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Crealtiy Ender 6 Corexy 3D printer? Ender-5 vs Ender 5 plus vs Ender-6 Differences?



Is there anything special about Ender 6?
Is it an upgrade of Ender 5, Ender 5 plus?
Which Printer is right for me?
What's the difference between Ender 6 and cr-5 pro?
When will this be available and what is the expected cost??


With the release of the Ender-6, We have got the support and also, the attention of many creality users and 3d printing enthusiasts. In this article, we compare the Ender 5, ender 5 plus, and Ender 6. they all have very similar features; however, there are still some aspects that difference, perhaps making you choose one over the other.

What is the special of the Ender-6?

Ender-6 is a Core-XY frame 3D Printer. The printing base on the CoreXY motion System.

What is the Corexy motion System?

The coreXY device is having a bottom-to-top moveable print bed, as well as using 2 stepper electric motors to drive the movement of the X-axis and also Y-axis. When the left and right motors are in the same direction, they move to the X-axis, and when the two motors are reversed, they move to the Y-axis. the power will be more stable than a single motor to control one axis, and it can reduce the weight of one motor on the XY platform.

ender-6 corexy 3d printer, creality ender series

It means the CoreXY structure can increase the print speed to a greater extent, and also ensure stability.

Based upon numerous examinations, The Ender 6 print speed can reach up to 150mm/s, which is 2-3 times faster than other Ender series members as well as its rivals.

Ender-6: US $549

- Printing Size: 250*250*400mm
- Printing speed: up to 150mm/s
- Printing Precision: ±0.1mm
- Silent operation: Yes, TMC2208
- ABL Function: N/A

In appearance, Ender 6 succeeds the popular Ender 5 enclosed frame,but it offers the optional semi-enclosed with acrylic sheets. You could keep the printer clean and reduce the machine noise. , And it uses the 4.3″ touch screen instead of the blue display panel in the controlled display

Ender6 offers most of the modern features like print resume after a power outage and filament runout sensor and is equipped with quality components like Meanwell PSU etc. To provide a better out-of-the-box experience.

Ender-5: US $290

- Printing Size: 220*220*300mm
- Printing speed: 40-80 mm/s Recommended
- Printing Precision: ±0.1mm
- Silent operation: N/A
- ABL Function: N/A

- More options: Upgraded Silent Version - Ender 5 PRO 3D Printer($382, Get Extra $15 Off For Ender 5 PRO with 2KG Pla bundles purchase)

Creality Ender 5 series offer a similar print volume to the Ender 3 series but use an enclosed frame design for added stability.

Print quality-wise, the Ender 5 was convincing. During our review, the Ender 5 scored 23.5 out of 30 points in the Autodesk Kickstarter Test, putting it even above the Prusa i3 Mk3. Even with printing speeds up to 80mm/s, there was no noticeable print quality loss. On top, the Ender 5 handled a variety of filaments surprisingly well, only struggling – as typical for Bowden Drive 3D printers – with TPU. ”

While the Ender 5 misses some convenient features such as automatic bed-leveling, a filament runout sensor, or a durable print bed (we found the stock one to be rather flimsy and in need of constant releveling); it’s also where one of the printers strength lies: The hackability. There are several ways to upgrade the printer, from a BLTouch sensor for automatic bed-leveling, firmware updates, to various 3D printed add-ons.” - ALL3DP.COM

Ender 5 PLUS: US$585

- Printing Size: 35*350*400mm
- Printing speed: 40-80 mm/s Recommended
- Printing Precision: ±0.1mm
- Silent operation: N/A
- ABL Function: YES.

Just like the Ender5, Ender 5 plus use the cube frame. Compare to Ender 5. it comes with a large format. Ender 5 plus upgrade with the Dual Z-axis, 42-48 Y-axis motor. It is also equipped with the print function, also features a filament runout sensor. And the power supply is updating now.


Ender 5 plus is offering automatic bed leveling. Ender 6 is for small, intricate 3D modeling, Projects with ultra detailing and smaller in size.

Ender 6 has the power supply, display, and motherboard built within the base of the printer. Same components are installed in T-slot rails of 5 plus. Upgrades in Ender 5 plus are relatively easy as compared to 6 which need to lay down completely for upgrades. 

Ender 6 is relatively tidier and wiring is very carefully managed. On your desktop, you don’t have to stumble across wires while working, which is relatively manageable with Ender 5plus too. However, both printers vary in terms of weight and size. But the features and overall operations of both the printers remain the same. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

On paper print speed of Ender 5 plus is 22 mm/s. However, for 3D model printing with top-notch quality, the speed reduces to 80 mm/s.

2. Which Printer is right for me? 

AEnder 5 series features more stable and higher printing precision.
From the size/function configuration/price, you can make a choice judgment intuitively. 

Ender 5 plus (Cube Frame)is larger in size and it does not limit your print capacity or project size. You can literally print a life size superhero bodysuit (divided in parts) or larger projects with ease and precision. 
Ender 6  (Corexy Frame)is best for  fast printing, speed is the main reason behind its upgrade. but is relatively smaller in size.

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