Ender 3 V2 upgrades and addons

  • I am very new to 3D printing. I am looking to purchase the Ender 3 V2 but before I do I would appreciate some advice on what I should purchase as the upgrades/addons for it. I'm not sure as to what I would need for the V2 since most websites are for the original Ender 3 so I don't know if the V2 already has that upgrade/addons or not when compared to the original. I would rather get all the upgrades/addons and the Ender 3 V2 at the same to save on shipping and all. 

    Pretty much the only upgrade/addons I have constantly seen is the auto bed level. 

    So if anyone can help out a first time 3D printer noob then that would be great!

    Automatic bed leveling (ABL) is not necessary as in "a must", for many it is considered to be the Holy Grail, but a flat bed and manual leveling will work fine. Note that for ABL you need to provide a bed as level as possible, the ABL will take care of large deflections that cannot be leveled out e.g.a large concave or convex area. Good luck printing!

  • agarza

    agarza Correct answer

    one year ago

    I have also been looking at getting into 3D printing and purchasing the Ender-3 V2.

    In my research, the biggest differences between the original and V2 are the following:

    • Tempered carborundum glass bed

    • HD color screen instead of the old LCD character display

    • Upgraded, 32-bit, self-developed, “silent” motherboard

    • Capability to resume a print after a power outage

    • XY-axis tensioner

    • Manual filament feeding

    • Toolbox embedded in the base of the printer

    For more info, you can see more at all3dp and Creality's sites.

    Next, there are several YouTube vids on upgrades/add-ons that you can do:

    There are several add-ons you can print yourself once you get your printer (some are not specific to the Ender 3 V2). Of course, you will have to decide which of these you are looking to add. Here are just a few:

    I would suggest, as others have, get the printer first and take it for a "test drive" first. Once you have seen its capabilities and if, again IF, anything needs to be fixed/upgraded/updated, then do what your budget allows. And by all means, do extensive research, ask questions on forums and here, and most of all have fun!

    (Sorry, I don't have enough reputation to create more links.)

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