The company Bambu Lab has announced the X1E, a new 3D printer specifically for professional and engineering applications. According to the manufacturer, the X1E features a particularly high print speed as well as new functions in the areas of networking and filament management.
With a maximum tool head speed of 500 mm/s, the X1E is said to be very fast for a desktop 3D printer. This is made possible, he said, by a rigid CoreXY gantry made of carbon-fiber-reinforced rods. Vibration and extrusion compensation are also said to ensure high-quality prints.
A new feature of the X1E is the optional Ethernet interface. It is said to enable reliable network connectivity even in complex environments. In addition, the 3D printer supports advanced WLAN security standards. According to Bambu Lab, the X1E can also be operated completely offline without a cloud connection.
The X1E can reach temperatures of up to 320°C, allowing it to process higher-grade materials such as PPA-CF or PPS. A heated pressure chamber of up to 60°C reduces warpage and improves layer adhesion, according to the manufacturer. Clean operation is ensured by a HEPA filter and activated carbon filter. According to Bambu Lab, this makes the X1E suitable for poorly ventilated rooms.
According to the manufacturer, up to 16 filament spools can be connected with the integrated filament management system. This also enables multi-material printing with automatic filament change. Overall, Bambu Lab positions the X1E as a 3D printer for demanding professional users.
Bambu Labs quotes the price at $2499. The 3D printer is scheduled to begin shipping in November. The machine will be offered via Bambu Lab as well as resellers.