Creality Ender 3 Review: The Best 3D Printer Under $200
The Ender 3 from Creality 3D has been one of the most anticipated 3D printer releases in recent years. Released in March 2018, the Ender 3 is a great example of everything that a budget 3D printer should be.
Originally released for less than $200, the Ender 3 offers great value, sporting features normally found in high-end printers: a Bowden extruder, heated bed, full extruded aluminum frame, V-slot wheels, and the ability to print ABS.
I was blown away that a budget printer could offer so much so I dove in to see what I could find wrong. As it turns out, I really couldn’t find much at fault. This is an extremely robust printer for the price and could easily demand a higher price tag. In addition, you can perform further Ender 3 upgrades down the road, both easily and inexpensively.
My primary printer is the Anet A8, which until now was seen as the standard for full-size budget 3D printer “kits”.
Will the Ender 3 unseat the A8 and take its rightful throne? In this Creality Ender 3 review, we'll answer that question—and more.
Apparently right now you can get the Ender 3 for around $200 (shipping is free too).
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- Quick assembly
- Great printing quality
- Large bed/print volume
- Heated bed
- Prints both PLA and ABS
- Arrived with bed wobble (fixed by tightening the eccentric nuts)
- No glass bed included (this is common)
- No wireless printing (though this can be added with OctoPrint)
- Not a lot of test filament included
- Some control interface gripes
|Build volume||220 x 220 x 250mm|
|Construction||Extruded aluminum channel|
|Dimensions||22" x 23.6" x 24.4"|
|Price||About $200 on Amazon|
- Intermediate and advanced users
- Small business prototyping
|Creality Ender 3 3D printer||×||1|
|Borosilicate glass bed, 235x235mm||×||1|
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