Creality celebrates 9th anniversary with release of new next-gen products, including revolutionary K1 series

Shenzhen based 3D printer manufacturer Creality recently celebrated their 9th anniversary, announcing a number of new products and exciting deals in the process. 

Taking place on April 9, the Anniversary and Spring Event, titled “Reflect and Renew”, looked back on a successful nine years which have seen the company expand its footprint to over 100 countries and regions. Over this period, Creality has revolutionized the 3D printing industry, with their cutting-edge technology and innovative products, such as the CR-10 and Ender-3 series FDM printers, reaching over 3.5 million users worldwide.

Not only a celebration of the past, the event also included the announcement of a number of new and exciting offerings from Creality, which the company hopes will further democratize 3D printing technology and “take the user experience to new heights.”

Among other accessories, the company launched multiple new high-speed and intelligent products including its flagship K1 series of FDM printers, the HALOT-MAGE series of next-generation smart resin printers, the Sermoon D3 Pro, the Creality Falcon2 40W laser engraver, The CR-Scan Ferret 3D scanner, and Creality Nebular Pad+AI LiDAR. Furthermore, Creality has also unveiled a series of 3D printed footwear solutions, aimed at users who are looking to embrace futuristic fashion.

“3D printing has long been favored by those with an engineering background who love coding, modeling, and tinkering. But for others who also want to turn their creativities into realities, operating a 3D printer still requires a steep learning curve – and this is what we aim to solve,” commented Creality CEO Ao Danjun. “Leave the complexity to ourselves, and give the simplicity to users is our understanding of being user-centric.”

Looking to the future, Danjun stated that “Our development of high-speed intelligent 3D printers will by no means stop here, and we have already planned for a future where every home can enjoy the convenience of 3D printing technology.”

Demonstrating new Creality 3D printers during the anniversary and spring event. Photo via Creality
Demonstrating new Creality 3D printers during the anniversary and spring event. Photo via Creality.

K1 series – the king of speed

Creality’s new flagship FDM K1 series, including the K1 and K1 Max, is a new professional-grade CoreXY 3D printer lineup which can be purchased from the Creality store

Notable for impressive print speeds of up to 600mm/s, the lineup also boasts significant build volumes of up to 300*300*300 mm. Additionally, the K1 series features an innovative motion system, which utilizes a lightweight printhead weighing just 190g to ensure swift movement. In fact, according to data collected from the Creality Lab, the K1 series accelerates at 20000mm/s², reaching its top printing speed of 600mm/s in just 0.03s. Moreover, the system is capable of printing a 3DBenchy in only 13 minutes, 12 times faster than average. 

A new generation of Creality OS which runs on a 2-core 1.2 GHz CPU is incorporated into the K1 series, providing strong computing power for high-speed printing. The K1 series also possesses a network connection, allowing the printers to be remotely controlled or monitored from Creality print or Creality Cloud, with cluster control also available when multiple K1 series printers are online. A notification is also automatically sent to the user’s phone or PC when the printing is finished or a printing issue is detected, further enhancing the user experience.

With slicing being crucial when it comes to high-speed printing, the K1 series utilizes Creality’s Print 4.3 software. This newest generation of the company’s self-developed slicing software incorporates more algorithms to raise efficiency, offering optimized nozzle movement for faster prints.

Print bed leveling has also been optimized, with the K1 Max in particular utilizing dual hands-free auto leveling. Whilst one method uses an array of strain sensors to successfully level the print bed, the other levels with 1μm AI LiDAR. This new non-contact measurement method uses a laser to rapidly scan the build surface, forming a virtual surface of a million points in the process for fast and precise leveling. Both methods ensure good quality leveling, and when combined, it has never been easier to achieve perfect leveling and print a perfect first layer.

The K1 Max also features an AI camera inside the print chamber, enabling real-time print monitoring with 1080p resolution. For K1 users, the AI camera and AI LiDAR can be purchased separately, whilst both K1 and K1 Max models employ G-sensors to prevent resonance and eliminate ringing or ghosting patterns on the surface of models caused by high-speed printing.  

The K1 and K1 Max are both available to pre-order now from Creality Official Stores, and local stores in the US and EU.    

Creality K1 and K1 Max printers. Photo via Creality
Creality K1 and K1 Max printers. Photo via Creality.

HALOT-MAGE series – a new era for smart resin printing 

Creality’s HALOT-MAGE series, including the HALOT-MAGE and HALOT-MAGE PRO, is a next-gen solution for smart resin printing available from the Creality store

Billed as one of the fastest resin 3D printers on the market, the HALOT-MAGE PRO possesses impressive printing speeds of up to 170mm/s. Custom made for the production of minutes, jewelry, dentistry, and crafts, the HALOT-MAGE PRO is five times faster than other printers, while maintaining excellent print quality.      

