Creality 3DPrintMill CR-30 Review

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Creality 3DPrintMill CR-30 3D Printer Review

Creality CR-30 (also known as Naomi Wu’s 3DPrintMill) is a game changer in the 3D Printing space having many unique exciting features which cant be found on a normal 3D Printers. CR-30 is equipped with a conveyor built printing parts serially suitable for high production instead of fixed build platform. Read on for more detailed review.

Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) Overview

Naomi Wu and Creality3D produced a 3D printer of Infinite-Z volume type piggy back on technology developed by Bill Steele and Karl Brown.

With a conveyor belt, one may 3D print several items in a succession. Also produce objects with certain lengthy dimensions, such as auto parts, swords, Harry Potter wands, and more.

Parts in the Packing List

Let us check out the list of parts that comes in the package for Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30):

  • X-Y axes Belt Platform
  • Bottom Belt Platform
  • Display Screen Kit
  • Holder for Filament Spool
  • Filament Material
  • 2 Types of Bracket
  • Tool Kit Drawer containing
    • SD Card and Reader
    • 2 Blue Line Claws
    • 6 M5T Nuts
    • 10 M5X18 Screw with a Hexagon Socket and a Flat Round Head
    • 2 Nozzles
    • 6 M5X8  Screw with a Hexagon Socket and a Flat Round Head
    • 4 M5X12 Screw with a Hexagon Socket and a Flat Round Head
    • 1 Diagonal Pliers
    • 2 Pneumatic Connectors
    • 1 Photoelectric Switch Line
    • 4 M5X45 Combination screw with hexagon socket head and spring washer
    • 1 Socket Wrench
    • 1 pack of Wrenches and Screwdrivers
    • 1 Needle 
    • 10 Cable tie
    • 1 Feeler
    • 1 Teflon Tube
    • 1 Power Cable

Introduction to Infinite-Z 3D printer

Creality has created this incredible 3D printer that is a hybrid of a traditional 3D printer using FDM technology along with a conveyor belt; that is:

Continuous printing without human intervention. The components are 3D printed, then the heat belt moves, which loosens them and allows them to fall into the container.

To resume the printing process, one no longer needs to constantly leverage components from a hotbed. 

Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) can turn a complete roll of plastic filament weighing 1, 5, or 10 kilograms into dimensionally correct plastic objects. 

Long 3D prints that are theoretically limitless traversing the Z-axis. To get the rear of the created object out of the 3D printer while the front is being printed, tilt the bed 45 degrees.

To date, the longest Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) printout is a single 6-meter long rod produced by a machine only 66 cm long.

Salient Features

Let us check out the key features of the Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30):

Unlimited Printing using Infinite-Z-axis

Infinite printing is made feasible via the printer’s Z-band. The suitable nozzle offset, made of nylon, improves print adherence.

A stepper motor on the back of the printer drives the belt. A small 2GT belt with a huge pulley is linked to the stepper motor. 

If necessary, a belt tensioner is offered. On the far left, there is a Z end stop. A lower screw helps  adjusting the optical sensor.

Before altering the sensor’s location, ensure the sensor’s four anchoring screws are loose. When finished, retighten the screws lightly.

Twin-gear Metallic Extruder

The extruder in the Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) is identical to the one in the Ender 6 and Creality CR 10 s PRO.

It performs a wonderful job of pushing the filament out while maintaining its grasp. The filament’s two sides are grabbed by the two gears.

Sturdy XY Frame

Creality Ender 6 and Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) both use the Core X-Y motion solution. It’s strong and precise, and you can move your printer quickly with 9mm tape.

Continuous Conveyor Belt

The conveyor belt is made of wear-resistant material and has great adherence to the model.

When you unwind the tape, the printed model may fall off automatically, so release it.

Custom Slicing Application

CrealityBelt is a slicing program designed specifically for Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30). Because of its user-friendly functions, CrealityBelt is quite simple to use.

Sensor for Filament Breaks

Most 3D printers make  use of filament sensors. So, this isn’t unusual, especially considering Creality 3DPrintMill’s non stop operation for several days.

