Creality3D is known to us mainly for their FDM printers, some of which are very good. The Creality CR-10 V2 is still one of Kristian’s favorite printers and the manufacturer is one of the most popular in the scene. Finally we also got a resin printer from the manufacturer. The Creality 3D LD-006 is their latest model and also the biggest one we have had here so far.
The air filters should noticeably reduce odors. In addition, there is a rubber seal on which the cover rests and which additionally prevents odor from escaping. As someone who now also has an SLA printer at home, I definitely appreciate this.
The USB port for transferring print files from the USB stick is on the left side. Below that, we also find a network port, which can then save the USB stick altogether.
Fans on both sides and activated carbon filters are supposed to reduce odors.
As usual, the resin tray is held in place with two screws. In addition, it sits in a predetermined “socket” and thus always in the right place. Due to the “feet” that are inserted into the sockets, the film does not rest directly on the display during insertion, which should prevent scratching.
There are two printed indicators in the tray for the minimum and maximum fill levels. This, too – a mark in the tray – is a development from last year that almost all manufacturers now implement somehow.
The mounting of the pressure plate is a different construction than I am used to. Here, however, each manufacturer also relies on its own version. The holder is made of solid metal and correspondingly heavy. There are two small set screws on the left and right, which are loosened and retightened once during leveling.
The print space is almost identical to the Photon Mono X, but another 5 cm higher (192 x 120 x 250 mm). Correspondingly large/high prints are therefore no problem. So that this doesn’t take forever, a monochrome display is also installed here, which allows exposure times of short duration (up to one second). The specified print speed is 60 mm/h – also the same value as the Photon Mono X. The display has a resolution of 3840 x 2400 with an accuracy of 0.05 mm.
Of course, with all the new features, the important thing is how good the prints are that the Creality LD-006 produces. As mentioned at the beginning, I do not currently have the opportunity to print on a larger scale, since I am rarely in the office (where the printer is located). I don’t want to give a preliminary assessment of the print quality yet, since I simply don’t have the experience with Creality printers. As soon as the first test prints are through, I’ll add them here in pictures and text.
On paper, the printer does a lot right. It has the largest print area of the printers in its class and one of the highest print speeds. The built-in filters are – if they achieve the desired effect – an absolutely useful enhancement.