Creality Launches CR-M4 3D Printer For Large-scale Production
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Creality has released their new Creality CR-M4 FDM 3D printer on February 3rd, priced from $1099.
Featuring a huge 450 x 450 x 470mm build volume, dual Y-axis linear rails, and a handy way of printing, CR-M4 is a great product for 3D printing farm owners and individual prosumers to print large-scale models in one run.
Vast build volume with professional-grade stability
It’s a real workhorse for creating big models with little-to-no post-processing, or batch-printing parts in one go. It’s time for users to max out creativity and let thoughts run wild.
Many users worry about the quality of large models. When printing a large model, printing failure may occur because of wobbling. CR-M4 can solve this effectively. With dual Z-axis and two support rods, CR-M4 forms a rigid triangle to stabilize the top frame. The dual Z-axis curbs gantry sagging and Z-wobbling, and each Z-axis is driven by a standalone motor for neat movement. All of these will ensure the quality of tall models from bottom to top.
Precise and reliable dual Y-axis linear rails
In addition to the rigid triangle frame, CR-M4 is also equipped with dual Y-axis linear rails to ensure the quality of models.
The dual Y-axis linear rails are made from high-quality bearing steel and manufactured by CNC technology, thus significantly improving the accuracy of Y-axis motion and ability to withstand wears, backlashes, and heavy load. It’s driven by a powerful high-precision stepper motor, providing more precise and smooth motion. Test result from Creality Lab shows that the stepper motor can print constantly and steadily for 720 hours (30 days).
Start a print farm with multi-printer control
To provide a better printing experience, CR-M4 is able to print via USB drive, USB-C cable, RJ45 cable, and WiFi. With a LAN connection, users can print from any PC on the LAN by using Creality Print. Through access to the Internet, users can print and monitor remotely from the Creality Cloud APP or Web.
When multiple CR-M4 printers are connected to the Internet, it is easy to start a 3D print farm for mass production. The printers produce the same model on a single command from Creality Print or Creality Cloud Web. Given that each CR-M4 can print 20 parts in one go, a farm of 25 printers will crank out thousands of parts each week.
More options with 300°C high-temp printing
CR-M4’s high-temp printing is made possible by Creality’s self-developed all-metal “Sprite” direct extruder. The “Sprite” features dual gears with a 1:3.5 gear ratio, delivering a powerful and uniform 80N extrusion force and is particularly capable when printing with flexible filaments like TPU.
With an upgraded nozzle and 50W heater cartridge, the high-flow hotend can fully melt high-temp filaments at 300°C for fluent feeding. Users can swap the standard 0.4mm nozzle with a 0.6mm or 0.8mm nozzle for their needs.
The superb all-rounder printhead gives users the liberty to print with PLA, PA (nylon), heat-resistant ABS, PLA-Wood, PLA-CF, flexible TPU, and PETG. When it starts to print, a standalone 4020 fan channels strong wind to cool the freshly printed section, letting the model solidify faster with less drooping or warping.
High-performance build platform with 25-point auto-leveling
CR-M4 has fully automatic leveling with CR Touch by probing 25 points, and Z offset at 0.05mm accuracy to quickly calibrate the distance between the nozzle and the build surface, enabling users to easily print high-quality first layer.
CR-M4 features a 4-layered build platform. The PC coating provides strong adhesion. The bendable spring steel sheet makes it easy to remove large models and will not deform after long-term use. The magnetic base and two pins allow quick snap-on. The test result from Creality Lab shows that the 470x470mm aluminum alloy heatbed will heat up to 60°C within 160 seconds.
Safe, steady, and efficient
CR-M4 is equipped with an 800W industrial control power supply to ensure safe and steady printing. The power supply is adaptive to 100V-240V worldwide, delivering next-level efficiency with little thermal runaway. It can filter voltage fluctuations and electromagnetic interference, and prevent the printer from short-circuit, overload, overvoltage and overheat.
A 4.3-inch color screen for CR-M4 features simple and responsive touch control, supporting model preview and temperature PID tuning. It will time out after five minutes of no further activity. Even better, users can enable the energy-saving Sleep Mode.
With a silent mainboard, the noise from CR-M4 within 1m distance is controlled at 50 decibels, equivalent to the sound of indoor talking. To avoid wire entanglement, CR-M4 has a cable chain for filaments. And there are dual spool holders for users to prepare filaments easier.
|Extruder Type||“Sprite” dual-gear direct drive extruder|
|Extruder Material||All metal|
|Nozzle Type||Brass nozzle|
|Nozzle Diameter||Standard 0.4mm(compatible with 0.6/0.8mm)|
|Build Surface||PC spring steel sheet|
|Leveling Mode||CR Touch auto-leveling|
|File Transfer||USB drive, WiFi, USB-C cable, RJ45 cable|
|Display Screen||4.3-inch color touch screen|
|Mainboard||Integrated 32-bit silent mainboard|
|Power Loss Recovery||Yes|
|Filament Runout Sensor||Yes|
|Slicing Software||Creality Print, Creality Slicer, Cura|
|File Formats||STL, OBJ, AMF|
|UI Language||English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Chinese|
Founded in Shenzhen in 2014, Creality is a global pioneer in the 3D printing industry that focuses on the research, design and production of consumer and professional-grade 3D printers and 3D printing accessories. As a user-centric company, Creality has expanded its footprints across more than 192 countries and regions with products favored by more than 1.6 million users worldwide, introducing 3D printing concepts to homes, schools, workshops, factories and academic institutions, and driving digitalization in manufacturing, education, healthcare, architecture and beyond.
“Create reality and achieve dreams” is deeply rooted in Creality’s philosophy. Committed to becoming a 3D printing evangelist, Creality continues gravitating to cutting-edge technology and bringing a premium experience for individual users and businesses.