Creality K1C – All You Need To Know
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Creality K1C – All You Need To Know

Creality has established itself as a frontrunner in the 3D printer industry. On January 25th, its latest flagship model, the K1C 3D Printer was introduced. Dubbed the “Champion of Speed and Skills,” this new addition to the Creality lineup is specifically designed to cater to the demands of both hobbyists and professionals who seek fast printing capabilities, especially when working with carbon fiber materials.

Building on the basis of the renowned Creality K1, the K1C is an enclosed Core XY FDM printer capable of speeds up to 600 mm/s. Aimed to be one of the industry’s top 3D printers, the K1C sets a new standard with its all-metal hot-end, upgraded motor system, and innovative build plate. The K1C’s capabilities extend beyond PLA; it is specifically optimized for the use of carbon fiber filament — the “C” in K1C stands for “carbon”. In addition, the K1C’s hotend can reach and maintain temperatures of up to 300 degrees Celsius, and its direct drive system is engineered to process carbon fiber filament with exceptional proficiency.

K1C 3D Printer

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Creality K1C Printer Technical Specifications

Specifications Overview:

  • Printing Technology: FDM
  • Build Volume: 220*220*250mm
  • Max Printing Speed: ≤600mm/s
  • Extruder: All-metal direct drive
  • Nozzle Temperature: ≤300℃
  • Build Surface: PEI flexible build plate
  • Leveling Mode: Hands-free auto-leveling
  • Supported Filaments: Wide range including PLA-CF, ABS, PLA, PETG, TPU, ASA, and carbon fiber composites like PA-CF, PET-CF

K1C 3d printer Specifications Overview

Creality K1C Printer Technical Innovations

1. Champion of Speed and Skills

1.1 Reliable Extrusion

The K1C boasts an all-metal extruder kit, ensuring enhanced reliability during printing. With a bolster spring and ball plunger, the extruder maintains a strong grip on the filament, providing consistent and clog-free extrusion for over 1000 hours.

K1C Reliable Extrusion

1.2 Quick-swap Tri-metal Nozzle

Featuring a tri-metal “Unicorn” nozzle with a steel-tipped copper build, integrated with a titanium alloy heat break, the K1C allows for easy one-handed swapping. This design prevents heat creep and ensures durability, providing smooth feeding and great durability.

K1C Tri-metal Nozzle

1.3 600mm/s Max Printing Speed

Powered by a CoreXY motion structure, the K1C achieves an astounding maximum printing speed of 600mm/s. This speed is complemented by a max acceleration of 20000mm/s², making it a true champion in the realm of 3D printing.

1.4 Supporting Carbon Fiber Filaments

Unleash your creativity with a 3D printer that supports a wide range of filaments. The K1C’s 300℃ hotend and hardened steel nozzle tip make it compatible with high-temperature and wear-resistant filaments, including carbon fiber variants.

K1C Supporting Carbon Fiber Filaments

1.5 Intelligent AI Camera

Equipped with an AI camera, the K1C provides active error alerts, real-time monitoring, and time-lapse filming, ensuring a seamless and worry-free printing experience.

1.6 Wider Uses: Carbon Fiber Printing Reinvented

The K1C opens new possibilities with its compatibility with carbon fiber-filled filaments. Benefit from the mechanical strength and dimensional stability of materials like PET-CF and more, making it ideal for a variety of applications, from jigs and fixtures to prototypes.

K1C Carbon Fiber Printing Reinvented

2. Carefree & Smart Operations from Start to Finish

2.1 Auto Calibration with One Tap

Experience hassle-free operations with the K1C’s auto-calibration feature. With just one tap, the printer performs self-tests, auto-leveling, auto Z offset adjustment, and input shaping tests, eliminating the need for tedious manual leveling.

K1C Auto Calibration with One Tap

2.2 AI Camera Acts as Your Eyes

The built-in AI camera adds an extra layer of intelligence to your 3D printing experience. Detect errors, monitor progress, and enjoy the convenience of remote monitoring through Creality Print or Creality Cloud APP.

K1C AI Camera

3. Champion of Speed, Indeed

3.1 CoreXY Motion Structure

Inheriting the lightweight and agile CoreXY motion structure, the K1C promises not only speed but also high print quality. With a silent mode option, the printer operates at a noise level as low as 45dB, ensuring a quiet printing environment.

