Creality's CR30 Belt 3D Printer will enable continuous production with an "infinite" rolling axis
The CR30 is in Alpha, but it could be a gamechanger for makers
Published: 16th May 2020 | Source: Naomi Wu - Twitter |
Creality's CR30 Belt 3D Printer enables continuous production with an "infinite" rolling axis
Why does this matter? That's a simple question to answer. The CR30 offers users a means to deliver continuous 3D printing capability, allowing a single part to be created, removed and recreated without any input from the user. You will only need to stop printing when the CR30 needs more filament, a new nozzle or other forms of maintenance. Outside of that, this printer can be used to print continuously.
As noted by Naomi Wu on Twitter, this printer is currently in its alpha stages, which means that the CR30 isn't ready for mass production. Creality is working to launch with printer without any significant issues, as doing so would put consumer off this kind of 3D printer. Given the potential of this kind of design for makers, it is easy to see why Creality wants to get this printer right.
Right now, the CR30 currently operates using a modified version of Cura as its slicer, the software that's used to turn 3D models into 3D printable files.
We know that the current design of Creality's CR30 uses Creality's silent stepper drivers on its mainboard and features a heated bed. With a maximum nozzle temperature of 260 degrees celsius, this 3D printer should support most commonly used 3D printing materials.
We expect to learn more about Creality's CR30 Belt 3D Printer as its launch approaches.