Hey Kickstarter, it’s Snapmaker! Thanks to your incredible support in 2017, you helped us bring our first project into reality, and made it the third most funded project in the 3D Printing category. Since then, we’ve fulfilled all rewards, connected over 10,000 users in the Snapmaker community and began designing our next product.
Today, we are excited to introduce the Snapmaker 2.0, modular 3-in-1 3D printers that unlock your full creative potential, from 3D printing to laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving. Snapmaker 2.0 is smarter, faster, larger, and more powerful than ever before. It is a new generation of 3-in-1 3D printers that comes with everything you need!
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.
Traditional 3D printers can only 3D print. Your Snapmaker 2.0 is completely different. 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.
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.
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. Snapmaker 2.0 can do it all!
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!
CNC carving is ideal for precisely carving or cutting hard materials. 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.
Built with high-precision parts and an overall upgraded design, Snapmaker 2.0 is able to consistently print, engrave, cut, and carve objects in high resolution. The repeatability of the machine is 0.005 mm, and the homing repeatability is 0.01mm.
Imagine a 3D printer that you can upgrade and customize. Snapmaker is more than just a series of machines. It’s a system of powerful modules and add-ons for creative people like you. You can enjoy a lot of new features simply by getting the new modules or new kits.
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.
As an innovative Snapmaker owner, 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 available for preorder soon!
Snapmaker 2.0 can support various tool heads, add-ons, multiple linear modules, and more features using simply one controller. A big reason we are able to do this is that we innovatively adopt the CAN (Controlled Area Network) bus expansion solution which was widely used in car automation. Rather than adding more ports and make a bigger control board with tangled cables, we've upgraded our controller to expand your creativity by providing universal ports, multiport adapters, and a CAN Hub for adding additional CAN-bus ports.
Using the CAN bus protocol, the controller is able to connect all modules and add-ons in Snapmaker 2.0 system. Each module and add-on contains a chip for receiving all transmitted messages and act accordingly. This allows easy modification and inclusion of additional ports and controls in the future.
The Snapmaker 2.0 is modular. It allows for one machine to fulfill many roles which reduces space and cost. Snapmaker 2.0 modular 3D printers can be transformed into even more powerful machines 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 for preorder soon! We’ve made it worthwhile for you to invest in your own fabrication tools by bringing greater modularity to the desktop fabrication tools.
All the Snapmaker models are built to last. For Snapmaker 2.0, we pushed the boundaries of all-metal construction even further. All modules and major components are made of high strength metal. For example, both the controller board and power adapter use aluminum alloys housings for better heat dissipation; the original POM rollers are upgraded to steel rollers to deliver a higher load-bearing capacity and rigidity.
The aerospace-grade aluminum alloys are made into precision, reliable parts of Snapmaker modules after a series of processing steps. Each manufacturing process is strictly controlled, and every part is meticulously made. Snapmaker 2.0 not only looks premium, but also consistently delivers high performance.
Snapmaker 2.0 allows the high-precision computer-controlled tools to be readily accessible for every desk. Integrating only the finest quality components, it has high accuracy and repeatability, which allows it to 3D print, engrave and cut objects in high resolution.
Our 3-in-1 software, Snapmakerjs, is tailor-made for your Snapmaker machines. One single and powerful software for all your tasks. It has been iterated through 18 versions over the last one and a half years, adding features like multiple models printing/engraving/cutting/carving, SVG editing, relief carving, and multiple language support. Using rapid iterations, we’ve included many popular requests from our community.
We really appreciate the help and patience from the Kickstarter and open source community. You helped us learn and grow. Now it's our turn to contribute. We decided to open source Snapmakerjs and firmware in November when the first batch of Snapmaker 2.0 is shipped. With a plugin system, API and tutorials, Snapmakerjs enables you to easily add new features for existing modules. You can even develop new features for your customized modules. We will build a truly modular system together.
With the Wi-Fi feature and the USB port, you can connect your Snapmaker 2.0 to any configuration for your convenience. You can upload designs via Wi-Fi or USB flash drive and print with the touch of a button. In addition, you can update the firmware over Wi-Fi directly.
