Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer with Removable Build Surface Plate and UL Certified Power Supply 220x220x250mm

86 reviews

$239.99

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REMOVABLE BUILD SURFACE PLATE: Provide all-round protection to your 3D printer build plate and ensure consistent temperature throughout the build surface. Easy to remove the printing models after cooling. SAFE POWER SUPPLY: Ender 3 Pro comes with a UL Certified power supply, protecting your printer from unexpected power surges, that can heat the hot bed to 110℃ in just 5 minutes. RESUME PRINT FUNCTION: Ender 3 Pro can resume printing from the last recorded extruder position after suffering unexpected power outages. SEMI-ASSEMBLED KIT: This easy-to-setup kit comes partially assembled, allowing you to learn about the basic construction of 3D printers as you finish putting it together. A fun STEM educational experience in mechanical engineering and electronics. WHAT YOU GET: Ceality Ender 3 Pro 3D pinrter, lifetime technical assistance and 24 hours professional customer service.
Reviews
User says:

This printer completely met my expectations. I had a bad first experience in the 3d printing world with the mendelmax2. It was just too finicky to get setup and printing properly. This thing though lives up to the hype. Largely pre-assembled except from the vertical elements. It really is very well thought out. If you have any experience with 3d printers, you'll find this simple. If you're not mechanically or electrically inclined, it will take you longer because you're surely being overly cautious.I got the pro version with the upgraded power supply and the cmagnet build surface/plate. My #1 complaint with my MM2 was bed leveling and print adhesion. It was like voodoo. But this cmagnet plate, printing PLA is a dream. Prints stick to it like glue and when they cool, they literally peel right off. Bed levelling can be a tad frustrating and as many have reported, there is some production issue with a plate that isn't perfectly flat. I suspect that has something to do with the way the y-carriage is attached below and causing a slight bow in the bed plate. I could be wrong, but that's my guess. Regardless of the cause, mine still prints very well with stock parts. Right out of the box. Just level the bed and start printing.I'm still in the tweaking phase but am very happy with the out-of-the-box results so far. As others have mentioned there are a couple of tiny quirks you want to address and print solutions for early on.-The z-axis coupling takes some fiddling to get it lined up right and not binding the leadscrew at the top.-The eccentric nuts that tighten the wheels around the printer need your attention to fully dial it in and remove any wobble.-some kind of filament guide/barrier needs to be printed early to keep the filament from rubbing against the leadscrew and getting grease on the filament. Also print the filament guide arm for attachment to the 2020 extrusion early.-search youtube for teaching tech's calibration video. It's a MUST to get your numbers for your printer and filament. Once you have those, you have a starting point to tweak from.This really is a phenominal printer for less than $300. I'm embarassed to tell you what I spent on it's predecesor which rarely worked right. I'm spending WAY more time printing and tweaking models and then printing some more. I can recommend this printer without hesitation.

User says:

I am completely pleased with this printer and don't see spending more money would add any value or improve prints, all around excellent.Product arrived perfectly, excellent packaging, all parts included, no hardware issues.This is my first 3D printer so I want anyone new to 3D printing to have a realistic perspective.I have been printing jigs and parts useful in my woodshop and a few things for the printer itself. I had early success then lots of issues getting prints to stick then reached a plateau of excellent success with limited issues. Bad prints early on can just be stopped and restarted with the main screen.What to expect:• A steep learning curve, documentation is ok but doesn't address everything, lots of mistakes and plenty of solutions you gain quickly from just doing it.• Take the time to assemble the printer, square up the frame parts and review a couple assembly videos on youtube. They help to ensure early success in printing.• Remove and clean the magnetic sheet with warm soapy water to remove any grease or dirt. Then carefully dab to dry and don't touch the surface to avoid finger oils.• If the magnetic sheet lays flat but is crooked, that is ok and affects nothing. I had to trim each side of the sheet by 1/8-1/4" to avoid it touching the Z rails but it lays dead flat.• Bed leveling and a clean bed are two of the most valuable checklist points to make in printing. Early on I was cleaning the bed with acetone and isopropyl alcohol but since I just now use soap and water to clean it, I have had so many successful prints and have not removed the magnetic sheet at all, just use the spatula. No finger oils, no need to clean, and all the plastic comes off.• Use a feeler gauge 0.004" (1.0mm) and level the bed all around so the tip just touches the gauge but doesn't press hard because you can actually push the bed down and then it can spring back and be too close to the tip. Stay with 0.2 or 0.3mm layers in Cura slicing software early on (upgrade the software to current version). I think a feeler gauge is better than paper since paper can be compressed, fractions of a paper thickness can be the make or break it in successful prints. Home the head, set the bed just below it, disable the stepper motors from the Ender screen, then move the head around and begin to level the bed with the gauge. you can do the 4 corners only about an inch in or you can also check many other spots on the bed to ensure the bed is flat too with no cupping.• Prints can take a very long time so correct setup and first layer adhesion are so critical to success.• Cura defaults sometimes work and sometimes don't, but custom settings make for a much higher success rate of prints adhering to the bed. *** The first layer is absolutely the most important layer. *** If it is not perfect or near perfect then prints will most likely fail in many ways, lifting up at corners, shrinking, popping off, skipping, spaghetti mess etc.• Default print speed needs to be slowed down for the first layer. I am using as low as 15-20mm/s instead of the 30mm/s default. Go into preferences/settings/setting visibility and make some settings viewable in the custom window. 50mm/s is a decent normal print speed after initial layer. Top/bottom shell thicknesses can help add strength to many needed prints.• Experiment with infill. 20-50% is common unless 100% fill is needed for a solid. Higher than 50% doesn't really help much unless going full solid.• Supports do help but are not necessary for every part with small hangovers unless you require a flawless print versus a shop needed print.• Add a few extra lines for skirts to 5 which can aid in seeing any priming issues and early leveling issues. Brims are good for narrow and tall prints. Rafts can help with unique shaped prints for early layer adhesion and build.• Cura will remember the settings from the previous print so you don't have to start from scratch every time with settings.• When a print is done, Cura puts in the gcode that the steppers are disabled so you can move the head or bed, but don't move then around fast if they are not disabled.Print an extension for the spool filament from thingiverse, it will help to keep the filament at a better arc and out of the Z lead screw.Changing colors is simple, heat the tip up, then remove the filament and push in another color. The skirt/brim etc will prime the color so the part will be solid to the new color.A solid table surface is good, nothing flimsy or wobbly.Included spatula is excellent, sharp and removes prints very well.Buy some full 1kg spools of colors you like and also try some test colors which come in small loose spools about 50g. I printed a small spool to hold the test colors which helps while printing so filament can spin smoother.I am running the printer near non stop. I have many more dozens of things I want to print and just waiting to get through them all, at which point I'm sure to have added many more.Have fun and create. Plenty of free files for printing, millions are out there. Yeggi.com is a great 3D print file search engine, along with myminifactory.com and thingiverse.com

User says:

This is my second 3D printer. The first one was a kit printer that took me about 5-6 hours to assemble. Once I had it built, it took me another 3 or 4 days until I had a decent print, and even then the quality was questionable. I spent the next two months buying parts and printing upgrades until I finally sold it to a friend who didn't want to build his own.When I got the Ender 3 Pro, I had it assembled in about an hour, following along with the Ender 3 assembly YouTube video by Tom Tullis. After one failed print (I didn't have the bed leveled properly), I starting seeing perfect prints. This printer is awesome. It "just works". After leveling the bed, the print quality is amazing. I have printed at .2mm and at .1mm quality and they both look fantastic. The layer lines are virtually invisible.I am running Amazon Basics Gray PLA (I'm having such good luck with that filament that I just ordered a 3 pack of white Amazon basics PLA) and it has perfect layer adhesion. All of my prints are solid and sturdy. I didn't know 3D prints were supposed to be sturdy because my first printer's prints were all delicate and fragile. I just thought that was a fact of 3D printing. I was wrong. These prints are solid (well, 20% solid, anyway) and durable.I highly recommend this printer to first time printer owners. Even though there's some assembly required (more than the CR-10 family), the community around this printer is incredible and the Facebook group has a lot of helpful members. The video that I mentioned above is really all you need to get started, but you can count on the Facebook group to help you if something doesn't quite work right.I haven't added any upgrades or printed any parts for my printer. It's printing perfectly as a stock printer. It even printed a ~36mm bridge without a noticeable sag. I did buy a Creality glass bed from Amazon, but I haven't installed it yet. I like the magnetic build surface and I'm not sure I want to lose it.There have been a few things that make me uncomfortable, but I've learned to work with them and they're not stopping me from printing or having a negative impact on my prints:1) the X-Axis is uneven. I followed the instructions in the video to ensure that my X axis was level on both sides, but the screw holes on the printer that I got are just slightly off center. I have had to compensate by adjusting my bed higher on the left side and lower on the right side. That means that I have a tight screw and spring on the right side and a looser screw and spring on the left side. I think the only impact this has is that I need to level my bed more often than I might otherwise because the leveling screws on the left come loose. But, because the Ender 3 has large leveling knobs, it's very easy to level this bed.2) Cura prints a line of filament vertically across the length of the build plate on the far left side. I accidentally let it start when my bed was leveled incorrectly and the nozzle dug into my build surface. I now have a permanent gouge in my build surface that holds plastic. It isn't affecting my prints, but it's not attractive. Don't expect to have a perfectly beautiful print bed for the lifetime of your printer. It's going to get marks on it.That's pretty much it. For the price, I don't think you can go wrong buying this printer. I certainly don't regret paying Amazon's price versus the overseas supplier (the shipping time for the other sellers was over one month). I paid the "get it now" tax and went with Amazon Prime shipping.

