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Bambu Labs X1 Carbon - Initial Impressions

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mikeselectricstuff:

--- Quote from: pan on November 06, 2023, 03:30:01 pm ---Yes, according to what the screen "said" that was the case. But, then again it can be it has the same behaviour if the cloud service is down. I don't know. I just know it was full stop for a couple of hours.

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I has that once, but easy enough to use an SD card

TomWinTejas:
It's been nearly a year, so I figured I'd update the thread with my experiences thus far.  I had hoped that the printer would eliminate the hassle associated with 3D printing that I ran into with my Ender 3, but hasn't been as smooth sailing as I had hoped.  I ran into a problem with brittle filament where the filament broke in such a small piece as to jam the hub inside the AMS (4 filament management box).  I disassembled the hub to remove the shards and it was constructed with magnets and they all flew together once I separated the top from bottom of the part.  Bambu Labs now has a guide on how to disassemble the hub, but it's still not a simple process.  It took me many hours of fiddling to get all the broken pieces of filament cleared of the path to the extruder, but eventually I was able to get everything working again.

There have been improvements to the Bambu Slicer where calibration has improved and they have modified the algorithm for heating the bed where the unit no longer causes my LEDs on the same circuit to flicker.  So I've been happy with the continuous improvements by Bambu Labs over the year.  They seem committed to supporting those who have already purchased the printer and the cost of replacement parts has been reasonable. 

As others have mentioned there were some cloud related outages that caused some not to be able to print easily, but I didn't happen to need to print during one of these.  They do have a LAN option where you can be self sufficient, but I honestly haven't dedicated any time to researching this or trying it... falling back to micro-sd card seems like a viable option if I really needed to print something.  Monitoring the print via the camera is neat, but really not anything I *need* to have.

newtekuser:
I’ve had my x1c (no AMS) for almost two months and put around 100 hours of print time on it using PETG, ABS and PLA filaments from SUNLU and Fiberlogy. Using it with the PEI metal sheet, absolutely no problems.
The only failure I had was my fault using the wrong build plate which the AI didn’t catch which resulted in spaghetti mess. Luckily I was next to it and was able to stop it.
Needless to say I think the AI detection system is useless. The camera is nice to have but video quality is very poor.
The lighting is also very weak which likely is the culprit for the bad video.
Support is very slow to respond too. Initially I wanted to cancel my order and they got back to me in a week after I had already taken delivery of the printer.

This is compared to my Prusa mk3s which has been a total POS since day one. I do know folks swear by these printers and I really wanted to like it too. It’s the reason I went with a Bambu and avoid all drama caused by weak adhesion, stringing, first layer issues.

Tony_G:
I'm a total 3D Printing NOOB (We had 3D printers in an IoT lab I used but I always asked the 3D Print guys to print my TinkerCad models) and I've waited deliberately until I could get a printer that was just a "tool" rather than requiring me to become a 3D printer expert.

I bought the X1C/AMS just before Christmas and I'm in the process of learning both how best to use the printer and how to create models in Fusion 360.

Overall, I have to agree with everyone else that this thing just seems to work - I'm sure that I'll learn about all the knobs and dials that can be tweaked to make even better prints but so far I've been very happy with the results that I've gotten.

If you have the money then I think that the X1C is a great entry point into making quality 3D prints straight out of the box.

Now if anyone can explain to me why Bambu Studio thinks that some of my Fusion 360 models are in millimeters instead of inches (yes, yes, imperial sucks) and then offers to scale them incorrectly I'd appreciate the heads up and explanation.

TonyG

newtekuser:

--- Quote from: Tony_G on January 10, 2024, 12:27:54 am ---I'm a total 3D Printing NOOB (We had 3D printers in an IoT lab I used but I always asked the 3D Print guys to print my TinkerCad models) and I've waited deliberately until I could get a printer that was just a "tool" rather than requiring me to become a 3D printer expert.

I bought the X1C/AMS just before Christmas and I'm in the process of learning both how best to use the printer and how to create models in Fusion 360.

Overall, I have to agree with everyone else that this thing just seems to work - I'm sure that I'll learn about all the knobs and dials that can be tweaked to make even better prints but so far I've been very happy with the results that I've gotten.

If you have the money then I think that the X1C is a great entry point into making quality 3D prints straight out of the box.

Now if anyone can explain to me why Bambu Studio thinks that some of my Fusion 360 models are in millimeters instead of inches (yes, yes, imperial sucks) and then offers to scale them incorrectly I'd appreciate the heads up and explanation.

TonyG

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Are you sure the CAD models are exported in inches instead of millimeters?

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