IDEX Dual-Extrusion 3D Printer

The Creator 3 by FlashForge is an entry-level Independent-dual extruder 3D printer. Basically, if you don't need high-temp like PEEK and ULTEM, but want to get started in composites like Carbon-Fiber Nylon, Polycarbonate, or other engineering filaments, the Creator 3 is a great machine that won't break the bank. 

Get started today with complex geometry and engineering-grade filament like Nylon, Polycarbonate, ABS, ASA, and more!


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Creator 3 UnBoxing

Rapid TCT Overview

  • 300°C Extruder
  • 120°C Buildplate
  • Enclosed Chamber


Build Volume:

300 x 250 x 200 mm


Finally, an affordable machine for Nylon, Polycarbonate, ASA and more - with all the bells & whistles of an IDEX machine, spring steel plate, and excellent support. 


Dual Independent extruders means that if you're not using support material, you can print multiple parts at the same time -- with copy-mode and mirror-mode, you can double your output on a single printer!


With the enclosed chamber, 300ºC Nozzles, and 120ºC buildplate, this machine works great for materials like Nylon, Polycarbonate, ABS and more!


Choose from PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, Carbon-Fiber Nylon, Glass-Filled Nylon, and more!
  • Independent Extruders (IDEX)

    Work independently with two extruders that are capable of printing with high temperatures and precision. FlashForge IDEX system allows users to print with two different models, including colors and materials, independently and simultaneously for completing your projects in half the time than a traditional dual extruder system. Oozing is eliminated as none of the extruder is idle waiting for instruction with FlashForge IDEX. Both extruders are printing and working for you constantly during a print job.

  • Flexible and Removable Heated Build Plate

    A bendable and removable heated build plate now comes standard on the FlashForge Creator 3. This specialized flexible build plate saves you both time and tool needed when removing your exquisite printed objects effortlessly. Not only it is flexible, but this build plate can be heated up to 120°C (user adjustable) allowing the use of various materials.

  • High Temperature Nozzles

    FlashForge newly designed stainless steel nozzles are capable of a printing maximum temperature of 300°C A variety of professional materials are now compatible with the Creator 3.

  • Filament Error Detection

    Ensuring a successful print, FlashForge Creator 3 comes standard with filament error detection. Creator 3 would stop its printing operation when abnormal filament feeding pattern is detected. Print job is resumed automatically when filament feeding is returned to its normal state.

  • Built-in HD Camera and Touch-Screen controls

    Monitor printing status away from the Creator 3 in real time, and enjoy ease-of-use with the high-quality touch-screen.

  • Compatible with Industry-Standard Slicing Software

    You can always use the latest Cura, Simplify3D, Slic3r, and other toolpath generators for all your slicing needs :) 

  • Cloud Operation

    To achieve maximum efficiency with the FlashForge Creator 3, Cloud printing, designs storing, and operating are available through its cloud platform.



Detailed Specifications

Printing Technology

Fused Filament Fabrication, or Fused Deposition Modeling (FFF, FDM)

Build Volume

300 x 250 x 200mm

11.8 x 9.84 x 7.9 inches

Build Platform Material

FlashForge Buildtak
Stainless Steel Backside

Build Plate Leveling

Full Automatic Leveling

Layer Resolution

0.05mm maximum

50-400 Micron Standard Layers


Movement: 300mm/s 

Printing: Avg ~60mm/s

Filament Diameter

Standard 1.75mm Filament

Open Material System

Nozzle Diameter


Position Accuracy

X/Y Axis: 0.011 mm

Z Axis: 0.0025 mm


Sailfish-based FlashForge Firmware

Extruder Temperature

300°C (572°F)

Build Plate Temperature

120°C (248°F)

Chamber Temperature

40ºC+ with Enclosed Chamber

Input File Type

Sailfish, x3g

Power Consumption

AC Input: 100V-240VAC, 47-63Hz

Power: 500W

Machine Dimensions

627 x 485 x 615 mm

Approx. 25 x 19 x 25 inches

Shipping Weight & Dimensions



Most 1.75mm Filament, including:  PA/CF, PC, PC Alloys, PA, ABS, Carbon Fiber-Filled, Metal-Filled, Fiberglass-Filled, Nylon, ASA, PETG, ESD-Safe, HIPS, TPU, PLA, PVA, Open Material System


6-month Manufacturers Warranty