Through its agile “Dynax” motion system, the HALOT-MAGE PRO’s build plate can be steadily lifted and lowered in just 1.2 seconds, quickly making the system ready for printing the next layer. Moreover, Creality’s self-developed motor algorithm allows motor speeds of up to 100mm/s, further upgrading the printing speed from a software perspective. Additionally, the next iteration of HALOT BOX slicing software incorporates solid supports to models.

A large 10.3-inch 8K LCD screen is also included with the printer, enabling more refined and high quality prints. In addition, Creality’s latest racing technology, Integral Light Source 3.0, offers consistent quality regardless of where the print is placed on the build plate. The printer can also be operated remotely via Wi-Fi or through an RJ45 cable, with smart features such as auto resin fill & withdrawal, smart air purifier, and a replacement activated carbon filter facilitating a more efficient printing experience. The “MageArch” flip lid also offers ease of use, being easy to open and close with one hand and needless to place aside, whilst the primates orange tint successfully blocks out 99.89% of ambient UV light for minimum interference. 

Along with the PRO version, the base HALOT-MAGE model also features a 10.3-inch 8K LCD screen with an air purifier and “MegaArch” flip lid, offering an affordable smart resin option for miniature makers who wish to unleash their creativity.  

Creality HALOT-MAGE and HALOT-MAGE PRO printers. Photo via Creality
Creality HALOT-MAGE and HALOT-MAGE PRO printers. Photo via Creality.

Sermoon D3 Pro – solid performance and high productivity 

Inheriting the industrial-grade stability of the Sermoon D3 released last year, the new Sermoon D3 Pro boasts a printing speed of up to 300mm/s. The D3 Pro also offers LAN printing and compatibility with various materials, making it ideal for industrial production, prototyping, and education applications. 

The Sermoon D3 Pro also possesses a dual extrusion system that adds support printing capability while ensuring stable support structures. Having undergone rigorous validation, the D3 Pro supports over 20 types of materials, including water-soluble and metal filaments, and over 30 material combinations, making it an incredibly versatile system. 

Moreover, to improve print quality, the D3 Pro also incorporates an active heating function, while its constant temperature chamber effectively eliminates the potential for internal model deformation. What’s more, the printer’s intelligent automatic leveling system only requires one button press to complete, saving time and effort for the user.  

Creality has also partnered with Forward AM, the 3D printing arm of chemical production company BASF, to release a metal and support printing additive manufacturing solution based on FDM technology for the Sermoon D3 Pro. Leveraging BASF’s metal & support filaments and global sintering service in conjunction with the D3 Pro printer, this solution can save users half of the sample printing time and improve production efficiency by over 80%.     

Creality Ecosystem offerings

In addition to these new printer systems, Creality also used its 9th anniversary celebration to announce a number of new ecosystem offerings that have been added to their additive manufacturing portfolio.

Following its release, The Creality Falcon2 40W is now the most powerful laser engraver in Creality’s lineup. The Falcon2 40W incorporates multiple groundbreaking features such as Dynamic Spot Size Adjustment, which automatically adjusts the spot size according to cutting and engraving requirements. Capable of cutting through 20mm wood board and 0.15mm stainless steel in one pass, and at speeds of up to 25000mm/min, the Falcon2 also also supports color engraving and air assist with a smart monitoring stetson and upgraded safeguards.

Creality also unveiled the CR-Scan Ferret at their 9th anniversary event, a 3D scanner designed to make modeling easy and accessible to everyone. Incorporating an efficient ASIc chip, full-color camera, and structured light, the Ferret is able to produce high-quality scans even in bright sunlight. Moreover, the scanner’s handhold stand enables both handheld and turntable modes, making it ideal for scanning both small and large objects alike. A perfect tool for creating stunning 3D models with ease, the Ferret is incredibly compact and easy to carry, weighing only 105g.    

Creality has also announced its Nebula Pad+AI LiDAR. The Nebula Pad is an all-in-one smart interactive terminal that allows for faster, higher-quality printing anytime, anywhere. When paired with the AI LiDAR, the Nebula Pad can achieve auto-leveling, first-layer detection and filament flow monitoring, drastically improving the print quality and print success rate. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with a 1080p USB camera with night vision (available for purchase separately), the Nebula Pad can provide 24-hour monitoring and time-lapse, allowing the user to capture the entire printing process and detect spaghetti issues. 

The CR-Scan Ferret. Photo via Creality
The CR-Scan Ferret. Photo via Creality.

3D printed footwear solution – unleash your style

As part of their 9 year celebrations, Creality has also unveiled a series of FDM 3D printed footwear offerings, having developed a professional-grade “Sprite” extruder for soft materials with a series of 3D footwear models. This package is targeted towards those seeking to personalize footwear design, such as street fashion enthusiasts, and is also suitable for medical institutions who wish to print custom diabetic-friendly shows and orthotic insoles.

With 200 pairs of 3D printed shoes demonstrated on stage during the ceremony, Creality is also running a footwear model design contest, with hopes that users will submit their work via Creality Cloud to liberate their imagination. 

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Featured image shows the Creality 9th anniversary and spring event. Image via Creality.