Traditionally, machines like 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers didn't pay enough attention on HMI (Human Machine Interface). Snapmaker 2.0 comes with a smart touchscreen that simplifies the workflow of your daily projects, letting you manage the most-used tasks directly from the touchscreen. Similarly to a smartphone, this 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixels) movable touchscreen is equipped with a Quad Core A7 CPU @1.1GHz, running under Android OS. providing a smooth and fast interface.
You don’t have to worry about power outages anymore. Snapmaker 2.0 can automatically detect power-loss, and then resumes exactly where it left off. You can recover any project and get perfect printing/engraving/cutting/carving results all the time.
If you build a thing, you know a thing. Building a working 3D printer sounds like a terrifying prospect, let alone building a laser cutter or a CNC router. We’ve successfully convinced people that they could assemble our original model in 20 minutes on their first try. This time, we’re super confident that you’ll enjoy the process of building your own Snapmaker 2.0, and you’ll find this is the best kit you’ve ever assembled.
Bed leveling is a tricky process, especially for a large heated bed and inexperienced users. To make bed leveling easier, we added an auto-leveling function. 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.
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!
Faster is better. We added the Line (Normal Quality) mode to provide 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.
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.
What We’ve Done Before
In 2017, our first product, the Snapmaker All-Metal 3D Printer was brought to life by 5,050 backers. Together, we made it the third most funded project in the 3D printing category on Kickstarter history. Since then, we’ve done our best to improve and deliver the final product to our backers as fast as we can.
When it came to introducing our new product, we believed that Kickstarter is the best place for us to reach out to the 3D printing community.
Why Support Us Now
Our dream has always been to make high-quality and easy-to-use desktop tools that can rapidly level up your experience of Making Something Wonderful. A modular 3D printer is able to redefine what is possible for the world of DIY and personal creative projects. In creating Snapmaker 2.0, we have achieved our vision. It’s our best 3-in-1 3D printer!
We are well past the product design & prototypes testing phase. Our supply chain is ready to go and the new Snapmaker is ready to enter your home. Now we invite you, the early backers, to join us in shaping its future. Back us today to save 40% OFF its retail price!
You can make a difference. Help us spread the word #newSnapmaker with your friends! Your support and input will ultimately make Snapmaker 2.0 a better product！
An Active and Growing Global Community
We are proud to connect over 10,000 Snapmaker fans in over 100 countries. And we will ship Snapmaker 2.0 worldwide soon after this campaign. It’ll be another amazing journey to shape the future of desktop tools with you all.
Like our last campaign, at every step of the way, we’ll collect general feedback and feature requests directly from you, our community.
Furthermore, we’ll be there to make something wonderful with you:
- We’ll provide you with a helpful Knowledge Base: Quick Start Guide, Troubleshooting, Tips & Tricks, and FAQs.
- We’ll offer tech support and there is an active community (facebook group and forum) of passionate users who are able to offer help or advice should you need it.
- We’ll run more Makerathon Online like we did for the original model. We’ve already held eight rounds of Makerathon in the last 8 months!
Don’t Just Take Our Word for It
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter campaign. To date, we have delivered over 10,000 units to users in over 100 countries. We are using the same supply base that we established over the past two years through our first product. And we continue to improve our production process and technics process. We’ve also selected the best suppliers in this industry. We feel confident that we will ensure product quality and hit the delivery dates we are providing.
The Snapmaker 2.0 is a more complex product than the original model. There could be unexpected risks that can arise during the pilot production. The safety class of the laser module in Snapmaker 2.0 is class 4. We will pay special attention to get FDA/FCC/CE/RoHS certifications in late August, which are necessaries for delivering our products to the US, EU and most areas in the world. When we fulfilled our first Kickstarter campaign, we experienced the hard decision of delaying the mass-production to hold ourselves to high quality and user experience standards. We won’t ship unless our product can meet or exceed these high standards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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