On April 9, Creality3D, the world’s leading 3D printer brand, officially launched K1 and K1 Max high-speed 3D printers, and the price is close to people. K1 Max has superior configuration, with AI camera, AI lidar and 300x300x300mm large print size. Once these two machines were released, they caused a stir in the industry and also sparked a lot of discussion among 3D printing enthusiasts.
In this context, Creative 3D’s flagship K1 series high-speed 3D printing machine was born. With a speed of 600mm/s, a K1 price starting at $599 and a maximum K1 price at $999, the K1 series is expected to stand out from the current competition.
speed is king
The most prominent feature of K1 series is the maximum printing speed of 600mm/s, which is 12 times faster than conventional 3D printers, and the maximum speed of the same model positioning in the market is only 500mm/s. The K1 series adopted the well-recibida CoreXY structure. down. The print head weighs only 190 grams, which makes it even lighter. The K1 series can accelerate up to 600mm/s in just 0.03 seconds with an acceleration of 20,000mm/s².
High flow rate of 32 mm³/s
High throughput is essential for high speed printing because under the same layer height, faster print speed means more consumables will be extruded per unit time. The K1 series has a 360° ceramic heating plate for this purpose. It only takes 40 seconds for the hot end to heat up to 200°C, instantly melting various consumables. In addition, it is also equipped with a dual gear proximal extruder and a titanium alloy throat for better extrusion. The hot end can deliver a maximum throughput of 32mm³/s, and the print feed at a maximum speed of 600mm/s can also keep pace.
Closed box + double air cooling
Obviously, K1 and K1 Max adopt closed cavity design, and there is also sealed cover on the top, which means they can better print high temperature consumables such as ABS, PC and the PA, and reduce the trouble caused by the uneven ambient temperature. of the model when printing at high temperature Warping deformation.
At the same time, in order to quickly cool the model, K1 and K1 Max are equipped with two models of cooling fans. The nozzle is equipped with a large fan, which simulates the design of the air duct, and the strong wind blows directly on the model; An 18W auxiliary turbo cooling fan is added in the cavity to further improve the cooling effect of the pattern and effectively prevent wire drawing and deformation.
Optimized vibration, guaranteed print quality
The nozzle has a built-in vibration sensor, which automatically detects the resonance frequency of the machine during high-speed printing, and then automatically adjusts the motion parameters of the printer according to the detected resonance frequency to compensate for the resonance , thus eliminating the model vibration in the model. In addition, the K1 series frame adopts aluminum alloy integrated die-casting technology and CNC processing technology, the structure is stable.
AI-assisted printing (K1 Max)
Automation is another area where 3D printer manufacturers compete. Chuangxiang 3D has also made its own efforts in this regard. The new K1 Max includes two smart hardwares, AI lidar and AI camera (optional for K1). The 1μm high-precision AI lidar can quickly scan the first layer. If there is any abnormality, the system will respond immediately and suspend printing. K1 Max has a built-in AI camera, which monitors foreign objects and failures during the printing process. If a problem is detected, the system will remind you as soon as possible. The camera also has features like real-time monitoring and time-lapse photography.
Ready to print right out of the box
The K1/K1 Max is assembled and debugged before leaving the factory, and features a built-in start guide and one-key self-test function to ensure it can be used right away. The heated bed is integrated with a network of multi-point detection, compensation and leveling sensors, and the AI laser radar (K1 optional) can also be used to scan the print platform with millions of points in order to achieve ultra-precise leveling compensation. There are two leveling methods and the whole process requires no user intervention. In addition, the K1 series is standard equipped with a flexible printing platform, which has strong adhesion and high temperature resistance, and is suitable for various consumables.
Create a print farm
Users can connect multiple K1 or K1 Max to the same network via Ethernet (K1 Max only) or Wi-Fi, then control and monitor them in groups via PC, but remember to install Creality on PC Print4.3 or higher version, the older version does not support these features.