I got this printer during the Black Friday sale as an early Christmas/Birthday present and after using it for many weeks, I have come to LOVE this printer. It is super easy to assemble (with the help of YouTube) and I have already sunk countless hours into designing and perfecting my own prints (designing in Autodesk Inventor and slicing with Cura). I am an engineering student who is quarantined at home so this 3D printer has given me a new hobby that I never thought I needed until I had it. The machine works like a charm most of the time and is really difficult to break (had a few scares hahaaaa) which goes to show how well it is built. The tempered glass plate works very well also and the spool holder is a BIG plus. The package came on time and was very well protected. The provided filament, though not much, sufficed for a few early prints which were super cool to make sure the extruder and coordinates worked. Overall, I am SUPER HAPPY and satisfied with my purchase (~$200) and I have no qualms recommending this to other people. Splendid printer all around and 3D printing has officially charmed an amateur like me!
This flex plate is awsome. Easy to install and very easy to release the print. Also very good price.
i got this just before christmas shipping was fast and easy machine assembled fairly easy, I also watched a youtube video to help assemble mine. prints come out looking great no problems so far and ive printed at least one thing a day since ive had it so much fun!!! will stay with creality when looking to upgade printers next time as well! very impressed so far! oh and i got a extra roll of black pla from here as well with the printer it looks sharpe, only wish they had blue or red avaiable.
This is my first 3d printer and I love it. Putting it together took 10 minutes, turned it on and ran the auto bed leveler, and it's off and running. So far I've printed three of the files that came preloaded on the SD card and the quality is amazing. Auto bed leveler works like a charm. Build quality is excellent and it looks sharp! My only complaint so far is the fans are quite loud. Fortunately fan replacement is inexpensive and a good excuse to take it apart. The community edition firmware is a big step forward compared to stock, especially for the screen layout and safety.
This is the best upgrade I have done to my Ender 3 Pro
Really silent and my prints are better quality as well.
The disconnection / reconnection from the original board to the new board is a little fiddly, but working on one connection at a time worked very well and all worked first time.
Recommended upgrade to the Ender 3 Pro
This thingy is nuts!
Just installed it on my Ender 5. The installment was quick and easy.
There was a fault after installing it tho. The extruder was running inverted, which I just fixed by switching the stepper cables
on the Motor from ABCD to DCBA because switching the socket doesnt work (its not bidirectional).
The print quality is impressive, but silent drivers are useless, as as standard fans are even louder than a standard ender 3 easily reaching between 70 and 85db
This is the best upgrade I have performed for my Ender 3 Pro.
Really silent and prints are much better quality than with my original board
Bit fiddly disconnecting from the old board and connecting to the new board, but all worked first time.
The only downside is residents of UK may have difficulty getting this from the official Creality store as UK residents can only chose ship from UK and this board is not available for shipping from UK, luckily I got mine before this new regulation came into force.
Having said that, the official board version 4.2.7 may be available rom other sources other than the Creality store
I guarantee you, this printer is a genius. I love modding printers, so this is the perfect thing. Everything is perfect.
Overall, LONG LIVE ENDER 3 PRO
I think its the best for all the brands of filament that i used.
Hope for more packages in many colors.
This printer very well compares and ever performs better in some respects than other machines in our office we have paid 6 times the price! Simple to assemble. Simple to use. Very reliable. A 11/10 for the price!
I have had my Ender 3 v2 for about 1.5 months now "My First 3D Printer", and everything is great very easy to set up and use, in fact so easy to setup my 11-year-old son did about 90% of the build-out of the box, The bed leveling was very easy as well, I would recommend this printer as a very good printer for beginners and professionals the quality is top-notch. I can't wait to order my next printer real soon cause more is always better. :)
Excellent and relatively easy upgrade. My Ender 3 Pro came with the 8-bit V1.1.5 board and sounded like R2D2 when it printed. The 32-bit v4.2.7 just whispers. The greatest installation swap difficulty was removing the glue from the existing connectors and figuring out which of the 2 fan sockets to use (inner is extruder -blue/yellow – and outer is case fan – red/black).
It was plug-and-play, and I could print immediately. My only disappointment was that I couldn’t upgrade to the latest factory firmware “Ender-3 Pro- 4.2.7-
Marlin2.0.1 – V1.0.1 – TMC2225” (no BLTouch - published 29 August 2020). Simply copying the downloaded .bin file to a SD card and booting from it did not load new firmware.
Had issues with Ninjaflex getting stuck even with dual-gear extruder on an Ender 3. Saw this on sale. Took a plunge. It arrived sooner than expected considering it came from China (less than 10 days, maybe). Fairly small box, well packaged.
No assembly required as far as the parts go. It was immediately ready for installation. Instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. All tools required for the entire operation are included.
I recalibrated the E-steps on the new extruder. It was only off by about 2. The heat, flow rate, etc. were a bit different from the stock hot end and extruder. Had to adjust filament profiles accordingly.
I could have fabricated something like this myself, but for the price I just couldn't pass it up. New hot end assembly with housing/fans/nozzle/etc., new extruder motor, and all the other relative parts straight from the OEM. Also, it eliminates the need for the bowden tube, which I've never been a fan of.
There is a tiny bit of tubing between the extruder and the hot end, and I could see this as possibly being a pain to work with in the event of a serious clog or the tubing should wear out. However, I don't think that that would be a frequent or serious issue.
I'm getting quality prints with a variety of filaments (PLA, PETG, Nylon, Ninjaflex), and have had no issues thus far after several days.
It does exactly what it's supposed to do, what I'd hoped it'd do, and I am more than satisfied.
I've used a few different brands of filament and I've had the most successful prints with the Creality Ender White and Black PLA. Still got the Grey to test and have 2 rolls of white on the way.
Creality has to be my goto filament.