Both failed within the first week, and the one connected to the hot end created a giant problem and pretty much ruined the first nozzle before I figured out what was going on. Purchased a capricorn tube and new fittings.5. The bed was severely warped. So bad I wound up having to buy a glass bed to try and level it. The frame the bed rests on was also warped pretty badly. The back two arms (where the screws attach to for the bed) were bent upwards about 3mm higher than the print., and about 1.5 higher than each other. This makes leveling the bed a giant pain in the arse.6. Both fans failed within 3 weeks of getting the printer.There are several other minor issues I'm having, mostly with z/x movement and layers not aligning properly. Extrusion inconsistencies and poor temperature control are a couple more problems causing a great deal of headaches. Not a slicer issues as I have the exact same quality issue across 3 slicers (cura, slic3r, and S3D). Over all this has been a huge disappointment, but also an immense learning experience. I've been able to share some of my insights and issues and the ways I went about trying to solve them with others and have seen problems resolve. Just wish i could get mine working. 30+ days and not one quality print. I've also spent way to much on this, so much I could have gotten a better printer.Unfortunately, my printer is out of action waiting on a new hot end. A long overnight print failed which lead to a massive gob of plastic pretty much encasing the nozzle, heatsink, and wires. No clue where the failure happened or why the plastic swelled around the hot end. I did film it though.Price:$230 for printer$30 for lead screw$4 for bed springs$30 glass bed$20 for extruder upgrade$14 for pneumatic connector replacement$15 replacement PTFE tube$27 for replacement fans$15 for stepper smoothers (waste of money)$20 full hot end replacement-----------Total spent: $405Very disappointed indeed.

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Printer arrived well packed and exactly as mentioned. Took a little time to fully assemble, but was nothing too labor intensive. All materials are solid and well manufactured. Instructions were simple but not lacking. Take your time and double check everything as you go and you will be amazed at your very first print. I do not use this as a business, but am using it just about every day. This thing is a solid workhorse. I feel obligated to mention that I purchased a reel of filament at the same time and I'm glad I did. You will not have enough of the "sample" filament to print the test print.***IMPORTANT*** Purchase 1.75mm filament at the same time you buy this machine so you can actually start printing.I am extremely pleased with my purchase and looking forward to more printing!

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Let's be honest. Assembly for this thing is tedious and confusing. Luckily, there are some great online videos or else you will never get it right. As with others, my z stop was too high with the built in step so it had to be modified. Had a few bumps starting out. The software for converting online print files to gcode is hidden on the included sd card. It also took me longer than I care to admit to find the sd card slot on the Ender itself. My first big print, the heating pad slipped out of place and ruined everything.Overall, it's well worth the price and very enjoyable. A great way to waste lots of time!

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The product is mainly for entertainment. I have managed to get some great prints after a little change to my printing mindset. I have had no luck printing at 50 mm/sec, but the item in the image printed at 20 mm/sec. I have already gone through the check all settings and stuff, basically, the printer sings at 20 mm/sec.

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Enjoying the world of 3d printing with this Ender 3. I did get a bundle with a few upgrades. I also printed a few upgrades once the parts were assembled square and as true as possible. Check out the front leveler knobs! Got to give credit to someone else's basic design for the CR10, but this adaption is an ergonomic plus for leveling the hot plate! As others have said in their reviews Youtube is a library of info to get started and learn. Wish I had one sooner!

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My printer was easy to assemble, but I still watched a few videos before I tried it. So far the print quality has been excellent and I’ve had no issues. I’m still printing upgrades for the printer, but am looking forward to making some larger prints. I’m shocked at the quality that is possible for such a small price.EDIT:I bought my second one of those from Comgrow a month ago and the bed wouldnt get warmer than 50C. I did some diagnostics and emailed Comgrow. They quickly send me out a replacement bed and it works great now. Im keeping the 5 stars for their customer service.

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[[VIDEOID:cbccb35bc4e722d1f40191c8170a2db4]] Best first printer! Really all that needs to be said is that when you get the machine find the video on YouTube on how to assemble not just build this printer. To get the best prints you need to have the best possible assembly, squared up and solid.10/10 - would buy again.10/10 - would recommend to a friend.7/10 - assembly process. (Third hand helps it’s a little daunting alone)7/10 - software friendliness (easy for beginners)-9000/10 - leveling the bed for the first time....(user error involved...)11/10 - happiness with purchase.

