On April 9, Creality3D, the world’s leading 3D printer brand, officially launched the K1 and K1 Max high-speed 3D printers, and the price is close to people. K1 Max has a superior configuration, with AI camera, AI lidar and large print size of 300x300x300mm. Once these two machines were launched, they caused a sensation in the industry and also caused extensive discussions among 3D printing enthusiasts.
In this context, Creative 3D’s flagship K1 series high-speed 3D printing machine was born. With a speed of 600 mm/s, K1 price starting at $599 and K1 max price at $999, the K1 series is expected to stand out from the current competition.
Speed is king
The most outstanding feature of K1 series is the maximum printing speed of 600 mm/s, which is 12 times faster than conventional 3D printers, and the maximum speed of the same positioning model in the market is only 500 mm/s. The K1 series adopts the well-received CoreXY structure.XY axes are integrated to make the print head move at high speed, and the Z axis is driven by an independent motor to adjust the position of the print platform up and down. The printhead weighs only 190 grams, making it even lighter. The K1 series can accelerate to 600 mm/s in only 0.03 seconds with an acceleration of 20000 mm/s².
High flow rate of 32 mm³/s
A high flow rate is essential for high-speed printing, because under the same layer height, a faster printing speed means that more consumables will be extruded per unit time. The K1 series features a 360° wrap-around heating ceramic foil for this purpose. It takes only 40 seconds for the hot end to heat up to 200 °C, instantly melting various consumables. In addition, it is also equipped with a double-geared proximal extruder and a titanium alloy throat for better extrusion. The hot end can provide a maximum flow rate of 32 mm³/s, and the maximum speed print feed of 600 mm/s can also keep pace.
Closed box + double air cooling.
Obviously, K1 and K1 Max adopt closed cavity design and there is also a sealed cover on the top, which means they can better print high temperature consumables such as ABS, PC and PA, and reduce the problems caused by uneven ambient temperature. of the model during high temperature printing Warping deformation.
At the same time, in order to quickly cool the model, K1 and K1 Max are equipped with two model 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 auxiliary 18 W turbo cooling fan is added in the cavity to further improve the cooling effect of the model and effectively prevent wire drawing and deformation.
Vibration optimization, 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 printer’s movement parameters according to the detected resonance frequency to compensate for the resonance, thus eliminating the vibration pattern on 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 in which 3D printer manufacturers are competing. Chuangxiang 3D has also made its own efforts in this regard. The newly released K1 Max features two intelligent hardware, AI lidar and AI camera (optional for K1). The 1 μm 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 for foreign objects and faults during the printing process. If any problems are found, the system will remind you as soon as possible. The camera also has functions such as real-time monitoring and time-lapse photography.
Ready to print right out of the box.
The K1/K1 Max was assembled and debugged before leaving the factory, and has a built-in start-up guide and one-key self-test function to ensure it can be used right out of the box. The hot bed is integrated with a sensor array, compensation and multipoint detection leveling, and AI laser radar (optional K1) can also be used to scan the print bed with millions of points for ultra-precise leveling compensation. There are two leveling methods, and the entire process requires no user involvement. In addition, the K1 series is equipped with a flexible printing platform as standard, which has strong adhesion and high temperature resistance, and is suitable for various consumables.
Form a printing farm
Users can connect multiple K1 or K1 Max to the same network via Ethernet (K1 Max only) or Wi-Fi, and then control and monitor them in groups via a PC, but remember to install Creality on PC Print4.3 or higher version , earlier version does not support these functions.
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