Snapmaker: The All-Metal 3D Printer
The Snapmaker all metal 3D printer has just gone live on Kickstarter starting at just $199 but what exactly is Snapmaker you ask?
Snapmaker is a tech startup team of passionate engineers and designers with working experience in the fields of aviation, robotics, and 3D printers.
Snapmaker creates products designed to bring innovative technology into daily life.
It focuses particularly on the 3D printing technology, starting with the Snapmaker 3D Printer
Introducing the Snapmaker 3D Printer, the all-metal 3D printer that is also capable of laser engraving and CNC carving.
Your choices have now become clearly better! No longer do you have to choose between the difficult-to-use DIY 3D printer kit or being limited by the standard plug-and-play 3D printer.
Experience the easy setup of 10 parts in only 10 minutes.
Get excited in the innovative design and versatility!
This machine prides itself of its ease of use and extremely simple build using its modular parts to simply ‘snap’ together and be printing in under 10 minutes!
Snapmaker features a superior all-metal build that provides a high quality, long-term stability and consistent 3D printing experience.
Compared with fragile and easily deformed material like plastic and belt, vibrations are eliminated,
enabling Snapmaker 3D Printer to achieve a stable and professional-grade 3D printing quality.
Unlike other traditional 3D printers Snapmaker has a modular design that enables
flat-packed and low-cost shipping, quick assembly and personalized modifications.
Building a high precision 3D printer requires focus on mechanical design as much as CNC
machining. This is the way that Snapmaker achieves high precision.
Instead of fixing a display on the 3D printer, Snapmaker comes with an intuitive and movable 3.2-inch color touchscreen,
which enables you to conveniently handle the 3D printing from start to finish in your hand.
Modular Add On’s
In addition to 3D printing, the Snapmaker 3D Printer can be easily transformed into a laser engraver or CNC carver.
Simply swap the extruder module with the add-on modules,
Using the laser module you can engrave images on acrylic, wood, bamboo, leather, and other soft surfaces. The CNC attachment allows you to carve wood and even PCB.
As for the Technical Specifications the overall build volume measures in at 125 x 125 x 125 mm,
which makes for a lovely little desktop printer to have in the office or school.
With its heated build plate, non proprietary filament and ease of use this machine looks to be a great buy for people looking to get into 3D printing and become a maker without the fear of building a printer kit or forking out for the three stand alone units in order to achieve what this all in one machine offers.
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You can pledge for the Snapmaker right now at their Kickstarter page where they are already 4x over their goal and we at 3DPrinterChat will soon be one of the first to test this machine and and take it through its paces.
Will you be backing this machine? let us know down in the comments.
Looks like a great printer, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the info.
I have often wondered about an all metal printer. What is the build area?
It was in the article….
“As for the Technical Specifications the overall build volume measures in at 125 x 125 x 125 mm,…”
Thanks, you know I read that article twice, looking for those dimensions, and I missed it both times. I couldn’t figure out how that could be left out. And of course it wasn’t. Thanks again.
Seems like a good size build area.
I just looked up this company and they seem to be doing good. Nothing about them stiffing their backers. Going for over $500 now though! One thing I really liked is the type of files you can bring into there system. You can bring in Adobe Photoshop files for laser engraving and that’s a big plus! I love Photoshop (even though there’s a lot of graphics programs out there now that can do most of the same stuff for half the price). This printer looks great but I haven’t seen it on any list of “good printers” or ANY list for that matter. This article is the only place I have ever seen it. I wonder why? It looks to be great for newbies and experienced printers. I guess I need to do a better search on what they’ve been up to since this article has been written. I like it and would hate to think it went bust with so much money on Kickstarter…But lately, I learned that happens more time than not on Kickstarter.