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The Creator Pro is built to last with a sturdy metal frame that increases stability of the printer’s moving parts. Metal platform support and 10mm Z-axis guide rods allow for precise movement of the z-axis. The Creator Pro also features a transparent front door to prevent curious hands from touching hot components while providing easy supervision of your 3d printing. Transporting the Creator Pro is easy, with a handle on each side of the machine to offer maximum portability. The Creator Pro build plate is made from the same grade of aluminum used in the aerospace industry, with 6.3mm thickness. This high level aluminum can always stay flat, even after continued exposure to high heat. FlashForge set rigorous standards for assembly lines, where each machine is tested over 48hrs for top quality.
The Creator Pro comes equipped with FlashForges Dual-Extruder structure expanding the possibilities of 3D Printing. The Creator Pros extruder system can heat up to 255°C to print engineering materials like PolyCarbonate and Nylon. With a dual extruder 3d printer you can print your models in dual colour or take advantage of Dual Extrusion technology to print your supports with a dedicated support material.
The FlashForge Creator Pro has a medium sized build volume of 225 x x 148mm x 150 (LxDxH) a perfect size for prototyping, education and unleashing creativity!
Versatile Printing and Open Filament System
Print your choice of 1.75mm ABS, PLA, PolySmooth™, PolyCarbonate (PC), Nylon, PETG, Flexibles and more with the open filament system. Each extruder have been optimised to offer high quality printing. The left extruder is equipped with a cooling fan, providing adequate cooling when printing lower temp materials like flexible and PLA. The right extruder has been designed to provide optimal printing for higher temp materials like ABS and PolyCarbonate.
The FlashForge Creator Pro is equipped with an aluminium heated build plate capable of reaching temperatures up to 100°C. The heated build plate is covered with FlashForge's blue printing sheets, designed to provide perfect adhesion when print a variety of materials.
The Creator Pros enclosed design protects your prints from external environmental effects and drafts during printing. For higher temperature materials attach the removable lid to the top of the Creator Pro, the enclosure keeps your models nice and toasty, perfect for high temperature printing.
FlashPrint and 3rd Party Slicer Compatibility
With the FlashForge Creator Pro you are able to choose your favorite software such as FlashPrint, Simplify3D, Cura and more.
FlashForges own FlashPrint software is very easy to use so you can start printing right away! FlashPrint was designed with a simple and intuitive interface that makes 3D Printing easy for beginners whilst giving expert users access to more advanced control over the printer. Generating support material with FlashPrint is easy. FlashPrint automatically generates supports for you based on the models overhang angles. You can also add your own supports to suit your model or remove unnecessary ones to save material. FlashForges Dendriform (treelike) supports allow you to print much more complex models, snapping off supports easily without damaging your objects.
Beginners can use FlashPrints presets and allow FlashPrint to take care of the rest and experts can access a wide range of paramaters like nozzle and bed temperature, printing speed, first layer thickness and height where to pause printing. Once sliced, FlashPrint provides layer-by-layer visualization, time and material estimates.
You can start your print job, pause, cancel, start assisted bed leveling, preheat the bed, load and unload filament right from the printer with the Creator Pros LCD screen display and control buttons. The Creator Pro can read STL files from an SD card, allowing you to print untethered from your computer. There is also a USB connector on the back to update your printers firmware.
Education - The Creator Pros excellent material versatility, reliability and Flashprint software integration make the Creator Pro an excellent tool for educational organizations to get started with 3D Printing.
Enthusiast / Hobbyist - Trusted by the maker community, the Creator pros compact size and versatile build volume which is suitable for many work spaces, projects and replacement parts.
Business / Prototypers - The Creator Pro is a tried and tested workhorse machine offering excellent reliability, excellent material versatility and multiple levels of user control for experimental applications and materials.
FlashPrint is FlashForge's slicing software designed to work efficiently with their range of 3D Printers. FlashPrint aims to provide two levels of control to suit the different needs of both beginners and experts. The ability to add or simplify the number of printing options provides users to option to access more flexibility over their printer and experimentation without requiring 3rd party software. FlashForge release monthly updates which have in the past added some really exciting new and innovative features.
- Choose between ‘Basic’ or ‘Advanced’ levels of control for beginners and experts alike.
- Flexible and smart support options with generated or manual supports types.
- 3D model error detection and correction.
- File Rotation & Scaling.
- Control Infil Type and Percentage, Layer Height, Speed, Cooling and more!
- Assign stl files to different nozzles to print with the Creator Pro's dual extruder.
- Monthly updates bring new and advanced features like variable layer heights.
- Customizable Nozzle & Bed Temperature Control.
- Pre-visualisation and estimated printing time and material usage.
- Importable file formats: .gx .stl
Smart or Manual Supports / Linear or Treelike
FlashPrint automatically generates supports based on model’s overhang angles. At same time, you can add more supports to the print or remove supports you find unnecessary to save material.
Users can also choose between traditional linear supports or dendriform (treelike) supports. Dendriform supports snap off easily without damaging your object. Linear Supports are best suited for large or tall prints while tree supports are a great option for detailed prints; snapping off easily with less scaring on the part.
The ability to add or remove supports and choose between linear or treelike supports gives users a new level of freedom.
Powerful Basic or Advanced level of control
FlashPrint is designed to accommodate for the different requirements of both beginners and experts. For beginners, the simple and intuitive interface lets you convert your design to file ready to 3D Print with a few clicks. We find the list of FlashForge presets are excellent, so just select what material, print quality you want and FlashPrint takes care of the rest. Experts, advanced or experimental users seeking more control over the software will be satisfied. In ‘expert mode’ FlashPrint has a wide range of parameters can be changed manually as well, from retraction to infil, support, travel speeds and even first layer thickness and fixed or variable layer heights and where to pause printing.
Aside from printing error, some material types shrink more during printing which can exaggerate printing error and not achieve the desired accuracy requirements.Take a 2.5mm wall-thickness barrel as an example. First test the actual error value and then set corresponding software parameters. The actual print error of the test model can now be significantly reduced down to 20 microns, (0.02mm).
Variable Layer Height
Most users will commonly use layer heights between 0.2 and 0.1mm. Finer layer heights add more steps, improving the smoothness / surface finish on angles and curves however can double the print time.
In many cases a fine layer height will only improve certain angles and areas of a model.With variable layers heights users can change the layer height throughout the model, printing with a combination of thicker and finer layer heights for the best resolution and optimized print times.