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Creality Sermoon D1 review

31. 05. 2022.

Sermoon D1 is an enclosed printer with a modern design. It comes with a filament sensor, a silent mainboard, an all-metal direct drive extruder, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a dual Z axis screw and much more. All these make Sermoon D1 an industrial-grade printer. So why should you get another 3D printer if you already have one? Spending money on a 3D printer just because it’s brand new doesn’t make sense. So why Creality Sermoon D1?

In this Sermon D1 review, we aim to break down all the reasons why you should buy Creality Sermoon. Now let’s have a look at the main features of this latest addition.

Features Of Sermoon D1

Design

The first thing that would catch your eyes after seeing Creality Sermoon D1 is the design and how beautiful it looks on the outside. It comes in a square shape. Its frames are made of silver aluminum extrusions. They used plastic for the corners of the extrusions. You should install them at the very last else you have to go through a bit of trouble in removing them if the need arises. They are not easy to remove so keep that in mind while assembling the printer.

They used plexiglass panels for the side panels to give the printer a transparent design. Of course, it has a door in the front so you can take out the 3D-printed model.

Build Volume

The built volume of this 3D printer is 280 x 260 x 310 mm. As I mentioned Sermoon D1 is an enclosed printer. Compared to other enclosed printers Creality Sermoon D1 is quite big. The Print size is around 280*260*310mm which is great for an enclosed printer unless you want to print really big. If you are looking for 3D printers that offer even larger print dimensions, we advise you to take a look at the CR-10 MAX.

All metall direct drive extrudor

Well, you already are aware of the benefits of direct drive extrusion. On top of that Sermoon D1 has an all-metal direct drive extrusion giving it a solid build. The hot end can reach up to 250 ℃. The bed temperature is ≤110°C which is why the printer is great for the filaments like ABS, PETG, ASA, PLA, and more. 

Variable Voltage Power Supply

Different voltages are a big problem when it comes to the power supply. This can ruin the printing work as well as the printer. But this won’t be a problem with Creality Sermoon D1 because of its adaptive feature.

The 3D printer can adapt to infrequent voltages so the printing work remains unharmed while the printer stays in good shape for a long time. It is a notable feature for those people who are suffering from voltage problems.

Moreover, the print recovery feature makes sure you can resume your printing process if there is a problem with electricity. This way you get to start from where you left off and save your time.

Silent Mainboard

If you already bought Sermoon D1 you must know that the mainboard isn’t noiseless. But yes, the printer can operate almost silently. The noise isn’t much to annoy you while you are busy printing. This is a much better option when you have to compare it with other printers available in the market. For those who don’t have a separate place like a workshop or a garage to keep the printer and have to place it around their living area, Creality Sermoon D1 can prove to be the best choice.

The 32-bit mainboard works almost silently along with the silent stepper driver. Not to forget that the printer is fully enclosed. All of these make sure that the noise is kept to a minimal level offering a peaceful work environment. 

Color Touchscreen

Another great feature of Sermon D1 is the color touchscreen. With this, you get to operate your printer with your fingers. All you have to do is press your command and watch while it gets done. The size of the touch screen is 4.3-inches. The tilted screen allows for better viewing positions.

Self-Assembly

Creality Sermoon D1 doesn’t come assembled so if you are not a DIY person then this might feel like a bit of a problem. But for others, it might be fun to assemble the new printer and have a better understanding of how the machine works. Use the manual while you are on it and look at the pictures describing the correct way of assembling the parts. Don’t freak out if you are a beginner since the printer just needs partial assembling.

Filament Runout Sensor

The amount of frustration you feel when you notice that your hours of printing work got ruined because you failed to identify that you are out of filament. Many of you have experienced it firsthand. Keeping that in mind Creality added the filament sensor. It signals you that you would be needing new filaments for printing.

Dual Z-Axis Screws

With it, the Creality Sermoon D1 ensures well synchronous movement on the print plate for high-quality printing results.

Large Leveling Knobs

The Sermoon D1 does not have automatic leveling, so there are 2 large rotary knobs available that make it very easy to level the bed.  It’s nothing hard, you just twist and turn accordingly. However, if you want, there is also the option of upgrading with BL-touch or CR-touch so that you can automatically adjust the table. 

The Pros and Cons of Sermoon D1 3D Printer

Pros

  • Eye-catching design
  • Can print bigger objects
  • Has a sturdy built
  • Ensures good heat integrity throughout the printing process
  • Has fewer temperature changes promoting high quality and consistent prints.
  • Has a filament sensor
  • The price of the printer is reasonable
  • Good for working with high-temperature filaments
  • The quietest 3D printer available
  • Allows observing the printing work from each direction because of the transparent design

Cons

  • A single SD card cannot have more than 20 models in it
  • The top of the printer is open, but it doesn’t affect the quality of 3D prints
  • The touchscreen resides inside the enclosed printer which creates inconvenience while printing
  • It doesn’t’ have an automatic bed leveling option (CR-touch)

What Filaments Can You Print with Sermoon D1?

Creality Sermoon D1 is great with high-temperature filaments like PETG, ASA, PLA, ABS, TPU. When you run tests with these filaments the results would surely impress you urging you to print more. Since the top of the printer is open, heat can escape from there so you might not expect to get good prints with filaments like ABS.

We also didn’t have much expectation but the test went great and the final print was satisfactory. The results for the filaments such as TPU and PETG were amazing too when we tested with them.

Benefits Of Getting an Enclosure Printer

There is no doubt that Sermoon D1 is one of the finest printers of Creality when it comes to looks. From the transparent glass panel to the aluminum frame everything together makes it just beautiful! Creality Sermoon D1 is an enclosed printer. The enclosed feature has a lot of benefits to offer to its users.

The casing used here is see-through so you can observe what is happening in the printer. Though the top is not closed it still performs amazingly. We could explore more printing possibilities if it was fully enclosed so this would be something Creality should work on. Nonetheless, you can easily use filaments like ABS, PLA, PETG, TPU and such.

Enclosing the printer helps maintain a fixed temperature within so the temperature doesn’t fluctuate. This enhances the quality of the print, traps toxic fumes, and keeps the environment of your workspace clean. On top of that, it prevents the collection of dust inside the printer which increases its longevity. 

The casing is there to protect the printer from any potential harm. Another great benefit of the casing is that it decreases the noise of the printer so it feels almost silent at the time of printing. In case you have kids or pets, Sermoon D1 would seem like the best choice since it protects them too as they cannot come in contact with any hot parts of the printer.

Final Verdict

Even after all the discussion the question still stands if Sermoon D1 is worth the money? If I had to decide based on appearance then it would be easy to answer but looks has nothing to do with 3D printing.

The direct drive extruder is a good feature working in favor of Sermoon D1 . Also the enclosure gives a more stable environment, so you can print even ABS but I find it difficult to comprehend why they put the touchscreen inside the casing. It is annoying to open the door in the front every time you have to use the touchscreen.

Coming to the quality of the prints wemust say that we are impressed. It delivered amazing prints with various filaments. It prints extremly silently which is a big plus. You can upgrade the Sermoon D1 firmware which allows you to operate the printer in Chinese and English. 

To put it in few words, Sermoon D1 is able to produce consistent and high-quality prints; it has a filament sensor, works great with high-temperature and flexible filaments, and completes the work quietly. The looks are a bonus and the price is within reach. Thus, I think it worth’s the money you spend. Before making any decision we would suggest you do some research on your own and then conclude. If you are deciding to buy your first 3D printer, check also:  HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT 3D PRINTER - 3D PRINTER BUYING GUIDE.

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