User says:

Context: this is my first 3D printer. I'm reasonably technical: I can solder, I can write a little script, I build my own computers, I use Linux regularly, I can fumble my way around in Blender. I'm also reasonably handy: I do a lot of my own work on the cars (up to a top-end rebuild, but that's the limit) and I can install a toilet. I'm also really comfortable digging around the web for forums or videos to help me figure things out. So take this review with that in mind. For someone less technical than me, this might be too much to digest all at once. For someone more experienced with 3D printing, there are probably technical nuances I've missed.Summary: So far, this has been a lot more fun than frustrating. I've done about 5 prints. I'm currently in the middle of my biggest attempt so far; about 13 hours into a big relief map of a mountain near me (it should be another 4-5 hours.) It hasn't all been perfect, but it's been fun figuring things out and making some little models.Pros:Print quality seems quite good. I don't have much of a benchmark. This is really the first time I've played with a 3D printer or 3D-printed items, but what's come out so far has seemed very detailed, with clean even prints. I printed a Benchy (see image) without really tweaking anything beyond loading the default Ender 3 profile in Cura, and it turned out pretty good. The measurements were correct in all the right places, and the layers were mostly even before doing any real calibration. So quality out of the box seems good. A little stringing (look at the smokestack on the Benchy), but I think that's expected for this extruder type, and maybe something I can adjust for.It was pretty easy to put together. The instruction sheet it came with is OK, but probably needs more detail for something like this, and I did miss a couple of steps and have to backtrack. But it was OK. There are a lot of assembly videos which can help if needed. I had to put the Z-axis limit switch lower than it seems it was meant to be (see image, and see Issues below), but once done it seems to work fine.Build quality is excellent as well. The individual components seem like quality parts. Wires are wrapped, labeled, and tidy. I'm not sure I love the way they're routed, with some of the ribbon cables a little exposed, but again that's something I can tinker with. I don't see any issues with snagging even without being particularly careful routing wires. It's definitely a WALL-E rather than an EVE, but I like the functional style.Issues:I'm not sure I love the bed material. Sometimes I've had a tough time getting the first layer to stick. I'm still tinkering with it, and for the last couple of prints that's meant smearing some glue stick on it (which works OK, but I think that's the wrong method for this material). I also understand that if I need more heat, it's going to lose its magnetism, which may mean it'll slide around. TBD. I might get another bed surface to try out.The Z-axis limit switch didn't seem to mount low enough initially. I was banging my head against the wall for an hour or two trying to figure out why I couldn't get the extruder nozzle right down on the bed. Some research on the web led me to the fix; I just dropped the switch down lower than the little tab seems to want it, cranked down on the screws, and it's fine now. See the image attached for an idea of how I wound up doing it.Closing thoughts:I'm having a great time making stuff. I expect to get a lot of enjoyment and use out of the thing. I looked at a lot of different models; it's a crazy world out there with lots of choices and uncertainty. I landed with this one, and I'm really satisfied with how things are going. For a first printer for a tinkerer/hobbyist, I'd say this is a very good place to start.

User says:

I bought a FlashForge Creator Pro about 3 1/2 years ago for $1200. I never truly got the hang of it and was constantly having to fix for one problem or another. I'm sure this was mostly due to my own lack of knowledge and incompetence. I was considering replacing the entire extruder assembly for around $300 to get a fresh start and instead chose to try the Ender 3 Pro out.The Ender 3 was very well packaged and with the assistance of other reviewer's recommended videos, I was able to assemble it with no problems aside from my rushing a bit. I had my first print completed in about four hours. The print looked fine, but was lighter than I expected. I'll spare you details of days of troubleshooting. I finally figured out that the problem was under-extrusion. If I had calibrated properly to begin with, I could have saved a lot of time. To correct the under-extrusion, I had to set the extrusion multiplier to 2.36 (Yes, the filament size was set properly to 1.75.) Now it prints absolutely magnificently and I couldn't be happier. I printed some objects that I was never able to print with my FFCP. I decided to buy a metal extruder gear assembly for about $15 to see if that helps. If not, I plan to adjust the extruder settings to "fix" the problem. Bad stepper motor maybe?Edit: I finally found the reason for under extrusion. The extruder spring wasn’t tight enough, so it didn’t put enough pressure on the filament. I put some small washers on the spring and that took care of it. You can print spacers if you find yourself needing them.Pros:* The Bowden extruder is so much easier to tinker with than the FFCP dual extruder. Having the extruder mechanism separate from the hotend makes it easy to see how things are working and with troubleshooting problems.* It's reasonably quiet though I enjoy the sound of a printer working.* It's well constructed (imho). You still need to make sure everything is square when putting it together.*Other than the Bowden tube, there are no PTFE tubes in the hotend mechanism to get jammed up.Cons:*Under-extrusion for reasons I've yet to figure out. Fixable.*As other viewers have said, the magnetic bed is useless. I did a print with ABS and it stuck to the bed wonderfully, that is until I tried to remove it. The bottom layer of the print stripped off the printed object. I absolutely could not remove it. The ABS bends with the magnetic pad/bed. Knowing better, I finally resorted to using a razor blade which cut right through it the pad. I replaced it with a 3/32" glass plate I bought at Lowes for $3. It works perfectly. I've since read elsewhere that the magnetic pad should only be used with PLA.*Cable management needs work but isn't an issue.*On the top right corner of the steel bed plate, the bed adjustment wouldn't tighten enough. The spring gets fully compressed and I can't get the bed to lower enough. I can't figure out why this is happening. Either the frame isn't as level/square as I thought, or the bed was unlevel. I cut the spring down and it works now. When I first put on the glass bed, one corner was coming up and I had to use a clip to hold it down. That actually seems to have corrected the problem and I don't need the clip now. Just make sure you check the bed for level.Some other notes- I've learned that, at least for me, ABS is more trouble than it's worth. I think a lot of my problems with the FFCP were due to my almost sole use of it. It jammed a lot and layers were always separating. I haven't had any issues with PLA. I may give ABS another shot now that everything is working well.A replacement dual extruder for the FFCP cost $170. A replacement for the Ender 3 with the fan assembly costs $40. Not quite an apples to oranges comparison, but still a significant difference to consider.I paid a little more to buy from Comgrow, because of the consistent positive reviews of their product support. Though I haven't had to use it, I think that's worth the little extra. Also, I've been using Sunlu PLA. I can get two rolls for $32, which is a steal. I've had a great experience with their product and highly recommend them. Be sure to check out the photos. I like to pick the most challenging prints to try, and I still can't get over how well the Ender 3 handles them.

User says:

Well packaged and organized. Instructions made assembly a breeze. It took about 2 hours, 30 minutes of which my replacing the plastic extruder with a metal one I bought for $16 on Amazon. I used a bed leveling program from Thingiverse and leveling the bed took less than 10 minutes. I started the test print in less than 3 hours from opening the box and it came out perfect. I have bought many DIY kits, including one other 3d printer and this is my best experience. I have done 4 projects so far and they have all been perfect prints. Great value for the money.

User says:

(Attached are unboxing, partial assembly, and print quality pics)After much research and many YouTube videos over the past two years, I've finally decided to get into 3D printing by purchasing an Ender 3 Pro. And yes, while you can find it a little cheaper from other sellers, Comgrow had the best ratings and reviews on their Ender 3 Pro, so I felt spending a little more was a fair tradeoff in getting one from a trustworthy source.Do your research, watch assembly videos multiple times, watch them again, watch more videos on good and bad results, then put this together. I'm a tinkerer who doesn't back down from a DIY or self fix, but opening the box and seeing all the loose parts (mostly fasteners) even with the machine shipping partially assembled was still intimidating. I took my time and over the course of two hours made sure I had this machine assembled properly. Some people say they can assemble an Ender 3 in 40 mins. Hah, sure, if they've assembled one before. Take your time, lay out the parts packets, and only open them as needed while assembling, or you will end up hopelessly confused. Common Lego assembly rules apply. *edit* And DO NOT FORGET, those of you living in North America, to switch the red slider on the power supply from 240V to 120V (it comes 240 out of the box). If you don't do this: machine won't turn on (me, oops); machine turns on but takes forever to heat up; blown circuits constantly; hate, fear, suffering, and the Dark Side ruling your life. This is so easy to miss or forget to change, or even not know about.*edit*Out of the box, I installed an all metal extruder and Capricorn tube upgrades. I had also installed a spring upgrade for the bed, but failed to check the length of the "upgrade" bed springs, which I later found were way too long after trying to fix a bed leveling issue after a catastrophic failure mid print threw the bed way out of level. I've determined the too-long springs were the culprit after having gotten proper-length upgrade springs and getting consistent bed leveling results. I would definitely get the yellow "upgraded" springs as the stock springs are just way too soft/mushy in my opinion and will result in bed leveling issues on their own.As far as a glass bed upgrade out of the box, I advise using the stock magnetic bed for your first few prints, then get an upgraded glass bed to see the difference in results. It can go either way, both have their pros and cons.Using this machine is certainly a learning process, and _do not_ expect to get a perfect print on your first try; you might get lucky or you may have bed adhesion issues. There can be alot of trial and error, and endless calibration, before you start to see consistent results. And then WHAM, you get an unexpected failure and have to figure out how/why. Print failures _will_ happen for various reasons. Sometimes it's as simple as bad filament (read reviews!), sometimes it's a bed leveling issue or a temperature issue. This is part of the learning process with FDM printers, even the expensive ones.That said, at 0.2mm layer height and 200°C/50°C with PLA I have been getting excellent print quality more often than I've gotten failures (all failures due to bad bed adhesion). The key is getting a good first layer and bed adhesion. If either of those fail, your print is doomed. These all lead back to getting the bed level with the extruder nozzle and finding the sweet spot for nozzle/bed temperature combination, and different brands of PLA have their own/different sweet spots, hence you see 3D printer users pick a brand and stay with it. I recommend Comgrow PLA, I've had consistent results in print quality, bed adhesion issues not withstanding (remember, bed adhesion issues usually stem from an unlevel bed).So far, I'm absolutely loving this machine. Keep the above in mind, and don't get in a hurry--good quality prints, even of tiny objects, can take hours or days to complete. Have patience, and check that your bed is level at least every other print and you'll be fine.

User says:

I got this printer for my boyfriend for his birthday. Neither of us had ever used a 3D printer. We watched a YouTube video to set it up as the instructions were a little confusing for us. It was printing all weird at first but I realized that we just needed to level the bed. It was sitting way too far from the extruded so we had to adjust the z axis switch and bring it down a little bit further than it was supposed to go. But now it works great!! It’s really easy to download and transfer files to the sd card as well. I’ve done it on both Mac and windows. You will have to download a slicer but there is info on how to do that loaded on the sd card. It’s really easy. And it comes with a few things preloaded into it already. There is enough filament included to make a few small projects. This is a great 3D printer for beginners and probably even those with more experience. I can’t say because I’m just a beginner myself but it works great and it’s super fun to make things with. And you just can’t beat the price!

