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In the new 3D printer race game, Creality cannot be kept of the game for so long. There is a brand new Direct drive high temperature 3D printer that Creality has developed in the ender series with the ability to work with a Sonic Pad that this manufacturer has called the Ender 5 S1 3D Printer. There has been an increase in the speed of printing, there has also been an improvement in the design, and there have been a number of new amazing features introduced that you need to read about in this article about the Ender 5 S1 3D printer.
Ender 5 S1 3D Printer Technical Specifications
We are going to take a closer look at some of the fantastic features that the Ender 5 S1 is capable of in the following paragraphs.
|Technology: Fused deposition modelling (FDM)||Year: 2022||Manufacturer: Creality|
|Assembly: Partially assembled||Arrangement: Stable Cube Frame|
3D Printer Properties
|Build volume: 220 x 220 x 280 mm||Max. hot end temperature: 300 ℃||Print bed material: PC-coated spring steel sheet|
|Feeder system: Direct||Max. heated bed temperature: 110 ℃||Frame: Aluminum|
|Print head: Single nozzle||Nozzle size: 0.4 mm||Bed leveling: Automatic|
|Display: 4.3-inch color screen||Connectivity: SD card, USB||Print recovery: Yes|
|Filament sensor: Yes||Camera: No|
|Filament diameter: 1.75 mm||Third party 3D printer filament: Yes||Filament materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, Flexibles, PC, ASA, carbon fiber|
Dimensions And Weight
|Frame dimensions: 425 x 460 x 570 mm||Weight: 12.1 kg|
Ender 5 S1 3D Printer Features
As per claims, the Ender 5 S1 printer has a speed of up to 250 mm/s. Creality has picked up the game of speedy prints, however, is the 250 mm/s as it is being portrayed? let’s find out. First of all, the speed of printing will greatly depend on the size and shape of the print. This means that when printing minute designs the printer will have to stop and speed up from time to time. It can be easily understood from the example of a race car that can speed up to very high levels, however, around the corners, it will have to slow down.
Furthermore, the setting of the Creality Slicer is set to 120 mm/s for materials like PLA, PETG, and ABS. Therefore, the user will have to manually increase the speed up to 250 mm/s. Summing up, the claim of 250 mm/s is relative in terms and will depend on a lot of factors including the size and shape of the print. However, there is a substantial time saving when compared with its predecessors like Ender 3 S1.
Sprite Direct Drive Extruder of the Ender 5 S1
The Ender 5 S1 3D Printer With Sonic Pad is offering a revamped print head setup. This printer features the Sprite extruder which claims to complement the fast printing speeds on offer by the company. For consistent fast printing, the melting of filament is very critical. Accordingly, the heater head is installed at the top of the hot end. As such, you need to take care of the longer nozzle required to reach up to the enlarged heater block.
Furthermore, the cold end has also been beefed up. Due to the larger surface area, heat dissipation has improved. The Ender 5 S1 3D Printer With Sonic Pad’s hot end is all metal so it is expected that the temperatures will soar up to 300 °C. Due to the higher temperature, it is possible for the users to use more professional filaments like polycarbonate, nylon, etc.
The Ender 5 S1 has a cube shape which allows it to operate stably at higher printing speeds. In addition to the aluminum extrusion bracket forming the skeleton of the printer, additional plastic crossbars have been added to the structure. However, it would have been better if metallic crossbars were used as the rest of the structure is of metal.
The Ender 5 S1 3D printer has a build volume of 220 mm x 220 mm x 280 mm. Compared to the Ender 3 S1, this build volume is a little larger. As a result of the change in extruder design of the Ender 5 original version, there is a loss of 20 mm in length compared to the new version.
The print bed of the Ender 5 S1 is like the other in the S1 series. As per reports of users, the adhesion was very good with constant temperature throughout the bed. As per claims, the bed has the capability to reach temperatures of around 110 C.
The levelling in Ender includes the CR touch levelling probe. When you use the automatic levelling process the CR touch will come into play. The CR touch works at 16 points. However, due to the resetting procedure, the bed travels all the way down to the end of the Z-axis and then back again. Therefore, some of the users have complained that the levelling procedure is a bit time-consuming.
Controlling the Ender 5 S1
Ender 5 S1 3D Printer With Sonic Pad has a 4.3-inch color touch screen for the HMI. The screen offers options for printing and setting up the printer. It’s easy to navigate around the screen and access the different features on offer by Creality. However, the position of the screen is such that maintaining it becomes an issue at times.
Motors and Motherboard
The Ender 5 S1 is fitted with the 32-bit motherboard (ARM STM32F401 CPU) and silent stepper motors (TMC 2209). This combination is very common now and Creality has used it even in its other versions. As per the claims of Creality, it also supports Klipper firmware via Creality’s Sonic Pad. This can further increase the print speed and performance of the printer.
Creality is also offering an Acrylic enclosure (Optional) for Ender 5 S1 users. As per the company’s claims, the enclosure offers multiple benefits for the users. Such as it gives an appealing look to the printer. Also, the enclosure allows for even heat distribution within the building area. The enclosure also insulated much of the noise of printing and allows for a smooth and silent printing function. Moreover, the enclosure protects the print area from dust and therefore, ensures that the quality of the print is exquisite. The enclosure is easy to install and can be fitted in a very short time. So, the users can opt for this optional feature when procuring the Ender 5 S1 3D printer .
