The Ender 3 is the king of budget 3d printers, so what is different about the Ender 5 and how does it compare? In this review, I examine all of Creality's FDM 3D printers on price vs build volume, before testing the Ender 5 with a range of models and filaments.
During this review period, this printer has been flawless. Zero failed prints and consistent quality each time. This is using a slicer profile for an Ender 3 without meaningful modification, so the results could be further improved. It even has a flat bed! Creality seem to have made good progress in documentation and quality control. Unfortunately enabling thermal runaway in the firmware is still not a priority.
This printer is like an upgraded Ender 3 Pro. I can find improvements, but no downsides apart from the increased price. The question is really how much you want to spend?
Expect an upgrade video in the near future with the latest free Marlin firmware, configured for this machine.
As a side note, the CR-10 mini looks like good value and the original CR-10 is now great value for the money.
This printer supplied by Creality for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Models featured in this video:
MakeAnything Lockpick puzzle 10: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-lockpick-puzzle-10-74862
Spiral vase: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2421704/files
Helical Pencil Holder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3318987
Max the Megapod: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3075149
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