Bambu Lab X1C 3D Printer
This has been causing a major stir in the 3D printing community:
- Very fast for the price point.
- Excellent quality prints out of the box.
- Can handle a wide range of materials.
- Relatively little tinkering required.
- Supports multi-material printing using the AMS unit.
As people get to use it, I see a few negative comments:
- Teething problems. Seems a bit of a v0.1 product and Bambu Labs are slowly improving it.
- Everything proprietary, so cannot really be modified. However, spare parts seem reasonably priced.
- Not Open Source - and thus pure evil in some eyes.
I must admit I am tempted with this. The joy of something that just works. The AMS looks like a polished approach to multi-material printing, and would serve a second duty as a filament dry box. Most of my multi-material printing would likely be adding decals to boxes etc., where the waste of a single extruder solution is not likely to be a big deal.
However, there are a few aspects that make me hesitant at this time:
- The build size is a little small. I would have preferred a 300x300 build area.
- It looks like very much a work in progress. Might be best to wait until it is more mature, or a later version is released.
- I really would like to print TPU gaskets into a box, and this is difficult here as TPU is not supported by the AMS. Maybe Bambu Labs will come up with a manual filament change routine in their software.