Largest build size in its class. High quality fast printing.
The filaments we provide are, like our 3D printers, all of exceptional quality to ensure you will end up with a beautifully printed design. We offer a wide scope of colors that all have a wire diameter of 1.75 millimeters. This means that you can use our filament in Leapfrog 3D printers and in other 3D printers currently on the market.
Currently, we are selling ABS plastic and biodegradable PLA plastic. ABS has a higher strength boundary than PLA, making it possible to perform a surface treatment with sandpaper, acetone or even drill holes in your print.
PLA is a material that reduces the chance of the separate layers of your print to split. It is also excellent as support material, because it leaves no marks on your surface after dissolving it.
We are presently researching PVA filament, this is a plastic that is soluble in water and is perfect for support material.
Since 2012 I got interested in 3D-printing as a technology, following the news and the general media. Beginning of 2013 I decided to invest some money in a 3D-printer. There are a lot of choices. Based on criteria like robustness, and credentials of the company the Leapfrog was selected. The images and reviews gave a trustworthy feeling. Next to that the Leapfrog company sold already over a thousand printers. The decision was taken.
3D-printing is somehow still a bit of pioneering, but the Leapfrog is a machine that is ready for it. Initially there were some minor calibration issues, but comparing this to other brands this was quite normal. The maintenance is easy. The Leapfrog Creatr has been well designed; the structure is solid, the parts are very accessible for maintenance. There are regular improvements and updates available. This, for me, is a clear indication of the quality of the Leapfrog organisation. It’s the combination of the level of professionalism, practicality, focus on design and service which makes the Leapfrog team a good supplier. The support is great. You notice that the support is fully knowledgeable and available.
Having the Creatr for 5 months now I recently started my own 3D-printing company. The printer is now running it’s jobs. Next to printing for neighbours, friends and family I’m printing for real customers. Via 3D-Hubs I’m part of a 3D-printing community. Many brands and types are used in that community. Seeing them in reality and hearing the experiences I am happy to own a Leapfrog.
I’m a Leapfrog-enthusiast. The next step is to bring 3D-printing closer to the normal consumer, and with a Leapfrog you can.
“The Creatr has reached a level of perfection for the most common uses of a 3D printer”
“I have to say that in the last six months, the competition has also crept closer to the Leapfrog, but I still feel that for the money and the quality, you are getting a printer that exceeds the Ultimaker and Makerbot Replicator 2. Firstly, it prints on both ABS and PLA reliably due to the heated bed and the fairly “closed” construction allowing the heat to stay in the build volume (…) Secondly, the build quality of the machine is far better due to the custom-made aluminium parts. And of course the build volume is out of this world compared to the Ultimaker or Makerbot.”
“ …a heated glass surface that does not warp, better z-axis homing with an opto-switch that is far more reliable, a better calibration of the bed that sticks even when you travel with the printer in a car/truck, more accurate extruder heads of 0.35mm, improved z-axis that does not wobble (at all!). A few more improvements have been added of late: an improved cable management that prevents wires from running over the print bed and improved electronics, which integrate all the electronics onto one print and prints a lot more quiet, but still keeping it RepRap compatible.”
“All in all this makes the Leapfrog jump over its competition. The printer is still RepRap Marlin based, so it works with a plethora of slicing software”
To read the full review, check this link.
In my free time I have several hobbies, the main two of them are RC planes and prop building. I used to design my files and stuff in 3D and a couple of times I subcontracted to 3Dprinting or laser cutting shops the pieces, so digging into the choice of doing it myself at home became a must for me. I was researching info about 3Dprinters, also DIY printers like the prusa, but finally I found Leapfrog and its Creatr.
To say I fell in love with “her” is not exaggerated, but it´s the truth. This machine has very good qualities, its big printing capabilities, its aluminum frame and the choice of dual extrusion are good reasons. We can also add a few details more but it´s not needed to say what we can read in the specs of course. I received my printer in December and it was my first one so my knowledge needed a learning path, I´m also still learning indeed…
Everyday info and community grows and that´s a good thing and another good point for choosing this machine. I´m not going to lie, as any other 3Dprinter you will need to do some trial and error and learn how to configure, calibrate, print files and maintain the machine, but even cars or computers need it so is not a big deal to assume it.
Finally there is another good point in this machine, this is a young company and its growing but it means as well that they are very positive and passionate people with their job willing to help as fast as they know I need help! Keeping in mind it all I just can say: Thanks Leapfrog team!!!
I picked up my Creatr 10 days ago directly from the factory in the Netherlands. Ruben gave me and my wife a warm welcome and a very helpful introduction into the Creatr technology and especially the print settings in Slic3r.
One important reason why I decided for the Creatr? In the US they say: Buy American. That´s ok, but we should buy European!
After coming home I directly needed to initiate the first job, in my case the leapfrog, which Ruben gave me along as stl file. And it just worked. Since then I did quite some builds already and I am really blown away, what this low cost machine is able to do. Actually I would have expected more problems with a machine in this market segment. To me it is great fun, looking at the jobs and translate the observations into improved settings for the next jobs. The build envelope is large and that gives a lot freedom, when designing.
What I specifically like about the Creatr is, that it comes with quite a robust frame. That´s just like a home with a solid fundament and that is very unique for this type of printers. Another very important advantage is great support from the Leapfrog guys and the forum, they provide.
Summary so far: It feels a bit like a released parking brake. Finally I am able to build my CAD designs, which before most of the time did not make it into the physical world.
Recently, I have been using the Creatr with my company Frederike Top when designing products. Even though I am still experimenting, I have already printed several objects and have tried out divergent possibilities. The accuracy of the printer is remarkable and the two extruder heads offer endless possibilities. When in doubt, Leapfrog is always very helpful, a personal answer with useful tips is often provided on the same day!
I bought my Creatr a few weeks ago and I can only conclude that I am very satisfied with the printer. I used the installation movies that were displayed on the support installation page.
The quality of the printer is as expected, it arrived at my house very well packaged and it looks and feels like a durable product. I had no problem making my first print [I did not print out the file on the website but a file I made myself]. Since my first print, I printed out about 20 items and almost all were really good. Sometimes you just need to change the printing settings before your print is as expected.
Luckily I didn’t needed any support from Leapfrog, but the contact I had with the team was very pleasant. You notice that the guys working at Leapfrog are willing to help you and you are not a number but an individual.
On this page we have stills of the Creatr from multiple angles, as well as clips of it printing an object. Have a look and check out your brand new 3D printer!
For additional pictures of printed objects, click here.
The Leapfrog forum is a place where you can become part of the Leapfrog 3D Printer community. You can post pictures of you with your machine, prints you have made and start 3D printing discussions.
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Validity of an online quote is 1 week. The given delivery time is also 1 week longer than when ordering online, and the order starts once we have received the amount on our bank account.