Snapmaker is Launching Snapmaker 2.0 – A Modular 3-in-1 3D Printer
Snapmaker, the company behind the first modular 3-in-1 3D printer with CNC carving and laser engraving is now launching its new product model Snapmaker 2.0. They have successfully completed their kickstarter campaign and plan to start shipping the product by Jan 2020 starting with the early kickstarter backer first.
In 2017, Snapmaker’s first product, the Snapmaker All-Metal 3D Printer was brought to life by 5,050 backers on kickstarter. They have made it the third most funded project in the 3D printing category on Kickstarter history. Since then, they have done various improvements and delivered the final product to the backers. Following their lead, the Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality, famous for its wide range of affordable 3D printer also announced a new product called Creality CP-01 which has 3D printer, CNC carving and laser engraving all 3 in 1 machine.
So, should you believe the hype about this diminutive all-in-one? Is it the be all end all, the jack of all trades, or a fancy looking paperweight? Read on to find out.
Snapmaker 2.0 3-IN-1 3D printer Features
The idea behind Snapmaker is a compact machine with three distinct capacities. The target group is the workshopper pushed for space. As a matter of first importance, the Snapmaker is an all-metal 3D printer. The aluminum casing encases all wiring and parts, except for a couple of clean links.
In any case, the executioner highlight is that three exchangeable modules can be swapped onto the Snapmaker’s X-axis rail. In addition to 3D printing, it is additionally equipped for laser engraving and CNC carving.
The fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing module acknowledges a standard 1.75mm filament spool. The bed can be warmed up to 80 degrees Celsius. In any case, with a construct volume of just 125mm square, prints will be carefully constrained in size.
Convenience is another center suggestion with the Snapmaker 3D printer. It has a LCD touchscreen for settings and display, is easy to assemble, and comes packaged with the exclusive Snapmaker3D software.
The laser engraving module has a 200 mW laser equipped for burning designs into wood, leather and similar materials. Also, a CNC module opens the Snapmaker up to carve wood, acrylic, foam, and even (with a little tolerance) carbon fiber. Let’s dig deeper into each distinct features and understand more about this cool machine.
|Frame Material||Aluminum Alloys|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, USB Cable, USB Disk|
|Touchscreen||5” TFT, Android System|
|Software||Snapmakerjs. You can also use 3rd party software to generate G-code files.|
|Supported OS||MacOS, Windows, Linux|
- Filament Sensor
- More Efficient Cooling System
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Power-Loss Detection and Recovery
- Magnetic Heated Bed with Removable Print Sheet
Snapmaker 2.0 modular 3-in-1 3D printers are ideal for beginners who are just getting started, hobbyists who prefer more customized options, as well as engineers and designers who want to print large objects or accurate parts with outstanding print quality.
Snapmaker 2.0 allows you to print almost anything for your creative projects: from common applications to objects with specific mechanical properties, such as toughness, durability, and flexibility.
Bed leveling is a tricky process, especially for a large heated bed and inexperienced users. To make bed leveling easier, an auto-leveling function is added in snapmaker 2.0. An induction sensor can probe the bed in a grid and apply mesh-based compensation that ensures you print on a level bed every time, all without the user having to go through complicated process.
Equipped with a filament runout sensor, those who are looking to print a large object can now print without fear. This will prevent unfinished prints and “air printing”. Once it realizes that the filament has run out, the touchscreen will notify you to load a new filament and allow you to resume printing immediately.
With Snapmaker 2.0, you can print objects with deep overhangs and get a more smooth finished surface! Cooling is just as important as heating when it comes to FDM 3D printing. For the Snapmaker 2.0, the cooling system is re-designed to cool the print in the most efficient way.
Removing a print is now easier than ever. Just lift the plate and flex it, no matter the size or shape of your print. As the heated bed uses a magnetic design, you can easily remove and put back the print sheet, or change it with the laser cutting work table or CNC carving in one minute.
3D Printing Specs
|Build Volume||A150: 160 x 160 x 145 mm
A250: 230 x 250 x 235 mm
A350: 320 x 350 x 330 mm
|Heated Bed||A150: Up to 110°C
A250: Up to 100°C
A350: Up to 80°C
|Layer Resolution||50 – 300 microns|
|Nozzle Temperature||Up to 275°C|
|Nozzle Diameter||0.4 mm|
|Supported Materials||PLA, ABS, TPU, Wooded PLA, etc.|
|Supported File Types||STL, OBJ|
Laser Engraving and Cutting
- Line-to-Line Tracing Mode
- What You See is What You Get
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Specialized Bed
- Allows Power Upgrade
Traditional 3D printers can only 3D print. With interchangeable modules, Snapmaker’s functionality can be changed quickly, just like changing lenses on a camera. Now you can make many kinds of beautiful and artistic creations using laser engraving and cutting.
