Best FDM 3D Printer - 2023

In recent years, 3D printers have made significant advancements. We are currently experiencing a pivotal moment, transitioning towards a new era of 3D printing, characterized by ease of use and speed. Spearheading this change is the new Bambu Lab X1-Carbon, boasting impressive features at a remarkable value.

Bambu Lab X1-Carbon



  • Ultra-Fast 3D Printing: 500mm/s velocity & 2000mm/s² acceleration. The Bambu Lab X1-Carbon can print a standard Benchy in only 16.5 minutes. This is 2-3x faster than most 3D printers.
  • Automatic Multi-Color & Multi-Material Capability
  • LiDAR for Quality Control and First Layer Inspection
  • Dual Auto Bed Leveling
  • AI Spaghetti Detection
  • Advanced Materials: The Bambu Lab X1 Carbon, features enhanced cooling and a hardened nozzle along with a carburized drive gear, allow the user to print a broad spectrum of materials such as PA, PC, PET, and TPU.

Total Cost: $1,449.00 USD

While the cost may appear steep, this printer is indeed a great value. Its build quality is superb, and the printing speed makes it comparable to owning two 3D printers. If budget isn't a major concern, we highly recommend the Bambu Lab X1-Carbon for all users.

The Bambu Lab X1-Carbon is the first sub-$1,500 USD 3D printer to offer these impressive features, and currently, there's no close competitor within this price range. The Bambu Lab X1-Carbon caters well to both beginners and advanced users. It arrives pre-assembled, requiring only minor disassembly of the packaging.

 3D Printer Academy projects that were printed on the Bambu Lab X1C:



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