Given the market shift to faster, Klipper-enabled 3D printers, is Prusa still relevant?
What are your thoughts on the Prusa MK4 vs. the trending Creality K1, Bambulab P1P, and others?
**Rumor has it that Creality will be releasing more machines featuring Klipper-integrated boards. **
What does the future hold?
If people are buying and using something then it’s relevant. I know there are a lot of people out there that swear by their Prusa printers.
As for the industry going to Klipper, the magic 8 ball says:
Klipper is definitely superior to the traditional way of generating firmware especially when you have a reasonably complex system (ie having a CAN connected toolhead controller or a multi-filament system with a lot of strides being made recently in getting IDEX printers working) BUT a lot of work needs to be done to make its setup more user friendly.
Along with that, products that take modified Klipper and try to customize it for a company (Creality Sonic Pad and BTT’s Pad7) hurt the progress of Klipper as they are hit and miss when it comes to allowing users to connect their own systems easily.
Personally, I think Klipper will become the dominant 3D printer firmware approach but don’t expect that to happen in the next year or so.
Speed isn’t everything and by the time Klipper has taken over there will be something new coming along that will squash it.
Simplicity has a value in it’s self.