K1C CoreXY Motion Structure

4. Contemporary Style and Robust Build

4.1 Solid Frame Using Die Cast Parts

The frame adopts bigger parts made by integrated die casting.With fewer seams, it looks neat and becomes utterly sturdy.

4.2 Glass Sides and Transparent Lid

The glass sides and the acrylic lid form up a stylish thermal enclosure,and they are transparent to reveal what’s going on inside.

4.3 Active Carbon Filter for Clean Air

The K1C utilizes an active carbon filter to purify compounds and particles, offering a pleasant and clean printing environment.

4.4 Details, All for the Best

The K1C incorporates various features for enhanced user experience, including pre-installed damping pads, a reliable damper hinge, an anti-shatter film, a reinforced cable chain, and a silicone wiping strip, among others.

4.5 Make K1C Even More Powerful

Enhance the capabilities of your K1C with quality optional accessories, including Creality Hyper Filaments, Creality Space Pi Filament Dryer, and a Coarsely Textured PEI Plate for better adhesion.

5. Creality OS & Superb Software

5.1 Open-source Creality OS

Based on Klipper, Creality OS empowers users with advanced functions such as linear advance and input shaping. Enjoy the freedom to customize or join the open-source community for more exploration.

5.2 Creality Print: More Than Just a Slicer

Creality Print features smart cooling, optimal retraction, slim tree supports, and a readily accessible 3D model library, offering a seamless 3D printing experience.

5.3 Creality Cloud: Engaging Online Community

Join a diverse and interesting 3D printing community with Creality Cloud. Access a 3D model library, and cloud printing capabilities, and interact with other enthusiasts.

5.4 24/7 Smart Customer Service & 1-Year Warranty

Experience peace of mind with Creality’s 24/7 smart customer service and a 1-year warranty, ensuring comprehensive support for your K1C 3D printer.

Creality K1 Series Parameter Comparison

Next, we will comprehensively introduce the K1 series parameter comparison to help readers better understand the K1C Printer.

Market Positioning Creality K1 Flagship Series
Model K1 K1 Max K1C
Release Date 2023.4 2023.4 2024.1
Printing Technology FDM FDM FDM
Build Volume
220*220*250 300*300*300 220*220*250mm
Product Dimensions
355*355*480 435*462*526 355*355*482mm
Package Dimensions
415*415*550 508*508*608 428*428*567mm
Net Weight(kg) 12.5kg 18kg 12.4kg
Gross Weight (kg) 16kg 23kg 16kg


Printing Accuracy 100±0.1mm 100mm±0.1 100±0.1mm
Layer Height 0.1-0.35mm 0.1-0.35mm 0.1-0.35mm
Filament Diameter 1.75mm 1.75mm 1.75mm
Build Surface Flexible build plate Flexible build plate PEI flexible build plate
Heatbed Temperature 100℃ 100℃ ≤100℃
Nozzle Temperature 300℃ 300℃ ≤300℃
Extruder Count 1 1 1
Nozzle Diameter 0.4mm 0.4mm 0.4mm
Printing Speed 300mm/s 300mm/s 300mm/s
Max. Printing Speed ≤600mm/s
Display Screen 4.3″ color touch screen 4.3″ color touch screen 4.3″ color touch screen
UI Languages 10 Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian,

Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese

Rated Input Voltage 100-120V~/200-240V~ 100-240V~ 100-240V~, 50/60Hz
Output Voltage 24V 24V 24V
Rated Power 350W 1000W 350W
Silent Mainboard Yes Yes Yes
Extruder Dual-gear direct drive extruder Dual-gear direct drive extruder All-metal direct drive extruder
Dual Z-axis 3 Z-axis 3 Z-axis 3 Z-axis
Leveling Mode Hands-free auto leveling Dual hands-free auto leveling Hands-free auto leveling
Air Purifier x x
Sleep Mode x x
Input Shaping
Lighting Kit
Power Loss Recovery
Filament Runout Sensor
Remote Printing
Remark AI Camera(Optional) AI Camera, AI LiDAR AI Camera
File Transfer USB drive, WiFi USB drive, WiFi USB drive, WiFi
Printable File Format G-Code G-Code G-Code
Slicing Software STL, OBJ, AMF STL, OBJ, AMF STL, OBJ, 3MF
File Formats for Slicing Creality Print; Cura, Simplify3D, PrusaSlicer Creality Print, Cura 5.0 and later version

3. Creality K1C Printer Applications

Applications Filament Features Use
Robot Model PLA Most common 3D printing material,

low cost, easy to print

Can be used to print the exterior shell of

robots and non-critical structural parts.

