Popular 3D printer manufacturer Bambu Lab has announced its brand new A1 printer, a larger version of the A1 Mini that took the hobby by storm earlier this year.
While many 3D printer manufacturers have made improvements rather than innovations in recent years, resulting in a hobby that is still not suitable for beginners, Bambu Lab has released printers that look less intimidating and have a have a range of functions that are difficult to compare. The A1 is billed as your “colorful gateway to 3D printing.”
Bamboo’s thing is to allow users to use multiple filament colors at the same time – most FDM printers don’t allow this, but the proprietary AMS Lite system allows users to connect up to four colors and print at the same time, expanding the design possibilities for prints become many times more appealing.
The A1 will also feature a quick-change nozzle, another cumbersome process on virtually all other 3D printers, allowing you to quickly swap out parts if you want to print with different materials, such as: B. wood-based filaments, which typically require a nozzle to be made from hardened steel, rather the more common brass type.
With a build volume of 256 x 256 x 256 mm, the build plate is also slightly larger than standard, but significantly smaller than the new Max printers from Elegoo and Creality. Thanks to the active noise cancellation of the motors, the A1 is likely to run quieter than any other printer you might be used to.
The A1 can be purchased directly from for $399 without the multi-color AMS system or with it as a combination for $559 Bambu Lab website.
You can watch a video of the Bambu Lab A1 in action below.
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