The new desktop FDM 3D printer from Creality, the Ender-6, arrived on the company’s sixth anniversary, and brings with it faster print times and better build quality.
The Shenzen firm proudly announced the Ender-6’s more stable core-XY platform, the optional enclosed chamber structure, and a self-developed ‘silent’ motherboard.
With a build area of 250 x 250 x 400mm, the desktop 3D printer should be useful for quick prototype test models, while its ‘German imported’ motion controller should help keep the noise levels acceptable to have it operation in a work area.
According to stats provided by Creality, the Ender-6 can reach print speed of up to 150mm/s, which would make it three times faster than other Ender series models.
The company is keen to point out that detail is not lost in the newly accelerated printing process via adjustments made to the 3D printer’s XY mechanism.
“The print head will move in specific directions depending on which way the stepper motor is spinning, greatly reducing vibrations and weight the printer has to bear during motion,” said a Reality representative.
“In this way, the printing goes at a higher speed without sacrificing quality.”
With acrylic plates added onto the four sides of the printer, Creality says that the Ender-6 filament choice is extended from standard PLA to ABS, TPU, ‘and more’.
Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.