Creality’s Ender 3 would have to be one of the top selling 3D printers for hobbyist around the world. With its cheap entry price its a great option for people who wish to give 3D printing a try without the massive price tag that comes with other printers. Though it prints great out of the box (with a few minor calibrations) you can upgrade the Ender 3 to keep up with top range FDM 3D printers.
Creality does a great job at packaging your Ender 3 for delivery with everything you’ll need in the box to build your 3D printer. Following the instructions you should have your 3D printer built within 2-4 hours. Without going into too much details, as the point of this post is upgrades, not initial process, we recommend taking your time. Making sure all bolts are tight, belts are tensioned correctly, and all your extrusions are aligned perfectly. If your frame isn’t aligned correctly you’ll find yourself forever trying to calibrate and get successful prints.
The Ender 3 is a great little printer, and for the price of only $250 AUD (at time of post 3/01/22) its a bargain. But as you progress you might find yourself wanting to print more complicated models, wanting better quality, or wishing to cut your print times in half. In the following weeks we will take you through the best upgrades you can purchase for your ender 3 to increase all its features and remove problems you may encounter in the future.
In the next few month we will be going through stages with our ender 3, showing you some of the upgrades which we think are essential and others which will help your speed or quality.