3D Printing & scanning


How to get started in 3D printing

I own a Creality CR-10. When I was in the hospital waiting for my second son to be born I was browsing Deal News and saw a special on a 3D printer. It was called the CR-10 and it was on sale at Gearbest for $360. I’ve been telling myself for years as soon as 3D Printers fell below $1000 I’d buy one. Then I told myself as soon as they fell below $500 I would get one. I always had an excuse. I quickly checked the YouTube reviews and learned that the CR-10 was an amazing printer. I asked my wife if I could get one and she said do it!

One of the biggest issues with 3D printers is they require a lot of maintenance and skill to keep them running well. They’re really finicky machines.

A few days later, home with a new baby, arrives my CR-10 on the front porch. I put it together in about 10 minutes. I started to do some printing but my prints had a lot of artifacts. It wasn’t until a few months later after my brother had gotten a CR-10 and came over and helped me tighten up all my belts did I start getting perfect prints and I really got excited about 3D printing.

What is a CR-10?

The Creality CR-10 is a popular and highly regarded 3D printer that has earned a reputation for its impressive performance and versatility. With its large build volume, high print quality, and easy-to-use interface, it is a top choice for both professionals and hobbyists alike.

One of the standout features of the CR-10 is its large build volume, which measures 300 x 300 x 400 mm. This makes it ideal for printing larger objects or multiple smaller objects at once, saving time and increasing productivity.

In terms of print quality, the CR-10 delivers impressive results. It is equipped with a heated print bed, which helps to improve the adhesion of the first layer and reduce warping. It also has a high print resolution of up to 100 microns, allowing for detailed and precise prints.

Another advantage of the CR-10 is its user-friendly interface and easy setup. The printer comes fully assembled, so all you need to do is plug it in and start printing. The included SD card allows for offline printing, and the printer can be controlled through the LCD screen or through a computer using the included USB connection.

Overall, the Creality CR-10 is a reliable and versatile 3D printer that is well-suited for both professional and personal use. Its large build volume, high print quality, and user-friendly interface make it a top choice for anyone looking to enter the world of 3D printing.