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As a total 3D printing beginner. I can say I’m more than happy with my ender 3!I watched about a total of 2 hours of YouTube video throughout my learning experience. Luckily there are lots of tips specifically for this model.I had a few struggles putting it together, but nothing that couldn’t be overcome with some trial and error. I found out that once I finished the assembly. I had some issues getting the printer to “auto home”. But it turns out I had two wires in the wrong places. Once I switched them it worked great!It was a frustrating start, but after about 12 hours total. I successfully printed my first trinket!I’m very handy with technology, but there are enough videos out there to answer any question you might have.I love it!

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Was fairly easy to put together using the instructions. However, once together it would not sit flat on any surface. If you are looking at the front of it, the front left and back right corner (pictured) are elevated off the surface of the table due to the aluminum rods being bowed. The cross bar that the extruder (nozzle the plastic comes out of) traverses across is also bent ( Item B1 on the table of contents). If you measure from a leveled surface (with the printer in the home position) on the right side the top of the cross bar (B1) measures 0.6cm lower than the same bar on the left side. EDIT: (10/9/18) Worked with Comgrow customer service and they are really responsive and will do whatever it takes to make the customer happy. All issues have been remedied and I'm glad to update my previous review to 5 stars.

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I've had my printer for 5 months and overall it's been great. My biggest gripe is that while the frame is extremely solid, it's not necessarily square/aligned properly. For a lot of people this isn't a dealbreaker but when it comes to printing parts that have to fit together or align properly this printer can be problematic. I think this issue arises from the ends of the aluminum extrusions not being cut perfectly square. My solution was to purchase hardware from openbuilds that would allow for adjustment of the axes (x1) T joining plate and (x2) angle corner connectors. You want to use a right angle to hold the axes in position and then tighten the frame to the connectors.In addition to that, you will most definitely have problems with the pneumatic couplers at both ends of the bowden tube. I'm sure this problem has been addressed 100 times on here as well as youtube so I wont elaborate.Finally, you will also find that replacing the entire extruder with an all metal one, or something better than the plastic one it comes with will solve under extrusion problems.Apart from that printing some of the popular upgrades on thingiverse will go a long way towards improving the machine. After all these modifications and upgrades my printer works as well as any +$1000 FDM printer out there.

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I have held off for a few years now on getting into 3D printing mainly because of the cost of the printers. But the price and reviews on this printer caught my eye. After watching a few good assembly videos on YT (this one is exelent "Ep03: Creality Ender 3 assembly and pro build tips") it took about an hour and a half to put it together. Downloaded the current version for Cura. Which now has a profile fro Ender 3. For a first print I opted for a 3D test print from Thingiverse (image) and to my surprise it turned out perfect. The most critical item is to get the bed leveled. But not too difficult due to the large leveling knobs. I also purchased the glass bed but haven't tried that out yet. There are a lot of upgrades that can easily be made to this printer and I plan on doing some of them the first will to add some of the 3D printed parts that are available to provide more stability and cable organization. One other easy upgraded is to add OCtoPi for Remote control and monitoring.Bottom line - I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

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For this price this is amazing machine. The quality of printing is sufficient and you can play with settings in the software. This is a perfect solution if you want to start 3d printing and do not want to spend a lot of money.

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This is a great starting printer for anyone to get into 3d printing. I had gotten really good prints after getting my settings setup. It's easy enough for anyone to start learning and for more experienced user they can get into adding new parts and even using a raspberry pi to get more setup changes and printer control. I have had this for 3 months now and I use it all the time. I would suggest anyone starting out uses PLA filament until you get the hang of using the printer. I have successfully gotten PETG it to print with some minor tweaks using cura. Very reasonable priced and the seller has been great

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It was pretty easy to assemble. I took my time and it took me about an hour and a half. After leveling it I printed the Test Dog GCode. It came out great for my first 3D print. I then downloaded a few item to print. One was a filament guide, shown in the image.. Very happy with this printer. Great price, great service and fast shipping. If you are considering a 3D printer, this is it! It is so popular that there are hundreds of mods and add on for it as well as videos for almost anything you can think of. It is simple to setup and understand. The software is very simple to use as well.

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Comgrow supports their sales! When I received my Ender3, 2 of the 4 v rollers for the Y axis were damaged, I asked Comgrow to send me 2 replacements. They quickly sent me a spare parts kit, with 4 rollers, upgraded bed springs, PTFE tube, and an additional wire harness! Nice!I was also pleasently surprised at some of the details of this version of the Ender3. It has a silicone hot end sleeve, a nice plus. It also came with firmware with thermal runaway protection already active, critical for fire safety!

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Perfect 3D printer for beginners. It definitely gets you started and is perfect for small projects. Larger projects with it are definitely something that I wouldn't leave completely unattended while printing though. Sometimes it does need minor adjustments or checking in on. One thing is for sure, it is a great 3D printer to start out on that's completely affordable.

