Creality Creality Ender 3

Creality Ender 3 #0


Machine type

3D Printer


FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)


PLA, ABS, Nylon, Wood PLA, ASA, Rubber/Flex (TPU), Thermochromic (Chameleon) PLA, PETG, Carbon Fiber, PLA+, Colorfabb nGEN, PLA-CF , colorFabb woodFill, PLA 3D870, Marble PLA, PETG-CF, PLA/PHA, ElixirPLA, UVColorСhangingPLA, Wax Filament (MoldLay), PolyCast

Average Price


Build Volume 220 x 220 x 250 mm
Layer Resolution Low 0.4
Layer Resolution High 0.1
Filament Diameter 1.75 mm
Print Speed Min. 30 mm/s
Print Speed Max. 180 mm/s
Owner Ratings (10)   4.3

Owner Feedback

Apr 14, 2021
Prints greats. No complaints about it.
Mar 23, 2021
customer service isn't great but the ender 3 is a quality product.
Mar 17, 2021
The best affordable 3D printer
Mar 13, 2021
The ender 3 is an all-around great printer with great features and an overall just a great printer.
Mar 12, 2021
Absolutely amazing printer for price, feels like it should be a 600-800$ printer easily.
Tuning took a little while, but well worth the work.
Mar 5, 2021
Simple to use and best
Worth of money.
Never had any real issues, very sturdy machine for the price, if you are careful its failure rate will be very low
Very nice and affordable Printer
Feb 2, 2021


About Creality Ender 3

Creality Ender 3 can be called a little version of the Creality CR-10, it provides the same quality, but has a smaller print area - 220 x 220 x 250 mm. The manufacturer claims that it will take only 10 minutes and 20 screws before the first 3D print. Creality also released an improved version of this 3D printer called Ender 3 Pro. It is more expensive but has some improvements like a detachable magnetic heat bed and a sturdier Y-axis.


  • Printing resume function;
  • Self-adhesive build plate;
  • SD card and USB connectivity;
  • Easy assembly;
  • Tight filament pathway;
  • Larger bed leveling knobs;
  • LCD display;
  • Open-source.

The way Creality Ender 3 is designed provides a room for upgrades and modifications without decreasing the print quality. Thanks to the affordable price tag of the machine, there are many Ender 3 owners and a wide range of community-driven mods.

Popular Creality Ender 3 upgrades

BLTouch sensor for Auto-Leveling - a handy modification to reduce calibration and bed leveling time. It will also require a microcontroller and some installation but the result is worth it as the printer typically requires re-calibration every 3-5 runs. Check the guide from dannyw281 for more information.

Glass/Mirror/PP/Magnet built plate. Despite Ender-3 features buildtak alike plate, users are still having adhesion issues with some materials. Upgrading to a different build plate can increase the printing quality and material possibilities allowing a better grip for tougher plastics. Glass and mirror plates will also make bottom layers of prints shiny if you are into that.

Different printing bed springs are mentioned by quite a few owners or Ender-3 as well. The original springs work fine but tend to require recalibration more than the tougher third-party springs. Replacements help reduce wobbling of the build plate along with longer life.

Better fan duct for uniform cooling like the one from dpetsel. Reviews of the original cooling system of Ender-3 tend to mention that airflow isn’t always enough to cool down prints, especially from filaments like ABS.

A more comfortable extruder arm to reduce pain during filament replacement. This model from Coolcrawler helps to deal with the tough spring that Ender-3 extruder has.

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