Now this is something that I would love to see in a Multi-filament system. I tried it with the Prusa MMU3 but found the issue to be with the way the filament is tensioned. In the MMU, all the filaments must be similar to be gripped properly. Harder filaments were gripped too hard and deformed to the point it affected the print, and softer filaments needed to be gripped harder to not just strip out in the feeder.
I am sure that some people out there figured out the balance in setting up the MMU3 and can tell us in the comments below.
On Bambulab's website, they say:
"While certain types of different materials may be used during a single print, this option is limited by the type of material itself. Materials with a deviation of temperatures of 15 degrees between each other are restricted within Bambu Studio due to the high probability of clogs within the extruder and/or nozzle, which could result in irreparable damage."
This makes sense out of the gate, but the great thing about the Bambu printers is the technology is already there to do all the things. On the AMS, the feeders are all individually tensioned. (I imagine TPU would be trouble in the long tubes.)
So as long as the material is Bowden tube friendly, then you should be able to feed the different materials to the extruder easily.
The issue they explain is the temperature difference between the materials. Here is where they can already do it with the hardware. It would take, and I expect will happen, a firmware/software update to allow multiple material flow calibrations. Either to be saved initially and then using the bed leveling calibrations at the time of printing for the current print.
I know I am oversimplifying, considering it takes time to program and test features that need to be synced between the X1, X1C, P1P, and the user software and the cloud-based system that connects it all together.
They can do it and likely will over the next year or so. I am looking forward to it. How about you?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.