Ender 5 Review -3D printers are nothing to new to the crowd. The wonderful purposes they solve makes them so popular nowadays.
But today we are describing a 3D printer which although serves the same purpose, yet working in a different way.
This innovative four-cornered Aluminium 3D printer works in a different way when compared to most of the other 3D printers.
While most of the FDM printers work by moving their build plate in the Y-axis, the Ender 5 moves its build plate in the Z-Axis. In Simple words, the extruder of this 3D printer moves in Horizontal directions creating the Build and the Build plate moves up and down.
Apart from that, this printer also provides you with all the features which you would expect from a 3D printer in this price range.
It gives you a build volume of 8.6” L x 8.6” D x 11.8” H which becomes the most unique feature of this machine.
Ender 5 also offers a print resolution of 100 to 400 microns allowing the use of a variety of filaments like ABS, PLA, PETG and TPU.
Although this printer supports any Slicing software of your choice, yet most of the people use Cura for their convenience. This machine gives you only one option for connectivity and that’s via SD cards.
We also need to tell you that Ender 5 doesn’t come with touch screen controls, which might not be a big problem, but when compared with others it can be considered as a lag.
Moving on to the Pros which Ender 5 has to offer.
Pros of Ender 5:
1. Great Value For your Money –
The most unique and Highlighted pro of this 3D printer would be that you get a lot for the money you are paying.
Considering the huge build volume of the prints on offer, the usage of versatile Filaments (ABS, PLA, TPU, PETG), and the precise quality of prints that it produces, we do have to accept the fact that you can’t ask for more in this price range.
This can be given as a verdict that its one of your Best Buy options when you are looking for a printer in less than $400.
2. The Construction has been done Thoughtfully –
This 3D printer has made a lot of thoughtful Upgrades in its design.
Ender 5 with its thoughtful Design Upgrades does successfully overcome Ender 3.
If you have a careful look at the machine then you should be able to find out that the inner cable management has been well designed and is definitely better than its predecessor ( Ender 3).
Its also built with a sturdy and robust Aluminium frame on offer makes it very strong and stable during its printing process.
Now it uses dual Y-axis motors and also Dual support for the Z-axis which makes its printing process more stable.
The Ender 5 now features a metal extruder which feeds the filaments pretty smoothly while printing.
The newly added thick power cable ensures that the Print bed temperatures are maintained without any trouble to the wire.
The amalgamation of all these new updates of Ender 5 makes itself a pretty trustworthy and efficient machine to produce precise prints.
3. Its Design is Moddable –
Ender 5 allows you to install easy mods when you feel necessary.
May it is the hardware upgrades that you want to buy for it or the 3D printed DIY parts that you want to fit in, Ender 5 allows it all.
It gives you the ultimate freedom of working according to your needs. You don’t have to re-think before any upgrades which you are willing to make.
Although we would like to remind you that its completely up to you whether you want to go for those options because personally speaking this machine works fine without any upgrades.
If you are not comfortable playing with the technical parts then you don’t need to. You would go fine without any upgrades.
Now that we have covered all the Pros of this machine, let us have a look at the cons which would also get buying this machine.
- The Magnetic Build Plate is Fragile –
Ender 5 offers you a Magnetic Build Plate which is designed for the easy removal of prints that you would prepare.
But sadly the build plate is very fragile and does create some problems while practical usage. The magnetic Build plate often wraps up during the prints.
Due to this problematic feature, several consumers suggest that the build plate should be removed completely. Instead, they suggest the usage of a glass build plate which might solve the issue.
4. Print Bed Stability isn’t that Great –
Yes, the designers did miss a small part when they were considering Ender 5’s stability. The print bed of this machine isn’t that stable even after all the upgrades it got.
The print bed only gets one-directional support of the z-axis, due to which while printing the print bed shakes or shifts. This is a major flaw which might leave unwanted distorts in your print.
Again, due to the freedom, it gives you for installing printable upgrades, this wouldn’t be a big issue. With proper 3D printed upgrades, this stability issue can easily be sorted and the print bed can be made stable.
It has been seen that the problem won’t be a regular one anymore if you are solving it this way.
Final Verdict on Ender 5 :
Every machine comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.
So does the Ender 5. But after considering all the extraordinary features which you get from this machine in this price range, the cons you might face seem nominal. We do agree with the fact that its build plate comes with some issues.
But it also allows you the freedom to install necessary upgrades. Due to this, the small con can be easily fixed with a breeze. So, is it worth your money?
Yes, it definitely is. The level of precision on offer and the allowance of versatile filaments does make this 3D printer an awesome choice in this price range.
According to us, it is a great value for money, and you can’t get anything better in this price range. That’s it for Ender 5 Review.