Creality Ender 3 A 3D Printer

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Creality Ender 3 A 3D Printer
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model Creality Ender 3
Arrival Date 3/2019
Usability yes
Contact CNC Area Host
Where CNC Area, downstairs
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $200
Host Area CNC

Creality Ender 3 A 3D Printer Area: CNC



A decent filament-based (FDM) 3D printer. Similar in size and design to the Prusa i3 MK3's. Though simpler and lower in cost (these have manual bed leveling) they are capable of producing very good-quality prints. PS1 currently has two of these.

Uses 1.75 mm filament. Capable of printing PLA, ABS and other kinds of filament. Ships with 0.4 mm nozzles.


03?/2019 - Installed and operational at PS1. Availability for member use pending training.


Both Ender 3 printers are operated and managed via an OctoPrint print server. Users upload their gcode files to the printers through the OctoPrint interface, accessible through PS1's internal Wi-Fi network.

OctoPrint IP addresses for each printer:

Ender #1
Ender #2


1. Prepare the Printer

1a. Clean the nozzle

put info here

1b. Check/Load material spool

Remove existing spool, if necessary.

put more info here.

1c. Clean the bed

put info here

1d. Set printer settings for your job

put info here - note: for the 203 OctoPrint printer, you can control & monitor bed & nozzle temps

2. Prepare Your .STL file

Put info about Cura or Prusa Slicer here...

3. Upload & Print Your .STL File

====3(a). (content)

3(a)1. (content)

3(a)2. (content)

3(a)3. Then...[put info here]

3(b)1. Open a web browser connected to a computer/device on the PS1 network & enter in the IP address field.

Note: If printer has been turned off, you may need to first select "Connect" under the left side Connection tab if the printer has been turned off. All settings to connect are retained and should not be modified.
      If control panel screen is off, click the "Lightning Bolt" immediately above the "GCode Viewer" tab.  
      This is the PSU toggle.  The control panel should now be on.

3(b)2. Warm up the printer (if you haven't already) using the controls on the Temperature tab -- enter a temperature in Celsius and click "Set"

3(b)3. Set printer's feed & flow rates, as well as fan settings (if you haven't already done so on the printer). You can control the printer' movements & extrusion in the 'Control' tab.

3(b)4. Upload STL file using the left side "Files" tab.

3(b)5. Find the STL you uploaded and click the "Slice" button (it looks like a magic wand). Note: Cura is the default slicing engine.

3(b)6. Select one of the preset slicing profiles, and then manually set your preferred temperatures and speeds using the Basic and Advanced tabs. This will generate G-Code, exporting a GCO file.

3(b)7. Locate your GCO (G-Code) file in the Files tab on the left side. Click 'Load and Print' to print your object.

This is only a high level overview of how to use OctoPrint. If you are already authorized but have not used OctoPrint, feel free to attend future authorization sessions. OctoPrint will accept g-code from the most popular slicers such as Cura, Slic3r, Repetier-Host, and Simplify3D.

4. Post-Printing

After your printing is complete, follow these guidelines.

4a. Delete your files

Delete your files from the OctoPrint server and/or borrowed SD cards. You can download your GCO file for future printing if you would like to retain the specific sliced project.


Refer to our 3D Print Troubleshooting page.