PLA-CF Higher stiffness and strength Used to print robot parts that need to withstand greater

forces, such as the robot’s main support structure.

PETG Wear-resistant with high-impact strength Can be used to print robot gears and other moving parts
ABS Strong, Impact-resistant & Heat-resistant Suitable for printing robot parts that must withstand

high-temperature environments

ASA Good UV resistance and wearability Suitable for printing robot parts used outdoors.
TPU Flexible filament Can be used to print robot tires and

other parts that require flexibility

PA Wear-resistant & Impact-resistant Perfect for printing robot gears and high-strength parts.
PC High strength & Heat resistance Suitable for printing robot parts that must withstand

extremely high loads or temperatures.

PA-CF Extremely high stiffness and strength suitable for printing the robot’s main support structure

and parts that bear high loads.



PLA Mainstream 3D printing material, easy

print, high precision, multicolor option

Can be used to print the main body of architectural

models, such as walls and roofs.

PLA-CF A mixture of PLA and carbon fibers,

higher strength and stiffness

Suitable for printing parts that require higher strength,

such as support columns of buildings.

PETG Good toughness and weather resistance Suitable for printing parts that need to withstand

pressure, such as bridges and support structures.

ABS High strength and good heat resistance Suitable for printing parts that need to withstand high

temperatures, such as chimneys or ovens in models.

ASA High weather resistance Suitable for printing parts exposed to prolonged sunlight,

like model exteriors, walls, and roofs.

TPU High elasticity Can be used to print flexible parts, such as model doors,

window curtains, or small decorative items.

PA High wear resistance &

chemical corrosion resistance

Suitable for printing parts that require wear resistance,

such as floors or steps

PC High transparency Can be used to print parts that require a transparent

effect, such as windows or glass curtain walls.

PA-CF A mixture of PA and carbon fibers,

higher strength and stiffness

Ideal for printing bridges or

load-bearing walls in buildings.


Design &


PLA High hardness but greater brittleness. Can be used to print the car’s exterior shell or other

parts that do not need to withstand much pressure.

PLA-CF Higher strength and stiffness Suitable for printing the car’s protective bars or bumpers.
PETG Good toughness and heat resistance Great for printing car engine parts or internal structures
ABS Good heat resistance & impact resistance Can be used to print the car’s chassis or tires
ASA Excellent wearability and UV resistance Suitable for printing the car’s external trim pieces.
TPU Good wear resistance and toughness Suitable for printing the car’s seats or interior trim.
PA/PA-CF Excellent mechanical properties,

heat resistance

Can be used to print engine parts

or transmission systems.

PC High-impact resistance & transparency Suitable for printing car windows or light covers.
Furniture Design PLA Most common use, made from plant starch

with biodegradable properties.

Can be used to print decorative and non-structural parts,

such as lampshades, vases, or small decorative objects.

PLA-CF Modified form of PLA, with added carbon

fibers to increase its strength and stiffness.

Can be used to print parts that require higher strength

and stiffness, such as the frame of a table or chair.

PETG Durable plastic with good impact

strength and flexibility

An ideal choice for printing chair legs or tabletops.
ABS Plastic with high-strength

and wear resistance

Great for printing the seat of a chair or the top of a table.
ASA A plastic with excellent weather

resistance and UV resistance

Suitable for printing furniture that will be used outdoors,

such as patio furniture or garden furniture.

TPU Excellent flexibility Suitable for printing parts that require some elasticity

and softness, such as chair cushions or sofa pads.

PA Wear-resistant and impact-resistant Ideal for printing parts requiring high load-bearing

capacity, like bed bases or table supports.

PC Strong and transparent plastic Great for printing glass tabletops or transparent ornaments
PA-CF Modified form of nylon, with added carbon

fibers to enhance its strength and stiffness

Perfect for printing strong and stiff parts,

like table legs or chair frames.