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Never had any experience with 3D printing before. I wanted to 3D print some models I'm working on to get a feel of what they would look like in real life. So I went online to check what would 3D print shops charge me to print them. Long story short, I decided that 230 bucks for a printer is probably a better investment than spending the same amount on a few 3D print orders.Before assembling the printer I watched about a dozen of 3D printing videos on Youtube - some generic tips and tricks, and some specific to the Ender 3, including a detailed assembly guide.Careful assembly took me about an hour. The guys provided all the nuts, bolts and tools required, not a single item missing. I think I spent more time leveling the print bed than assembling, because the tutorial videos stressed how important leveling is for printing.My very first print was a complete success! I scaled the model down to about 1 inch to incur least damage in case something goes wrong. I've printed 3 more models since then, the largest 6 inches long - works like a clock.Things to consider before buying:- are you comfortable with assembling the kit? Check out assembly video on Youtube and decide if this is something for you;- what are your expectations regarding quality of the prints? There is some texture on my prints, but I don't care.Verdict: strong buy if this is your first printer and you have some DIY skills.

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I found it quite fun to assemble this printer. Once assembled, it was also easy to level the bed and send data to it through the included software. This printer is amazingly accurate at the price that it's sold. It's capable of printing at .06mm height layers. The heated bed makes it much easier to produce fine results, even without the normal rafts and support structures. There's an amazing amount of community support behind the firmware which the printer runs, and advanced users should try flashing it with the latest operating software.

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Is this printer perfect? No. But for $200 it does a wonderful jobStringing can be in issue but that's mostly on me for no tuning it properly.It was easy and quick to set up, and I've been very satisfied with it. Would highly recommend.

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This was my first printer. I did try another brand and had horrible results, just thought it was the learning curve but I was making no headway so I returned that printer and got this one. Right out of the box the set up was fairly simple and the very first print came out very well. A little tweeking to some settings and bed leveling and it was printing with very high quality. Its been a real work horse I've had it printing face shield frames for the last week, 24 hours. Each frame takes 4 hours to print. Awesome Printer

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Wow ! Where to start this printer is amazing the quality of the print is just as good as my Ender 3. The construction of the printer is very solid and sturdy, it was very easy to set up and I used the Cura software to print from. One thing I love about it, is that it has a bed leveling program which is a HUGE help when printing. (The models I printed came out very smooth but I was going to paint them so I sanded it that's why it looks sanded)

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[[VIDEOID:94cdddbff48196f5ad9d4ed7e2027f40]] I bought this printer for my son as a Christmas gift and I must say, its the best 3d printer ever, assembled in an hour, and it prints right out of the box, just make sure you follow ever step to detail,

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This is my first 3d printer. I read several reviews and watched videos and this seemed to be the best bang for the buck. So far I'm very pleased! I've made 4 things and they turned out great!When putting it together i did have to bend a bracket a little bit to make it fit but all in all it was easy to assemble. Also the Z axis rod needed a little tweaking to make it line upUpdate. 2.8.19 i still love this printer. I even bought a second one!

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This is my first 3d printer, and so far it has not disappointed, the quality of the parts and the first couple of prints I was pleasantly surprised, it was the perfect father's day present. The only complain I have is that the included first filament is not enough to print something decent.

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Love this printer, not very much sample filament was included. So I purchased more filament and it printed my hitman like the pic shows. I had to increase the flow from 100 to 150 then 175 and the dog im printing is looking more solid. This is definitely a printer that takes some learning to operate properly and get satisfying results.Any advice would be appreciated.

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Fantastic printer so far. Its working on its third print as I write this. I give it only 4 stars however because the instructions, while ok... are not as detailed as I would like. Additionally they state to go to the Creality facebook site for more information but the QRcode both in the instructions book and Machine itself have been deactivated.Was able to assemble with the help of online user content and went together well. My x-axis isn’t perfectly level but so long as I have leveled the bed correctly it should print fine which thus far it has.Good detail and reletively fast printing speed. Though I’ve yet to test the mythical 200mm/minute yet.. one day...

