Printers are very convenient because they can transform your digital files into an object we can physically access. 3D printers are even more capable as they can make three-dimensional objects that can be used either for decorative functions or for practical and prototyping. For the machine, there are also plenty of options out there such as Ender 5 Pro Vs CR10S which are very capable but also still affordable. For those who are also eyeing these machines, do check what they can offer below.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
- What are the Differences Between FDM and SLA
- What are Ender 5 Pro and CR10S
- What Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Look Like
- How are the Power Board in Ender 5 Pro and CR10S
- How are the Build Volume in Ender 5 Pro and CR10S
- What else Ender 5 Pro and CR10S can offer
- How are the Performance of Ender 5 Pro and CR10S
- Ender 5 Pro Vs CR10S
While looking for a 3D printer, there are so many good options out there because it is necessary to find the right option for your application or even personal taste. This machine is very convenient to have but not all of us will be able to reap the best benefit since not everyone is familiar with them yet, unlike the regular paper printer that almost every house has today. The best thing about this technology is now we can transform digital design into a real object.
Before deciding to buy the machine however, it is better to know a little bit about the machine and technology first. The better the machine the more expensive they will be and this may make some shy away to buy them yet, this is a thing from the past as now they are getting more affordable as well. Nowadays 3D printers can be as affordable as $200 both on the two common technologies but each one of them carry different qualities and characteristics that may affect your buying decision.
Filament Deposit Modeling
This technology or machines are also known as fused filament fabrication or FFF and as the name suggests, they are using thermoplastic filament by extruding it from the hot end. The material type may vary but in most cases we use ABS or PLA. They have a hot end or heated nozzle to dispense the material after melting them then applying the plastic layer by layer until the model is completely built. The process is very simple and the machines are usually affordable which makes them a great start to opt to.
|Ender 5 Pro||Creality 3D CR-10S|
|Product Dimensions||8.66 x 8.66 x 11.81 inches||25 x 21 x 11 inches|
|Shipping Weight||28.66 Pounds||20.01 Ounces|
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This is actually the world’s first 3D printing technology as it already existed in the 80s and still one of the most popular technologies being used today including for professionals. Instead of using a solid filament, your SLA machines harden liquid material typically liquid resin with UV light; the process itself is called curing or photopolymerization. They are very popular because of the ability to produce high-accuracy, isotropic, and waterweight prototypes from various different advanced materials to give an ultra-smooth finish.
Due to this, SLA printers are great options for those who will need to print objects or models and items that require high details as well as smooth surfaces, including molds, patterns, and functional parts. The type of industry that utilizes this machine starting from engineering, product design in manufacturing process to dentistry, jewelry, model making, and education purposes.
About Ender 5 Pro and CR10S
Each one of us may have different plans on what the machine is going to be used for or what type of application we will be using them on so it is best to consider what they can offer and what we need from the unit. In general both technologies will work just as amazing for prototyping and any decorative purposes but for those who need extra details, SLA is probably a better choice while for larger parts an FDM printer like ANYCUBIC Predator Vs Ender 5 Plus will be more ideal.
If you are here then a good FDM printer is all you need and personally, we like this machine better for various tasks that doesn’t need extra details because they are less messy and easy to deal with as we are working with solid materials. Many good machines started from $200 but if you want those that don’t require much upgrade just for the convenience, Creality do have many to offer based on how much we can spend. Quality wise we don’t need to worry as they are also one of the best in the market.
Creality made lots of reliable machines and the reason why many of us beginners love them is because they made good printers but at a very basic cost so people can jumpstart into the additive processing right away and they also put the chance of upgrading for experienced users. For those who don’t want to do basic necessary upgrades, Ender 5 Pro and CR10S seem like two great machines to consider. Both of them are not the cheapest from the brand but are very much reliable in terms of performance.
These printers are the upgrade of older Ender 3 and CR10 which are pretty much similar to each other as well and among the two, the prominent difference besides the design itself is built volume which make the CR10 or CR10S still one of the most popular options for those looking at greater build size but not massively like Predator. Besides those, since they are equally new releases, the company did put some additional upgrades into both machines.
Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Design
Moving further, the first difference between your printers is the mechanism itself because as you can see, the Ender 5 including this Pro variant is using a different system. We don’t know what to call the Ender 5 design but this model and its variant move their hot head both on the X and Y axis while the print bed that usually handles both movements now is moving on Z axis. On the other hand CR10S is the same as Ender 3 which uses the opposite mechanism.
Talking about built quality we are not worried about how Creality made their machines as both Ender 5 Pro and CR10S are as sturdy as many of their printers. They come pre-assembled and will require time to put together but we have no issue against how firm and well-made their products are. One thing you may want to note is CR10S will consume more space as its board and power supply is located away from the main printer.
Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Power
Many of us open their printers when getting the machine and the first thing you may notice about these two is their power board because they have different ratings at 115-230V and output of 24V compared to 100-220V with output of 12V so make sure to check it as well when looking for replacement. This difference may affect their performance in a way because chances are your Ender 5 Pro will be able to heat its bed faster than CR10S, moreover, the latter also has a wider bed.
Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Volume
Talking about their heated bed, the actual build volume of these machines are 220mm by 220mm by 300mm compared to 300mm by 300mm by 400mm hence if build volume is what you look for, the price gap between these two actually translates into this additional volume as we can’t make such a huge single item in Ender 5 Pro. Additionally, their building plate is also different as the latter uses glass instead of magnetic bed which means we have to pay attention to temperature on 5 Pro as it can’t sustain higher heat.
Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Features
Being equally new models, Ender 5 Pro and CR10S are coming with some additional features that may be very useful and we love to see that these machines are not as standard as the basic models at $200 and the most helpful feature available in both machines is resuming printing after the power goes-off just to save the fuss or resuming or redoing your work. The latter also has a new main board and this allows the printer to have filament run-out sensor that are crucial for bigger machines like this.
Ender 5 Pro and CR10S Performance
Now let’s talk about the performance of these printers and for the print quality, we do think they are about the same, at least this is what our eyes see. The details are the same, some string here and there that are pretty normal and can be removed with hot gun but right out of the bed they are amazing and if you have the Ender 3, we are pretty sure the print result are also this good which is why going with Creality is a safe bet for almost anyone.
One thing we need to upgrade if choosing CR10S is the Bowden tube because this model still comes with the standard, white, transparent tube which is less uniform on the inside so replacing it with Capricorn tube is a great basic upgrade we will do.
Ender 5 Pro vs CR10S
Both of them are good options but are also different but in our opinion the prominent difference is only on their built volume because we can’t build the same size models on Ender 5 Pro and the other differences that may affect your decision is additional filament run-out sensor which is very useful especially on machine that can build a large model like CR10S. Performance wise they are identical and the print quality is also equally amazing.
You can go well with just any of them based on what you need from the printer but unless you will need the built volume, we do think Ender 5 Pro will be easier for the space and for those creating large models, CR10S is the most ideal choice.