Creality just released their new FDM 3D printer, the CR-M4, with rigid stability and a HUGE build volume.
The CR-M4 is described as a near-industrial grade printer and is suitable for batch printing many models in a single print, and has networking capabilities for those who wish to set up a print farm to print multiple batches at the same time. . time.
Read on to learn more about this beast of a printer.
Large print volume
The CR-M4 features a massive build volume of 450*450*470mm. It’s a true workhorse for creating large models with little to no post processing, thanks to its rigid frame.
Many users worry about the quality of large models, and rightly so. On many low-cost printers, print failure can occur due to wobble of their tiny frames. This is not the case with the CR-M4.
With dual Z-axis and two support bars, the CR-M4 forms a rigid triangle to stabilize the upper frame. The dual Z-axis curbs gantry sway and Z-wobble, and each Z-axis is driven by an independent motor for accurate, precise movement.
All of these features combine to ensure reliable print operations and top model quality, from the bottom up.
Precise and Reliable Dual Y-Axis Linear Rails
In addition to the rigid triangular frame, CR-M4 is also equipped with dual Y-axis linear rails to ensure the quality of the models.
Y-axis dual linear rails are CNC-machined from high-quality bearing steel, significantly improving Y-axis motion precision and increasing ability to withstand wear, backlash, and heavy loads. CNC machined linear rail system is, in short, much more reliable and durable than V-groove rails.
In addition, the Y-axis transmission is driven by a powerful high-precision stepper motor, providing higher precision and silky-smooth movement. Creality Lab test results have shown that the stepper motor can print steadily and steadily for 720 hours (30 days).
Control of multiple printers
And just in case the massive build volume of the CR-M4 wasn’t enough, users can connect the printer to a LAN via Creality Print, to create their own centrally controlled print farm. Users can also remotely print and monitor from the Creality Cloud app or the web, when the CR-M4 is connected to the Internet.
When connected as part of a print farm, the printers can output the same model with a single command from Creality Print or Creality Cloud Web. Since each CR-M4 can print 20 parts at one time, a farm of 25 printers will produce thousands of parts every week.
The CR-M4 can also print via USB drive, USB-C cable, RJ45 cable, and WiFi.
high temperature printing
High-temperature printing of the CR-M4 is made possible by Creality’s self-developed all-metal “Sprite” direct extruder. The “Sprite” features double gears with a gear ratio of 1:3.5, delivering a powerful and even 80N extrusion force, making it ideal for flexible filaments like TPU.
With an upgraded nozzle and 50W heater cartridge, the high-flow hotend can completely melt high-temperature filaments at 300°C, which means higher-temperature filaments like polycarbonate and nylon are no mess. problem. Also, filaments like PLA, heat resistant ABS, PLA-Wood, PLA-CF and PETG are a piece of cake to print with the Sprite and high flow hotend.
A separate 4020 fan serves as a partial cooling fan, channeling cooling air toward the newly printed section, allowing the model to solidify faster with less warping or warping.
For those who want a faster impression, or one with thicker stools, the standard 0.4mm nozzle can be swapped out with a 0.6mm or 0.8mm nozzle with relative ease.
25 point auto leveling
The CR-M4 has fully automatic leveling with CR Touch using 25-point probing and Z-offset with an accuracy of 0.05mm. This allows the distance between the nozzle and the build surface to be quickly calibrated, allowing users to easily print a high-quality first layer, time after time.
The build deck consists of 4 different layers. The PC top coating provides strong adhesion, while the flexible spring steel blade makes it easy to remove large models without deformation. The magnetic base and two latches allow for quick attachment and removal of the plate from the printer frame.
The final layer is the 470 x 470mm aluminum alloy heat pad, which according to Creality Lab’s test results, will heat up to 60°C in 160 seconds.
Safe, Stable and Efficient
The printer is equipped with an 800W industrial control power supply to ensure safe and stable printing. The power supply is compatible with 100V-240V worldwide, providing excellent efficiency. It can filter out voltage fluctuations and electromagnetic interference, and prevent the printer from short circuit, overload, overvoltage and overheating.
easy to use features
To operate the printer, a 4.3-inch color screen is provided, with simple and responsive touch control. The display supports model preview and temperature PID adjustment. The display will turn off after five minutes of no activity, and users can enable power-saving sleep mode.
With a silent motherboard, noise from the CR-M4 within a distance of 1m is rated at 50 decibels, equivalent to the sound of indoor conversation.
To prevent cables from tangling, the CR-M4 has a filament cable chain and the printer is equipped with double spool holders.
|extruder type||Sprite Dual Gear Direct Drive Extruder|
|extruder material||all metal|
|nozzle diameter||Standard 0.4mm (compatible with 0.6/0.8mm)|
|file transfer||USB drive, Wi-Fi, USB-C cable, RJ45 cable|
|Power Loss Recovery||Yeah|
|Filament run out sensor||Yeah|
|User interface language||English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Chinese|
The Creality CR-M4 is available at store.creality.com for $1,099. To learn more about your huge new printer or other Creality products, head over to the official website.
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