Third-party Panda Series upgrades unveiled for Bambu Lab 3D printers

BIQU, a Shenzhen-based developer of 3D printing {hardware}, has unveiled a spread of plug and play mods and upgrades for Bambu Lab P, X, and A Collection 3D printers. 

Featured throughout the Panda Collection, these mods embrace the Panda Revo Hotend, Panda Lux LED improve package, Panda Fur protecting leather-based cowl, and Panda nPEI Construct Plate.    

The latest addition to the Panda Collection comes from BIGTREETECH, a accomplice model of BIQU specializing in 3D printing electronics, which has introduced the Panda Contact. This five-inch touchscreen connects to Bambu 3D printers through USB-C connection and a mounting bracket. 

The Panada Contact is designed to allow intuitive, direct management of the Bambu multi-material AMS system. This reportedly permits customers to simply handle and customise filament varieties, colours, and 3D printing temperatures on as much as 10 Bambu techniques concurrently.  

This announcement follows the information that Bambu Lab will permit customers to put in third-party firmware on its 3D printers by an elective firmware replace. To put in third social gathering firmware, prospects should signal a waiver revoking their 3D printer’s guarantee. 

Considerably, as a plug and play add-on, customers don’t must signal the Bambu Lab guarantee waiver to put in the Panda Contact, or every other Panda Collection product.    

While technical specification and pricing particulars relating to the Panda Pad are presently restricted, BIGTREETECH will announce extra data throughout a dwell stream at 7:00 am EST on January 18th.  

The BIGTREETECH Panda Pad. Picture through BIGTREETECH.

Plug and play upgrades for Bambu Lab 3D printers  

BIGTREETECH’s Panda Pad is marketed as providing seamless integration with Bambu Lab P1P and P1S 3D printers, and gives a fast and simple setup course of. 

The Panda Pad can help as much as 4 AMS items and 16 filament slots per 3D printer, on as much as 10 completely different Bambu Lab techniques.  

The add-on additionally encompasses a magnetic meeting and a built-in lithium battery. Chargeable by the magnetic base, the Print Pad might be indifferent from the 3D printer and used portably for as much as half-hour. 

What’s extra, the Print Pad incorporates a custom-made UX&UI system that mirrors the unique manufacturing facility interface, while additionally providing wi-fi WiFi connectivity. 

BIQU has additionally introduced the Panda Revo Hotend as a part of the Panda Collection. Developed in collaboration with UK-based hotend producer E3D, this add-on is on the market to pre-order now for $149 through the BIQU on-line retailer. 

This new hotend is appropriate with each Bambu Lab X1 and P1 Collection 3D printers, and encompasses a 0.4mm Revo HF nozzle and a 60W heater core for elevated materials move. 

Furthermore, the add-ons RapidChange Revo system permits the Panda Revo Hotend to be shortly and simply put in. Moreover, the hotend is appropriate with all RapidChange Revo heaters and nozzles, facilitating tool-free nozzle adjustments with out the necessity for heater disassembly.      

Bambu is but to offer further data relating to the upcoming Panda Lux, Panda Fur, and Panda nPEI Construct Plate merchandise.    

These new third-party add-ons observe the launch of Bambu Lab and E3D’s ObXidian hardened tip hotend for X1 and P1 Collection 3D printers in December 2023. This partnership marked Bambu’s first-ever third-party ecosystem collaboration. On the time, Bambu said that it had made its “first step to embrace the aftermarket,” including that it’s “open to collaboration with accountable companions.” 

The Panda Revo Hotend. Image via BIGTREETECH
The Panda Revo Hotend. Picture through BIGTREETECH.

3D printer upgrades

Though new for Bambu Lab, aftermarket 3D printer upgrades are a typical function of the 3D printing trade. 

These upgrades are key to Czech-based desktop 3D printer producer Prusa Reserach’s enterprise mannequin. The corporate has beforehand launched a redesigned extruder for the Unique Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer. This upgraded extruder options an up to date optical sensor which might detect filament move. 

The corporate has additionally launched a multi-material 3D printing improve, which permits its i3 MK3 to 3D print in 5 completely different supplies. Referred to as the Multi Materials Improve 2.0 (MMU2), this providing additionally cuts the variety of extruder motors from 4 to 1.

Elsewhere, US 3D printer producer nano3Dprint introduced upgrades to its A2200 Multi-Supplies 3D Printer and B3300 Twin-Dishing out 3D Printer final 12 months. These upgrades encompass exact meting out ideas that improve 3D printing decision, enhance 3D printer efficiency, and broaden 3D printing capabilities. 

The precision meting out ideas are designed to satisfy calls for in excessive decision 3D printing, permitting customers to manufacture complicated and complicated electrical parts. Certainly, including these aftermarket upgrades permits the A2200 and B3300 3D printers to attain a decision of 100 microns, an enchancment over the earlier 200 microns. 

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Featured picture reveals the Panda Pad. Picture through BIGTREETECH.