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Ender-7 vs. CR-10 S5: Leveling the Printing Field

You might think that there’s an inherent price difference between 3D printers geared towards industrial applications and those that are compatible with DIY desktop setups, but this is not the case; options exist at the same price point for a multitude of uses depending on what you’re looking for in your printer. Let’s take a look at two examples—Creality3D’s Ender-7 and CR-10 S5—and see how they differ.

 

Ender-7: Precision Industrial 3D Printer

This table 3D printer’s defining feature is its remarkable maximum speed of 250 mm/s, a figure that outdoes most other printers fivefold and is complemented by a high-volume nozzle to keep up with rapid extrusion. It also sports a large melting chamber and heating block to achieve full melting of the filament, as well as dual cooling fans for rapid solidification of printed pieces. Compatible with several different slicing software options and supporting 9 interface languages, the Ender-7 can be used by manufacturers in many countries to quickly produce industrial prototypes. Alternatively, it can be adapted by individual artists to serve their needs when making precise architectural models or art pieces. Lastly, this printer’s durability affords it a projected lifetime of about 9 years (approx. 78500 hours), a considerable timeframe for an already efficient product to create countless models.

Printing area: 250 × 250 × 300 mm

Kinematics: CoreXY

 

CR-10 S5: Versatile At-Home Projects

The CR-10 S5 shows its adaptability right off the bat with the availability of several color options for the machine itself. It’s a more lightweight printer that is easily assembled in 10 minutes and is compatible with most common operating systems. Despite being a relatively less “optimized” option in terms of efficiency, the CR-10 S5 still boasts an impressive print speed range of 60–100 mm/s, a dream for any DIY model maker looking for a desktop printer. With the option for automatic leveling, it reduces the usual hassle of manually fussing with the print bed between projects. Furthermore, this printer supports a wider range of filament types than the Ender-7 and has a more expansive variety of potential applications, from personal craft prints to figurines to educational models, highlighting its accessibility to imaginative at-home creators.

Printing area: 500 × 500 × 500 mm

Kinematics: Cartesian

 

Different Specs Within the Same Budget

Finding the right 3D printer for your needs doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your price limit. Creality3D offers the opportunity for you to find what’s best suited to your projects at the same price point as someone who has completely different plans for their printer, which means that both independent artists and professional industrial model makers can find a reliable printer in the Ender and CR collections to produce their work.