Coming with dual extrusion capability as standard, the optionally laser-toutingis a curiously popular printer that persists in Amazon.com's bestseller rankings. Join us, as we take a closer look at this boxy beast of a machine.
The BIBO 3D printer (also extensively known as the BIBO 2) has cemented its place in Amazon’s bestseller rankings, picking up an overwhelmingly positive chunk of reviews in the process.
Available in four versions, starting at approximately $680, the BIBO features a dual-nozzle dual extrusion setup at standard. It is also available with a laser engraver addon, enhancing its capabilities further.
Read on as we sum up the features, specifications, and availability of the BIBO 3D pritner.
Manufactured by Shaoxing Bibo Automatic Equipment Co., a company with headquarters in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China, the BIBO features a cartesian design that perhaps most recognizably borrows its looks from the original MakerBot Replicator.
Much like Flashforge with its Creator Pro, Bibo evolves things with its own feature set that helps the printer stand apart.
For starters, dual extrusion comes as standard, allowing for two-tone and even multi-material prints. Cross contamination between filaments should be minimal thanks to separate nozzles. However, some users have noted that the idle nozzle can interfere with the print. We should imagine the careful setting of ooze control will be essential for clean prints here.
Further quality of life improvements come in filament-out detection, print resume following a power cut, a removable glass bed and, depending on the model chosen, full-color touchscreen interface.
Available as a separate add-on or bundled with the printer, a 500 mW laser engraving add-on expands the printer’s capabilities with the ability to engrave wood and cut paper, cardboard, felt and the like.
As previously stated, there are four versions of the BIBO. Available as either a kit (Maker) or fully assembled (the touchscreen only Touch), and then further split by whether it includes the laser engraver addon, you can tell them apart in the store listings by the name.
The full-fat BIBO that is fully assembled and includes the laser is called the BIBO Touch Laser. The DIY kit without a laser is designated the BIBO Maker. And so on, so forth.
In place of a touchscreen interface, the BIBO Maker features a dot-matrix LCD screen with scroll wheel knob.
All models of BIBO feature a closed metal sheet frame with acrylic lid and door, which should keep the build chamber nice and toasty — perfect for prints taking up the entire 214 x 180 x 160 mm build volume.
It would appear that since releasing in 2016, Bibo has made a previously optional WiFi module come as standard, further expanding the BIBO’s networkability.
You can pick the BIBO up from the retailers listed below.
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