imagery and photograph creality ender 3 V2 front sidewards with a vase on the build plate.

Creality Ender 3 V2

Without a doubt the Creality Ender 3 line is justifiably a popular choice for many newcomers to 3D printing, but what’s changed in the V2 version ?

So what’s new ?

When it comes to entry level 3D printers the Creality Ender 3 line was practically a must have of 2019. However 2020 brings not only a New Year but a new revision of the Creality Ender 3. Moreover first glimpses of the imagery reveal some rather nice looking, and practical enhancements.

Y Axis – 4040 Aluminium Extrusion

photograph of the creality ender 3 V2 lower section. Showing the Y axis belt tensioner and tool tidy draw

Firstly the 2040 aluminium profile on the Y Axis has been replaced with a 4040 extrusion, the same as the Ender 3 Pro. Furthermore this gives greater stability to the Y Axis over the original Creality Ender 3.

Carborundum Glass Bed

imagery of the creality ender 3 V2's Carborundum Glass bed with a white 3d printed castle on the glass bed.

Furthermore, Creality’s latest Carborundum Glass Bed now comes with the Creality Ender 3 V2. Furthermore thanks to the silicone and carbon elements of the adhesive layer. Removing prints is easy once the bed has had time to cool.

X and Y Axis Belt Tensioners

imagery and photograph creality ender 3 V2 x axis belt tensioner

Next is the inclusion of belt tensioners on the X and Y-Axis. Furthermore not only does this allow for an easier method of tightening the belts. But allows for a much finer level of tension and improved dimensional accuracy.

Extruder Rotary Knob

imagery showing the creality ender 3 v2's extruder motor knob

Additionally a rotary knob now appears on the extruder mechanism, making manual movements of filament so much easier. While this enhancement has been printed by users of the Ender 3 line for sometime. Nonetheless it is an extra step that Creality has taken to improve the end users experience. Which can only be a good thing.

Nozzle and Tool Tidy

imagery of the creality ender 3 v2's tool tidy draw

It’s fair to say that for many printing a holder for spare nozzles and tools is often one of their first prints. However while that will be still the case with the Creality Ender 3 V2. Now there is a smart looking tool drawer sat neatly at the front of the printer in which to place them.

New Heating Element Enclosure

imagery showing the creality ender 3 V2 X axis with its new hot end and fan enclosure

While not being able to see within the new heating element enclosure. Nonetheless the changes to the aesthetics of the housing makes the Creality Ender 3 V2 look particularly stylish.

New Sleek Display

imagery of the new LCD screen featured with the Creality Ender 3 V2

While talking of stylish looks, the new screen looks fabulous. Moreover with its slim profile, fresh layout, and colour display. I for one have fallen in love with the new look.

Quick Summary

Without a doubt the Creality Ender 3 V2 looks to be a winner, with much consideration taken for the end users experience. Additionally aesthetics are not the only enhancements. Moreover with the slightly more rigid frame on the Y Axis. A new glass heat bed, the Creality Silent Motherboard running TMC2208’s, and a stylish new display. The Creality Ender 3 V2 is ticking all the right boxes.

Furthermore it is already available for pre-order. If like me you like the look and features of the new Creality Ender 3 V2 then pop along to the Creality website to pre-order yours now.

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