Technical specifications and pricing for the accessible multi-color 3D printing devices A1 mini and AMS lite are announced by Bambu Lab.

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Introducing the Bambu Lab A1 Mini and AMS Lite: Revolutionizing 3D Printing for Beginners

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Bambu Lab’s latest innovation in the world of 3D printing. The A1 Mini and AMS Lite combo is set to bring high-end, state-of-the-art features to beginners, making multi-color 3D printing more accessible than ever before. This entry-level product is designed to cater to the needs of beginners, offering a seamless printing experience right out of the box.

The A1 Mini is pre-assembled, pre-squared, and pre-tuned, eliminating the need for any assembly or adjustment. Bambu Lab ensures that all calibrations are handled by the A1 Mini, including the Z-offset, bed level, and X & Y axis vibration resonance. With its new nozzle pressure sensor, the A1 Mini automatically calibrates the flow dynamics, guaranteeing optimal printing quality.

One of the standout features of the A1 Mini is its all-new touchscreen UI. The IPS touchscreen interface is simple and intuitive, providing users with a hassle-free experience. The system guides users through all the necessary steps of 3D printing and assists with any issues related to the HMS system. Plus, thanks to the MakerWorld platform, users can easily load preset files in the 3MF format, allowing for a one-click printing experience.

Maintenance is made easy with the A1 Mini’s Quick Swap Hotend. With just a single clip, users can remove and replace the hotend in under 30 seconds. No electronic connectors are involved in the process, making it incredibly convenient for users.

Not only does the A1 Mini offer cutting-edge functionality, but it also boasts a sleek and aesthetically pleasing design. Its clean CMF design and subtle color scheme make it a stylish addition to any workspace. With its compact size, measuring 347x315x365 mm3, it can easily fit into various environments without taking up too much space.

The A1 Mini delivers a quiet printing experience with its Active Motor Noise Cancellation technology. This innovative feature effectively reduces motor movement noise, allowing users to focus on their creative process without any distractions.

Reliability is also a key focus of the A1 Mini. Its all-metal rails and linear bearings provide extra rigidity and accuracy, surpassing traditional plastic V-wheels. The structure of the A1 Mini requires minimal tuning and maintenance, making it an ideal choice for beginners.

Safety is paramount with the A1 Mini, as the drive system is protected by a cover to prevent accidents and interference from external particles. The covered Z-axis also keeps the user’s hands clean from the dirty screw rod.

Bambu Lab takes filament monitoring to the next level with its advanced system. Unlike most 3D printers that rely on filament runout sensors, the A1 Mini measures the existence of filament, its speed and odometry, the tension above the extruder, and the pressure under the extruder. This comprehensive monitoring system allows users to detect filament runout, tangles on the spool, and slips on the extruder. If any issues are detected, the HMS system automatically pauses the 3D printing process and identifies the problem accurately using the Bambu HMS code system.

The A1 Mini and AMS Lite combo is now available for pre-order through the Bambu Lab online store. Each combo comes with a collection of Bambu filament colors and a random mystery box, adding an element of excitement to the unboxing experience. Customers can use the Bambu Handy App to scan the QR code on the mystery box for instructions on what lies inside.

We are confident that the Bambu Lab A1 Mini and AMS Lite will revolutionize the 3D printing experience for beginners. With its innovative features, user-friendly interface, and reliability, it sets a new standard in the world of desktop 3D printing. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring your creative ideas to life with this groundbreaking technology. Place your pre-order now and be among the first to experience the future of 3D printing.

Introducing the Bambu Lab A1 Mini and AMS Lite: User-Friendly 3D Printing at its Best

3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and with advancements in technology, it has become more accessible to individuals and businesses alike. Bambu Lab is one such company that is pushing the boundaries of user-friendly 3D printing with its latest offerings, the A1 Mini and AMS Lite.

The A1 Mini is designed to be especially user-friendly, allowing users to quickly and easily diagnose specific problems by looking up the specific code. It boasts modular and easy-to-swap consumable parts, making part replacement convenient and affordable. But what really sets the A1 Mini apart is its fast 3D print speeds. This printer can 3D print at up to 500mm/s, with a top acceleration of 10000 mm/s2. This means users can enjoy high-speed 3D printing without compromising on accuracy.

