Bambulabs P1P Features
If Bambulabs were a duo, it would probably be penetrating the market after a number-one record. Its X1 and X1 Carbon were popular projects on Kickstarter, and all sources indicate that the campaign was a huge success. It is now introducing the new P1P, a comparable but more reasonably priced alternative to the X1 printers, to strike while the iron is still hot.
The P1P offers the same maximum print speeds as the X1, a 300 °C capable all-metal hot end, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a good build volume of 256 x 256 x 256 mm. Additionally, it works well with the automatic material system from Bambulab.
Intrigued? Bring your sweatshirt and glasses and join us as we explore its features to see what we can find.
The Concepts Of Bambulabs P1P
According to a press statement that Bambulab gave us, the P1P will keep certain essential features of the X1, such as its kinematics, motion control system, and "state-of-the-art electronics," as well as vibration compensation and pressure advance.
The filament is the same as the X1, and the build volume is the same at 256 x 256 x 256 mm, which is a typical size for most modern FDM machines. However, Bambu Lab claims that the hot end is different.
The P1P's architecture is also similar; it employs a CoreXY motion mechanism and is an open-sided cube (or not; more on that later). It should offer good levels of stability, especially at faster print speeds than the P1P should be able to achieve.
With its advertised printing speeds, the X1 from Bambulab caused considerable controversy when it first entered the market. The speed of the X1 needed to be transferred to Bambulab's new machine, and it appears that has happened.
The P1P will feature a print head that can accelerate to 2000 mm/s and sustain a 500 mm/s pace. So, we should see some fantastic print speeds here. One of the quickest ways to navigate a print bed in 3D printing is the CoreXY motion system.
All-Round Heated Metallic Elements
Direct extrusion is another aspect of the P1P carried over from the X1, so handling filaments shouldn't be a problem. However, Bambulab has informed us that the hot end itself is different.
It is still an all-metal machine that can withstand 300 °C; therefore, it is unclear exactly how you may use it to print with many unusual filaments. However, according to Bambulabs' specifications for the P1P, carbon and glass fiber polymers are "not advised." Why, therefore, is the question.
Spring Steel Print Plate With Pei Coating
A dual-sided PEI-coated print plate with textured PEI coating is included with the P1P. Over the past year or so, PEI-coated surfaces have become standard 3D printer equipment, and for a good reason. The plate's elasticity typically allows prints to pop off when finished, and the surface offers strong adherence and durability.
Although they may not be to everyone's taste, most people enjoy this style. If not, Bambu Lab will sell you substitutes such as a "cool plate," a "engineered plate," or a "high-temperature plate," as stated in the spec sheet.
The surface of the cool plate may be harmed if not used with adhesive and is only meant for usage with PLA. The name of the high-temperature plate, as well as its PEI coating, indicates its intended function. Given that it is currently absent from the Bambu Lab web store, the engineering plate appears to be on the way.
The Outer Designs
The exterior designs are very attention-grabbing items. Users can modify the outside of their P1Ps using 3MF files that Bambulab will soon distribute. The early press photographs show various options for the printer, and Bambulab has said that 3D modeling files would be made accessible so customers can quickly construct their unique designs.
This is fascinating and unique, and we believe it's about time 3D printer manufacturers started paying more attention to product aesthetics. So we give it a high five!
Bluetooth and WiFi
According to Bambu Lab, both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options will be available with the P1P at launch. Of course, any alternatives to tiny microSD cards for connectivity are welcome. Still, Bambu Lab also provides a connection through a tiny microSD card. Let's hope the wireless choices perform flawlessly, shall we?
Flexible Camera And Ams Alignment
The automatic material system, or AMS, the X1's multi-material system, is one of its primary characteristics. The system sometimes referred to as a multi-material unit, is an optional add-on that can contain multiple filament spools and allow the printer to switch between them automatically. It's fantastic news that the new P1P will work with the AMS and accept the optional chamber camera as an add-on for individuals that want more flexibility with their printing. Perhaps consumers will wait to buy these extras. Still, they offer a good and affordable upgrade route as they embark on their 3D printing experience.
Here are a few more features from the lengthy list the Bambulabs has to offer:
Automated Bed Leveling: Always a plus, this feature should spare you the effort of manually adjusting your bed. Or at least make it less frequently necessary.
2.7-inch UI: The P1P's bundled UI resembles a pad with buttons for operation. However, no touchscreen is available.
Extension board of "mystery": A new extension board is on the way, according to Bambu Lab, and it's a "mystery." Although we cannot provide you with any additional information, could we dial Chucky?
Provincial Assembly: The P1P will reportedly take less than 15 minutes to print from the box. Exactly as it should be.
Specifications for Bambu Lab P1P
- Technology: Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
- Year: 2022
- Assembly: Fabricated
- Mechanical arrangement: CoreXY
- Manufacturer: Bambu Lab
- Max speed: 500mm/s
- Certified material: PLA, ASA, PETG, PVA, TPU
- Build Volume:256 x 256 x 256mm
- Hot end: All metal
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm (Elective 0.2, 0.6, 0.8)
- Filament Runout sensor: Yes
- AMS color system: free accessories
- Storage: Micro SD card, 4GB internal
- Slicer: Bambu Studio (Other slicers are compatible)
- Frame dimensions: 386 x 389 x 458 mm
- Weight: 9.65 kg
Cost Of Product
The cost of the Bambu Lab P1P is rather alluring and will likely be viewed as reasonable by many. The system appears to be priced reasonably for what is being given at $699. CoreXY features a PEI-coated print plate, an all-metal hot end capable of printing on advanced materials, automatic bed leveling, WiFi, and Bluetooth.
Numerous features and upgrade options are available, including the AMS system, various construction plates, and a camera add-on.
Remember that the Creality Ender 7 launched almost a year ago, costing over $700, and lacked most of the P1P's desirable features.
Nearly all 3D printer creators began with the hope of creating fantastic objects. It has never been simpler to personalize your 3D printer and 3D print your dream with the new Bambulab P1P.
A P1P is enjoyable since you can update peripherals and design and customize your 3D printer enclosures.
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