CREASE CS30, 3D printer with good volume to start in the hobby

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crease cs30, 3d printer with good volume to start in the hobby
crease cs30, 3d printer with good volume to start in the hobby

The crease CS30 is a new entry-level 3D printer that delivers a generous 300 x 300 x 400mm build volume coupled with high precision and a carbon silicon glass heated bed. It is a recommended model to get started in the 3D printing hobby without spending much, but receiving a lot in return. It comes pre-assembled and has all the features we demand in a modern 3D printer. But as with all things in this life, it has its advantages and disadvantages, which we will learn about throughout this quick review. 

Characteristics of the CREASE CS-30 

 

CREASE CS-30 
GENERAL  
Brand   CREASE  
frame material   Aluminum  
nozzle diameter   0.4mm  
nozzle temperature   280° degrees  
layer thickness   0.07 – 0.35mm  
connections   SD card,USB 
LCD screen   Yes  
print speed   20 – 100mm/s  
platform temperature   100ºC  
Support material   PLA, ABS, Wood, etc. 
material diameter   1.75mm  
Idiom   English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, German 
File format   JPG, STL, G-code, 3DS  
XY axis positioning accuracy   0.0125mm  
Z axis positioning accuracy   0.025mm  
Voltage   110V/220V  
host computer software   Repetier-Host, Cura, 
Printing area   300 x 300 x 400mm  
system support   Linux, Windows, Mac 
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT  
product size   645 x 535 x 244mm 
Weight   13.7 kilograms  
PACKAGING CONTENT  
Packaging content   CREASE CS-30 3D Printer, Power Cable, SD Card, USB Cable.

 

 

This is the Creasee CS-30 

The CREASE CS30 is a 3D printer that enjoys a high quality and robust construction, it is made mostly of aluminum . Likewise, its presentation is very neat and professional, with all the cables organized under the aluminum base housing. The connectors pass close to their respective points of use, thus giving the appearance of a very clean design. 

CREASE CS30 - Design

The printer comes practically assembled and in 20 minutes we can have it ready. Putting it together is a matter of getting the Z-gantry into place, hooking up the motors, sensors, touchscreen and heated bed, but it’s also a good idea to attach zip ties to make sure everything stays secure. 

With that said, once the printer is assembled, it exhibits size dimensions of 645x535x244mm  and weighs approximately 13 kilos, nothing out of the ordinary considering its printing volume. 

In another order of ideas, the glass heated bed has a carbon glass silicone coating that ensures two things. First, that the adhesion of the impressions is good. Second, that the models are easy to extract once finished and that they do not suffer damage in the process. 

As can be seen in the images, this model includes a 3.5-inch touch screen to interact with the printer. The interface is intuitive, easy to use and available in Spanish. 

CREASE CS30 - Display

It’s worth mentioning that the motherboard features quiet TMC2208 stepper motors , which is nice, but that doesn’t guarantee it’s a quiet printer, in fact it’s considerably noisy and that’s the fault of the stock fans, so which might be a good idea to replace them with better ones. 

Another aspect that we have to criticize is the absence of easy belt tensioners. 

Printing and features 

This machine stands out for offering a build volume of 300 x 300 x 400 mm , not bad for the price. Also, you can work with a wide variety of filaments without any problem, including ABS, PLA, HIPS, wood, PC, PVC and more. When it comes to print speed, the CS30 prints at speeds from 20mm/s to 100mm/s. However, the manufacturer recommends using it at 50mm/s, because when it works at maximum speed, ghosting can be seen in the models. 

Properly calibrated and in tip-top shape, this printer can produce excellent, highly detailed results with most filaments. There are minor issues like stringing, but that can be mitigated by adjusting the temperature and retraction in the cutting software. In this sense, it may take a bit of practice to get the best results, but that is forgivable. 

build volume

What we can not easily forgive is the lack of automatic leveling of the heated bed . In recent times we have seen more and more affordable printers include this feature by default, so there is hardly an excuse for this lack in this price range. 

Changing the subject, at least we can say that the CREASE CS30 has functions for the user’s peace of mind. We are talking about a filament sensor that warns us in the event that the material supply is interrupted and printing resumes , which is useful in the event of a power outage, as it allows work to continue where it left off. 

CREASE CS30 - Features

Connectivity and other features 

There is not much to say in this section, obviously it is not a high-end machine that has wireless connections. All it has is an SD memory card slot and a USB port to connect with your computer. 

CREASE CS30

 

With all that said, the CREASE CS30 is an excellent choice for beginners in the hobby, offering good performance and generous volume for an affordable price. However, you have to be willing to learn and calibrate it manually, since it lacks automatic leveling. It’s also a bit noisy if we don’t change the default fans. Leaving that last aside, it is a recommended model in its respective range that provides very good results. 

 

PROS:
  • Generous build volume for the price 
  • Print quality and accuracy is good 
  • The heated bed comes insulated 

 

CONS:
  • Does not have automatic bed leveling 
  • The fans are very noisy 
  • Does not have easy belt tensioners 

 

8.3TOTAL SCORE