Creality announces its HALOT-RAY and Ender 3 Neo series
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Creality Announces Its Mid-Year Product Releases and Upgrades

Creality officially announces today the debut of the Ender-3 Neo series and HALOT-RAY resin printer, alongside other accessories in the mid-year product upgrade event. The industry-leading Creality Sonic Pad, a smart tablet offering a seamless Klipper firmware user experience, is also unveiled to be available later this year.

Creality, a global pioneer in 3D printing, officially launches three models of the Ender-3 Neo series and HALOT-RAY resin printer, along with other accessories in a livestream event. In the “Make it NEO – Creality Summer Upgrade”-themed ceremony, Creality introduced tailor-made updates and significant improvements to the user experience for 3D printing enthusiasts.

Ender-3 Neo series

To take the user experience up to the next level, Creality presents three new editions to the Ender-3 series: Ender-3 Neo, Ender-3 V2 Neo, and Ender-3 Max Neo

The Ender-3 Neo series carry durable full-metal Bowden extruders, offering great extrusion force and smooth feeding and retracting of filaments. They also integrate the CR-Touch automatic leveling system with Z-axis compensation functions, providing a hassle-free print bed leveling experience. Combining the Neo and the Ender-3 S1 series – Ender-3 S1, Ender-3 S1 Pro and Ender-3 S1 Plus with full-metal Sprite direct extruders, the Ender lineup will be able to cover differentiated needs in all kinds of scenarios for 3D printing prosumers.

The Ender-3 Neo, the updated version of Ender-3 Pro, integrates a silent mainboard reducing the noise during the printing process. The compact wavy-fin heat sink significantly increases the surface area, allowing rapid heat dissipation and avoiding throat tube clogging. 

The Ender-3 V2 Neo is the premium edition of Ender-3 V2. The 4.3-inch color knob screen is upgraded with a brand new UI design that offers model preview features, making it easier to visualize the prints. With the print speed up to 120mm/s, Ender-3 V2 Neo is the user-friendly printer of choice for 3D printing beginners.

The Ender-3 Max Neo, the full-scale upgrade version of Ender-3 Max, has a sizable build volume of 300x300x320mm. Dual Z-axis and motors guarantee ultra-stable printing with high print precision and quality. A 350W built-in power supply is incorporated into the machine, improving the operation stability and print quality. An optimized wavy-fin heat sink is installed on the printer, doubling the cooling effect of Ender-3 Max. 

For engineers, designers and small and medium enterprises, Creality is in the final stages of launching the Ender-5 S1, a flagship edition to the Ender series with premium features. It will have a Sprite direct extruder and remarkable high print speed.

A photo of the Creality 'Make it NEO' press event

Creality Sonic Pad

Right now, 3D printing beginners who want to achieve superior print performance often trip up on the Klipper installation process. To completely address this issue, Creality will launch Creality Sonic Pad, an integrated touchscreen tablet based on Klipper firmware later this year. 

Depending on the type of printer and filament used, Creality Sonic Pad will increase the print speed up to two to five times without the need to run the firmware on Sneakernet or SD cards. It will also incorporate automatic leveling and vibration compensation feature controls into the system, empowering your printer to achieve higher performance. 

For Ender-3 V2, Ender-3 S1 and Ender-3 S1 Pro, Creality Sonic Pad can connect to the printer with one click on the screen. For the rest of the Creality FDM printers and even non-Creality machines, the connection is also straightforward by following the provided instructions. 

The availability of Ender-5 S1 and Creality Sonic Pad will be announced later on Creality’s Official Website and Creality’s Official Store.

HALOT-RAY Resin Printer

Creality announces its HALOT-RAY and Ender 3 Neo series

After two years of continuous iterations, HALOT has incorporated the second generation of the self-developed Integral Light Source technology, which is installed on HALOT-RAY, the latest addition to the HALOT family. 

Equipped with a 9.25-inch screen in 6k resolution, HALOT-RAY is the premium choice for printing large-size models with high accuracy in details. HALOT OS, a smart software that synchronizes the printer with multiple devices of users, allows a seamless remote control experience. 

The slicing software HALOT BOX enables users to edit and print models on the laptop with a Wi-Fi connection. HALOT BOX can also detect problems of the models and automatically repair them before slicing. 

Creality Ecosystem – Peripherals and Accessories

Along with the printers, Creality also announces the new edition of CR-Laser Falcon, a professional and user-friendly laser engraver bringing more possibilities to artistic creations. 

Equipped with a 10W laser module, it can cut through wood boards up to 12mm with one pass and engrave on objects as hard as stainless steel. The focal spot of the laser is compressed to 0.06mm, enabling users to engrave finer pattern details. CR-Laser Falcon also offers online and offline modes and safety protection features, guaranteeing safe and convenient use.

Creality offers a variety of accessories for users to update their 3D printers, including a high-temp spider hotend that supports temperatures up to 300โ„ƒ. For printing materials, Creality launched a Better Filament Plan that consists of filaments with different materials and colors and high-fidelity model resins. For more information, you can visit the accessories and materials sections of the Creality store. 

Creality also releases the latest version of 3D scanner software, CR studio 2.0, that supports free OTA online upgrade. 

Creality Cloud

Creality Cloud, an integrated platform offering a one-stop solution for model downloads, cloud slicing, printer remote-control, and makers’ tools, has recently released its Designer Partnership Program to support 3D designers worldwide. Creality Cloud pays commissions to program partners and promotes their designs across the platform. 

Creality Cloud recently also launched its Premium subscription campaign, offering extra features to levitate advanced users’ 3D printing experience. In celebration of the launch, newly registered users will be offered one month of Premium subscription and an exclusive 3D model bundle free of charge. 

A photo of the Creality 'Make it NEO' press event

Price and availability

The newly launched products are available in the United States at the Creality store at the following prices. Users in European countries may also purchase at European store. Products are also available on Amazon and other affiliate stores. The HALOT-RAY is currently for retail only and not available online. 

Model Ender-3 Neo Ender-3 V2 Neo Ender-3 Max Neo HALOT-RAY CR-Laser Falcon 10W
Price From $219 From $299 From $369 $669 (Retail only) $519

On September 1st, Creality will partner with a world’s leading manufacturer to launch professional-grade fully-enclosed FDM printer Sermoon D3 at TCT Asia 2022 in Shenzhen. More information will be announced later on the Creality Official Website. 

  • Tim is the founder of Clever Creations. He is passionate about building, repairing, and anything DIY related. When he is not busy writing about these topics, you can find him in his workshop.

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