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Introducing Creality’s New Products: Ender-3 V3 Plus, HALOT-MAGE S, CR-Scan Otter and CR-Scan Raptor

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In the 3D printing field, every technological advancement opens up new possibilities. Recently, the well-known 3D printing company Creality launched several eagerly awaited new products, including 3D printers and scanners. In this article, we will explore the features and performance of these products and how they meet the current market needs and expectations, because understanding the functions and advantages of these latest machines is crucial in making your choice.

Let's start from two Creality’s new 3D printers: the Ender-3 V3 Plus and the HALOT-MAGE S. These devices represent the two main types of 3D printing technologies: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) and resin printing.

1.Ender-3 V3 Plus

The Ender-3 V3 Plus is the newest production the well-known Ender-3 V3 Plus series. It's designed to appeal to a broad audience, from novices to seasoned 3D printing enthusiasts. We'll figure out whether the Ender-3 V3 Plus pays.

Ender-3 V3 Plus



Build Quality: The Ender-3 V3 Plus boasts a strong frame and good build quality. Similar to the K1 or K1 Max, it has a same print head and extrusion system but comes with a more robust frame.

Innovative Design: This printer sports a sleek grey body and features a CoreXZ motion system, where the movements of the X and Z axes are combined. This design makes the printer move more accurately and smoothly, which improves the quality of the printing. This represents a significant improvement over traditional designs.

Print Quality: The Ender-3 V3 Plus prints quickly and delivers high-quality results, including handling complex details and accuracy effectively.

Pricing: Priced at $389, the Ender-3 V3 Plus is competitively priced compared to other printers of similar size and functionality in the market. It offers good value, especially when compared to the slightly higher-priced Creality K1 or the Bambu P1P.

Ender-3 V3 Plus


Cable Management Design: There are issues with the placement of the spool holder. When the printer rises for calibration, it pulls up a lot of filament, which can bunch up and get tangled with cables when it descends. This could be a design oversight.

Initial Setup and Adjustments: While user-friendly, the initial setup and adjustments might be challenging for beginners. Its auto-leveling feature, though present, might need improvements in reliability and precision.

The Ender 3v3, being a simplified version of the K1 and K1 Max, retains core functionalities and is more attractively priced. It's a competitive 3D printer in terms of quality, performance, and cost, suitable for those seeking a reasonably priced yet reliable 3D printing solution. Although there are some minor issues, these seem solvable with later adjustments or simple improvements.



The HALOT-MAGE S, a resin 3D printer, is a great tool for making intricate jewelry and detailed miniatures. It's designed to handle the fine details needed in these delicate creations.



High-Resolution LCD: The HALOT-MAGE S is equipped with an advanced LCD screen featuring 14K ultra-high resolution (13320*5120). This significant enhancement in resolution ensures that every shape, texture, and fabric detail is captured precisely during the printing process.


Large Build Volume and Quality: With a 10.1-inch LCD, the HALOT-MAGE S supports a substantial build volume of 223126230mm, allowing for the creation of large-scale prints. The third generation of the integral light source emits a strong, uniform UV light that accurately and consistently cures each resin layer. This results in clear shapes and precise dimensions with over 90% light uniformity and a dimensional accuracy range of 0.02 to 0.09mm.


Smooth and Fast "Dynax" Motion System: The "Dynax+" mode boosts printing speed to 3-4 times the normal rate. With a single click, a 15cm tall model can be completed in just one hour while maintaining impressive print quality. The build plate's rapid adjustment, lifting and lowering in just 1.2 seconds, minimizes layer lines for smoother finishes.

Efficient "Pictor" Release Film: The durable, three-layered "Pictor" film reduces peel force by 35%, facilitating smooth build plate release. The printer also includes a spare FEP film suitable for regular-speed printing.

Enhanced Adhesion with Laser-Carved Build Plate: The HALOT-MAGE S features a CNC-machined aluminum alloy build plate with a special laser-carved pattern for improved model adhesion and quicker removal, ensuring uniformity in the first layer. The wire-drawn build plate adapter increases friction by 2.25 times (up to 3530N), securely locking the leveling state in place.

Smart HALOT OS for Easy Control: The latest HALOT OS simplifies remote printing from phones or PCs. It enables direct downloading of sliced model files from the Creality Cloud personal model library, breaking the limits of time, space, and device in 3D printing.


While the HALOT-MAGE S excels in many areas, potential drawbacks include the complexity of using its advanced features for beginners, as well as the need for regular maintenance due to its intricate parts and systems.

The HALOT-MAGE S distinguishes itself in the resin 3D printing market with its high precision, speed, and user-friendly technology. It caters well to those who seek detailed and large-scale resin printing capabilities.

Next, let's continue to learn about two CR scanners from Creality: the CR-Scan Otter and the CR-Scan Raptor. The former is designed for home use, while the latter is intended for industrial applications.


3.CR-Scan Otter

It is said that the new scanner was named "Otter" because the otter, an animal that can run on land and swim in water, aptly reflects the multifunctionality and adaptability of this scanner. In comparison to the previous model, the CR-Scan Ferret, which could only operate "on land," the Otter can function both "on land and in water." Through this naming, the manufacturer emphasizes the scanner's ability to adapt to various scanning environments and object sizes, much like how an otter adapts to diverse ecological settings.

CR-Scan Otter


This scanner is capable of scanning a wide range of objects from small to large, with sizes ranging from 10 cubic millimeters to 2 cubic meters, suitable for everything from small coins to large vehicles. The CR-Scan Otter utilizes innovative four-lens stereo vision technology, which provides rich details and a broad scanning range at various focal lengths. It can scan metal and black objects without the need for spraying. Additionally, it supports outdoor scanning and has an anti-shake feature to enhance scanning smoothness. It also performs full-color scanning, making the details more realistic, which is highly suitable for applications such as augmented reality and virtual reality.


As of today, there are some external accessories, including portable power sources, have not yet been produced. This could be inconvenient for outdoor use, as running out of power during prolonged use could pose significant challenges.


4.CR-Scan Raptor

 The CR-Scan Raptor improves on what the Otter started, offering better and faster scanning. The CR-Scan Raptor integrates an innovative combination of blue laser and infrared light sources, covering scanning of small, medium, and large objects, which can meet the needs of diverse industrial 3D scanning scenarios. 

CR-Scan Raptor

The scanner is equipped with seven detailed-oriented laser lines that operate simultaneously, with the fineness of each line reaching 0.1 millimeters. This design allows for the capture of detailed features with clarity, providing edges that are sharp and well-defined.

The CR-Scan Raptor emphasizes convenience and ease of use. It is exceptionally lightweight, weighing only 372 grams, which makes it portable and easy to operate with one hand. This is particularly beneficial for users who need to use the scanner in different locations or while on the move. The addition of an anti-slip sleeve ensures a secure grip, reducing the risk of accidental drops. Moreover, it features a detachable lanyard, enhancing its portability and ensuring the device can be safely carried around the neck or wrist, keeping it accessible at all times. These features combine to make it a user-friendly device that meets the needs of users who prioritize mobility and convenience.

Accordingly, it costs a bit more. However, compared to other machines in the same price range, these two scanners from Creality are really good choices.



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