User says:

I did a lot of research on 3d printing and printers at my price point, and this one was the highest recommended, and I understand why. I have no experience whatsoever, and really have no mechanical background either, but I was still able to figure everything out, and am now printing things with great print quality! I think this printer is great for beginners. I haven’t tried using tech support, so I have no insight there.Tips:- you will need to buy filament. They give you a very small amount that might get you through 1 or 2 prints. The most recommended brand I’ve seen for this printer is hatchbox, I’ve never used anything else.- this is not a straightforward assembly. I would recommend not just trying to follow the instructions in the box: it will get confusing and there is some broken English. Watch a video instead. There are plenty on YouTube that walk you through assembly and are easy to follow- Spend most of your set up time calibrating the printer bed, something that the instructions don’t clearly tell you to do. There are also videos on this, and an X print file online to help you test. Essentially, the nozzle should be just about a paper’s width away from the nozzle on all 4 corners- you will need a slicer program to convert .stl files (3d files) into a code the printer understands. I recommend ultimaker cura, it’s free and has presets for the ender 3- if you want to create your own 3d files you will also need a program for that: tinkercad is free and easy to use- a bunch of already made 3d files can be found online, thingiverse being the most popular- the internet is your friend. If you run into a problem or just want to understand more about 3d printing, it’s much simpler to look up the issue on a YouTube video or Reddit thread than try to figure it out yourselfThere’s still a lot I don’t know, but I’ve had tons of fun. If I can do it so can you!

User says:

The ender 3 pro has potential be a great 3D printer, I guess it really just depends on your luck with Creality's quality control(or lack there of).My friend and I ordered this exact 3D printer at the same time. His has worked flawlessly out of the box while mine has not. The pneumatic quick connect fitting on the hot end is constantly letting the PTFE tube slip which clogs the print nozzle or creates back pressure and doesn't extrude correctly. And this is after every single print or even sometimes halfway through a print.While leveling the bed one of the adjustment wheels (underneath the bed) has already(only had 2 successful prints so far) created an indent in the heat bed so the heatbed will have to be replaced soon as the set screw is likely to rip out of the heat bed.And last but not least the USB plug on the 3D printer itself is very touchy. If the USB cable isn't held up while plugged in, my computer won't recognize the Ender 3 Pro. And if the printer is off while plugged in via USB it will power the screen but the screen won't work.I reached out to Comgrow and they were very helpful in finding a resolution with this printer. I'm much more satisfied now.

User says:

After waiting for years, I finally decided the cost had come down enough to purchase a 3D printer. After doing a lot of research I decided to purchase the Creality Ender 3 Pro and I have not been disappointed. So far it has been a great printer. The prints come out a lot better than I expected. So far it has been a workhorse, as it has almost been constantly printing since I received it three weeks ago!This printer was easy to put together and set up, but while I am a novice in 3D printing, I am not in electronics, computers, and CAD design. Due to my compute and CAD expertise, creating my own designs has been easy so for the majority of my prints, I have mainly printed my own designs so far,. But, even for the beginner with all the downloadable prints that are available online, there is plenty to keep you busy printing.The only problems I have had with it (that were not from mistakes I did) has been some of the larger prints have bowed during the printing process, but I was able to solve that by building an enclosure for it. I ended up designing and printing parts for my enclosure, which gave me some practice at designing and printing.I would definitely recommend this printer for the beginner, and probably for the expert. You really get a lot of printer for you money here.

User says:

Edit: I forgot to mention that I use "Elmer's Disappearing Purple Washable School Glue Sticks" on the magnetic bed cover to make the first layer stick perfectly. I apply it and use it for a few prints. Then I wash it off (with warm water, no soap) and reapply the glue again. Level the bed after you remove the pad and put it back on.I will begin by saying that this printer has its issues...but its a great printer and I'm happy that I picked this one as my first printer. I have learned a lot because this printer is DIY and open source.Pros:-Big print area for low cost-Easy to assemble (look up a youtube video)-Can be upgraded in many ways, free and not free-Very solid build quality-Reliable-Heated bed-Magnetic print surfaceCons:-Bed leveling issues-Bed is usually not flat for most people-Bowden tube issues-Requires research/tinkering to get it running rightOverall I have had some ups and downs, but these issues have taught me a lot about how this printer works and I am better for it. One thing I would recommend is to download the latest version of Cura. This is an easy to use slicer program that is free to download online. Once you do that I would recommend downloading "CHEP Cura profiles". I have had very good prints using these settings for Cura, made just for the Ender 3.Also, make sure not to force the material out of the printhead when you are removing it. I always follow these steps. Heat up the head to 200-220C. Push the material in to the prinhead until it starts to come out the extruder. Next, pull the material completely out of the printhead. If you force the material out of the printhead or it is hard to pull out you may cause yourself some heartache. You can dislodge the bowden tube from the printhead and this will cause many printing issues.Finally, I will say that thingiverse has tons of cool, free things that you can print. If you stick to more popular items you will have less problems. Some things may not work for you, but its part of the learning process.you can also find upgrades for your printer that you can print yourself.After I became much more familiar with my printer I decided to do 2 things.1. Upgrade the firmware to TH3D firmware. This made the control knob much easier to use on the Ender and also aloowed me to do the second upgrade.2. Ender XT heigh upgrade. This can be found on e. b. a. y. by searching "Ender 3 XT". This makes the Ender 3 print area 50% taller (375mm total). This allowed me to print things that were much bigger. Considering that a bigger printer can cost A LOT more this was a pretty good deal.Last but not least:This printer is DIY, so you will have issues. If you want a printer that is easy to use and doesnt require any effort...get something else. If you have problems you can always search for solutions using google or on forums like thingiverse. Many people have this printer because its awesome and cheap. So there are many forums out there with questions and answers to the most common issues with the Ender 3.

User says:

I am so very happy with my decision to go with the Ender 3 Pro. This is my first 3D printer and I am loving it more and more each day. Now that's not to say that there haven't been trials and tribulations because there have been, but they are happening with less frequently as I become more familiar with the machine, the print settings, and the various software (OctoPrint, Cura, TinkerCad, Fusion 360).The print quality still blows my mind for a $250 machine. Make sure you watch the videos and read the articles online that discuss upgrades that you can print out and the print settings that will further improve your models.When I first got my printer I had a faulty control knob that wouldn't register half the time when it was turned. As you can imagine this made it very difficult to make precise XYZ movements and therefore had to fixed. I contacted their customer service and within a few hours got a response back from Cathy. She was very prompt and professional and shipped me out a new LCD display the next day, it arrived in the mail a few days later. Thank you Cathy!Another difficulty I have encountered is warped prints, as you can see in my last picture. A sure fire way that I've found works for me is to change the 'Build Plate Adhesion Type' to 'Raft', also I turn my 'Build Plate Temp' up to 60. Yes the rafts eats up a lot of filament and add to your build time but to me this is better than having to reprint things all together. Like I said, you will find what works for you for different kinds of prints and shit will start rolling off the press!

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While I'm not new to 3D printing this is mew for my own personal use and assembly. To be honest the assembly couldn't be more easy when compared to kits like the prusa i3 which take a large amounts of patience and several hours of assembly time. The only complaint is on the amount of tweaking you have to do because some of the pre-assembled parts were not assembled with perpendicularity with respect to other parts. For instance youll notice in the picture that I have the frame resting on a granite plate which is extremely flat because the frame was skewed a few degrees and I had to loosen the frame bolts and refasten them to make the frame level and perpendicular. Also trying to level the bed was a bit of a pain.l but for a printer just under 340$ i have to admit I'm impressed with the print quality. Definitely worth it for a beginner not wanting to fork out $800+ for a quality more established brand.FYI for those wanting more control over the bed leveling I recommend getting something more rigid like a glass print bed. The magnetic print bed that comes with it is flimsy and harder for the inexperienced to level.

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I will say this first: I am absolutely shocked at the quality of print from this thing for $275 -- it's genuinely the greatest bang for your buck that you're going to find in the 3D printer world. HOWEVER: I want to make it very clear this is NOT for the impatient beginner who just wants to open the package and start printing stuff. This is a PROJECT that you assemble and tinker with. If you're someone who likes working with your hands and tinkering with Arduino/RPi projects, then this is 100% the printer for you. If you don't like working with your hands and don't have patience to square up the frame, adjust the belt tensions, level the bed, etc., DO NOT waste your money because you will get garbage prints and end up frustrated.I am a complete beginner so this took me a good while to get my first print done. I didn't time it but essentially construction took around 2 hours (basically watched a YouTube video and followed along -- look up "just vlad ender 3 pro setup" his video is absolutely perfect). I took some more time familiarizing myself with the controls and UI, leveling the bed, etc (probably around a half hour). I also realized by Y belt tension was really loose and the wheel bearings were slightly rocky so that took some extra tweaking to fix as well. I also used a level test from Thingiverse (2987803) -- glad I did this because it caught some issues with one of the corners of my bed. After running this test twice and messing with the bed level (probably another 30 minutes), I printed the dog that came on the card (took around 3 hours). I cannot impress on you enough how thankful I am that I double and triple checked all the moving parts to get this stuff right the first time.Clearly there is some stringing in the print (attached, see top left ear and front paws, there was also some by the tail) so it's not perfect. But all in all for $275 I am more than happy with that quality. The magnetic surface on the bed is also fantastic, the print just popped right off no residue or anything stuck.Now for the negative:The instructions are complete garbage. Like less than 0/10. I don't care how much content is on YouTube -- Creality needs to provide a better assembly manual. There are countless things that need to be explained -- for example: check the wheel bearings on the Y axis before doing anything -- you need to flip the printer over to reach the eccentric nut on the bearings, and this is a lot easier to do before assembling the printer. Also, check the bottom support beams for level and squareness -- out of the box these are likely uneven and not parallel and it will affect the entire construction of the printer if you don't fix that before building. Or to leave the vertical beams loose while building the printer and only tighten them when you get the X axis attached to the Z axis, and roll it to the bottom-most position to allow for flex on the supports. And there's many more things (luckily Vlad covers these in the video) that 12 pictures just can't cover.Assembly aside, they do absolutely nothing to familiarize you with the interface or to get started for your first print. Again, they do the absolute bare minimum of "slice the model with the software, then print it" -- like I guess technically that counts as instructions? It would honestly be less insulting if they just said hey there's no instructions search reddit and YouTube, you'll figure it out (seriously -- this would be more acceptable to me).Luckily this printer is a bit of a cult classic in the 3D printing community. There are tons of resources available from beginner's guides, upgrades, slicer settings, etc. All you have to do is look for them. All said and done, this is an absolute steal from a cost to value perspective. If you want to get into 3D printing and have the patience to tinker with it, this is a phenomenal printer.

