EYE on NPI – Creality Ender-3 S1 Pro 3D Printer #Digikey #EYEonNPI @DigiKey @creality3dp @adafruit

This week’s EYE ON NPI (video) merges Creativity with Reality – we’re showcasing the bumper crop of Creality 3D printers now available from Digi-Key!

We’ve covered lots of tools, soldering irons and ‘scopes that are all available from Digi-Key, just like small components. Did you know that you can also get full-on 3D printers? And why not? We love 3D printing for enclosures and prototyping.

Digi-Key is now a stockist of Creality 3D printers, from the popular CR-10 to the brand new Ender-3 S1 Pro.

Creality’s Ender-3 S1 Pro high-temperature printer is equipped with CR-Touch automatic bed-leveling, the Sprite full-metal direct dual-gear extruder, a 32-bit silent mainboard, and more at a very affordable price point.

The innovative Sprite dual-gear direct extruder has an extrusion force of 80N and enables smooth feeding. The Ender-3 S1 Pro supports printing with flexible filaments (TPU) and other filaments (PLA, ABS, wood, TPU, PETG, and PA). The CR-Touch auto-leveling allows for quick, accurate, and complete leveling, as well as providing automatic compensation for a 16-point printing height on the heat bed. The nozzle is made of brass, enabling high-temperature printing up to 300°C. The Ender 3 S1 Pro is an improved version of the very successful Ender 3.

The 4.3-inch LCD enables click-to-control, supports nine languages, and will automatically dim for energy-saving if there is no action for three minutes. The Ender-3 S1 Pro is certified to international standards. Creality provides after-sales service for the printer (12 months) and for wearing parts (3 months).


  • High-temperature printing: up to +300°C
  • Supports multiple filaments: PLA, ABS, wood, TPU, PETG, and PA
  • Sprite direct extruder: 80N extrusion force for smooth feeding
  • Accurate and efficient CR-Touch auto-leveling
  • Durable PEI spring steel build plate with good adhesion
  • 4.3-inch LCD with an easy-to-use interactive UI enabling click-to-control
  • 96% pre-installed, six-step assembly
  • Laser engraving unlocks creation potential
  • Certified to international standards
  • Quality guarantee: after-sales service for the printer (12 mo.) and wearing parts (3 mo.)

These printers are very popular with makers, students and engineers: they are fairly easy to set up and have auto-leveling/calibration. We happened to pick one of these up a few months ago, had it put together in a few hours on the weekend, and printing. The quality is great, and we’ve had no issues with clogged nozzles or failed prints. If the last printer you owned was a Cupcake kit, you’ll be impressed with how far printers have come these days. It’s common to get touch screens, WiFi control, cameras, configurable temperature and pre-heat, and firmware upgrades. No special tools, soldering or Arduino coding is required to assemble, either.

Once you’ve got your printer going, check out the Ruiz Bro’s 3D Hangouts playlist for hundreds of videos with tons of info on how to create great looking, easy-to-print designs.

We’ve also got a huge collection of models for various Adafruit boards to make it easy to integrate them into your design.

Digi-Key also stocks hundreds of different spools of filament, so be sure to pick up some fun colors or materials to go along. There’s also a huge number of accessories available if you need replacement nozzles, fans, heaters, beds, etc.

If you want to get started with 3D printing, you can order today and have it delivered from Digi-Key’s US warehouse for immediate shipment with no import shipping issues. Save some money with UPS ground, or if you’re on a tight deadline, send a Creality Ender 3D printer by air so you can be extruding by tomorrow afternoon!

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