One unique feature of the A1 Mini is its vibration calibration for both the X and Y axes, performed at the beginning of each 3D print job. This ensures that the printer maintains high-speed 3D printing accuracy. Unlike most printers on the market that use preset values throughout the printing process, the A1 Mini calibrates the values before each print, accommodating for tension and environment temperature changes. Additionally, an Eddy Current sensor is located at the hotend, measuring extrusion pressure before printing. This compensates the extrusion flow rate and ensures stable extrusion throughout the entire process.

But Bambu Lab doesn’t stop there. They have also introduced the AMS Lite, a new and updated version of their original AMS. The AMS Lite enables simple and easy multi-material 3D printing. It has fewer parts than its predecessor and exposes all the maintenance-intensive components, improving reliability and making it more maintenance-friendly. For example, they claim it is “super easy” to remove a snapped filament from the PTFE tube.

The AMS Lite also includes Bambu RFID readers, allowing for automatic filament synchronization. It can detect and sync Bambu filament types with Bambu Studio, optimizing the 3D printer profile accordingly. Moreover, the AMS Lite is compatible with the A1 3D printer series, while the original AMS is compatible with Bambu Lab X1 and P1 3D printers.

In terms of material compatibility, the AMS Lite can use multiple filament materials and colors. However, Bambu Lab advises avoiding flexible filaments like TPU and TPE, as well as absorbent filaments like PVA.

The A1 Mini is priced at $299 USD, and the AMS Lite comes in at $249 USD. However, for those looking for the complete package, both products can be purchased together as the A1 Mini and AMS Lite combo for $459 USD.

Now let’s take a look at the technical specifications:

– Build Volume: 180x180x180 mm3

– Chassis: Steel + Extruded Aluminum

– Hot End: All-Metal

– Extruder Gears: Steel

– Nozzle: Stainless-Steel

– Max Hot End Temperature: 300℃

– Nozzle Diameter (Included): 0.4 mm

– Nozzle Diameter (Optional): 0.2 mm, 0.6 mm, 0.8 mm

– Filament Cutter: Yes

– Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm

– Compatible Build Plate: Bambu Textured PEI Plate, Bambu Smooth PEI Plate

– Max Build Plate Temperature: 80℃

– Max Speed of Tool Head: 500 mm/s

– Max Acceleration of Tool Head: 10 m/s2

– Max Hot End Flow: 28 mm2/s @ ABS (Model: 150×150 mm single wall; Material: Bambu ABS; Temperature: 280℃)

– Ideal Supported Filaments: PLA, PETG, PC, PA, PVA

– Monitoring Camera: Low Rate Camera (up to 1080P)

– Time Lapse Supported

– Filament Run Out Sensor: Yes

– Filament Odometry: Yes

– Power Loss Recovery: Yes

– Filament Tangle Sensor: Yes

– Physical Dimensions: 347x315x365 mm3

– Net Weight: 5.5 kg

– Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

– Display: 2.4 inches 320×240 IPS Touch Screen

– Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bambu-Bus

– Storage: Micro SD Card

– Control Interface: Touch Screen, APP, PC Application

– Motion Control: Dual-Core Cortex M4

– Slicer: Bambu Studio

– Support for third-party slicers which export standard Gcode, such as Superslicer, Prusaslicer, and Cura, but certain advanced features may not be supported

– Slicer Supported OS: MacOS, Windows

In conclusion, the Bambu Lab A1 Mini and AMS Lite are a game-changer in the world of user-friendly 3D printing. With their modular design, fast print speeds, and compatibility with various filament materials, these products offer convenience and affordability to both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career in additive manufacturing or simply want to explore the possibilities of 3D printing, Bambu Lab has got you covered. So why wait? Get your hands on the A1 Mini and AMS Lite combo and start creating wonders today!

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Featured image: The new Bambu Lab A1 Mini and AMS Lite. Photo via Bambu Lab.

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