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This is actually my second Ender 3 Pro. I got my first several months ago and I started using it every day, so much that I had to buy a second.The set up is fairly easy, make sure the surface that you're going to put the printer on is level and very stable first thing. Then follow videos about bed leveling. Do that before you put anything else together. Then tighten the belt for your print nozzle as close the what factory tightened belt for the print bed.The three stars for BEGINNERS is because I'm a service tech' and it was not difficult for me. But I have friends who are not and they had issues, one got bad prints but till I walked them through my set up process and they did that they were a little unhappy.Also not that I purchased the "Pro" version while my friends did not.The printer is a lot of fun, its a great asst for my work as well and love it as an additional tool for my hobbies!The two Fluffy the Unicorns I printed and painted for my wife.Next thing to be aware of, filament, they are all not the same. So try to avoid cheap filament, I did and I wasted time thinking it was the printer. It was the cheap China filament. That is why I have four stars for ADHESION.Worth the money and addictively fun!

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I am very pleased with the results of my Ender 3. It produces high quality prints. It does require some technical experience though. I am new to 3D printing and I had a lot of prints fail the first few days. However, there is ton of information on the web about this printer and I changed slicer settings, and I have had great results ever since.One thing to note, the motherboard failed within a week of purchase. Not cool. However, I contacted Comgrow in evening through email, and they responded within a few minutes, diagnosed my problem, and had a new motherboard in the mail by morning. They are located in China, and it is best to contact them in the evening. It took 6 days to get the part from Hong Kong. The only complaint I had was the lack of instructions on how to change out the motherboard. Luckily, I am rather technical, and I was able to make the swap. Creality glued every wire into the motherboard, and so it was a pain to get them out of the old one. However, all is well now and the printer is working great.

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Looks sturdy .. was fairly easy to build (with some video help)Unfortunately I can't test the quality of the prince due to a defective Killswitch that stops the motor from pushing to the left continuously until I replace that I do not want to damage the motor or the belt.Update: comgrow refunded me for my limit switch purchases so that was very helpful ,and their customer service is very fast thanks.Now on to the printer.set-up was quick .that was mostly due to online videos as the two-page instructions that come with the printer aren't enough. So far the printer has worked without a hitch except for one problem. The position the spool of filament and the feeder causes situations where if the spool entangles on the filament and tightens the feed to almost a 90-degree angle causes it to snap which means you have to babysit your prints and make sure the spool is always loose and flowing. The fact that the printer does not have some type of filament sensor is a real problem especially when you have something printing for 5 to 6 hours. There are some substitutes spool handles that you can print out that allow you to bring the spool closer to the feeder but it still doesn't rectify not having a sensor.. I'm sure there are other things it could use.. but so far as a beginner myself it's be rather painless, and I'm having a good time with this printer

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[[VIDEOID:a747cda7845d743ba34128eb696835f4]] Great machine for beginners!! Easy to use. Easy to assemble. It took me 3 hours to assembly. Clean the bed machine with alcohol after you finish the product.Muy buena máquina, fácil de manejar. Fácil de montar. Utilice un vídeo de YouTube pa montarla y fue sencillo. Yo uso thingivers para bajar cosas y Cura para los parámetros q quieras al imprimirlos. Compre filamento 1.75 sea PLA PETG etc . El PLA Es el más sencillo de trabajar. La máquina viene con todo lo necesario para empezar . Pero igual debe de comprar filamento. La cantidad q trae de PLA es muy poca, lo justo para probar la máquina. Siempre limpie la cama del printer después de cada impresión. Así lo próximo q haga no se pegara.

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I have been using 3D printers since the early days of RepRap Prusa Mendel. Along with that came very little printing and lots of regrets on the amount of time spent trying. Fast forward, to 2021 and the not so new, but absolutely amazing Ender 3 pro.I am not overselling this... I put it together with only a Square and included tools. Leveled the bed with a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper so it barely rubbed..then tested each corner a few more times, getting the amount of rub...barely there but consistent on each corner.. I then printed the puppy at 0.20mm in the photo. I then wanted to see a little higher resolution and printed the dinosaur at 0.16 ( 160 microns!!!) . During this print, I noticed the improvements I can do on the printer.Improvements.#1Get 5 roller-skate bearings#2 Print a spool carrier (user 4 bearings). Dont bother with the guide that attaches to the extruder and the the arm that reaches out form the top.#2 print out a z-axis lead screw support (1 bearing). then you can enable z-hop.

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Alrighty, first ever review so bear with me. As someone completely brand new to the world of 3d printing, this printer has been amazing.Assembly- instructions left a little to be desired bit there are plenty of videos on YouTube for how to assemble and within two minutes of searching I had a comprehensive build video. Wasn't til after I was done that I noticed on the included SD card that there appears to be a file with instructions on how to assemble, haven't actually opened the file ha. As for the actual assembly I ran into a pretty big hickup, one of the screws for the z axis motor was missing making the printer a fancy paper weight. Normally that would be a blow to the product rating but after a quick email to the support team and a next day reply from them I had a replacement screws in the mail. In the meantime while waiting for the screws I bought a temp one from home Depot for 60cents, nice little pro tip for ya there. One I got the correct screws from comgrow the rest of assembly went flawless.First time use - took a few minutes to learn how to level the bed probably from some googling and bobs your uncle I had it leveled in no time. Printed a test print provided on the SD card and it printed with no issues.After 3 weeks of use - absolutely no issues that weren't user error. I.e not making sure the bed was level every couple prints tinkering with temps and supports. I've gone through a full roll of filament and have a bunch of successful prints with only two fails both due to my inexperience in 3d design and making supports.NOT A PAID REVIEW

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I am using the printer as a hobbyist. I am not looking to spend thousands of dollars for a printer that I'm using to learn with. I tried a different 3D printer that shipped and arrived fully assembled and ready to print out of the box. It was a good experience and I learned a lot from it. However, the quality was mediocre and the print sizes were rather small. I did some research and found that the Creality Ender 3 Pro is rated the best 3D printer for under $300. The price was right, so I gave it a try, and I must agree it is a very good printer.I have had it now for three days, and I am exceedingly happy with it. I have printed several items now. Some new items and some items that I had previously printed with the other printer, to compare. It prints rather quickly, the quality is exceedingly high. I printed some figurines that are 35mm high and the detail is marvelous. I printed a 50mm figuring that doubled the quality of the same item from the other system. I printed a few interlocking items, and the results were a perfect fit. I expected a little deviance, but I was pleasantly surprised when they just clicked together.I would not recommend this for first time buyers. It does have to be assembled, and the software takes a little knowledge of how 3D software functions. I found that having a ready-to-go-out-of-the-box printer was far more acceptable as a novice to the industry, but using what I learned from that experience made this experience far more enjoyable. I think if I had tried the Creality Ender 3 Pro first I would have been slightly discouraged, but having experienced the pitfalls of the "easy way" first made me enjoy the ease of utilizing that extra knowledge with this machine. The one thing to remember with this machine, that I didn't have to do with the other machine is leveling the bed. The bed does have to manually leveled, whereas the other had a stationary bed. I find that being able to level this bed myself has made the experience far more enjoyable.I highly recommend this machine for someone who has a little bit of experience with 3D printing, doesn't want to spend an arm and a leg, but wants to improve upon the quality of their prints.

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I am very happy with my new Ender 3 Pro. Buy with confidence. Read on for more details.I've been looking at 3D printers for over 2 years. I came very close to buying one a few times but with rapidly advancing technology and the capabilities of printers also improving rapidly while the prices keep falling, I waited.With prices for good printers now below $300 I purchased the Ender after doing a fair amount of online research.I received my printer a couple of weeks ago and knew it was going to require a few hours to assemble. It took me about 4 hours totally to unbox and assemble. I watched some assembly videos on Youtube which along with the printed assembly documentation made the assembly process straight forward. I stripped one 4mm strut hole by cross threading the bolt. I had to do a little Macgvering to fix that. Construction and quality seems solid.Within about 6 hours I was doing my first prints with PLA filament. Later, I tried printing in ABS which for me was more challenging, then PETG which was also challenging to dial in the proper settings. Bed adhesion and bed leveling are critical to getting good results. My recommendation to anyone considering buying their first 3D printer is to watch about 8 hours of Youtube videos first. There are a lot of excellent channels out there. The capabilities of this printer far exceed my rookie experience. I'll be busy honing my skills for many weeks before running into any limitations with the printer itself. Great value for the money. Lot's of online user groups and super users out there willing to help a newbie out too.

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It's Learning experience take the time to know your machine. Before you print anything go to thingverse search CHOP bed leveling saves you alot of time its a program that tells the printer to stop in the 4 corners/center to adjust the 3d printer bed level do this every time before you print. Also another tip buy aquanet hairspray extrahold and spray the magnet print bed not while it's on the machine, and manually heat the bed to 50c before leveling. Do these before printing and you will be successful. This is a hobby and these tips I wish I knew before I printed beyond my test print, you will get frustrated don't give up. 3d printers are not exactly plug and print but in time you will know what to do and come out with amazing prints ender 3 pro is an awesome Machine.

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This is my first 3D printer purchase although I have a lot of friends with printers. I have heard all kinds of stories of the setup problems and fine tuning they had to do to get good quality prints so when I got this one I was expecting a lot of work.Setting it up was straight forward enough, I recommend watching the video on the memory card before you do it. Took me a couple of hours to assemble the entire package. Leveled the bed and calibrated extrusion rate based on simple online videos and hit print on one of the gcode files on the memory card (the dog - pic attached) and it came out amazing.I am just amazed at what this printer can do and how easy it was to set it allI had a little issue in the setup with under extrusion. If you are severely under extruding it is probably because of the Control>Filament setting being On and you not calibrating the extrusion rate, if you did calibrate it and got a weird value - that setting should be off and then you can calibrate the extrusion rate to somewhere around 100 instead of the 270 I ended up with when the setting was on.

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[[VIDEOID:8f9ad32cfb22b6922c200ad4efe8708]] So I had my husband put this together because it seemed a little overwhelming for me and took about an hour and a half to two hours. We looked up some videos to spool the filament because it wasn't in the instructions. We didn't know the instructions were on the flash drive so it may have taken us less time. But this thing is super cool when you figure everything out. It can be very complicated, for me at least. The machine itself operates beautifully and I would highly recommend it. It was hard for me to learn how to do the files and use the program to alter the size and stuff but that's just me. Still at super cool once you figure everything out!

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After months of research, reading reviews and talking withs friends already deep into 3D printing, I settled on the Ender 3 Pro. I has been an amazingly fun experience with great results. It printed well right out of the box, however spending the time to tune it properly (plenty of online videos) for anything from temperature to bed level to extruder calibration improved the print quality even more, rivaling much more expensive printers.The printer has a big online following and a growing number of mods and upgrades, which are a ton of fun to experiment with. I have printed TPU, PLA and Ninjaflex (soft TPU), have printed many upgrades and FPV parts but also some household pieces for the family.Lastly really good experience with Comgrow support. Ran into a hardware issue a week ago, I was not going to even bring up, thinking it might have been related to my modding. However they have been very responsive and accommodating. Strong recommendation for both the company and the product.

