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Overview of Biqu B1 3D Printer
As we all know, many 3d printer have centered around prosumer 3D printers with lots of features and capabilities, They’re a lot of fun to review, and it’s certainly a growing segment in the desktop 3D printer market, but it is only one segment.
Biqu sent me their B1 for reviewing and I thought it was just another Creality Ender 3 V2 clone machine to target budget macine market, and honestly I did not expect too much from machine at beginning. However, once I unbox the machine, and play with it, the functioin of machine is really surprizing to me and I have wonderful time with this machine. it has multiple features on offer which can be applied by beginner or advanced user at an affordable price. Without further ado, let’s see the details.
Specification of Biqu B1 Printer
- Build volume: 235 x 235 x 270 mm
- Feeder system: Bowden drive
- Print head: Single nozzle
- Nozzle size: 0.4 mm
- Max. hot end temperature: 260 ℃
- Max. heated bed temperature: 100 ℃
- Print bed material: Steel
- Frame: Aluminum
- Bed leveling: Manual
- Connectivity: MicroSD card, USB
- Print recovery: Yes
- Filament sensor: Yes
- Camera: No
- Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
- Third-party filament: Yes
- Filament materials: Consumer materials (PLA, ABS, PETG, Flexibles)
- Recommended slicer: Cura, Simplify3D, Repetier-Host
- Operating system: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux
- File types: STL, OBJ, AMF
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
- Frame dimensions: 412 x 492 x 402 mm
- Weight: 8 kg
Unbox & Assembly of Biqu B1
The BIQU B1 3D Printer comes in a solid package with decent protection. It has two layers of foam where all the parts are nicely packed , it prevents damage from shipping.
Most accessories comes as a kit, so you sure need be prepared to do some tinkering before starting your first print, but indeed I do not find any difficult to assemble this machine as installtion instruction is pretty clear and well explained, all the small bags containing parts are labeled which makes assembly lots of easier.
Beside, I can watch tutorial video whenever I stuck somewhere during assemble, it takes me around 60 minutes to start my first printing, I believe most of you can spend less time than me if you are good at in assembling.
Here’s a full list of the items included in the supply package,For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.
- BIQU B1 3D printer kit
- Spool holder
- USB drive
- Power cable
- Spare nozzles
- User manual
- Warranty card
Product Feature OF Biqu B1
Removable Build Surface Plate: It comes with magnetic plate which is easy to remove the printing models after cooling, and I do not find any difficulty in adhersion for first layer even some user find it is hard to stick.
Convenient integrated adapter Board: It is adopt integrated adapter Board include smart filament sensor and BL Touch interface with muti function.
32 bit mainboard:Come with SKR V1.4 mainboard, installed with ARM cortex -M3 CPU.
Power resume printing: It is able to resume printing from the last recorded extruder position after suffering unexpected Power outage and filament interruption.
Filamen Sensor: It detect filament shortage so that you do not have to fail your model again.
RGB light switch:Night vision effect that really bring eye attetion, multiple colors can be swtich at anytime you want
Rapid Heating of the Bed: Due to the AC mains power connection with the heating bed, the heating occurs directly on the AC supply. This makes the heating of the bed fast and reliable. Therefore, you get the heat on the bed within 5 minutes of starting your printing operation.
User friendly control: BIQU B1 TFT35 V3.0 dual operation system support Marlin&touch two working modes by switch with one click and support more than 10 languagesa
Ultra-Silent Printing: It installed with TMC2225 Ultra-Silent Drivers, the sound level won’t disturb you even at night time.
Biqu B1 is super user friendly to control , but actually it has lots of function that can be applied for advanced user as well, you can modify tons of stuff at touch screen.
The builidng volume for this printer is 235X235X270mm, which is relatively bigger than Ender 3 V2. So it can print a single medium-sized model or simultaneously print several smaller ones in one go. It prints at a minimum layer thickness of 50 microns, which is good for a 3D printer of its price tag.
The first model I print is bear and wonder frog that is testing model on Biqu TF card, as expected, the results are very good.
Later on, I start to print other model, and I always level my bed manually before printing, so far I do not have big fail on printing, only sometimes the first layer does not stick well, and it only take me a tiny effor to fix it.
Here is my setting:
- Material: Eryone PLA Filament
- Layer Height: 0.2mm
- Nozzle Temperature: 200C
- Bed Temperature: 60C
- Print Speed: 60 mm/s
- Great features at this price tag
- Well explained instructions and labeled part bags
- Easy upgrade path, and lots of room to customize for advanced users
- Steel Sheet is super convenient for model removal
- RGB lighting in the print head and control dial
- Too many function on menus that may confuse beginner
- Spool holder is not that reliable
- The fans is a bit noisy
- It takes relative longer time to install machine as all parts come as kit.
Compared to Ender 3 V2, Biqu’s B1 feels like an opening shot across the bows of the few household names in budget desktop 3D printing. You get way more functionality and features that the same amount of money will get you from Creality. For the same money as Creality’s Ender 3 V2, B1 will be much better option to pick.
I think the BIQU B1 is a good printer. Currenty you can get B1 at around $260 which in my opinion is a great price considering it already comes upgraded with the SKR 1.4 and TFT35, hardware upgrades which are popular among the 3D printer enthusiasts.