Creality Set to Release the Upgraded Ender 3 S1 3D Printer

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The Creality Ender 3 and its successor, the Ender 3 V2, have become standard choices for DIY enthusiasts working on personalized ESPHome and other electronics projects. The forthcoming Ender 3 S1 is expected to offer a more streamlined experience by reducing the assembly complexity and effort.


Unveiling the Creality Ender 3 S1

The Ender 3 S1 has yet to be officially launched. It is projected to be available around the New Year, according to sources, including a video from the 3D printing company AzureFilm and a surviving written review. The video has been removed, possibly due to contractual restrictions, but the written content continues to provide insights into the printer’s capabilities.

Streamlined Assembly

Unlike its predecessors, which arrive in kit form to maintain affordability, the Ender 3 S1 offers a drastically simplified assembly process, taking approximately ten minutes to set up. This improvement not only makes the setup process less daunting but also accelerates the initial start-up phase for new users.

A picture depicting the Creality Ender 3 S1 in its disassembled state.

Advanced Sensing Capabilities of the Ender 3 S1

The Ender 3 S1 is equipped with sophisticated sensors that significantly enhance the printing process:

Mechanical Advancements of the Ender 3 S1

Direct Drive Extruder

The transition from a Bowden to a direct drive extruder in the Ender 3 S1 offers a more direct and shorter path for the filament to the hotend. This change enhances control over filament retraction, reduces issues like oozing and stringing, and is especially beneficial for printing with flexible materials. The direct drive system provides better push force, requires less motor force for extrusion, and significantly elevates print quality.

Ender 3 S1 Leak 10

Enhanced Stability with Dual Z-Motors

The Ender 3 S1 features a dual Z-motor setup, each motor controlling an individual threaded rod. This configuration ensures balanced and precise vertical movement of the print head, which is pivotal for high-quality printing. It effectively eliminates the axis sagging issues prevalent in single Z-motor setups found in budget-friendly models.

Upgraded Build Platform

The printing base of the Ender 3 S1 is enhanced with a PEI sheet, known for its robust properties including radiation resistance, thermal stability, and high wear resistance. This sheet does not require any preliminary surface preparation, offering a ready-to-use, reliable, and consistent printing surface.

Expected Pricing and Availability of the Creality Ender 3 S1

The Creality Ender 3 S1 is anticipated to be released late this year or early next year, with a price tag of around €359 (equivalent to roughly US$350). This is a modest increase from the Ender 3 V2, especially when considering the integrated enhancements that would otherwise require additional investment.

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