Bambu Lab has taken the desktop 3D printer market by storm! Offering advantages such as premium build quality, higher print speeds and a Automatic Material System (AMS), the Bambu Lab X1 printer is proving extremely popular, in the UK and abroad.
Dozens of Filamentive customers have invested into a Bambu Lab 3D printer – be it the P1P or X1 – and so we have been inundated with questions and queries related to filament compatibility, especially with the AMS.
Which filament materials work with the Bambu Lab 3D printer?
Based on the Max Hot End Temperature of 300℃, the following 3D printer filament materials are compatible:
PLA filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
PLA Matte filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
PLA Tough filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
PETg filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
ASA filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
ABS filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
PETG-CF filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
PAHT-CF filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
Nylon filament for Bambu Lab 3D Printer
Is Filamentive filament compatible with Bambu Lab AMS?
As per Bambu Lab, the AMS comprises 4 filament slots, and communicates with the toolhead, guaranteeing smooth feeding and automatic filament switching, mid-print.
Because the AMS only supports spools with a width of 50-68mm and a diameter of approx. 200mm, there are some constraints when using certain filament spool sizes, especially >750g.
In fact, this unofficial filament spool compatibility spreadsheet has been created to offer guidance to Bambu users worldwide, suggesting which filament brands / materials work in the AMS.
So, yes! Filamentive filament is indeed compatible with the Bambu Lab AMS, provided you use 750g spools.
Is there a Filamentive Spool Adapter for Bambu Labs AMS?
Bambu Lab user and Filamentive customer, DD3D, recently reached out to say that none of the available adapters fitted the Filamentive spools so he decided to design his own Filamentive Spool Adapter for Bambu Labs AMS, which is available, for free, from Printables.com.
DD3D spool adapter has been designed to fit snugly over the sides of Filamentive spools to enable them to work in the Bambu Labs X1 AMS. The bump on the inside lines up with the hole on the sides of the spools, preventing any rotation and also ensuring the label and filament holes are visible in the little window.
If you’re a Bambu Lab 3D printer owner and are looking to use Filamentive filament in the UK, we hope this is helpful!