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This is my 1st 3D printer. I'm also computer illiterate. So if I can do it so can everyone else.Its a cool machine.I have had no issues with it other than operator errors. I've seen them on gear best for 180.00 but they are also coming from over seas so it would be about a month to get here through gear best and I'm sure its gonna be little messed up by the time it gets to you. Amazon would be your best bet because of less hands it would be in

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The printer arrived fast and is amazing for the price. I own a few printers already and would easily buy more of these.My only problem was the printer will not home in on the X axis. When I emailed the seller about this we went a little back and forth and ultimately they asked me for a video of the problem, but it was just too much trouble by that point so I ordered a replacement part for under $3 online and got it working just fine. I had to manually push in the printhead to the far left before each print until it came in, but it’s my first time with an issue like this for a 3D printer so I’m sure the problem is rare.This thing prints perfectly and would have 5 stars if it wasn’t for the small inconvenience. I attached a few prints and upgrades I printed using the machine stock with stock profile settings. I’ll be doing a video review soon.If your budget is 200-250 this is the best 3D printer money can buy. Setup is easy, but takes 45-1hr if you are a first time printer. Tons of online reasorces that show how to set this up.I added dampeners to 2 of the motors to make it almost silent when printing.If you are looking to get your feet wet with 3D printing. Get this machine!

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All in all a good printer, like others have said take your time putting it together and you will get great prints. One downside is the power connector, I attached a photo, mine was good for about 7 months before it melted.I would recommend it as they are popular and have great community support.Seller took care of the power connector problem and sent a replacement. Recommend this seller.

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First 3d printer and it's a rabbit hole I'm happy I got into. Do be aware that the creality website often had these on sale (as low as 179$) so check around.If you're sitting next to it while it's printing the sound will follow you in your dreams so get one of the upgrade kits to add the dampeners.

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I have zero experience with these. I picked this one as my first one after reading several reviews and doing some research. Man, I'm glad I did. It has delivered nothing but good results. I actually just ordered my second one.

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This printer requires a little work to get up and running but once you dial it in it is a champ. I didn't bother using the filament that came with the printer but instead printed with [[ASIN:B01EKEMUEK eSUN 1.75mm Gray PLA PRO (PLA+) 3D Printer Filament 1KG Spool (2.2lbs), Gray]]. This seemed to work pretty well once i set the temps higher. The instructions that came with the printer were not 100% clear but definitely useful, there are also a few videos online of how to assemble the everything.If possible check all your connections and board etc before putting it together (it IS a kit from China after all), but after that and getting your slicer set up it prints great. In the attached pics the dragon and cat were printed before I dialed in the printer. the benchy and skull were after and came out great.

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The SD is not working. The Printer can not to read the information.I fixed the problem and is working good but the manual does not have information about that

User says:

Excellent printer, the delivery was very fast, international shipping without problem, the print quality is very good, you have to invest a little time to assemble it and another little to calibrate it, but it is the best printer you will find for this price. Fascinated. It looks super elegant, and very solid and stable.

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Just watch a few YouTube videos and make sure you understand that this is a kit, not a plug and play system. But you won't find a better value in 3D Printing.

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Love this printer ! (It is my first one.) I printed this 1 inch cube using a 1/2 tall support structure. WAIT FOR IT TO COOL DOWN ! before you try to remove parts from table. I printed this one on .06 mm layer height.You may need to adjust the Z-axis limit switch location (height). I had to trim off the plastic tab and lower my limit switch 4mm. Then I was able to properly level the table. Always level your table !

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It's a fairly simple printer to set up and get started. I mostly used it for printing D&D miniatures and random toys for my daughter.The print quality is decent once you find a code for bed leveling and testing and figure out how to set your parameters for it properly. For the price is say it's a pretty good entry level printer for odd jobs.

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This is the Best 3D printers for the price on the market, I have tried several others and this is the one. Great for beginners to learn how to use and get to know how a 3D printer works without breaking the bank.Plenty of upgrades you can download and print to make the machine better than factory.

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I loved the price, the quality, and the build volume! For the price there are many inferior machines. This one with a few printed upgrades is extremely capable. I have done quick prints that are less than an hour to multi day prints on this machine and it is a work horse.Most upgrades can be found on thingiverse.com if you search “Ender 3”.

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Super fast shipping! Easy to put together! Definitely a beginner printer! This is my 2nd one! I recommend this seller!

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Cathy from Comgrow contacted me and helped get me the replacement part (Z-limit switch) from Creality. She kept me updated all the way and was there whenever I had to message her with a question. Upgrading my review to 5 stars since the problem wasn't Comgrow's fault but they were there to support their product.

User says:

For the money its great. After some careful assembly I popped out a couple of prints and test it out and both came out great. I'm sure with some tweaking of settings I can get them to print even better. How was I not aware of this printer for so long?

User says:

This is my first printer. I've had exactly zero problems. I watched a couple of good build videos and took my time since I'd heard that improper builds are the cause of a lot of problems. I made sure everything was properly leveled and tightened.You can see my first three prints in the picture. I added better bed springs and an aluminium extruder, but the rest is stock.

