The Bambu Lab A1 has confirmed to be a massively widespread 3D printer, however the launch has not gone and not using a hitch. After the corporate obtained stories of unusual heated mattress behaviour, and stories that one unit caught fireplace, the corporate has eliminated the printer from sale and issued a warning to all customers.
Homeowners of the Bambu Lab A1 have obtained an e-mail that has informed them to “stop utilizing the A1 for now”. The corporate has additionally launched a weblog publish for an “A1 Heatbed Cable Callback“, explaining the issues that customers have had with their A1 3D printer.
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What’s incorrect with the Bambu Lab A1?
Bambu has confirmed that “a really small portion of A1 printers” have broken heated mattress cables. These cables have both been broken throughout transportation, throughout set up, or after set up. If a big drive is positioned on the foundation of the cable, it may be bent and broken.
Injury to this cable may cause unstable readings and heating points for the A1’s heated printing floor. If injury is extreme sufficient, it may trigger warmth buildup on this space of the cable, inflicting it to burn and change into scorched. Bambu Lab have launched photos of what a broken cable can appear to be of their “A1 Heatbed Cable Callback” blogpost.
What about A1 mini?
No, Bambu Lab’s A1 Mini 3D printer makes use of a totally totally different design and doesn’t have this challenge. A1 Mini 3D printers are secure to make use of.
(Bambu Lab’s A1 just isn’t presently out there to buy)
Is the A1 secure to make use of?
Bambu Lab has requested their customers to stop utilizing their A1 3D printers and examine if their models have broken cables. For those who personal an A1 that doesn’t have a broken cable, your printer will likely be secure to make use of. For those who do, you’ll need to contact Bambu assist to obtain a brand new 3D printer or a substitute cable.
We strongly advise prospects with verified cable injury to chorus from working their A1 models till the mandatory repairs or replacements have been carried out. If you’re keen to exchange the cable by your self, we’ll ship you a revised substitute meeting of the heatbed (save the difficulty of wiring the heatbed) within the following 2 weeks and compensation in your time invested in changing the module. If you’re not snug changing the mattress by your self, we fully perceive and can change the entire printer for you.
Does Bambu Lab have a repair for current A1 3D printers?
To safeguard current (undamaged) A1 3D printers from future injury, Bambu Lab plans to ship a cable protector to customers. This protector will defend the A1’s heatbed cable from pressure and potential future injury. Future A1 3D printers will characteristic a newly designed heated mattress cable, or a cable protector pre-installed. If you don’t want to attend for a cable protector, you possibly can 3D print one. A1 customers can obtain a mannequin for Bambu’s protector right here and print it themselves.
You possibly can be part of the dialogue on Bambu Lab’s A1 3C printer security warning on the OC3D Boards.