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Creality introduces K1 – the answer to the Bambu Lab and Prusa MK4 super fast 3D printers and a host of other innovations

Over the last five years, Chinese Creality has become one of the largest and most recognizable brands in the segment of amateur and desktop 3D printing in the world. Its flagship model – Ender 3 is one of the most popular consumer 3D printers in history, and the company’s offer is probably the widest and most diverse compared to other companies on the market. This year Creality celebrates its ninth birthday and decided to celebrate it with the launch of three new models of 3D printers and a range of accessories. Among them, the most important is the K1 – the company’s answer to the super-fast Bambu Lab and Prusa MK4.

The K1 looks very similar to the Bambu Lab X1 Carbon or Voron at first glance. It is based on CoreXY kinematics, where the table moves down in the Z axis, and the print head in the XY axes. This solution is very stable and enables 3D printing at a very high speed. Creality claims that the new models – K1 and K1 Max can print at speeds up to 600 millimeters per second – that’s about 12 times faster than the Ender 3, which prints at about 50 mm/s.

The K1 has a build area of 220 x 220 x 250mm, while the K1 Max has a 300 x 300 x 300mm plus some additional advanced features like a sensor to improve first coat application and a camera linked to an AI module that Creality claims can detect errors in 3D printing as you work. These features are also available on the K1 as optional extras.

Data from Creality Lab shows that the K1 series reaches a top speed of 600mm/s in just 0.03 seconds with an acceleration of 20,000mm/s2, and prints a popular 3DBenchy test model in just 13 minutes. The K1 is equipped with the new generation Creality operating system, which runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, providing plenty of computing power for high-speed 3D printing. With a network connection, K1 3D printers can be controlled or monitored remotely from Creality Print or Creality Cloud software. The K1 series uses Creality Print 4.3, a new generation of proprietary software for preparing 3D models for printing, which optimizes the movement of the nozzle and adds more algorithms to increase the efficiency of the 3D printer.

Double automatic leveling is used to level the printbed. One is leveling with a series of strain gauges. Another way is leveling with 1μm AI LiDAR, a new type of non-contact measurement method that quickly scans the construction surface with a laser beam, creating a virtual surface of a million points. Each of the two methods, according to Creality, provides good leveling, and when combined, they are completely reliable.

The K1 Max also has an AI camera in the printing chamber, allowing you to monitor the 3D printing process in real time with a resolution of 1080p. For K1 users, the AI camera and AI LiDAR can be purchased separately. Both the K1 and K1 Max use G-sensors to solve the resonance problem and eliminate surface artifacts caused by high-speed operation.

The K1 and K1 Max are available for pre-order at official Creality stores for $599 and $999 respectively.

K1 is the most spectacular of the novelties, but not the only one presented by Creality. The company has introduced HALOT-MAGE – one of the fastest resin 3D printers on the market. With a 3D printing speed of up to 170 mm/s, it is three to five times faster than other 3D printers of this type while maintaining excellent quality. The HALOT-MAGE series includes HALOT-MAGE and HALOT-MAGE PRO. HALOT-MAGE PRO has a new Z-axis motion system, thanks to which the build plate can be evenly raised and lowered in just 1.2 seconds before printing the next layer.

From the software point of view, the developed engine algorithm allows you to achieve a speed of 100 mm/s. The latest version of the HALOT BOX software also generates solid supports for the models. The device also includes a large 10.3-inch 8K LCD screen for better 3D printing quality. The latest Creality resin technology – Integral Light Source 3.0 guarantees consistent quality regardless of where the print is placed on the build plate. Users can operate the 3D printer remotely via Wi-Fi or RJ45 cable and enjoy smart features such as automatic resin filling, smart air purifier and replaceable activated carbon filter.

3D printer prices are $329 for the HALOT-MAGE model and $599 for the HALOT-MAGE PRO.

Another novelty is the Sermoon D3 Pro – a new version of the Sermoon D3 FDM industrial printer, launched last year. It is characterized by a printing speed of up to 300 mm / s and compatibility with various materials. The Sermoon D3 Pro uses a dual print head system and supports more than 20 types of materials.

The active heating function of the Sermoon D3 Pro improves the quality of 3D printing, and the design of the constant temperature chamber effectively eliminates internal warping of the model. It also uses an intelligent automatic leveling system. Creality has partnered with BASF Forward AM to work with metal-based filaments, using materials manufactured by BASF and a global network of sintering service companies.

In addition to the new 3D printers, Creality showed several other devices. The Creality Falcon2 40W is a new laser engraver featuring a dynamic laser spot size adjustment that automatically adapts it to your engraving and cutting requirements. It can cut 20mm wooden planks and 0.15mm stainless steel in one pass at speeds up to 25000mm/min. It also supports color engraving and air assist.

CR-Scan Ferret is a 3D scanner equipped with a powerful ASIC, full-color camera and structured lighting. The Ferret 3D scanner handheld base allows you to work in both handheld and rotary modes.

Nebula Pad is a smart, interactive all-in-one terminal for faster, higher-quality 3D printing. Combined with AI LiDAR, it allows for automatic plate leveling, first layer detection and filament flow monitoring, significantly improving 3D printing quality and job success rate.

Creality presented a series of comprehensive solutions for the production of footwear with 3D printing in FDM 3D technology. The company has developed a professional “Sprite” extruder to work with soft and flexible materials.

Source: www.creality.com

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