User says:

Never had a 3d printer before, but after researching it online and watching how to videos, I was able to build this printer very nicely and have wonderful results within a day. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a cheap but hardy 3d printer and who isn't afraid of tinkering.

User says:

First few prints are shown in the pictures. The Superman phone stand is awesome. I did the wolverine claws for my neighbor's kid.The removable deck makes taking the prints off very simple. I am very pleased with this printer. The only thing that I am considering upgrading is getting the auto bed leveling kit.

User says:

Aside from the botched delivery, this has been an excellent little machine. It's easy to set up and within 2 hours you can have your printer calibrated and printing.

User says:

[[VIDEOID:a5f339c23b23544d6e1e7b83da0af6b]] Facil de usar y de ensamblar muy buena calidad me encanta

User says:

Coming from a professional CNC plasma standpoint, I am extremely impressed with this little machine, it is very capable for an entry level printer. The parts it makes are great, it was easy to assemble and set up. Couldn't ask for more at this price point, it is absolutely worth it.

User says:

The instructions are not great at all but it will allow you to build the machine but you will need to watch a few Youtube videos to get the bed level and fix and issues. I ran into a few bumps but videos on channel youtube.com/user/beginnerelectronics, resolved my issues and the machine is printing great.

User says:

My son (9) and I did not know anything about 3D printers. The instructions made it easy to assemble and after watching a few YouTube videos we were printing 3D models! Now we are experimenting with some free editing software and making our own original designs. Great high quality product.

User says:

Comgrow was nice enough to contact me and offer support during that time I watched several YouTube videos that led me to the issue which ended up being loose set screws on a gear. Now the printer is cranking out several great prints.I am still knocking off on star for the build instructions which I needed to supplement with YouTube videos. So as one YouTuber put it this is the best 3D printer for the money.And with all the oneline support on FaceBook and YouTube video I think you will find this a solid purchase.Build instructions were bad but there was online youtube videos to help. We printed several things and the quality was OK. Leveling the bed is extremely hard.But after about 2 weeks the print quality went from OK to bad. Something is wrong with the feed from what we can tell. We have tried several things. First we tried several Cura software changes. They made a much nicer surface on the bottom but the sides started to look like rope that was so far apart it no longer melted together.So we undid the software changes, re-leveled the bed. Yesterday I replaced the print nozzle with the spare in the package.Still the sides are more like rope than the smooth look we started with. I am thinking about returning it since its not working. I only have a few days to decide. I really love the idea of 3D printing and was hopeful.of using this to create custom boxes for my DIY electronic projects.

User says:

(NPBAFTR) 'Not Paid By Anyone For This Review' Really enjoyed building it, made me learn every inch of my machine. Work's like a dream and prints are very detailed when done right. Also what surprised me was that how quiet it is, i was very pleased. Definantly a good buy if your just starting out.

User says:

Es un producto realmente bueno, llevo dos años con dos impresoras de estas y es genial todo lo que he podido hacer con ellas, son faciles de reparar y tienen una buena calidad de impresion.

User says:

Setup took about 30-45 minutes and was not very difficult, I was printing within an hour or so. Once you learn to level the bed and load the files onto the SD card your basically all set. Sturdy build and have had no issues so far in the few weeks I have had it.

User says:

Printer works perfectly fine. Any issues I had were on the user end. Like not using rafts or supports for certain models. Also, your slicer software DOES matter. I had a lot of failed prints on Cura, which would turn out fine later on Simplify3d. My other printer is an Anycubic Kossel delta and I have a preference for the ender 3 over the kossel due to the larger print bed.

User says:

The Ender 3 is the best value 3D printer that mone can buy, and Comgrow is a reliable seller of these printers. I was very satisfied with my transaction, and their customer service was very helpful. I fully recommend buying the Ender 3 from Comgrow on Amazon.

User says:

I bought the ender 3 over a year ago. Still going strong. I liked it so much now I have 3 of them. Im sure ill buy more in the future.

User says:

This item was very exciting to receive and had worked really well for the first couple of weeks. As of now the extruder is no longer working properly and I'm under to make any prints...EDIT: Great support! New extruder motor on the way.

User says:

Printer took about 4 hours to properly build and set up. It prints fantastic. I have done numerous small prints and a few large prints. I am very satisfied with the printer and would recommend it to anyone

User says:

Very good printer, my only complaint is that there are some loose parts that have to be adjusted, but it's not a big deal.

User says:

Great first 3d printer easy to use and set up

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