So Tempting - Bambu Lab X1 3D Printer

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Deeper-dive if anybody is interested:
She’s very pleasantly persistent, isn’t she.. :)
I reckon @Nifty is almost hooked.. :lol:
Me.. I’d run away very quickly from this printer because there’s to many things that could go wrong that’s outside your control..:old
 
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It looks great, if it lives up to the hype then it will be a great printer. If I read it correctly there a number of options which add to the price of course. One I would definitley opt for is the high temperature bed as without it several interesting filaments will not print well. i.e ABS, ASA, CF and others.

I'm assuming the chamber is passively heated as there is an existing patent for a heated chamber 3D printer that has been actively pursued when others have tried to use that feature. AFAIK it soons runs out so maybe the designers are waiting for that to happen.

Active carbon filtering is helpful but is not a perfect solution to removal of all VOCs so don't think you can leave it running in your bedroom and be safe, especailly if printing ABS, CF and other more volatile filaments :)
 

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Looks like a clever design, the only thing that strikes me as a major oversight is that they did not seal off the electronics bay from the chamber. That means sooner or later there will be a lot of residue especially from ABS etc that will get into the bay and coat the boards etc.
There are many processes fully automated in the machine so for someone who does not want to mess around with calibration, levelling etc. it seems to be an ideal solution as long as the company is successful. Its the closest I've seen to plug and play on any 3D printer.
 

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I hope it isn't like that Windows version of years ago, which Microsoft claimed to be 'plug & play' and turned to be 'plug & pray'.
 

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All windoze OS are plug n pray which is why I abandoned it 12 years ago and never looked back :)
 

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Take no offence, redbrickman but if you left Microsoft for Apple, it's like jumping from the frierpan into the fire..:p
 

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but if you left Microsoft for Apple,
There is always Ubuntu..:lol:
I’ve used both in business for 20 years and I can safely say it’s a lot simpler to print in Windows O/S, but for commercial printing it’s got to be Mac..
 

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Here are a couple of nice videos on the Bambu by a very respected guy from the Voron team...



Ugh, I'm just not patient enough to watch any live-streams. I'm a fan of the shorter curated (script, editing, etc.) videos.

One of my FAV 3D youtube peeps did this great review. He has a VERY strict policy on stuff that is sent to him for reviews, and does a good job:

 
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