The all new Creality K1C FDM printer is a new filament printer designed to compete with the still beloved Bambu Lab X1 Carbon.
Following on from the release of the brilliant Creality K1 and Creality K1 Max printers, the new K1C aims to improve on everything found in last year’s cutting edge Bambu clones.
Releasing on January 25, 2024 with a starting price of $599, the new filament printer comes with a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250mm. Furthermore, the printer can handle a maximum print speed of 600mm/s.
The new Creality 3D printer improves on its predecessors with some much needed upgrades. Those who were annoyed at the previous devices issues will find a much improved hotend, a more stable all-metal extrusion system and the AI camera only seen in last year’s Max version.
The Creality K1C’s new hotend also makes use of a new “Unicorn” nozzle. Fitted with an integrated heart break, the new nozzle aims to improve temperature stability by preventing heat creep and filament leakage.
In a brilliant addition, the K1C will also have a “silent mode”. While last year’s Creality K1 and K1 Max devices were very good printers, they were also quite loud. This mode will make the printer as quiet as 45dB, making it a great printer for the living room.
The Creality K1C follows the same plug-and-play design as its predecessor. While it will still have some necessary construction, it won’t be the same as, say, building an Ender 3.
Of course, as an FDM printer, the Creality K1C won’t have the same quality as resin machines. If you’re looking for that, maybe check out the best 3D printers for miniatures.
Finally, the K1C keeps the same AI detection features found in last year’s models. This includes auto levelling, auto calibration, as well as real-time monitoring for live print faults. There’s also the return of WiFi printing via Creality Cloud or a desktop app.
The Creality K1C releases worldwide on January 25, 2024.