PLA Biodegradable material with good printing

performance and sufficient strength

Can be used to print interior decorative pieces,

such as decorative panels on the inside of car doors,

small storage boxes in the car, cup holders, etc.

PLA-CF High rigidity, strength, and lower weight Great for printing structural body parts and

seat frames, etc.

PETG High strength, impact resistance,

and good flexibility

Ideal for printing car exterior components

like bumpers and spoilers.

ABS High strength and heat resistance Can be used to print engine covers, wheel rims,

brake system components, etc.

ASA Weather resistance & high wear resistance Can be used to print car roofs, window frames, etc.
TPU Good elasticity and wear resistance Can be used to print car seat cushions, seat coverings,

suspension system components, etc.

PA/PA-CF High strength, wear resistance &

good chemical resistance

Can be used to print gears, bearings,

connecting rods, crankshafts, etc.

PC High impact strength, transparency,

and good heat resistance

Can be used to print car windows, light covers, etc.

Note: Applications of K1C extend to chair backs, door handles, car trunk buckles, drones, cars, boats, kitchen setups, bathroom setups, bedroom setups, office desk scenarios, electric skateboards, and more. Various usage scenarios await your exploration and experimentation.

FAQs about Creality K1C 3D Printer

1. Is the Creality K1C already on sale?

It will be available for pre-order from Jan 25th.

2. What is the price of the Creality K1C?

The price for the K1C is £539 (please note that the specific price may fluctuate based on festivals and events).

3. What are the discounts for the K1C pre-sale event?

  • Customers can enjoy an extra 5% off pre-order offer when you pre-order the K1C 3D printer at the Creality Official Store. Pre-order offer is valid from Jan. 24 to Feb. 6.
  • For customers who pre-order the K1C during the pre-order period, one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive the K1C for free and get a full refund. Winner will be announced after pre-order offer ends.
  • Customers may claim a 1-year free Creality Cloud Premium after receiving the K1C 3D printer. Learn more about how to redeem this benefit here.

4. Why is it called K1C, and what makes it a high-speed 3D printer for carbon fiber materials?

The “C” signifies its support for carbon fiber materials. Features like a powder metallurgy lever, lateral spring support, and built-in filament detection make it reliable. The integrated nozzle system ensures smooth filament flow for quality carbon fiber prints.

5. What are the key speed and quality features of the Creality K1C 3D Printer?

The CoreXY motion structure enables high-speed printing with excellent precision. Dual cooling ensures quick and quiet printing, and mechanical optimizations, like a 20-tooth gear and improved fan balancing, contribute to enhanced print quality. The user-friendly design requires no assembly or calibration.

K1C Dual cooling

6. What additional support and convenience features does the Creality K1C 3D Printer offer?

The K1C provides an AI camera for fault detection, foreign object detection, and remote monitoring. It supports side-loading filament and offers software-assisted operations through the open-source Creality OS. Users can skip printing a defective model during batch printing with Creality Print. The machine includes damping pads, reinforced cable chains, a silicone wiping strip, and additional accessories for enhanced reliability and convenience.

7. What are the notable optimizations in the Creality K1C 3D Printer, and how does it enhance material diversity?

The K1C introduces upgrades like a built-in camera, carbon filter for air purification, and support for various materials, including engineering and standard filaments. These enhancements come at no additional cost, ensuring a versatile and high-performance 3D printing experience.

8. How does the Creality K1C balance speed and quality in its printing process?

The K1C maintains high-speed printing with its CoreXY motion structure. Upgrades in the extruder, hotend, synchronous belt (20 teeth), and cable chains contribute to speed and quality improvements. This ensures a consistent and reliable printing experience.

9. What user-friendly features make the Creality K1C an easy-to-use 3D printer?

The K1C simplifies the 3D printing process with its out-of-the-box functionality, automatic features such as leveling, height adjustment, and flow optimization. The nozzle assembly is easily replaceable for user convenience, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced users.

K1C out of the box


The K1C is not just a 3D printer, it is a comprehensive solution for demanding printing tasks, offering a blend of speed, durability, and advanced features. With the backup of a 1-year warranty, 24/7 customer service, and a rich hardware and software ecosystem, the K1C is poised to be a game-changer in the world of 3D printing. Whether you’re producing jigs & fixtures, prototypes, product shells, or toys, the Creality K1C stands ready to deliver high-quality prints at remarkable speeds.


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