Mods and Upgrades for Bambu Lab X-1 Carbon 3D Printer
Bambu AMS Disconnect Tool
3D printed tool is designed to slip in between there and actuate the clip, so you can remove the connector easily.
More Light for Bambu Lab
There are a handful of designs out there to go about adding LEDs to this machine. Most of them are a little riser setup that goes on top and raises the glass up, providing space to put a strip of LEDs in.
Hydra AMS - Enhanced Bambu Lab AMS
Bamboo Labs didn't maximize the interior space of the AMS, so larger diameter spools, wider spools, or smaller 500 gram spools couldn't fit into the existing system. To fit bigger spools of filament in the AMS unit, we're going to do the Hydra AMS upgrade. The Hydra AMS is a 3D printed interior shell that replaces the existing shell of the Bamboo Labs automatic material system.
The designer made these parts printable within the build volume of the X1. We're going to have to reuse the interior components of the AMS with these new shell parts. Firstly get these things disassembled. Making sure to label all the wiring for the individual motors and connections when disconnecting them, so you'll know where to put them back on when reassembling all this stuff.
Bambu Lab Over-Engineered Y-Splitter
This Y- Splitter allows you to bypass the AMS without having to disconnect or change anything. Currently, filament comes out of the AMS, runs down into the buffer system, up through the Teflon tube, and then in through the back panel of the machine. If I want to run things like abrasive materials, you already saw what would happen if you were to run abrasives through the AMS. You're not supposed to do that. Or TPU, it's too soft. The AMS can't feed it properly. Then what you need to do is reach back here on the back side of the machine, disconnect this feed tube, and then feed the filament into there. It's not complicated, but it's an extra step to the process that makes it a little bit annoying.
This Y-Splitter accepts a couple of these little collets that actually allow it to replace the push-connect fittings on the backside of this machine so that the Teflon tubes will fit into it securely and be engaged like they should be. It also has a screw hole for an M3 by 20 screw to pass through it and securely hold it to the backside of the machine, so everything is really locked in. This is a really nice design. It's nice and smooth, so when you're not using the AMS, the filament will be retracted out of that tube as it does at the end of every print, and all you have to do is feed filament into the empty hole on the other side of the Y, and boom, you've bypassed the AMS without having to disconnect anything. That Y-Splitter is pretty easy to install.