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FlashForge

FlashForge Creator X

7.3 / 10
Ideal for 
Intermediates

The Flashforge Creator is a reasonably priced Chinese 3D printer which bears close resemblance to the Makerbot Replicator 2. It features a dual extruder and supports dual color/material printing. Both ABS and PLA can be printed at a resolution of 100 microns with a maximum size of 22.5 x 14.5 x 15 cm.

Enthusiast
Starting at 
$1,299.00

Owner ratings (9)

7.3 / 10
Print quality 
8.9
Ease of use 
7.1
Build quality 
7.6
Reliability 
8.2
Failure rate 
8.2
Customer service 
4.2
Community 
8.0
Running expenses 
6.2
Software 
5.1
Value 
9.1

Pros 
Heated platform
Dual extruder
Running costs
Value
Value
Cons 
Build quality
Noise level
Software
Customer support

Specifications

Printer type 
FDM
Material 
ABS, PLA
Build volume 
22.5 x 14.5 x 15 cm
Min layer height 
100 microns
Max layer height 
500 microns
Extruder Head 
2
XY precision 
11 microns
Printing speed 
40-100 mm/s
Open source 
Hardware & software
Can you use 3rd party material? 
Yes
Heated platform 
Yes
Filament Diameter 
1.75
On-printer controls 
Yes
Connectivity 
SD card
USB
Target audience 
intermediate
Owner Reviews 
5.4 / 10

Good value and quality, but requires a lot of patience.

7.2 / 10

There are version of Flashforges out there. The new ones are better. Metal arms and a nozle fan make the printer better. The heat bed wiring has been improved. Just use makerware to start with. The new software makes it better also. Get a glass bed plate and use hairspray. Eliminates most issues. Level the bed with a index card by feel. It is easy to repair and upgrade.

7.0 / 10

great little machine - needs a few tweaks and minor modification, but once dialled in will give you great prints time after time after time.

6.0 / 10

Great little printer that just works even though it requires a bit of care.

6.0 / 10

Great value for the cost.

5.6 / 10

It's a great printer for the money, dual extruder, heated bed, but spend the money and upgrade to Simplify3D