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Creality's CR-6 SE will put an end to bed levelling

The printer is due to hit Kickstarter on May 6th

Creality's next 3D Printer will make bed-levelling a thing of the past

Creality's CR-6 SE will put an end to bed levelling 

 On May 6th, Creality's CR-6 SE is due to hit Kickstarter, and it is designed to offer its users low-cost 3D printing while delivering users a wealth of features. That's what the Creality CR-6 SE is all about. 

Creality has confirmed that their CR-6 SE Kickstarter will begin at 9 pm Hong Kong time on May 6th, which translates to 2 PM in UK time. Early backers will get Creality's CR-6 SE with a $164 discount over the CR-6 SE's final retail price. 

While this 3D Printer looks similar to Creality's iconic Ender 3 design, those who are familiar with 3D printing will be able to see the major changes that Creality has made to its CR-6 SE. For starters, we have a dual Z-axis setup for increased rigidity and accuracy, automatic bed levelling for increased ease of use, and new extruder/hot-end designs. Combine this with a wealth of other design tweaks that are designed to make 3D printing easier than ever before. 

One of the main changes to this new 3D printer design is Creality's use of "levelling-free technology", which will allow users to achieve accurate prints without the tedium of manual bed-levelling. With its CR-6 SE, Creality appears to be using a new technique for bed-levelling, a method which boasts "true bed-levelling" which delivers "highly accurate results". 

We have confirmed that the CR-6 SE will feature a 235mm x 235mm x 250mm printing area, and support nozzle temperatures of up o 260 degrees. This will allow the CR-6 SE to print most commonly used materials. This includes PAL, TPU, PETX, ABS and wood-hybrid filaments. Creality has confirmed that a "Max" version of this 3D printer is in the works, which will be larger than the standard CR-6 SE. Sadly this "Max" version of the CR-6 SE will not be available via this week's Kickstarter.

   

Creality's next 3D Printer will make bed-levelling a thing of the past  
Another addition to the CR-6 SE is a modular nozzle structure, which makes it much easier for CR-6 SE users to swap and replace their nozzle and other components. No longer will the power cables attach directly to the printer's power supply, and no longer printer maintenance and nozzle replacements be a chore. 

Alongside this change, Creality will also be utilising a new extruder design which is designed to be compact and lightweight, a factor which can make a big difference when printing at high speeds. A cap has also been added to this extruder to help make particle intrusion less likely. A feed-in sensor has also been added to the CR-6 SE, which will allow the printer to suspend printing in the event of filament breakage or run-out. 

Electronically, the CR-6 SE uses Creality's new TMC-2560 Silent motherboard, which uses a 32-bit motherboard with 2560 chipsets. This allows the CR-6 SE to run with noise levels of 50 dB. When compared to Creality's stock Ender 3 series, this is practically silent, and the use of these advanced electronics also helps to increase the CR-6 SE's accuracy and reliability. These electronics are also backed up by a Meanwell power supply, which is suitable for 115V and 230V regions.  

Creality's next 3D Printer will make bed-levelling a thing of the past  
Other notable additions to the CR-6 SE include a built-in tool drawer for spare parts and other useful tools, built-in belt tensioners for the printer's X-axis and y-axis belts and a foldable side-mounted filament/spool holder. Combine this with the CR-6 SE's handle, and the CR-6 SE becomes a fairly portable design, at least when compared to its peers. 

At this time, Creality has not revealed the pricing or other key details about its CR-6 SE printer design, such as the printer's bed size. These details will be revealed when the printer becomes available on Kickstarter on May 4th. 


Creality's next 3D Printer will make bed-levelling a thing of the past  

In recent weeks, Creality has also revealed its Ender 3 V2 and Ender 6 3D printers. Add this to Creality's recently revealed CR-6 SE, and we can see the world of 3D printing going through a lot of changes in the coming months. 

You can join the discussion on Creality's CR-6 SE 3D printer and its new automatic bed-levelling technique on the OC3D Forums

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