3d Printing Crew: Tugboats up in this biatch

MastaCow

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3 minutes seems ridiculous. Their explanation was very…PR, but at least they had one and the explanation was fair, even if the reasoning wasn’t optimally. Hopefully they address it.

Most of the Bambu community seems more like a lot of new people that haven’t done research and are finally getting into it because of the ease of use and performance only seen before by custom builds (granted, I’m still new to all of this too), or experienced people giving it a try; a lot of the questions/problems seem like people trying to go 100% all the time just cuz it can, the AMS system (which I don’t really plan to use much), complaining about availability/shipping outside of the US, or support taking a while. Maybe not a great sign there are already issues, but it could be user induced/user error.

I think they’ll be a victim of their own success and a lot of problems are going to be amplified by the amount of product they have out there; the machine has some lofty ambitions and new tech, lots of hype, and the supply chain issues aren’t helping when people need replacements or support.

If they can sort all of this out and make it through these growing pains, they really will be like the “iPhone” of 3D printers and the rest of the pack (at the consumer and prosumer level) is going to be playing catch up. At the very least, it’ll force innovation into a space that’s been an endless sea of Prusa/Ender 3 clones for years.

I think I’ll order an XL when they’re out, though. Tool changer seems awesome.
In the time I've spent lurking this thread, I've gone from shopping for a Prusa, to a Bambu X1C, to now waiting for a LDO 2.4 350 kit to come in stock somewhere.
 

CPTMULLET

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I don't see the downsides of going up from 300 to 350 since I'm not going for speedboats.
Rather have the fixed bed.
I have a 300 2.4 and it's pretty unwieldy to get to the electronics bay, I'd seriously consider doing this mod if I was you: https://mods.vorondesign.com/detail/TmE2ogJM6EYetii4uD1GQ There's also some other relocate electronics mods that are less popular but just as good (though maybe require more effort).


That said I built mine with a sub par kit compared to LDO and I'm sure you'll have to do less fussing with the electronics than I did.

Things to plan for in advance:
Adding lights to the chamber
Adding under bed fans to help w/ chamber heating
Chamber thermistor
 
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MastaCow

I love cup.
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I have a 300 2.4 and it's pretty unwieldy to get to the electronics bay, I'd seriously consider doing this mod if I was you: https://mods.vorondesign.com/detail/TmE2ogJM6EYetii4uD1GQ There's also some other relocate electronics mods that are less popular but just as good (though maybe require more effort).


That said I built mine with a sub par kit compared to LDO and I'm sure you'll have to do less fussing with the electronics than I did.

Things to plan for in advance:
Adding lights to the chamber
Adding under bed fans to help w/ chamber heating
Chamber thermistor
Thanks, bookmarked.
All I've managed to do so far is source a RPi 4B 2gb. Just gathering info since most of these shops say mid Feb to have them in stock.
 
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FritoBandito

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Oh it'll detect farts :rofl:
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Cicada

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Best method to re-wind or transfer to another spool?

The fuckin side of one of my protopasta spools fell off as soon as I took it out of the package and now I have a partially tangled mess that I wanna put on an old spool or these AMS-compatible spools I printed out
 

Cicada

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In the time I've spent lurking this thread, I've gone from shopping for a Prusa, to a Bambu X1C, to now waiting for a LDO 2.4 350 kit to come in stock somewhere.
Damn son

R u me?

I went from 0 printers to 3 in like 6 weeks 😂
Wife won’t let me have anymore, but at least they’re all pretty good printers with different kinematics

Just need an IDEX or the Prusa XL with 5 toolheads and I’m good 🤣
 
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CPTMULLET

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Best method to re-wind or transfer to another spool?

The fuckin side of one of my protopasta spools fell off as soon as I took it out of the package and now I have a partially tangled mess that I wanna put on an old spool or these AMS-compatible spools I printed out
Winding is an art, I'd more likely bitch at protopasta tbh.
 
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CPTMULLET

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Damn son

R u me?

I went from 0 printers to 3 in like 6 weeks 😂
Wife won’t let me have anymore, but at least they’re all pretty good printers with different kinematics

Just need an IDEX or the Prusa XL with 5 toolheads and I’m good 🤣
just give me the Delta so I can live out my dreams and then you can build a Voron Trident w/ idex AKA Tridex

also you haven't even gotten into cross gantry:


results:
 
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TheRider

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Best method to re-wind or transfer to another spool?

The fuckin side of one of my protopasta spools fell off as soon as I took it out of the package and now I have a partially tangled mess that I wanna put on an old spool or these AMS-compatible spools I printed out
I use a drill with an adapter printed to take empty spool, then a microfiber cloth to pass the filament through to keep it clean as you go. Light movement side to side to move the filament across the spool. I used to have to do it a bunch when I had a dremel 3d45 as well since it wouldn't take full size spools.
 
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MastaCow

I love cup.
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Damn son

R u me?

I went from 0 printers to 3 in like 6 weeks 😂
Wife won’t let me have anymore, but at least they’re all pretty good printers with different kinematics

Just need an IDEX or the Prusa XL with 5 toolheads and I’m good 🤣
I didn't buy any printers yet. Just doing due diligence.
 
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Printed this guy... so useful. I always seem to forget something when I take the soldering iron to my storage unit...


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Have to re-post mine. A bit more complex than the one above but compact as a mofo and I use it all the time. I don't have it on Printables since it's there's a bunch of post print stuff you have to do but if someone wants it I can share.


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