We recommend 10cm on each side for cooling and ventilation. If you are using AMS, you should keep some space for your hand to reach the purge basket. The power socket is at the back of the printer.
The amount of filament purged during color changes depends on the type of color and how long the color transition takes. With careful tuning, such as reducing the flush volume or the prime tower size, the waste amount can be lowered. But at the same time, if transitioning from a dark color to a light color, the purge amount can increase.
No. The chamber temperature increases based on the temperature set for the heated bed and cannot be precisely controlled.
Only Part Cooling Fan and Auxiliary Part Cooling Fan (if any) can be controlled in the slicer or via the on-screen buttons. Before printing, you can adjust the fan speed of the Part Cooling Fan and the Auxiliary Part Cooling Fan in the slicer. During printing, you can turn on/off the fans in Bambu Studio or on the display screen but can not tune the speed.
The X1/X1C doesn't need a lot of maintenance. Here's a link to a complete list of parts that can be consulted in this link
The change frequency for the filter depends on how often you use the printer, and the type of filament used. We recommend replacing it every 2-3 months.
The filter is sealed, and it can be replaced with the official Bambu Lab filter available in our shop, or with any 3rd party filter with 82mm*50mm*29mm dimensions.
The process is described in this Wiki article
The process is described in this Wiki article
There are two major benefits of using the glue stick: to enhance adhesion and make removing prints easier. The adhesion of PC will decline after a long time of use, and applying solid glue can ensure stable bonding strength.
When the build plate is brand new, the bond is too strong and easy to damage the print surface, so applying glue can help better remove the model from the glue layer.
The printed calibration lines take a bit of space on the front of the printing surface, but that is only required when changing the filament or nozzle. The calibration can be disabled when printing. Also, the printed model can cover the calibration lines.
When a print is completed, the printer will enter a low power mode, but it will not completely shut down.
Dark Mode is not supported by Bambu Studio right now. It is an option we are considering, but it is lower on the priority list as we want to focus on other features that bring more value to the printing experience.
Yes. Both printers have thermal runaway protection enabled.
Yes. The latest firmware supports time lapses.
Yes, offline printing is possible using an micro SD card. The latest firmware also supports LAN printing.
Yes, the X1 is slower, mostly because of the cooling capabilities, and mostly for PLA. Printing fast requires good cooling and the X1-Carbon can do it with the integrated auxiliary fan. Upgrading the X1 with an auxiliary fan can improve printing speed
There is currently no place to set up filament retraction. It is recommended that users use the default value.
The design of the printer is relatively compact, and there is not enough space to add a secondary auxiliary fan. The top glass cover can be opened to achieve better cooling.
The left button is used to wake up the screen, and the second button is used to stop a print.
Yes, third-party slicers are supported, but they are not compatible with some functions of the printer like First Layer Inspection and AMS. We strongly recommend using Bambu Studio for the best print results.
AMS, first layer detection via LIDAR, and spaghetti detection do not work with 3rd party slicers.
Cool plate: supports printing up to 120C
Engineering plate: supports printing up to 120C
High temp plate with PEI material: supports printing up to 200C
Yes, the print can be paused at a certain layer height and then resumed using the setting available in Bambu Studio.
The X1 and X1 Carbon support OTA firmware upgrades, meaning that a notification will show up on the screen when the firmware is available to download and install. SD card update is not supported.
If the printer doesn't show up in the Bambu Handy mobile app or the Bambu Studio slicer, you need to re-add it to your account using the adoption process described in this article.
When printing with a single spool of filament, the buffer is not needed, since the filament spool itself can be considered as a 'buffer'.
The printer does remember the previous settings. If you use the same bed temperature as the latest print, then bed leveling is not needed. If you didn't reboot the machine and use the same material as the last time, you can skip flow calibration and vibration calibration as well. You can calibrate it per week.
Yes, they are similar. ASA is suggested to be printed with 260℃ for nozzle and 90℃ for hotbed, which can be set in the studio.
The volumetrically flow rate has been set to 6.4 mm^3/s when choosing "Bambu TPU 95A", and 3.2 mm^3/s when choosing "Generic TPU", so the feedrate will be automatically slow down. In our test, TPU cannot print as fast as PLA, the default volumetrically flow rate limit is a safer print speed we‘ve tested.
You can manually initiate calibration during the idle, or enable/disable the calibration before each printing process. We would recommend doing calibration after you move the printer, change to a different brand of filament, or after a few prints. The calibration process is also quick.
During slicing, you should be able to change the speed. During printing, you can change the speed mode using the screen controls.
We have a wiki article for printing on the Engineering Plate.
With the help of AMS hub, multiple AMS can work in parallel, each AMS supports 4 colors, and 4 AMS will support up to 16 colors. You can hook up to 4 AMS to a single printer with an accessory called AMS hub, so it is up to 4*4, or 16 colors or materials.
Yes, but it is better to feed PA-CF directly to the printer without using the AMS, to avoid damage caused by filament abrasion.
When not using AMS, the filament runout will be recognized by the sensor inside the tool head. While with AMS, it will be recognized by the sensor in AMS.
When the filament runs out, printing will be suspended. The printer will move the tool head to the top of the excess chute and prompt the user. This feature is supported by the latest firmware version.
It depends on the mutual bonding strength of the materials and the requirement for chamber temperature. For example, ABS and PLA do not support mixed printing.
We are considering providing a longer cable, but this will increase the time needed for every color change. The final decision is to be announced.
It depends on the moisture present in the filament. The AMS has a humidity sensor that can report the detection of excessive moisture.
The size of the desiccant compartment is about 130mm*50mm, and the depth is about 10-30mm (the depth is shallow in front and deep in the back)
Yes, the LED is mandatory for visual inspection.
The latest software will support hot swapping. You will only need to unplug/plug the 4-pin cable on the back of the printer.