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I am a complete n00b to 3D printers however I wanted a printer so that I can print of parts and accessories for my hobbies and around the house. My younger brother owns one of these; so I decided to get the same model as he.Anyway, before it arrived I made sure I watched YouTube videos about how to setup the printer and how to level the bed and operate it. After assembling the printer, my first test print ( a cute little dog ) came out perfectly. The printer is now printing out a tool tray to store all the tools and spare parts that came with the printer.

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This printer is incredible, especially for the cost. Five stars overall for quality of packaging, build, fit, finish of parts and customer support.This was my introduction into 3D printing. I have some experience with CNC after assembling a 'Bob's CNC E3 Router". The assembly of that machine was much more involved and took about 8hours. Taking my time, assembling the Ender 3 Pro took a little more than an hour. Everything you need to get started is included: Tools, extra parts, an SD card containing manuals, Slicer software and test files are all there out of the box. You can download models right away, or acquire a 3D drawing program and make your own. Personally, I chose to download the 'Cura' slicer which is an excellent widely supported open source program that is free.Assembly:If you can assemble an IKEA kit, you can assemble this. The instructions are all high quality drawings showing the 12 steps of assembly. I thought they were excellent. There are many YouTube videos to help if you need them. There is no shortage of information and support for this printer across the internet. And the positive enthusiastic reviews follow.When assembling this it's important to understand there are many nuances like how tight belts and rollers should be, and keeping everything square. It comes with the base Y axis assembled. On mine the rollers were too tight and the base wasn't sitting flat. These are things you have to watch out for from the bottom up and are easily adjusted by loosening bolts and re tightening. The printer must be "tuned up" like any other machine for optimal operating quality.It's important to understand that one must be somewhat mechanically inclined, and enjoy fiddling with parts. This isn't like plugging in an HP Deskjet pritner with three easy steps. It isn't 'plug and play'.Print quality is excellent:Honestly, my expectation is that the printer would work but might print a little rough. It prints beautifully! I could barely see the layers on the test Dog. It came out quite glossy and smooth. My hope was to use this to make optical mounts for a prototype I am building, and it is more than accurate enough to make whatever you want for professional use, though one must also learn Cura or whatever slicer they chose to optimize settings.The printer uses Marlin firmware which is the most popular in the world of 3D printing. There is no weird proprietary software or firmware here. This makes finding support and upgrades very easy. And there are a lot of great upgrades you can print yourself!Keep in mind that this printer's predecessor is the Creality CR 10, which you will find was well received and highly regarded by the community. The Ender 3 Pro is a bit smaller, but essentially the same.Complaints:The only thing I was disappointed in, is that the Bowden extruder included is made out of plastic, and that the filament spool is mounted on top creating a sharp angle into the extruder as it pulls the filament through. Since this is the "Pro" version that part should have been metal. When I purchased the machine, I also purchased a metal extruder assembly to upgrade that part. Good ones are available for under $20. There is a model for a spool adapter on Thingiverse to solve the spool position that one may easily print.Anything else is just nit picking and you will find lots of little improvements you can print for the machine. To me this is half the fun.I don't have any experience with another printer like a Prusa, but from my experience and the experience of others online the Ender 3 performs beyond what one would expect at this price.Highly recommended!

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[[VIDEOID:4efcadb06662fb7fa0ba98dbd67af067]] This is the first 3D printer I try and the experience has been very rewarding, from doing my own stuff to following other people designs, every moment if an joy.There are many customizations and upgrades available to download from community sites, and videos explaining and helping newcomers step by step.Because of it's introduction price, it helped me to get started feeling affordable.I bought it along some upgrades but did not installed them right away, right now I just replaced the cmagnet bed with a cctree glass bed and the difference is well worth it (just let it coold down below 30c/86f and the parts pop without effort).Next upgrade will be the bltouch, but haven't felt at that level yet.

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After tweaking for a weaknor so, I was pretty happy with this printer. Then I walked away from an overnight print to find the print head has imploded! Not sure I did anything wrong, but it seems like there should be some sort of fail safe for this situation. Looks like I’m going to become a 3D printer repair expert now.*UPDATE*Since the “implosion”, the vendor has worked with me with some problem solving tips and the printer is working much more consistently now. There are occasional random failures that I can’t explain, but the vendor is still very willing to help troubleshoot.

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Look, this printer is a platform. What I mean by that is that it's very suitable for those who like to tinker and upgrade things. It's extremely good for beginners and there's a very large community to help with any problems you may have.It's not the best printer, it's not even the most full-featured in it's class. However, for the price you're getting a printer that uses the most common construction techniques, and the most common firmware out there for 3d printers. Everything is open source and anything that breaks can be easily fixed, usually for less than 15 bucks for any given part.Out of the box, with a proper set up and slicer settings, you will get damned near perfect prints, and that's just stock. With a small investment in quality of life upgrades like automatic bed leveling, and silent stepper motor drivers, you'll have a printer that rivals 800 dollar printers, for far less.

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Im coming from using a 6 year old Flashforge Creator Pro, unafraid of Chinese built 3D printers and I can say that the ease of setup, and PRINT QUALITY blows my 900 dollar 2013 setup out of the water for a mere quarter of the pricePlease PLEASE please do yourself a favor and follow a “pro build” guide on youtube. There are a LOT of techniques for lining everything up square that is not included in the manual. I highly recommend the Tomb of 3D Printed Horrors. I forgot the host’s name but his video was super informative and concise and I KNOW he saved me lots of headache and money setting this up right.Also, print yourself some wire chain links and the other plentiful upgrades from thingiverse.TLDR, worth WAY more than 230$Its smaller, quieter, and easier to get nicer prints with than my 900$ Makerbot clone FlashforgeUpgrade your setup

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For the money, you cannot beat this printer. If you can change a tire, you can build this printer kit. I ran into a few bumps, but nothing major. A few notes:-Go on youtube to get specific constructions on fine tuning. There are a few tricks that will greatly improve your prints (include bed leveling! really important!).-The build surface is great, but I ended up using a glue stick to aid adhesion. PLA leaves a residue on the build plate, and so does the glue stick, but you can wash the build surface with warm soapy water, and it is as good as new (remove it first of course!) I do that about every 4 or 5 prints. Things stick really well, and the flexible build surface comes off, and makes removal super easy!-Make sure your belts are tight, and the asymetric nuts are tight, but not to tight, on the rollers.I did have a minor problem out of the box, and contacted Comgrow. They were super responsive, and got the problem corrected super fast. 5 stars for customer support, especially after hearing about some other overseas companies that are hard to get a hold of.

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This printer has it's quirks, every printer has it's quirks though. One issue is the constant need for bed leveling which can be fixed if you buy the bl touch (I can't wait for Friday). I added a caliper holder to mine and checked the bed for warping and it is pretty solid, something I did note however is that the magnetic table cover is pretty dicey. Without the cover my prints were coming out great every time, with the magnetic base I get hit or miss first layer adhesion particularly in the center of the table. So far I've printed every upgrade possible for this printer and multiple other items with no clogged nozzles and no strings using the amazon basics pla and it's my first time using a 3d printer.I STRONGLY recommend getting the all metal feed guide though, the plastic one feels very brittle and won't last long at all. This printer performs the same prints as my friend 800$ printer, for people just getting into printing buy this and don't look back!

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After suffering through more than a year of my Wanhao D6's inconsistant and often non-functional behavior, I decided to go for the crowd favorite. Man, that's a lot of printer for $250!Set up was fairly easy, it took me about an hour. I put on a couple of things backwards, the instructions are IKEA/Lego style pictographs and sometimes the orientation of things was a bit hard to figure out. I support I could have watched a couple of videos first, but decided to go it alone, so I have no one to blame but myself. Everything you need to do the minimal assembly comes in the box, tool-wise.My very first print was perfect, and it's been an amazing performer ever since. Leveling is simple with the nice big wheels at 4 corners. I wish there was a leveling routine in the firmware, but I'll be upgrading it to a more recent build shortly to add BL-Touch support anyway.The bed adheres very well, no issues with pull-up or curling even with large prints on PLA. My bed was not warped, as some folks have reported. I've been doing upgrades like adjustable pullys for the belts and putting everything into an enclosure with the display mounted on the front.After a frustrating relationship with my last printer, it's SO nice to be able to send something to print and have high confidence it's going to work.

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This printer is a very good beginner 3d printer in my personal opinion. The print quality is good for arts and crafts and some tolerance related mechanisms. Things you need to know before you buy!1) Know what you are getting into first off, do research on it before buying!2) Know how to level the printing bed (this is easy to do with a piece of paper and the tables adjustment knobs)3) You will need to know how to assemble it properly (provided instructions do a good enough job that I got mine done right)4) Important note: Replace the stock tubing and fittings on day one. What I recommend (names of products found on amazon below).5) Make sure to tweak the machine so it runs well. (Rollers, bed leveling, tubing properly fitted and pushed into place)Ewigkeit PC4-M6 Pneumatic Fitting Push to Connect + PC4-M10 Straight Quick in Fitting for 3D Printer Bowden Extruder (Pack of 20pcs)Capricorn Bowden PTFE Tubing XS Series 1 Meter for 1.75mm Filament (Genuine Capricorn Premium Tubing)The Ender 3 Pro has a few small advantages over the Ender 3, they are practically the same printer but with the pro the fan is on the bottom instead of the top (so that printing shavings wont get into the base).

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[[VIDEOID:9132e0401646fc21bd958e60233b83b]] Bad then good.I bought this. It was a hunk of junk.SD card was crap. Holes missing to screw it together. Complete disappointment. Tech support from Creality, GARBAGE.THEN I returned it for a one for one. Thing is amazing and works perfect. I love it. Wish I had waited for Prime day, it was a hundred dollars cheaper, oh well.

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I have an entry-level 3D printer made by another company. I wasn't very satisfied with the results of a particular model I needed to be printed, and sent a friend the file to be printed on his Ender 3 Pro. There was no comparison. The print from the Ender 3 Pro was infinitely better. I decided to get my own Ender 3 Pro. It arrived a couple of days BEFORE the expected date.The first thing that impressed me was the quality of the packaging. (See photos). Everything was very well protected by high quality foam rubber packaging. All the small pieces were properly labeled, and the large pieces were easily identified from the assembly instructions. These instructions were all based on very good images, and easy to follow.The printer included all the tools required for the assembly. Only thing I would change about the instructions would be to swap Steps 10 and 11. I have a hard time turning the T nuts once they are in the channel.Once everything was assembled, I turned it on and started working immediately. The panel is very easy to read, although the knob to move through the menus sometimes get stuck. No big deal. I did the Auto Center, and the printer moved theOne thing that required me to look on the web was how to insert the included filament. It turns out that the print head needs to be at the right temperature, otherwise the extrude motor won't move the filament.I printed one of the sample models included in the micro SD card, the little dog (Image #3). The surface is silky smooth, with no visible layering. I was very impressed!

