Creality CR-10 Mini 3D Printer: Review



The Creality3D CR-10 Mini is a slightly smaller version of the hugely popular CR-10. Despite the smaller print size, it has some extra new features and functionality over the CR-10.

DIY 3D PrinterThis mini 3D printer certainly packs a punch for a great price. When the Creality CR-10 was released in mid-2017, it became an instant hit with the 3D printing community. The huge build volume and the low price hit a sweet spot with consumers worldwide.
The Creality CR-10 Mini, however, weighs about 17lbs and measures 19.2” x 16.5” x 19.6”. Making good used of space, the CR-10 Mini offers a spacious 11.8” x 8.6” x 11.8” build space. That’s almost twice the build volume offered by other DIY 3D printers, so what gives?
It turns out that “mini” is relative. Compared to the other 3D printers in the CR-10 family, the CR-10 Mini is small. In fact, the entire CR-10 Mini fits into the build volume of its big brother, the CR-10 S5. The Mini also shares many of the same great specs as the rest of the CR-10 family, including a removable heated glass printing bed, PLA and ABS compatibility, and fast print speeds up to 200mm/s. Expect speeds between 80-100mm/s for most materials. Choose from average resolution options between 100-400 microns.

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What makes the Creality CR-10 Mini Special?

Auto-resume feature
In case of a power failure, the printer remembers where it left off and will resume printing when you start it up again.
The CR-10 Mini comes pre-assembled
Although being sold as a kit 3D printer, the Creality CR-10 Mini comes partially pre-assembled. It should be just a matter of minutes before you can start 3D printing.
Removable glass bed
The bed can easily be removed to pluck the print off the bed. Also, Creality throws in a spool of Kapton tape if you don’t want to print on the bed directly.
Heated bed
The Creality CR-10 Mini has a heated bed that lets you operate and experiment with a lot of materials.

Improved build quality

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In comparison to the Creality CR-10, the quality of the parts has been ramped up. Instead of using 3D printed components, the frame uses injection-molded parts and aluminum rods. The rest of the mechanical parts are identical to the Creality CR-10 and Creality CR-10 S.
External control board
As the Creality CR-10, the power brick, the RAMboard, and controls are located in a separate external “brick”. The spool holder is mounted on top.
Connection-wise the Creality CR-10 Mini only offers Micro-SD card slot, but no USB for hooking up your computer.
Bowden extruder
The Creality CR-10 Mini 3D Printer uses a standard Bowden hotend.

Pros of Creality CR-10 Mini 3D Printer

Easy Setup
Solid Value
large print platform
Cons of Creality CR-10 Mini 3D Printer
Too much wires

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As budget 3D printers go, CR -10s is at the top of the pyramid and outperforms most of the other options currently on the market. It’s a great printer at a great price point.The huge build volume is key for meme.


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