Awesome printer, easy interface but I miss the estela config for the estruder.
Amazing machine although I had to implement FOUR homemade upgrades covering some unexpected lacks. Additionally, after some print tests, I've tuned some gcode parameters in the slicer trying to get the best in quality and speed. UPGRADES: 1.- there is not an external usb interface out of the box for connectivity and remote management but if you open the bottom cover you can connect a microusb to the main board but be careful to remove the VCC PIN of your cable in order to avoid undesirable surprises. 2.- The structure doesn't include any light/lamp to monitor printing processes. I've taken advantage of the unused VCC output at the microusb mainboard connector (plus GND) to plug there power for a 5V black flat led lamp mounted at the top of the structure (it looks really nice, totally integrated). Wires looks invisible, going from the lamp to the bottom box through the aluminum structure (I had to design/print some small black clips fixing the cable inside the aluminum bars) 3.- Hot-end fan is too noisy so I've replaced it with one ultra silent Noctua plus one stepdown (a mini 24v to 12v converter) inside the bottom box. 4.- Filament spools rubs the transparent panel all the time so I've mounted a thin foam ring between them protecting the panel Now it looks great but there is a fourth enhancement pending: - A transparent curved top cover to preserve temperature inside will allow printing with other type of materials (Creality crew, please consider it a suggestion) TUNING TIPS: - For PLA, set temp bed to 60-65º. With lower temp PLA doesn't stick well - Increase hot-end temp when increase speed: 210 is good for 100% speed, 220º for 200% and 230º for 300% - For high speed don't select complex fill patterns in order to avoid issues. Lines and zig-zag patterns work fine.
Really love this printer. It's great but needs a direct drive to print ABS better. For PLA, this is very nice, very fast, and very precise. I want to order more of this printer it's so good.
Fdm and great detail
The unit arrived packed well and assembly went smoothly with the only improvement opportunities being better illustrations for some bolts and a better image of the board connections. The unit printed well out of the box with the only issue needed work through being excessive stringing.
I would like to see an additional inch or 2 in X & Y to accommodate slightly larger pints as that and increased speed over my other unit were the primary purchase drivers. The unit could also be improved by a top enclosure to help control build area temperature.
Interior lighting would also be an improvement with both items having DIY solutions available.
I would also like to see a better spool holder provided OEM but there are plenty of bearing designs available. The challenge being that stronger materials would benefit from a full enclosure to better control build area temperature to minimize shuck age and warping.
This unit looks great overall.
Vendor communication was great and I received prompt replies to status inquiries.
This is an awesome printer. I added the BPTouch to it when I first got it and away I went. Benchy printed almost flawlessly on the first print. I have not had to tweak it much at all and it is just a work horse.
Oh man I'm incredibly impressed by the Ender 6. Got it running in two hours and started getting really nice prints in only the second try.
They don't skimp. The instructions as super clear, the parts are well labeled, they give you all the necessary tools, an SD card AND adapter, and the touch screen is super responsive. This thing rocks!