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Honestly, I am more then impressed with this printer. I have had a couple and I have had mild success with the other printers. This one however is just amazing. It was insanely well packaged, easy to assemble. The test print of the dog that came off this was by far the smoothest print I have ever had. Just perfect. This is also much much quieter then most other printers. Only cons I have are the spool holder is a poor design. But there is some easy fixes to that. The z axis servo isn't quite lined up but you just print a spacer and it works great.

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Excellent prints right from the start, love the huge bed. The Ender magnetic print mat is amazing with PLA (only filament tested so far), never had an adhesion failure and parts are easy to remove. Was able to print an number of intricate models including the print in place move-able engine. This could be a tricky build for those new to 3D printing, but if you take your time and do some research you should be fine. Build Tip: Check out the build videos online and take your time aligning and adjusting everything. Having everything dialed in perfect from the start will make for excellent prints.

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I'm amazed and can't be happier with this printer! It is inexpensive, but delivers results that are on par with some of the way more expensive models. I've done my homework and researched the printer online. There are a few issues that can easily be solved by upgrading. I've immediately replaced the stock filament feeder with an aluminum version (17$) and added a tempered glass bed (19$). I've also printed two more upgrades: display housing and a rear cable guide (free on thingiverse). I've been constantly printing ever since I bough it without an issue! I even printed a fully functional, one pound RC airplane with it. Highly recommended!

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This is my first 3D printer, although I've been researching them for the last few months. So far this has proved to be a good purchase and a good first foray into 3D printing. I've printed a few small things with the included filament with really good success (whistle in the picture was my first non-calibration print). Some notes:-There are several very good YouTube assembly videos that have hints and tricks. One such trick, don't tighten the uprights until after you've installed all the cross bars. Keep them finger tight until that point, then torque them down. This lets everything self-center-Take the time to make sure your bed is tight. Watch the videos, you'll understand. Mine was tight without additional fiddling needed.-Once fully assembled, go through and level the bed. There is a great bed level program on Thingiverse (Search Ender 3 Bed Level). Getting the level right is important.This kit also includes clips to keep the PTC (Push to Connect) fittings from releasing the tubing. That and a spare nozzle are really nice additions. The included filament (PLA I think) is a good starting place too. I printed a small emergency whistle that came out great.Final thoughts: play around with some slicer programs before buying you're printer (regardless of model). Get comfortable with the software side of the world first. And read/research....understand the ballpark temperatures needed, what "infill" and "support" mean, etc. That'll make your first prints go way smoother.

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This is my first 3D printer and currently it’s been an awesome unit.I am running with Amazon’s black PLA and it’s giving great results for my first few prints.I’m running bed temp at 65 and filament at 205 and I’m getting good strong prints. I do have to slow down the initial print speed and increase thickness a tiny bit to get good adhesion to the magnetic print bed.There are a few good build videos on YouTube and they made putting it together a bit easier. It’s really not hard to do either. I was up and running in under an hr and had my first part printed in under 2 hours including building.I printed a few upgrades from thingiverse for the printer like filament guides, storage boxes and circuit board cover. There many more I want to print.

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I am AMAZED by how much qualtiy Creality can deliver for the rock bottom price. The whole look and feel of this machine is quality and stability. So well done!I bought the printer so I could submerge my children into the 3D printing and CAD experience. The excitement for prints to finish is amazing! My son and daughter popping out of bed and running downstairs to see if "it's" done. The printer comes with a removable magnetic mat, (think mouse pad)... just peel your print off, easy peasy. I had no problem putting the printer together, (with my mechanical skills I am able change a bicycle tire and adjust a bicyble derailleur to properly shift) plenty of YouTube help there if needed. The printer comes with a bunch of files to print, and software to get you going "out of the box". The creality software simplifies print quality settings and makes it easy. I've also printed with the free Cura software.I was about to spend seven or eight hundred bucks on a different printer, but a colleague of mine who is a very experienced 3D printer advised me to break in with something like this, and I can't thank him enough. He held my "highest quality" prints and pondered buying the printer for himself running his fingernail across the barely perceivable layers in the print. (blow up the cat pic I've attached) I've begun to learn Fusion 360 with my kids, allowing them to print from thingiverse, but challenging them to custom design something for the next one. Great way to familiarize your kids with STEM fields.Technical stuff, and tips. (don't let issues deter you... the world of 3D printing is finessing "issues" and solving puzzles)When assembling the main uprights, you want to leave the "bottom" screws a little loose until you have the "top" screws tight and alignment is forced by the top rail.the "z" axis switch that mounts on the left upright has a cleat to position the correct height, I sanded the nub off so that I could lower it an eighth of an inch. (the bed springs seemed too loose when leveled, this way the springs had more tension on them and it seemed more solid)... I realize the nub was to prevent slippage over time, but I'll keep my eye on it, I doubt it will ever move.You level the pad to the printer when it is at its native home positing. It's a good idea to watch a YouTube video on this for first timers. (like me)The monitor cable plugs into the center socket.I have a problem printing from Cura, it wants to start prints at the extreme left front edge, some of the extrusion even sagging off of the print bed. I asked my experienced friend, we double and triple checked my settings, and he didn't see anything wrong with the setup. I am able to print with Cura, manually setting the offsets closer to the center of my print bed, but a drawback from this work-around is that my size is limited because Cura sees my printable space as half gone. Still haven't solved this.. but the bundled slicer works great, and offers advanced settings and features (although not to the extent of Cura)The controls and function knob are friendly, and becoming familiar with the OS takes minutes, learning all of the ins and outs after an hour or so.Orientation of the print yields different results, you'll learn to think in supports and layers as you prepare to print.The printer takes up a space a little larger than a 5 gallon pale, + a foot taller, utilizing the spool holder that comes with the printer.I purchased a variety of filaments, no trouble yet.This is a very popular printer, has a large following, many custom made add-ons and improvements (that you print) Has many other upgrades available commercially.Noise level is present, but its not a problem for me. I have the printer in my office, we watch TV in the next room and I don't hear it with the door closed, slightly with the door open. The motors sound musical at times, like beeping other times. I could sleep with it in my room running, I don't think my wife could. It seemed louder for the first 20 hours of printing, now its not a loud, I think things "worked in" a little.Towards the end of a 44 hour print, I touched all my electrical connections, and I had no heat building up in any of them.

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Easy enough to assemble, Easy enough to use. Don't expect hand holding you'll have to do some digging & make some mistakes. I use a piece of glass & hairspray for better adhesion, have already designed some things using tinkercad and using ultimaker cura for slicing, ha I sound like a pro. For tinkerers, those wanting buy & print look elsewhere. Good luck with 3d solutions filament.

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First off, I love this thing. I have been printing non-stop since I got it a week and a half ago. I have never even touched a 3D printer before this. It is well worth the price.That being said, there are a number of common issues that are actually a pretty big deal. Luckily, most of these issues you can actually print out parts to replace or upgrade right on this printer. The first issue that you will most likely have is that the Z-axis lead screw will not align with the z-axis stepper motor. You can actually temporarily add some cardboard or some sort of shim to get it to align. There is a part you can easily print out to solve this found on Thingiverse called "Adjustable Ender Z-Axis motor mount". You'll want to download and print the "long screw" version for the Ender 3 Pro. It perfectly solves the alignment issue very easily.The second issue is: most likely, the print bed will have a droop in the center. This is a big problem as you will not get the first layer to stick to the bed unless you start with an initial layer height of 0.28mm or higher. I HIGHLY suggest that you order a glass bed replacement when you order this printer. I got one for $17 here on Amazon.The other issue is with the wiring. The wires for the heated bed and hot end are tinned and loosely held in place. This is actually a fire hazard. It is a good idea to snip off the tinned ends. Make sure all of the connections are completely secure BEFORE YOU EVEN PLUG IT IN OR TURN IT ON.Those are the absolutely necessary fixes that need to be made initially. There are some more minor things that are up to you whether or not you want to fix/replace/upgrade.Like I said, despite the issues here and there, I absolutely LOVE this printer and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into 3D printing.I will include a picture of each of the upgrades/fixes I have printed out on this printer.I recommend following along with a youtube video on assembly as the directions can be a little... overly simplified and confusing for someone who has never assembled a 3D printer.

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I'd Been holding off on 3D printers for a while despite having just about everything else, CNC Mill, Laser and Plotter but when I started looking into them again out of curiosity I found this cheap kit. Too cheap I thought but I ordered it anyway. I am so glad I did. I had it set up in less then 30 minutes after starting and moved on to printing as soon as It was done. The Photo is the first thing I printed after leveling the bed for about 5 minutes. I judge printers by the quality of the after product and if the above photo doesn't tell you how good this is for a cheap $260 then I don't know what will.

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So I am a first time buyer of a 3d printer and I did loads of research prior to purchasing the Ender 3 PRO and all I can say is WOW. This thing was easy to set up out of the box ( took me about 1 hour ). After that I ran a gcode I found on thingiverse for bed level ( see picture ). After bed was level I started printing upgraded parts instantly. So far I made filament guide ( must have ), Z axis knob ( life saver ), extruder diffuser ( see pic ), and bed handle that holds my gopro for time lapse vids. Also i purchased the metal extruder handle kit upgrade which come highly recommended online. So far had it for a few days and loving every second of it. I will continue to print upgraded parts and quality of life parts before I start making my own pieces. Next upgrade to purchase will be a glass bed as I read its best for many prints and smoother bottom finish. Overall though thrilled with this product and at the price point. Highly recommended.

