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2018 Creality CR-10S Pro – Review the Specs of this 3D Printer

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by Matthew Mensley
Nov 8, 2018

2018 Creality CR-10S Pro – Review the Specs of this 3D Printer

Creality3D has just announced the Creality CR-10S Pro. Join us as we dive headfirst into the specs and review all we know about this 3D printer.

Hot on the heels of the Ender-3’s transmogrification into the Ender-3 Pro, Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality has turned its attention to the perennially beloved CR-10S.

Arguably one of the better 3D printer kits to release in 2017, the CR-10 (and the subsequent upgraded CR-10S) offered exceptional print quality out of the box. New for 2018, it looks like the company is hoping to bottle lighting once again by revising the CR-10S into the CR-10S Pro.

In all Creality details nine major features present on the CR-10S Pro, although there’s a bit more ground to cover than these alone.

We haven’t gotten our grubby paws on the printer yet — it’s currently only available for preorder on the Creality website — but that won’t stop us from poring over the specs and indulging ourselves with a little bit of speculation and guesswork.

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Creality CR-10S Pro

Creality CR-10S Pro - Review the Specs Features

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Creality is putting particular emphasis on nine topline features of the Creality CR-10S Pro.

Matrix Automatic Leveling

It would appear that the CR-10S Pro features an inductive proximity sensor, gifting the printer the ability to automatically detect the bed and assist in reading a matrix of points across the bed for bed leveling. This much is standard and well known.

The company goes on further to hint at “Compensation sensor setting”, and “Auxillary leveling”. It is not clear, but we would presume this to mean a live Z-offset to help fine tune the bed level as you print.

V2.4.1 Motherboard

The Cr-10S Pro appears to feature an upgraded version of the mainboard used in the CR-10S. It is claimed to increase the stability and reliability of the printer’s performance, but in the absence of any metrics, there’s nothing we can say to this. It is hinted that the board has TMC drivers, but not explicitly stated which drivers are present. If so, this should sum up to a quieter printer that handles vertical planes and curves with fewer “salmon skin” artifacts.

Imported Teflon Tube

Paying heed to the Bowden extruder arrangement on the CR-10S, the CR-10S pro boasts Capricorn Teflon tubing – possibly the best option for filament feeding in this way, due to high lubricity and high-temperature resistance.

Touch Screen

Gone is the dot matrix LCD of the CR-10S, replaced by a vivid touchscreen unit and simplified UI. It very much looks to have been lifted from the CR-X. Indeed, the general arrangement of the base unit, with integrated power, mainboard and display appearing to be that of the CR-X.

Further similarities between the two come in a 300 x 300 x 400mm print volume, with a glass bed coated in an adhesive sticker.

Resume Print Function

A welcome feature for those that take advantage of that large build volume comes in print resume functionality. The CR-10S Pro will be able to pick up printing from where it left off after a power cut.

The original CR-10S has an auto-resume function, so it’s business as usual here for the line.

Filament Detection

As with the CR-10S that precedes it, the CR-10S Pro features filament runout detection – again a welcome feature on long filament guzzling prints.

Double Gear Extrusion Mechanism

One of the more exciting hardware upgrades is the addition of a Bondtech-like dual gear feed in the extruder. Such a system should result in a more reliable and stronger feed of filament into that shiny new Cap’ tube. We likey.

Quick Heating Print Bed

Creality claims the CR-10S Pro’s heated bed can heat up to its max temp of 110 degrees Celsius in 5 minutes. Looking over the spec sheet, the output rating of 24V should confirm this to be the case.

Branded Power Supply

The documentation for the CR-10S Pro shows a Mean Well power supply, a reputable brand that’s known for the reliability and safety of their PSUs.

Beyond these nine main features, the Creality CR-10S continues the design language of the brand’s recent printers — ribbon over aviation cables, oversized bed leveling nuts. From the CR-10S, we see a dual-leadscrew setup too, which should help with stability printing in the upper range of the build volume.

Creality CR-10S Pro - Review the Specs Specifications

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General Specs

  • Technology: FDM
  • Year: 2018
  • Assembly: Semi-assembled
  • Mechanical arrangement: Cartesian-XZ-head
  • Manufacturer: Creality

Materials

  • Filameter diameter: 1.75 mm
  • 3rd party filaments: Yes
  • Compatible materials: PLA, ABS, TPU, composite filaments

3D Printing Properties

  • Accuracy: +/-100 Micron
  • Layer height: 100 – 400 Microns
  • Feeder system: Bowden
  • Extruder type: Single nozzle
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
  • Max. extruder temperature: 260 °C
  • Max. heated bed temperature: 110 °C
  • Max. print speed: 180 mm/s
  • Closed print chamber: No
  • Bed leveling: Automatic
  • Print bed: Heated
  • Display: LCD touchscreen
  • Connectivity: SD card, USB
  • Built-in camera: No

Creality CR-10S Pro - Review the Specs Where to Buy

You can pick the Creality CR-10S Pro from the retailers below.

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Creality CR-10S Pro

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