On December 1st 2021 during EXPO 2020 in Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Creality – one of the largest manufacturers of amateur 3D printers in the world, presented a number of new products that it intends to introduce to the market at the beginning of next year. In a short series of articles, we present individual novelties one by one – we started with the latest version of the popular Ender-3 S1 and CR-10 Smart Pro, in this article, we describe two new models – the Sermooon V1 and V1 Pro, which are aimed at schools and individual users who want out-of-the-box solutions.
Creality has gained its market position thanks to super cheap but fairly solid 3D printers for self-assembly, based on the popular design of the Prusa i3 from the Ender and CR-10 series. However, over time, the Chinese manufacturer decided to extend the offer to more demanding customers who expect ready-made solutions, and for whom the information that the purchased 3D printer would come to them in parts, completely disqualified it. First, the CR-5, which is a clone of the Ultimaker, and the CR-200B, slightly reminiscent of Flahforge, and then the Sermoon D1, which is the cheapest purchase option from this product line, went on sale.
Now Creality has unveiled a new version of the original and rather crude Sermoon in the form of Sermoon V1 and V1 Pro. The device is similar in style to Flashforge – specifically the Adventurer model, however, the truth is that similar 3D printers in terms of visual and functional design are in the Chinese market from the shakes and both models do not stand out with anything special.
Sermoon V1 is a compact FDM / FFF 3D printer with a closed working chamber and a relatively small working area of 17.5 x 17.5 x 16.5 cm. It prints from the basic building materials – PLA, ABS and PETG, although taking into account the maximum temperature ranges of the head and the heatbed, it seems that PLA will be the most appropriate solution, and the rest of the filaments will be experimental.
Like the previously described Ender-3 S1 and CR-10 Smart Pro models, the Sermoon V1 was also equipped with a Sprite direct extruder. Additionally, the device has an automatic filament feeder and a filament flow sensor. The 3D printer also saves the state of the head, which allows you to resume 3D printing in the event of a power failure. Communication with the 3D printer is remote and supported from the Creality Cloud via Wi-Fi.
The only differences between the V1 and V1 Pro models are the security sensor mounted in the door – when you open it, the 3D printer will pause the 3D print and the internal camera.
Technical specification of Creality CR-10 Smart Pro:
- technology: FDM / FFF
- build area: 175 x 175 x 165 mm
- number of print heads: 1
- print head diameter: 0.4 mm
- maximum print head temperature: 250°C
- maximum bed temperature: 80°C
- communication: WiFi, Bluetooth, RJ45, karta SD lub kabel USB
- supported materials: PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, PA, carbon fiber composities.
At the moment, we do not know the European price of the 3D printer yet and I do not assume that it will be available for sale earlier than in the middle of January next year.