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This product was exactly what I was looking for. Low price. Possibilities high. Highly recommend this. Quality is amazing, I am printing miniatures for D&D. Build space is great however my plate came warped. I am told a plate of glass clamped down to the bed will fix the issue. I also mistakenly damaged the magnetic pad it comes with when trying to level it for the first time. There is a setting in the menu talking about resetting the home setting and I misunderstood this. The result was the heated nuzzle dragging through the pad and warping it beyond usage. New pad was $15. Original software wasn’t for me so I downloaded cura, works better for me. I would recommend it over the software it comes with. Putting it together was easy, only took a couple hours from start to finish and tools were included however the instructions are a little short and confusing so pay close attention you may have to take a couple steps back here and there. I would recommend the company expeand their instructions since it looked like they left a couple small details out. Overall I may buy another just because I love it that much. All 15 miniatures you see in my photo were made with the filament the printer comes with. If you think something is wrong with the printer check your print settings. It’s hard for these machines to be wrong. Also use the recommended settings if you are new there is a lot going on with the settings that takes time to learn if you are new. Do your research; it’s worth it

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Been looking to buy a 3d printer for years but was never happy with the pocket rape and what I could get from it . So I stoped dreaming and wint back to the real world. Then out of the blue a friend said he had a idea. Well about 300.00 and a couple days latter I'm writing a review on a printer and am happy as all get out. You are looking at a printer that has been runing for 3 days non stop . I have some upgrades on the way but thay are cheap in price as well. In all I got about 400 in and a spool down. Now the printer its self took about 30 min or so to put together. Then about 30 min to adjust to get it level dont fret it only required a pice of printer paper. And I was off to the race. Quality is dependent on the settings of your splicer and the print its self. Standard time for the cat was about 6 hours. Only reason I have not rated support is I have had no problems and have not had to contact them. I have seen vids of out of the box comparison with this and 1500 dollar printers and for what you dont get on this that thay have you can for a couple extra bucks. All in all you can go buy a 5 7 8 hundred dollar printer but why this does it just as good for less. If anything changes I will update my post. But as of now I'm in love with it and if things work out for me and my buddies idea I might just buy another one.

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I printed the test dog, the test cat, some decorative gears, a frog that had some problems, and then the machine completely failed on the third print. some kind of heating failure and fimiment and bed are overheated. The magnetic base is destroyed. Did not even use up the 100 grams or so of filament that came with the kit. Edit: I tried the glass bed and tweaked some settings on some advice. So it is working now. I think they went too cheap on this design though. There are definite design flaws that could be corrected for just like another $50 on the price point (improved bed, second Z-axis stepper come to mind -- it is the pro version, after all). Update: adding a star for positive customer support experience.

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Plastic mess around the nozzle kept dripping onto my print. I took away the print head and turns out this huge plastic mess around my print head cover... I have no way of changing my nozzle. After contact with Amazon, they would ask me to disassemble and ship the whole unit back... really? So then I can reassemble again just for the nozzle itself???? Cant they just ship me a need print head assembly?Update: New Amazon rep sent a replacement to me before I send my product back and Comgrow also reached out to me. I hope the new unit works without a defective print head or a warped bed. Fingers crossed!Update: Changed to a 4 star after Creality had actively attempt to solve my problems. The replaced kit no longer had goo on the extruder. Minus 1 star because the motherboard connector was hot-glued, this made replacing the v4.2.2 board to the quieter v4.2.7 board very difficult!!!

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Six months into regular use of this printer, a malfunction occurred where the filament was fed continuously to the already heated extruder. The extruder was somehow blocked and not printing out the correct end, instead it kept piling up behind the print nozzle. After a 12 hour or so print, the block of PLA built up behind in the extrusion assembly rendered the printer unusable. With minor disassembly, I photographed the problem spot with many angles and got in contact with Comgrow via Amazon's help representatives. I sent Comgrow the photographs and whatever else data I thought could be useful. Within a day they had an answer to my problem and offered to send a new piece to fix the printer. It arrived less than five days later and took me only an hour or so to install. The Comgrow team advocated I stay in contact with them until the problem was resolved. The first image is one of the several I took after machine failure, the second was the test print I did after the new part was installed.Other than a team that is ready to help should anything go wrong, this printer is a great beginners printer. It offers a pretty good resolution and an adequate print space. The slicing/toolpath program is easy to use and has preset temperature control settings for several of the more common filaments. The most common filament material PLA is only about $20 a wheel and has the potential to last you many prints. There is no separate support material, but the printing program has a setting where you can set up the filament to print support structures that can be somewhat easily disconnected from the model post print. It comes with a small memory card that goes right into the printer so you don't even have to have the printer in the same room as your computer.Overall, a very recommendable beginner printer. Its not very expensive and you will be very satisfied with your prints. Plus a dedicated team at Comgrow for your support.

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Take your time setting it up. Make sure everything is tight and level and you will get outstanding results from the beginning. Making sure the carriages are snug, both uprights are the same distance apart top and bottom and that the x-axis is the same height on both sides will ensure your prints come out correctly. Bed leveling matters as well, my only printing problems were from an impacted head and re-leveling fixed it.The few features it's missing from more expensive printers (auto bed leveling, wireless printing) are cheap DIY addons and fun projects to boot. Within the first week I'd already gotten timelapse videos of my prints going.

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About myself:I'm a doing my M.S. in mechanical engineering and I purchased this 3D Printer for research projects and personal use. I got my first 3D printer about 5 years ago (TwoUp 3D Printer) which is terrible btw and with the hardware from that I designed my own 3D printer as well, since the first one had axis misalignments, those errors were inherited to my design, that's why I decided to get a reliable printer, But I've learn so much and I've also been certified in other AM technologies.My Experience with Ender 3 Pro so far:Most complains I've seen with Ender 3 Pro are that is hard to level and that the print bed is not flat. The printer I got is perfect. I tested the quality of the bed by printing on multiple parts and long parts, the lines seemed consistent. There is no auto level, you have to do it manually (which I honestly prefer), and if done right, you only have to do it once. If you assembled it right (everything squared) and bed well leveled, you shouldn't have problems printing. I got successful prints since first attempt. I used Simplify 3D for the slicer and the only thing I had to modify was retraction settings since I was getting a lot of stringing at first (this is a bowden extruder).Assembling tolerances are also great, which I've compared to the Lulzbot Taz 6 I have at work. Components fit great without compensating for tolerances in the CAD, for the Taz (with its Cura slicer) I do have to compensate a little. But for dimension accuracy printing a cube of 100mm, I obtained a difference in less than half a millimeter (0.5mm) measured with calipers.I saw multiple upgrades to do to this printer, many of them are not longer necessary with the version I got (about two weeks from this review). The only modification I had to do was an alignment of the Z axis rod. It's not square to the frame, it was about 1mm closer at the bottom part than the top part of the rod, unscrewing the bracket that holds the Z stepper and putting a piece of paper to separate it form the frame did the trick (of course I measured with calipers the difference at top and bottom of the rod while screwing back the Z stepper, till I got it squared to the frame), after that, the Gantry felt pretty smooth to move all the way up and down.Tips and Advice:This is a machine really easy and simple to use, great for beginners as well.... but you still need some basic knowledge of how things work and what things matter when it comes to getting successful prints. So if you are a beginner I highly recommend this printer, just before you use it, learn the basics. Not only a basic idea of how it mechanically works, but specially how changing parameters in your slicer will affect your print.When assembling, have at hand tools like calipers and a square that you can rely on to measure 90 degree angles. That is useful to make your frame perfectly squared before you completely tighten the screws.To level the bed (my method), you are going to need a sheet of a material which thickness you know (I used the metal square I had which was exactly 1mm thick). Using the control panel (printer already on), Auto-Home, then raise your printer to 1mm (or the thickness of your material) in the Z direction of course, your system should be atX0 Y0 Z1.00. Then slide the square under the nozzle, and adjust the bed level on that corner till it barely touches the nozzle, repeat to the right corner (X235 Y0 Z1.00)... the thing to consider here is that once you modify one corner, then the other corners will be slightly modified too, so go back and forth till both corners are equal, and actually do the same with the other two, compare them moving in the X direction but also in the Y direction. It took me about 5 min to do, and I only had to do it once.

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Better than what I was expecting. I moved on from a monoprice mini to this and I'm glad I did. After properly calibrating the extruder, and buying a glass bed for this printer, it has not disappointed.I also have a CR 10 v2 and this printer can keep up with it just fine.If you buy this printer you may find the bed is warpped. Just go ahead and buy the glass bed with some Elmer's glue sticks. Trust me you will thank me.

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At first, the bed wasn't trammed in properly, even though I followed the common paper method. This revealed that the bed was warped, resulting in a stringy mess that I caught on the second loop. I re-trammed it, using the center of the bed as my reference, and it printed well, shown by the ring I printed. Next, I took on a legit project: drawer guides. They turned out well, and held up to the task.Overall, I'm liking it. There are some quirks with it, all attributable to the warped bed. I've ordered a glass bed for it from here on Amazon, and I'm confident it will remediate the issues I'm facing.

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This is my first 3d printer. After watching several YouTube videos, I tightened each axis during assembly, did a final tightening and check for all the supports, and leveled the bed. The first print came out nearly perfect. The results exceeded my expectations. This machine prints comparable to the quality I see on numerous videos.. Just take your time during assembly and get everything right. It continues to exceed my expectations. The filament sample sent with the printer will give adequate results. Good filamemt will make a difference! I definitely recommend this printer.

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I bought this printer a few weeks ago and am not disappointed. For an entry level printer, it is excellent. Assembly was easy. The only minor issue was the installation of the home switches for the print head. Installed as directed, the print head was too far from the bed and could not adjust the space out. Modified the bracket for the print head home switches and readjusted position and no problems after that.I have been using the standard print setting and am very pleased with results. The errors I have had with printing were due to me not orientating the object correctly for printing or issues with lower quality filament.The detail is great and the printer is very capable. Again, a great beginner printer with higher level printer quality.I did modify the bed with some aftermarket springs that have a little more tension to give the bed a little stronger support. I tend to check bed alignment after about two or three prints, and the new springs have limited the amount I need to adjust the bed.The Creality slicing software that comes with the product works great and have had no problems with it. Again, the only printing problems I have had are with me not orientating the object correctly for the best print.Check your level and clean the bed with rubbing alcohol between prints and you will be very satisfied.

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Love this printer. It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it going it's so much fun. I highly recommend checking out a few youtube videos on putting it together correctly and leveling the bed. It is vital you get that done properly to get decent prints. The unit is sturdy and affordable.I had a small issue with a crease in the Mag Bed and Comgrow replaced it for me with no issues. Not only that, but they emailed me back to make sure I got it and that everything was working good now. I am glad I purchased from them , I couldn't have asked for better customer service.

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Been rather impressed with this printer. Just had the USB port go belly up, so lost a star there. The mag base is nice to peel off prints. The surface didn't seem to last and went to painter's tape (use 3M, the cheaper stuff didn't work for me)Have yet to try ABS on these (bought a second for ABS). I've only done ABS on my original Prusa.Did TPU with the bowden for a phone case and seemed to work well.Using Prusa Slicer with Ender settings from github with little tweaking.

