Creality Ender-3 S1 Review: A Direct Drive 3D Printer for DIY Enthusiast

Creality has dominated desktop 3d printers market for a while, it is true that ender 3 is a great choice for any beginner to mid-level printer because of its affordable price and they got the largest community in this industry. Since the first generation, many models have been marketed by the manufacturer and dealers: Ender-3 Pro, Ender-3 Xs Pro, Ender-3 Max and Ender 3 v2 which modernized the benchmark machine of 3D printing to the House.

I am sure lots of users are wishing to print a flexible filament such as TPU and wish to have an Ender 3 printer with automatic bed leveling when the machine arrived on hand. It seems that Creality finally decide to give us a direct drive extruder, a new bed platform, and CR touch for automatic bed leveling pre-assembled at Ender 3 machine.

So in this article, I will discover a new Creality printer, Creality Ender-3 S1, it is based on the Ender-3 v2, is not a real v3 so does not change many technical specifications compared to the v2 released in spring 2020. The main distinction is its Direct Drive extruder, instead. from the original one (Bowden Style), some modification is already possible in evolution to a Direct Drive upgrade kit for Ender-3, but require some tink. But with Ender 3 S1, it will be delivered as standard and have some upgrade as well.

Unbox & Assembly of Creality Ender3 S1
For assemble, Creality Ender 3 S1 comes with 90% pre-assembled, you only put a few parts together ready to start printing straightly

Product Feature OF Creality Ender 3 S1
Self-developed direct drive extruder: We all know that Extruder is one of the most important parts of a 3D printer because it pushes the filament through to the heated nozzle where it’s melted and extruded. It usually have Bowden style and direct drive. The distinguish between these two type is within the location of the extruder and how far the filament has to travel before it enters the heated nozzle. In a direct drive system, the extruder is mounted on the printhead and so pushes the filament directly into the hot end, so it usually give your more reliable extrusion, better retraction.

With Ender 3 S1, Creality uses a self-developed direct drive extruder, that allows you to print flexible filaments such as TPU, and other filaments.


In conclusion, Ender 3 S1 is a direct drive 3d printer that can be used various diy creation. It’s easy to use, has in-built software with plenty of features, and comes with active community. This machine work well for someone who wants to print flexible filament at an affordable price tag that will last them years without breaking the bank too much – and it also has great potential to upgrade your machine when you need more capacity.

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