Version 1.2 firmware introduces several convenient features designed to enhance the user experience. The Build Plate Detection feature eliminates the possibility of human error by preventing a print from starting without the build plate in place. Similarly, the Air Printing Detection feature halts your print upon detecting extrusion issues, thereby conserving filament and saving time.
Below, you'll find some of the key updates that Version 1.2 brings:
"Air Printing" occurs when filament flow either stops or slows down mid-print, causing the toolhead to move without extruding filament properly. If not detected promptly, this issue can result in a significant waste of print time and filament.
The "Air Printing" detection system closely monitors the odometry of AMS lite in conjunction with the extruder. It identifies any discrepancies between these two odometry readings. Under normal conditions, these readings should align consistently. However, inconsistencies indicate potential slipping in the extruder gear, signaling issues like clogging or filament grinding. In such cases, the "Air Printing" detection system will pause the print and display a warning message.
Note: This feature is optimized for hotends of 0.4 mm and larger sizes. The 0.2 mm hotend is currently not optimized, but we are actively working on enhancing its compatibility.
Forgetting to place the build plate is a common oversight among beginners. Printing directly on the heatbed can potentially damage your printer. The Build Plate Detection feature addresses this issue by implementing a verification procedure before each print, ensuring that a build plate is correctly installed on the heatbed.
This feature works on the official build plate (or build plate with exact same shape as the official build plate) only.
By probing the nozzle to the edge of the build plate, A1 can automatically detect filament clumping around the nozzle. The detection feature is ON by default runs checking every 8 grams of filament usage, and can be turned OFF in the Print Options menu.
To improve the user experience with the printer, we introduced file management in Bambu Studio for files on MicroSD cards. You can now delete and print items, and manage timelapses from the available files on the MicroSD card right from Bambu Studio.
With the release of version 01.01.01.00, our team implemented some bug fixes for the A1.