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Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro vs Ender 3 S1

Last Updated: April 30th, 2022

The new Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro bring an all-metal hotend to the table, which blows the regular S1 out of the water. The pro version also comes with a PEI spring steel sheet, touch screen UI, and an overhead LED light bar. Without the ability to print high-temperature filament, the Ender 3 S1 is rather expensive compared to the equally worthy Kobra or Genius Pro.

Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro

$520

Assembly: Partial
Extruder: Direct Drive
Auto-Leveling: Yes
Max Nozzle Temp: 300°C
Max Bed Temp: 110°C
Print Volume: 220mm (L) 220mm (W) 270mm (H)

S1 vs S1 Pro

Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro
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Creality Ender 3 S1

$430

Assembly: Partial
Extruder: Direct Drive
Auto-Leveling: Yes
Max Nozzle Temp: 260°C
Max Bed Temp: 100°C
Print Volume: 220mm (L) 220mm (W) 270mm (H)

S1 vs S1 Pro

Creality Ender 3 S1
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Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro and Ender 3 S1

  • The Ender 3 S1 and S1 Pro come with a build volume of 220x220x270 mm.
  • Both printers have a direct drive extruder, which provides a higher level of reliability with retractions and flexible filament.
  • Both printers use Creality's proprietary touch leveling probe for the auto-leveling.
  • Both the S1 and S1 Pro have a dual z-axis.
  • Both printers can be connected locally via SD Card and networked over USB Type-C.

Ender 3 S1 Pro

  • The Ender 3 S1 Pro has an all-metal hotend, which means that there is no PTFE lining in contact with the nozzle. Therefore, you can safely use printing temperatures above 230°C.
  • What filaments can it print at 300°C? PLA, PETG, PP, TPU, ABS, ASA, Nylon, and PC.
  • The S1 Pro comes with a PEI steel sheet that has a rough texture.
  • The Pro version uses a touchscreen instead of the knob.
  • The Pro version also comes with the LED light bar.
Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro Big

Specifications

  • Release Year: 2022
  • Assembly: Partial
  • Build Volume: 220 x 220 x 270 mm
  • Extruder: Direct
  • PTFE-Lined: No
  • Max Nozzle Temp: 300°C
  • Max Bed Temp: 110°C
  • Bed Material: PEI Spring Steel Sheet
  • Auto-Leveling: Yes - Touch
  • Z-Axis: Dual
  • Connections: SD & USB-C

Ender 3 S1

  • The Ender 3 S1 does not have an all-metal hotend, which means that the PTFE tube will begin to off-gas above 230°C. It is recommended to replace the heatbreak or hotend if you want to print at higher temperatures.
  • What filaments can it print at 230-260°C? PLA, PETG, PP, TPU, and low-temp ABS/ASA.
  • The S1 comes with a PC steel sheet.
Creality Ender 3 S1 Big

Specifications

  • Release Year: 2022
  • Assembly: Partial
  • Build Volume: 220 x 220 x 270 mm
  • Extruder: Direct
  • PTFE-Lined: Yes
  • Max Nozzle Temp: 230°C (260°C)
  • Max Bed Temp: 100°C
  • Bed Material: PC Spring Steel Sheet
  • Auto-Leveling: Yes - Touch
  • Z-Axis: Dual
  • Connections: SD & USB-C

Final Thoughts

Between the two printers, we would recommend the S1 Pro for most users. The all-metal hotend and PEI steel sheet make the price bump worthy - the touch screen and light bar are just bonuses. The ability to print up to 300°C out of the box is still pretty rare, with the Qidi X-Plus and Prusa MK3S being two other front runners.

If you do not need or want the ability to print at higher temperatures then it will be best to save some money and go for a printer like the Kobra, which provides more bang for your buck.

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