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Review Leapfrog Creatr HS & Creatr HS XL; fast and good
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Review Leapfrog Creatr HS & Creatr HS XL; fast and good

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The Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog has added a new 'High Speed' Creatr-line to its assortment. The new Leapfrog Creatr HS and Creatr XL 3D printers can print up to five times faster than its predecessor, the normal Creatr.

The Creatr HS has a large print volume of 14.8 liters and is capable of printing objects of up to a length of 11.8 inch (30 cm). With the Creatr HS XL it is even possible to print objects of up to 23.6 inch (60 cm) with a print volume of 43 liters. Both 3D printers of Leapfrog feature a double printhead (dual extruder) with which you can print with two types of materials or colors. Leapfrog even has a water-soluble support print material; after printing, you submerge the object in water and the supporting materials dissolve on their own.

Speed is one the biggest problems that people have with current 3D print technology. It can take hours to print even the simplest objects. The new Creatr HS can print with a speed of up to 11.8 inch/s (300 mm/s).

What is the expert's opinion?

Quotes from other experts:

iReviews:
Review Leapfrog Creatr HS
A large print envelope with up to 30cm of printing length makes it incredibly versatile, along with the standard dual extruder for printing with multiple materials. Even in its versatility, the printer does not lose any points in accuracy, which could have potentially rendered it less useful to professional users. This is why we have designated the Leapfrog Creatr HS as one of our top picks.
Score: 9.6
BotDB:
Review Leapfrog Creatr HS
Bigger it is the Creatr HS XLs towering Z-axis range elicits the requisite oohs and aahs and it's sturdily built, by all accounts. Contrary to the HS designation in its name, though, high-speed it's not. Already slower than its competitors, The Creatr XL must be slowed down to a crawl to print details accurately, effectively taking the rapid out of rapid prototyping.
Score: 8.0
3D Hubs:
Review Leapfrog Creatr HS
It's a large 3D printer, build volume 14.8 liter. Very good build quality, little noisy but very fast. I've managed to print in very good quality at more than 300mm/s and this without any trouble. Because it's a larger machine with dual extrusion, it's not direct for a beginner to handle. Calibrating the heated bed height is very important with this printer.
Score: 7.1


Conclusion

The LeapFrog Creatr HS has an amazing building volume of 11.4 x 10.6 x 7.1 inches, but its big brother the Creatr HS XL is taking it to the next level with  10.6 x 10.6 x 23.2 inches. The LeapFrog's Creatr HS printers can not only handle large dimensions, they also print with a resolution of 20 microns. HS stands for High Speed 'and therefore you don't need to wait long for your prints. The new HS printers are up to five times faster than its predecessor.

Both Creatr HS printers can handle ABS, PLA, PVA, Nylon and numerous other exotic materials.

8.2
  • Build volume • Speed • Dual Extruder • Build quality
  • Print quality • Noise • Price
  • Specifications

    Print specifications

    Printing technology Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
    Layer Resolution (micron / mm)20-350 / 0,02-0,35

    Printing

    Filament systeem (Open/closed)Closed
    Print speed (mm3/s)18-300

    Physical characteristics printer

    Number of extruders 2 (Dual Extruder)

    Software/System Requirements

    Software included Simplify 3D
    Leapfrog Creatr HS

    icon: Leapfrog Creatr HS

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