A wide variety of materials you find in daily life are laser engravable or cuttable, including paper, plywood, leather, acrylic, cardboard, paper, fabric, and even food like cookies and coconuts!
The built-in camera allows you to preview your design with whatever material you use. You can edit your design and precisely position it exactly where you want it to be. What you see is what you get!
Laser cutting can be as easy as drawing. The Snapmaker 2.0 can recognize and transform your drawing into a vector image for laser engraving or cutting. Furthermore, you can edit the converted vector image directly in the Snapmaker software to fit into all your creative projects!
The Line (Normal Quality) mode provides you a fast engraving option for grayscale images. This feature can save you hours when engraving big grayscale images. The quality is still very good compared to the original Dot (High Quality) mode.
The Aluminum Grid Table is specially designed to prevent damage to the bed by defocusing the laser beam during cutting. It is removable and super firm.
Laser Engraving Specs
|Work Area||A150: 160 x 160 mm
A250: 230 x 250 mm
A350: 320 x 350 mm
|Safety Class||Class 4|
|Supported Materials||Wood, leather, plastic, fabric, paper, non-transparent acrylic, etc.|
|Supported File Types||SVG, JPEG, PNG, etc.|
- ER11 Collet
- More Powerful Brushless Motor
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Adjustable Spindle Speed between 6,000 RPM and 12,000 RPM
- MDF Waste Board
- More Convenient Fixtures
You can even use Snapmaker 2.0 as a CNC router to create precision 2.5D and 3D objects. It has faster working speed and a much larger workspace than the original model. It is the perfect machine to extend your interest to CNC carving.
With Snapmaker 2.0, you won’t be limited with the options of plastic or soft materials, and you’ll be able to use the following materials for your creative projects: hardwood, PCB, acrylic, POM, carbon fiber sheet, and many more materials.
Snapmaker 2.0 features a fully upgraded CNC module. Using the standard ER11 Collet, it guarantees a better concentricity that allows for faster CNC carving speed and larger step down, which saves your time significantly. It also supports over one hundred carving and cutting bits. The diameters of the bits range from 0.5mm (0.020 inches) to 6.35mm (0.250 inches).
Each Snapmaker 2.0 comes with an MDF wasteboard. It’s removable and it can protect the bed from damage as well as providing a smooth and leveled surface for precise CNC carving. Furthermore, you can use the provided aluminum clamping kits to hold down the materials more easily and more reliably.
Snapmaker 2.0’s linear module has been upgraded for easy maintenance. The leadscrew, driver chip and precision parts are completely enclosed in the aluminum alloys housings. It eliminates the problem of dirt accumulation, resulting in better durability.
CNC Carving Specs
|Work Area||A150: 160 x 160 x 90 mm
A250: 230 x 250 x 180 mm
A350: 320 x 350 x 275 mm
|Shank Diameter||0.5mm-6.35mm (0.02-0.25 inches)|
|Spindle Speed||6000-12,000 RPM|
|Supported Materials||Wood, acrylic, PCB, carbon fiber sheet, jade, etc.|
|Supported File Types||.CNC/.NC|
Snapmaker 2.0 has three models: A150, A250 and A350. You can make large prototypes, or multiple smaller objects in one go. A350 provides the largest build volume, measuring 320 x 350 x 330 mm.
470 x 380 x 390 mm
18.5 x 15 x 15.4 inches
600 x 510 x 490 mm
23.6 x 20.1 x 19.3 inches
700 x 660 x 580 mm
27.6 x 26.0 x 22.8 inches
|3D printing Build Volume||
160 x 160 x 145 mm
6.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 inches
230 x 250 x 235 mm
9.1 x 9.8 x 9.3 inches
320 x 350 x 330 mm
12.6 x 13.8 x 13.0 inches
|3D printing heated bed||Upto 110 degree celsius||Upto 100 degree celsius||Upto 80 degree celsius|
|Laser engraving and cutting work area||
160 x 160 mm
6.3 x 6.3 inches
230 x 250 mm
9.1 x 9.8 inches
320 x 350 mm
12.6 x 13.8 inches
|CNC carving work area||
160 x 160 x 90 mm
6.3 x 6.3 x 3.9 inches
230 x 250 x 180 mm
9.1 x 9.8 x 7.5 inches
320 x 350 x 275 mm
12.6 x 13.8 x 10.8 inches
You can further enhance your creativity with a wide variety of add-ons to personalize your Snapmaker 2.0. For greater level of applications, we’ll have Enclosures, Lights, a Handwheel, an Emergency Stop Button and a Camera.
Snapmaker 2.0 team is also looking for various future expansion to further enhance the capability of Snapmaker 2.0 machine with the upcoming more powerful Laser Module, third-party Spindles Compatibility Pack, Rotary Module (applicabe to A250, A350), and longer linear modules! These will be available soon.
Stay tuned for more updates on 3D printers!
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