The sensor stops printing when the filament spool is full and instructs users to change the filament and continue printing.

The printer asks if one wants to continue printing when the power is turned back on. Select “Yes” and on warming up, the nozzle went back to home and started to print again.

Parameters of Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30)

Following are the product parameters of the 3DPrintMill:

  • Print Technology : FDM
  • Size of Print : 200mm x 170mm x ∞mm
  • Size of Printer : 535mm x 656mm x 410mm
  • Size of Package : 685mm x 565mm x 302mm
  • Net Weight : 16.5Kgs
  • Gross Weight : 20.5Kgs
  • Software for Slicing : CrealityBelt or IdeaMaker
  • Accuracy of Print : +/- 0.1mm
  • Diameter of Nozzle : 0.4mm
  • Number of Nozzles : 1
  • Hotbed Temp : <= 100°C
  • Nozzle Temp : <= 240°C
  • Thickness of Layer : 0.1mm to 0.4mm
  • Power Rating : 350W
  • Source of Power : AC 100-120V or 200-240V or DC 24V
  • Type of Filaments : TPU/PLA/PETG
  • Diameter of Filament : 1.75mm
  • Language : English
  • Connectivity : USB Cable/SD Card

Software Applications

Slicing Application is a program that turns 3D models into tool paths that a printer can follow.

Good slicing software results in good prints. CrealityBelt, the slicing program, was created exclusively for the Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30).

It can slice a model of any length or numerous models for printing in a continuous loop.

CrealityBelt is simple to use and has a straightforward UI. 

The GCODE file read by the Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) is uncommon in that it is sliced at a 45-degree angle. 

But, it is entirely open, and Creality is working with the maintainers of numerous Open Source slicers to add InfiniteZ printing support to their existing applications.

One can soon expect numerous Open Source slicing options to be available.

Creality 3DPrintMill’s (CR-30) Target User

The 3D printer is targeted to the following set of end users:

  • People who enjoy 3D printing but dislike bed leveling and printing that peels. Creality 3DPrintMill normally prints without requiring assembling and offers good TPU, PLA, and PETG bed adhesion. It’s simple to alter as needed, and once leveled, it’ll stay that way for nearly eternity.
  • Store owners that offer their original 3D print designs on Etsy and eBay. Tens, hundreds, or even thousands of wall hooks, face shields, and other utilitarian prints are available. One can print the same object indefinitely. Creality is also working on a software solution that will allow users to add new models to the print list and get them printing simultaneously.
  • Those who require fewer than the bare minimum of plastic parts for low-cost injection molding. Also, those who own sensitive intellectual property. And those not requiring the mould to be utilized without their permission.
  • Those who want to utilize a standard 3D printer farm but don’t want to pay for the labor of replacing trays of parts, removing those pieces, and resuming the printing process on a regular basis. 
  • Cosplayers who want a really long sword or spear print normally need a dozen or more pieces and a lot of post-processing. But Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) can usually print with just two parts, which is often eliminated. There is nothing that can be done.
  • Restaurateur, prop master, and stage performer. Without the use of custom tools, Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) can print profiles up to 200 x 170. It can also print sturdy and durable crown profiles and other architectural features of practically any length. These 3D prints are typically ready to prime and paint without time-consuming and post-processing. Though this depends on the print resolution and application one chooses. Students can handle 3D printers directly. As they can avoid, risk being cut by a broken glass bed, a sharp tool commonly used to remove marks or being burned by a heated nozzle.
  • Schools that wish to be safe. Teachers may load the filament for a week and utilize it without having to touch it. This makes Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) the safest alternative available. This means one can place prints in a plastic box or hide it behind a window and connect a 3D-printed slide to the part the students spend the most time with.
  • People who have poor dexterity and how they can move their hands and arms. They can proceed using digital control instead of physically removing the print from the bed. Creality 3DPrintMill (CR-30) is considerably more accessible than traditional designs.

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