Who doesn’t need a powerful 3D printer at home so he can print everything he needs? Let’s say you want some cool Pokemon figures, but you’re not excited by the idea of spending $10 to $20 a piece in order to buy them from the store. That’s where 3D printers can come in handy, as you can make such figures from the comfort of your own house. Furthermore, there can be many more reasons why you would need a 3D printer at home, not only when it comes to hobbies!
Today, we want to talk about Bambu Lab’s X1 Series. It’s the moniker of a highly capable 3D printer that was designed for the prosumer market. We are glad to have the chance to talk about the printer’s amazing features.
In fact, we need to keep in mind that Bambu Lab’s X1 series consists of two 3D printer models, the X1 and X1 Carbon.
Let’s see the basic list of features that the 3D printer from Bambu Lab is capable of:
- Perfectly enclosed
- Build volume: 256 x 256 x 256
- Carbon chamber air filter system that’s activated
- Maximum toolhead speed of 500mm/s
- It can print PETG, TPU, ABS, ASA, PLA, PVA, PET, PA, PC, and CF filaments in the case of the Carbon version
- The controller is based on a Quad ARM A7 @ 1.2GHz
- Software: PrusaSlicer, Ultimaker Cura, SuperSlicer
- Dual toothed gear extrusion
- Sensor for doors
- A filament of 1.75mm with 0.4mm nozzle diameter
- Flexible steel removable print plate
- Bed heating set to 120C
- A color touchscreen of 5.5”
- Filament out sensor and process
Now, for the heavy artillery! Let’s talk about the more advanced features of Bambu Lab’s 3D printer, shall we? Behold:
- Filament odometer
- Ultralight carbon rails
- A total closed-loop cooling system controls in case of all the fans
- The print speeds are about two times faster than normal 3D printers
- Full control using the mobile app
- All of the calibration is fully automatic
- Welded steel frame
- 43 real-time sensors
- Native 3MF file format support
- RFID-detected spools
- 2TOP capacity Neural Processing Unit
- A real time detection system that will alert the user if the print fails
- The implementation of a LIDAR sensor
- A hot end heater made of ceramic
- Multiple colors and materials available
- An automated material system
In case you didn’t notice, Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a role in the functionality of this 3D printer as well! The Neural Processing Unit is able to provide real-time AI capability, while the X1 can make use of this feature as much as possible.
The print process itself is being monitored with the help of AI. The filament flow is monitored and even corrected automatically due to the AMS, which stands for Automatic Material System.
The AI-controlled motion system, accompanied by the robust hardware, makes the process of 3D printing faster than what many other printers are capable of. The speed is about 120mm/s.
The AMS also stands out for being able to keep hygroscopic materials dry. The spools will be identified by RFID chip so that the X1 will be aware of what exactly is loaded in the machine.
Having a 3D printer at home can be a great deal for many reasons. It can be seen as a customization tool, as you are free to customize the outcome in various ways. Such a machine can even be used as an educational tool, as it can offer valuable lessons in mathematics, geometry, and more.
Feel free to check out the review article on the D4200S, another 3D printer that deserves attention.
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