Kat

05/11/2015

I am a mechanical Engineer and have a lot of experience with 3D modeling so after following the development of 3d printers I decided to get one for myself. I chose a DIY Kit over assembled printer as I wanted to understand how the printer works and wanted to learn about each and every part of the printer.

Once I received the printer I was able to get the parts together within a day and being an engineer I would say that the printer is a great unit.

The trouble I had was with the software which is pretty basic and hence has limited options. I recommend people to get an updated software like Simplify 3d as it gives much more options for support generation.

Overall I am happy i chose this printer as it though me a lot about 3D Printers and I am able to convert my ideas into real objects with great ease.

Jamison Go

03/11/2015

It’s a fantastic printer to work with, it’s a great deal in a small package and at the price of $265 things cannot get any better than this. I did have an initial problem that might mess some people up, the assembly instructions are not good and it can cause real problem for newbies. Once the printer was up and running it the best thing ever. I guess the issues are because of lack of support online and if they can improve that this can be a truly revolutionary product.

I would highly recommend this printer to anyone looking to get into 3D printing looking for minimal investment and maximum return.

I would give 5 stars to this one but holding back a star so that they can improve the assemble instructions.

John S. Stevenson

08/10/2015

Much longer than the 1hr to assemble, but definitely a well thought out design. Exceptionally rigid, this thing holds calibration even after being moved around from place to place. There are mods available on Thingiverse under CR-7, I assembled and used it to print its own mods! :) I look forward to adding a heated bed one day and printing ABS. This is a small machine, but I have found very few things I cannot fit onto the bed. Overall, well worth the money for the beginner, can extra, portable printer for a traveling show, or someone like me with limited space.

Josh V

02/10/2015

I have had my Creality for over three months. This printer is rugged and can withstand a lot of bumps and shakes during printing without hurting the quality of the print. I even picked it up and flipped it upside down while it was printing and it didn't mess up the print!

The quality of the prints are really good! I recommend not putting too much tension on the wheels because they might wear uneavenly. Other than that the V track system is phenomenal!

I also like the removable print surface. It is very handy to be able to remove the plate and flex the print off.

One thing I did to help long term durability is I got a flexible aluminum coupler (5mm to 5mm) for the Z thread instead of using the rubber tubing the kit provides.

The tubing works fine and they provide two more sections so you can replace it as it wears out, so it shouldn't be a deal breaker for anyone. I just didn't want to have to worry about it so I upgraded.

zhuberg

17/09/2015

This is my introduction to 3d printing and I have to say that I am pretty amazed at the quality of prints I am getting with this 3d Printer. I have to say that I had to do some fine tuning to get them but once I was up the learning curve it has been smooth sailing for me. The Printer is certainly made using high quality material and there is absolutely no noise when its running.

I have done more than 200 hours of printing on it and have not got a single failed print. The printer took approximately 5 hours to assemble as I was new to all this and the customer support did really help me. I am very happy with this product and I am glad I made the right decision.