DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLASHFORGE CREATOR X AND CREATOR PRO 2

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLASHFORGE CREATOR X AND CREATOR PRO 2

INTRODUCTION

We can't deny that Creator X of Flashforge had been very useful for every FDM 3D Printer users as the predecessor of Creator Pro printers. As technology evolves over time, there are several features improved from one printer to another.

Creator X was an old 3D printer hardware launched by Flashforge 3D back in 2013. It was then upgraded to a series of Creator Pro 3D printers which started in 2016. Because of the open source technology, the original Creator has been proven to be a high quality 3D printer. With various enhancements done from the original model, the newest model of the series, Creator Pro 2 takes the quality to a new level with more advance features and possibilities with a stylish and user-friendly design. Creator Pro 2 is cost-friendly 3D printer best for engineers, makers, designers and hobbyists.

Now, let’s take a closer look on the Creator X and Creator Pro 2, it’s differences in specifications and features and what enhancements are made to Creator Pro 2 to be able to deliver better performance, quality and productivity for the future user.

SPECIFICATION:

DEVICE

CREATOR X

CREATOR PRO 2

Device Measure

18x12x15 inches

526*360*403( 550 ) mm

Build Volume

225x145x150 mm

225 x 145 x 150 mm

Touch Screen

No

Yes

Spool

External

External

PRINT

 

 

Print head

1

2

Extruder Number

2

2

Extruder Diameter

0.4mm

0.4 mm

Maximum Set Temp. of Extruder

-

240 ℃

Maximum Set Temp. of Platform

-

120 ℃

Print Speed

40-100mm/s

10-100 mm/s

Print Volume

-

200*148*150 mm

Support Filament

ABS & PLA – 1.75

PLA, Pearl PLA, PVA, ABS, ABS Pro, HIPS,PETG – 1.75

Layer Resolution

0.1-0.3 mm

0.1-0.4 mm

Print Resolution

-

±0.2 mm

SOFTWARE/COMMUNICATION

 

 

Data Transmission

USB cable, SD card

USB cable, SD card

Software

FlashPrint

FlashPrint

Input

gx/g files

gx/g files

Output

3MF/STL/OBJ/FPP/BMP/PNG/ JPG/JPEG files

3MF/STL/OBJ/FPP/BMP/PNG/ JPG/JPEG files

OTHERS

 

 

Noise

-

55 dB

Working Environment

18-30 ℃

18-30 ℃

 

MAJOR DIFFERENCES

1. Design & Structure – Both Creator X and Creator Pro 2 retains the classic rectangular shape with aluminum frame base plate. However, Creator X still have a wooden side panels.

Below is the side by side comparison of the design and structure of these two 3D printer models.

CREATOR X

CREATOR PRO 2

 

  • Panels cover the sides of the printer to provide an advantage when using ABS which ambient temperatures are required to be higher and regulated.
  • The front and top part of the printer provides good air circulation for the harmful particles to escape and lowers the temperature for PLA printing.

 

 

  • Covered with metal structure to keep the stability for printing.
  • It has a handle for both sides for comfortable carrying.
  • It also has a full closed chamber to lessen the influence of the environment for printing. It comes with LED strips to illuminate the workspace and allows you to use it at night time with ease.
  • For PLA printing, it is recommended to open the front door and remove the top chamber for airflow. This results a better output for PLA printing. You can do the opposite with ABS printing.

 

 

2. Extrusion System – One of the major enhancement done with Creator Pro 2 is the unique extrusion called the Independent Dual Extrusion System IDEX system - the only extrusion system capable of printing with two heads separately at the same time. This system allows you to print two parts at once using the different print modes such as Duplication and Mirror printing mode. Double print capacity provides users an access to higher productivity and easier operation. With IDEX, Flashforge is also able to resolve some of the problems they encountered before with the non-IDEX 3D printers. These are issues on leveling, clogging, and oozing. It’s good to see flashforge actually noting down their customer’s wishes and upgrades the printers based on customer’s preferences.


Dual Extruder

Independent Dual Extrusion (IDEX) System        

Print modes for 3D Printers with IDEX system

3. LCD Display – As the technology advances over the years, LCD Display and navigation menus also improved to a higher level. Flashforge’s 3D printers before such as the Creator X often have a dual tone LCD screen for printer operation, bed leveling and other settings. A five-button diamond to the right is use as a key to make an action through the menus. While the newer version of the printer, Creator Pro 2 acquires colored touchscreen interface which makes every action visible real time and no need to make use of buttons.

Creator X LCD Display

Creator Pro 2 Touchscreen Interface

4. Materials – Creator X is limited only with two materials which is ABS and PLA while the Creator Pro 2 has a great compatibility with various kinds of materials such PLA, Pearl PLA, ABS, ABS Pro, PVA, and HIPS. This will increase the productivity and gives access to more applications that the Creator X did not achieve before.

5. Calibration – Creator X & Creator Pro 2 both uses a calibration card or a piece of paper for assisted bed leveling and supports XY & Z Calibration to make the prints more accurate and results to a high quality output.

6. Platform – Both models, Creator X & Creator Pro 2 have heatable platform for easier removal of the printed object.

CONCLUSION

Given the differences of those 3D Printers above, you are now able to identify the upgrades done by Flashforge to make a better 3D printer that will suit to anyone in any industry or application they are to use these.

This proves that Flashforge did a very good job on upgrading their printers wisely considering the advancement of technology, application, industries and future users.

If you have any more questions regarding this, do not hesitate to contact us directly by sending us an e-mail at marketing@puzzlebox3d.com or message us on our social media accounts here: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter

 


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