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Great so far. Consider buying a glue gun to temporarily hold a piece down while it prints. Takes 4-9 minutes but it may save hours.However you will need to stop it, then rehome the bed then preheat the nozzle before starting. I paid $6 for my new Glue Gun. No need to heat bed at high temperatures, which bows the bed.

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I have bought Creality products from other vendors before and there are often delays and uncertainty. Really PLEASED with Comgrow! Printer arrived in the time expected even during the x-mas holiday season. I really needed this printer to arrive on-time because I was behind on orders and needed this bad-boy working! There is a super helpful setup video on YouTube I followed and I was up and running. The Creality instructions don't paint the full picture. Be sure to google the setup video.yes, that is a grow tent for the enclosure, you can get one that fits a Walmart side table and the printer perfectly.

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6 months ago this Ender 3 Pro was my introduction to 3D printing. It has been in use 6-7 days per week with multiple materials types (PLA/PLA+/Wood, ABS, TPU, PETG). This printer isn't sitting on a shelf collecting dust. It's been a real workhorse for me. I am 100% satisfied with the purchase. Comgrow customer support has been A+, too.

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My package arrived today. Shipping was quite fast . It took me about 2hrs to setup the Ender 3 Pro. Most of the time was spent searching my store for some replacement hardware that were missing in the shipment.First, no removable bed came with the shipment. The PTFE Tube was missing, about 4 screws and nuts were missing as well. No instructions, no installation guide came with the shipment.I had to scavenge parts from my old Rostock Delta printer to make up for the missing parts.Edit.....I am adding an edit to this review. After my initial review. I contacted Comgrow and got a response quick enough.A dedicated staff was assigned to me and all the issues were identified.Comgrow agreed to ship all the missing parts, including 5 extra nozzles to me.Their staff was very attentive and thorough.I

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I got offered free one day shipping on this. Arrived right on time. Everything was well packaged. I heard the assembly instructions included were a little iffy. You need to get the actual instructions off the included SD card. However I just watched the assembly video by 'Tomb of 3D printed horrrors' on youtube. He had me up and running in about 40 minutes and I'm honestly blown away by what this thing can do for the price. It's fairly quiet as well though that's not saying much for me as I have a terrarium with running water in the same room so most things are quieter than that.5/5 I've already recommended this product to friends and If my need ever arises for more print capacity then I would definitely order this again.

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Took me two nights to install this printer. The first time I followed the instructions on the paper that came with the package. It is very simplified and I didn’t do it right. I have to watch lots of YouTube video to figure out and I realized there are lots of fine tuning involved to make it right. It is definitely for people with lots of passion and patient for this. In the end it is very worth it. I understood how this 3D printer works very well and the print quality is amazing.

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Even though I had my eyes on the Prusa i3 MK3S kit, I would say that this is a great entry level 3D Printer considering that my first 3D Printer was the Anet A8 (acrylic frame). The t-slot aluminum framework was actually how I was going to modify the A8 to improve it's x, y, and z movement, but the Ender 3 Pro already had it. Although the Prusa i3 MK3S offers additional capabilities for multiple filaments, automated calibration, and spring steel magnetic printing sheet, I am content with the single filament, manual calibration, and plastic magnetic sheet at 1/3 the cost of a Prusa i3 MK3S.The only issue that I had with the Ender 3 Pro was that the H-bracket holding the heating bed came to me warped (I'm assuming the long shipment from China wasn't that nice). This created a bit of side-to-side play on the heating bed (approx. 2mm), but it was easy to fix. I was able to eliminate the side-to-side play by flattened the bracket (it will take some muscle) which tightened the contact between the wheels and the t-slotted frame under the heating bed.My first print on the Ender 3 Pro was a 7.62 Replica Keychain (hole at the bottom) at a layer height of 0.20mm. Overall, I was happy with the print.

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First off, I have to say that for the price point this is a great printer. The materials are sturdy, the print quality is great (only after a lot of tweaking) and the magnetic bed is a lifesaver on some prints.That being said, this isn’t a good 3D printer if it is going to be your first. It is a kit, so you need to assemble yourself. The directions are like ikea and pretty straight forward, but not detailed enough. There are several parts that come with the printer that you need to guess what they do and where they go.After assembly there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get the printer to the point that it is consistently usable. Bed leveling, axis adjusting, temperature tweaking, and a lot of trial and error. There are several accessory pieces you can find on thingiverse that will upgrade your printer to make it more usable.Again, great printer for the price point, just don’t expect to print anything on it right off the bat.

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Had this for a couple of days now and have printed a few things. Pictured above was a car clip to add a flat surface to add a phone mount onto my car in a specific place that I wanted. The print took about 4hrs and it came out fantastic. I have 0 prior experience with 3d printers but this so far has been a breeze.I'd suggest following a youtube video to setup the printer itself however, as the manual could very much so be confusing to the average newbie.Adjusting the bed also should be done whilst following a youtube video just so you can get it working perfectly.Overall a 4/5 and I'd definitely suggest this to another person looking for a budget 3d printer.

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This is the first 3d printer I have owned and assembled, wow it is nice. Had problem with prints sticking added glue stick still has problems. Took magnetic bed plate off and washed plate with Dishwashing detergent, now prints stick.Took time assembling and leveling bed. 3d benchy prints very nice. Other models printed very nice. Printed R/C Flying wing 10 Pieces in 2 print runs of 5 Pieces. Airplane printed to success. No modification or upgrades to Printer. Auto bed Leveling seems like a upgrade that I will look in to. Glass bed i will investigate as well. I have not used Tech support, did not need to. I will continue to use unmodified for the time being. I used Hatchbox grey Filament. Very happy with printer and results.

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It’s a really cool piece of wonder maker.You can practically print anything. There are lots of ready to print files if you know where to search on the internet.However, there is a prerequisite though, you need to have some coding background in order to customize your output.

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[[VIDEOID:35bc9ddeb2919e0a54382bc170f180d2]] This printer had been in my wish list for a long time and I saved up enough spare cash to buy it. I got it in the mail and excitedly started putting it together. The set up went smoothly until I discovered I was missing the X frame. I emailed the company that day and withing a few short messages I had a new bar coming in the mail. The metal bar arrived even earlier than expected and the rest of the set up was a breeze. After just a bit of adjusting and familiarization with the printer it was rolling out beautiful models and terrain! This company has a wonderful customer service and a great product!

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Easy to use and get started. Perfet household printer. If I were you, I'd spring for the Ender 3v2 though. It's a slightly newer model, and a littler more expensive. But it's worth the price, considering it comes with their new silent motherboard. I upgraded my Ender 3 pro and replaced my motherboard with the silent motherboard and it was 100% worth the effort, so I'd say just spend the extra ~40 bucks for that plus all the nice little upgrades they've added to that one (Ender 3v2). The community for the Creality printers is unbeatable, so many hobbyist created printable upgrades for it.

User says:

Amazing printer. This is my 2nd printer but is great for beginners. The instructions for assembly are very strait forward and simple. Only issue I had was that the print surface was warped and had a dip in the center. I contacted the seller here on amazon and they offered to replace the y gantry or send me a glass plate to print on. Glass gives pribts a nice smooth look on the build plate side so I went with that option. They told me they would double and tripple check that the glass was very level before sending it. Upon arrival I put my level to the glass and had 0 wobble. I print on that now and get absolutely perfect first layers and my prints come out with nearly no issues. I still have some slicer things to tweak to get my prints perfect but that is to no fault of the printer.

User says:

I've never used a 3d printer before. It took around 1 hour to assemble and level. I used an assembly video on Youtube.

User says:

Although more work to assemble than the ender 5 pro.. I was amazed at how easy bed leveling was and print quality is awesome.Bad... The USB card reader took a dump. Doesn't read when plugged into laptop and sounds like something is loose inside when you shake it.

User says:

This is my third 3D printer and should have been my first (first was an entry level and second was an expensive failure). It is a top quality 3D printer right out of the box. Granted there are some improvements you can (and probably should) print, you get that with almost any 3D printer. My most recent print (the phone stand shown) was 17 hours and it printed without a hitch! Love it!

User says:

This is an amazing starter printer. Cannot beat the price. I must say I'm surprised by some of the reviews stating that the glass bed is an absolute must have. With a little tinkering of settings of whatever you slice, good prints are achievable. I have yet to print any miniatures worth anything but the above pic is a Lightsaber made on a stock ender3 pro, original springs, magnetic bed, stock nozzle, polaroid filament. Now I'm sure there may have been one or two that were shipped with defects, but I myself am going to invest in another.

User says:

I’m new to 3D printing and wanted a good beginner machine. The setup was somewhat challenging but there are tons of videos on how to get a proper setup. My first test print came out perfect. I was so pleased with it. Would definitely recommend to newbs.

User says:

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt compelled to do this review, I did initially received the wrong model printer, however that was quickly rectified, and the service I received from Cathy was truly exceptional, as for the printer it took like and hour to build, all the screws were well labelled and the images were pretty straightforward for the assembly, the printer did an amazing job, as you can see from the photos the dog has all the fine details and the gears are being printed very close to each other without overlapping. I do own another 3D printer that is about 3yrs old and the print quality of the Ender 3 pro is far superior, definitely worth the price, I'm very happy with this purchase.

User says:

This printer is a solidly built machine and the instructions were easy to follow. I had the printer setup and running in under an hour. The thing I like most about this printer is the aluminum frame that this printer is built around. I had a printer in the past that flexed when printing and would not keep register. This printer is a good buy! Very happy with this product. I also am amazed how well the printer was packaged during shipping.

User says:

Works great! Not a hobby for those who don’t like troubleshooting . 3d printing is not a plug and play deal, that being said this printer went together in

User says:

Printer can produce amazing prints when set up correctly. I was very excited to try it. Just follow a good YouTube video on how to assemble it, and will get decent prints with stock Cura settings.The fun part for me is setting it all up as perfect as possible to get perfect prints.I would recommend upgrading to a metal extruder assembly and Capricorn tube. The magnetic bed can be tricky to get on straight but PLA and PETG stick withought problem and it gives a matte finish.

User says:

Well... what can I say. This is my first printer and so far it was been a great experience. Highly recommend as a first printer. Highly recommend watching as many setup/assembly videos to get this thing just right before using. Take the time to do so. All in all. This is the printer for you. But this is a hobby so treat it as such. Make sure to take the time to learn everything you can before moving to the next printer. Don't go straight into making the highest quality thing. Start from the easy things. So get this printer and you won't regret it.

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