On this page we will be looking at the FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro in comparison with our top pick of mid range 3d printers. The Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer. Both of these printers are featured in reviews on finestsdprinterts.com.
We will be comparing these 3d printers with reference to the following criterion. First we will look at the overall quality of each printer. It’s construction, build area size, wether the build are is enclosed or open. We will also look at each printers ability to use different print mediums.
The software that the respective 3d printers employ to guide their production of the final products will also be taken into consideration. and a comparison drawn between the two machines in order to determine which in our opinion is easier to use and cause the least dramas for the end user.
We will compare the merits of each printers support package and the bearing this has on making life easy or not for the buyers.
Finally we will look at what is in each package and give our opinion on which machine is the best value for money.
Basic Construction and Quality of the Printers:
The FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro has a Sturdy Metal Frame giving great stability. The previous model had a wooden frame that was not so good.
The Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer also has a sturdy metal frame and is ultra stable. This printer is also very pleasing to the eye and would not look out of place in an office setting. A great deal thought has been put into the design of this machine.
Machine Bed Plates:
The Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer bed is automatically controlled and levelled by the 3DWOX software program which also informs the user when filament is about to run out. Enabling seamless printing.
The FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro has the Aviation level aluminium plate with a 6.3mm thickness. This is said to guarantee its surface is totally flat and it will not warp during heating process.
Construction Build Area:
The FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro has a build envelope: 8.9″ x 5.7″ x 5.9″(225 x 145 x 150 mm) and a build volume of around bout 5 liters.
Where as the Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer has a maximum build size for printed object equals 16.6″ x 16.9″ x 17.3″ (421 x 433 x 439 mm). Which a layer thickness of0.05 ~ 0.4 mm giving room for large prints with a good degree of accuracy
The above dimensions give the Sindoh’s DP200 a huge advantage when it come to the size of prints that can be achieved.
The Software packages Used By Each printer:
The smooth operation of all 3d printers is dependant very much on the software that drives it. So let’s take a look at what drives these babies.
The Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer as is apparent from it’s title runs on 3DWOX software this software package monitors and informs the operator in relation to filament being used and alerts it’s user when the filament is about to run out. The machine has a 5″ touch screen control panel and can be remotely operated. making this a very easy machine to use.
This printer does not lack options for connectivity. It can be connected viaUSB Flash Drive, Ethernet, WIFI & Smartphone.
The FlashForge Creator Pro is controlled by FlashPrint, ReplicatorG which by the accounts that we have read is not the best “slicing program” out there.It is howeverCompatible with Windows, Mac OSX and, Linux. The printer has the ability to Print from SD card or over USB. It’s Input file type: STL, gcode
Types of filament Available To Each Printer:
Both of the printers are said to work well with both ABS and PLA filaments and the enclosed print areas of both machines would suggest that they will both perform very well at the higher temperatures needed when printing with ABS filament. PLA not requiring such high temperatures should be a breeze on both printers.
Support Packages Offered by Each Manufacturer:
Both of these 3d printers have on the surface good support packages being offered by the makers. First we will look at the package offered in support of the FlashForge Creator Pro.
This printer has lifetime support from expert FlashForge technicians included with your purchase price.
The Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer Warranty (Only applies to the users who purchase 3DWOX through an authorized seller on Amazon US) Product – Up to 1 year from the product purchase date Parts (Nozzle, Bed) – 90 days from the product purchase date.
TheFlashForge Creator Pro comes in at $899.00 at Amazon.com
After examining both printers we have come to the conclusion that as for the frame build and overall ascetics. Both machines have a sturdy build. The Sindoh’s DP200 is however in our opinion quite a fair way ahead on looks (judge for yourselves above)
When it comes to software: Again the DP200 is by far the superior machine with it’s ease of operation and remote monitoring capabilities. The FlashForge Creator Pro’s FlashPrint, ReplicatorG is widely derided by people in the know.
On filament types: Both of the machines are much the same. Both can print well with both PLA and ABS filaments.
Support packages: The FlashForge Creator Pro looks to have the better package here.
With both of these printers being situated firmly in our mid-range category of 3d printers. We have no hesitation in recommending the Sindoh’s DP200 3DWOX 3D Printer as our top choice in this category.
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