The Sonic Pad
And now folks it’s time to discuss the much-talked-about Sonic Pad. The Sonic Pad (optional) has a 7-inch display which is powered by the Klipper firmware. The Sonic Pad can control 4 printers at the same time. This means that you can work with multiple printers at the same time. Creality Sonic pad also supports the G-Code model preview when slicing with Creality print, Ultimaker Cura, Pursa Slicer, and Super Slicer. In addition, the Sonic Pad supports user-defined programmable macros.
These Macros can help in combining different commands to a specific function for higher efficiency. Furthermore, you have the option to control the Sonic Pad through the touch screen and from the web browser to a LAN. You can also upgrade the OS of the Sonic Pad by using either USB or online via the OTA. In short, the Ender 5 S1 3D Printer With Sonic Pad enables you to explore multiple options for printing with ease and smoothness.
Big Cooling Fan
The cooling fan on the Ender 5 S1 3D printer has been redesigned to increase effectiveness. Firstly, the fan has been upgraded from the 4010 version used in the other S1 variants to the 5015 version. This fan is not only more powerful but also is placed optimally to cool the print. Since the company is claiming faster prints, it had to come up with an effective cooling solution which it seemingly has. Also, the dual fan shroud allows more effective cooling.
Ender 5 S1 3D Printer Assembly
Featured 3D Prints
A variety of 3D models from Cults, Thangs, and Thingiverse will be used in the review process in order to make sure that everything is correct. I would like to share with you a list of who invented the model and where you can find it to print for yourself in case you like what you see. Creality Rainbow PLA and Creality PLA Grey 3D printer filaments will be used to print 3D objects on the Creality Ender 5 S1 3D printer.
- Middle Finger Easter Egg by Tomo_designs
- Swirling Leaves Vase by 3dprintbunny
- Tmnt Bust Fan Art by Eastman
- He Man Bust Fan Art by Eastman
- Fidget Name Keychain by Layermodels
- Hulk Arms For Animals by xenomorphdelombre
- Minimalistic Xbox Controller Stand by agepbiz
- Ribbons And String Artwork by 3DPrintbunny
- Moon And Stars by 3DPrintbunny
- Dragon by printedobsession
- 500ml Can Holder / Stabiliser by DoomEye
- FANTASY LIBRARY, SUPPORTLESS by HALFLING84
Price of the Creality Ender 5 S1
The original price of the Ender 5 S1 was $559.00, so if you bought the Sonic Pad alone or as a part of the speed combo offer, you were not saving any money. However, the price of the 3D printer has now dropped to only $479.00, which is a significant decrease. As a result, if you were to buy the Sonic Pad separately rather than to purchase the deal that they have, you would be spending $638. To save money, click on their combo deal that gives you the Sonic Pad and the Ender 5 S1 for $599.00. Although I haven’t gotten the Acrylic encloseur yet, I think that you won’t regret investing in the Sonic Pad if you buy it. The price varies for the Creality Acrylic enclosure as there are a couple of options on Aliexpress from £37.93 to £54.03.
Is The Creality Ender 5 S1 3D Printer Worth it?
In this category of Cartisian 3D printers that is not the bed slinger type, the Creality Ender 5 S1 is at a relatively high price for only the 3D printer itself. As a result of the $559.00 price tag, I would have preferred a larger print volume for the price. Nevertheless, it does come with some pretty attractive hardware, which obviously makes it stand out compared to other 3D printers on the market today. I would also like to add that it has at least one core feature that sets it apart from others. As a whole, if you pair the Creality Sonic Pad with the Ender 5 S1 3D printer, you will be blown away by the results. As a result of the added features and networking, more possibilities are available to you. In addition, the Creality Sonic Pad is also powered by Klipper firmware and it is capable of controlling up to four 3D printers.
Alternatively, if you want to add spice to the mix, you could look for a machine that prints high temperature and abrasive filament. This includes ASA, NYLONX, ABS and other advanced materials. With the Creality Ender 5 S1, it is possible to achieve this with the help of a more wear resistant nozzle such as a hardened steel nozzle. This will enable you to cater for a broader variety of 3D printer filaments. This is due to the fact that the Creality Ender 5 S1 only comes with a standard 0.4 brass nozzle, which is not suitable for producing consistent results.
In the addition to this, you will also need to provide the 3D printer with some sort of enclosure. This is so that you can create a warm environment for the materials, which desperately need a warm environment. Why then, would it not be a good idea to add the acrylic enclosure with the top cover to the Ender 5 S1? As a result of this, the temperature will remain more constant, the noise will be reduced, and dust will be kept out of the system. The installation process is also quite simple, and it does not take a lot of time to get it installed.
Ultimately, the updated version of the Ender 5 series represents Creality doing what Creality does exceptionally well – innovating intelligent and well-executed upgrades to a previously popular product in order to keep it appealing to potential customers.
Despite the fact that the Ender 5 S1 frame is similar in appearance to many CoreXY designs, some may assume that it features CoreXY kinematics. There is, however, a difference between that and the Ender 5 S1 and it has a standard Cartesian kinematics. In other words, each axis works independently with its own stepper motor which is dedicated to both X and Y axes. As a whole, the Creality Ender 5 S1 is one of the best 3D printers available on the market today and when coupled with the Sonic Pad, most buyers will be very pleased.