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Posted · Bambu printers, next level?

Being a Ultimaker user over many years, i am still satisfied with these machines. But i can't ignore the new range of Bambu, which prints like 3-4 times faster! And as i am regularly waiting for parts to finish, it can and will be a deal breaker! I hope Ultimaker catches up really fast, this could be a big thing!

Any thoughts?

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Posted · Bambu printers, next level?

Just need a 2 cores with 400x400x400, for 3000-3500$ and bang, UMS5 does not exist anymore ! Add some camera monitoring with error detection + good quality and timelapse embedded, direct drive, and you're good to go 😄

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Posted · Bambu printers, next level?

I have both a S5 at work and a Bambu lab X1 Carbon + AMS at home. Before the X1 I had 2 Prusa Mk3 and an UM S3. When the bambu lab came out I rush out selling all of them. In my opinion the X1 is a far better value than anu UM printers. Don't get me wrong I love the S5 and S3 but they sell to high for the performance they bring.

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Posted · Bambu printers, next level?

I started with an UM S3 last year, easy to setup and great performance.  But I kept seeing the X1 Carbon pop up on videos.  I pulled the trigger last week and my X1 Carbon + AMS has arrived.  It's fast!

The BambuStudio software is much better, easier to use, (at least for me.  I understand it may or may not be as customizable as Cura. But it works).  The Bambu software lets you "paint" so it's super easy to use all the different colors or materials in your AMS.

 

But, the known issue with the Bambu is it poops... a lot! My first print used a PLA and a support material and had nearly 1000 material changes.  So it would print, purge, print, purge.  It's a lot of waste.  There is something to be said about dual extruders on the S3.

 

I am still learning it, and I believe the purge can be calibrated and adjusted for less waste.  But I haven't gotten there yet. 

The downside of having both printers is different filament sizes. But i'll keep both for now and keep messing around. 

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Posted · Bambu printers, next level?

I'm using Orca right now with my Bambu P1S as everyone was raving about Orca, but I have found that Orca is very limited in settings compared to Cura, must be about 25% of the settings Cura has. Sometimes it makes printing easier and "dumber" but when I need to print something very specific I can't. Right now I see many issues with Orca, it does bridges all over the place if you like it or not and it is more likely to print in open space hence it drops into the gaps. Some language is odd like "Thick bridges", once ticked it actually prints thin bridges so it's opposite. 

 

 

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