CREALITY CP-01 3D PRINTER Intelligent Modular Machine.
CP-01 is a versatile modular machine of 3D printing , laser engraving and CNC machine.
To achieve 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC milling with the same frame, the CP-01 has several toolhead options, one for each of its functions. Each module has a universal connector and is easy to swap out, so reconfiguring the machine to switch between different functions regularly shouldn’t be much of a hassle.
STANDARD 3D PRINTING MODULE
The FDM capabilities of this machine are relatively ordinary in 2019: 200 mm cubed of print volume, a heated bed capped at 100 °C, and a maximum printing resolution of 0.1 mm. Although, if Creality has shown us anything, it’s that their machines can do “ordinary” well and consistently.
It appears that the build platform needs to be manually-leveled, as well. But since the bed is made of glass, warping won’t be an issue. Manual leveling should suffice.
The materials this machine is explicitly stated to be compatible with are PLA, ABS, and TPU. We assume this means that you can print with a variety of exotic filaments, excluding materials that require extreme temperatures (i.e., polycarbonate) and abrasive materials (i.e., chopped carbon fiber-filled).
ENTRY-LEVEL CNC MODULE
As a CNC machine, the CP-01 can sink its bit into plastic, wood, paper, and PCB. Compatibility with soft metals like aluminum isn’t explicitly mentioned, but with a frame and spindle like this one, we wouldn’t bet on it. Nevertheless, you’ve got a 200 mm square area to machine other materials with the 4,800-rpm spindle.
STANDARD LASER ENGRAVING MODULE
With a laser rated at less than 0.5W and an engraving area of 100 x 190 mm, this is a standard entry-level laser engraver. Don’t expect it to match a dedicated laser engraver in terms of performance (or safety, for that matter), but it’s still sufficient for the occasional coaster or desktop ornament. The laser engraving module can work with wood, paper, plastic, and more, according to Creality.