The Snapmaker 2.0 is going to hit the market very soon, and it comes with a modular design and functionality to rival the high-priced all-in-one 3D printers, but comes at a very reduced price point. The company was featured on KickStarter and was fully funded within just a few days. Snapmaker 2.0 has many features and upgrades from the earlier model.
The Snapmaker 2.0 comes in 3 models, the A150, A250 and the A350 and the main differences are in the build scalability. Respectively the build volumes range from 164x160x160mm which at the smallest range, it is already larger than the original Snapmaker, up to 320x350x330mm. These 3D printer models will carry a different pricing structure, but still in the modest range for a 3-in-1 3D printer with the A150 at $719, the A250 at $899 and the A350 at $1079, for preorder on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter price is about half of what the retail price will be when the units come to market.
The Snapmaker 2.0 has the capability to 3D print, laser engrave and CNC milling, which is a wide array of attributes that are usually reserved for a much more expensive all-in-one 3D printer. The unit comes disassembled, and assembly is easy, and straight forward, the arms are already assembled as is the printing deck. It is being reported that assembly time is about one hour.
The Snapmaker 2.0 has improvements to the modules, in all areas of functionality, including auto-leveling, power-level detection, and recovery at a loss, tracing that is line-to-line, the ER11 collet, a clamping kit that is more versatile and an MDF waster plate.
As with the original Snapmaker, the company has provided an easy to use interface in the form of a touch screen, right on the front of the unit. The touch screen is very user-friendly and upgraded substantially from the original Snapmaker 3D printer.
The company manufactures in the USA and has raised close to 8 million dollars in its initial crowdfunding efforts. There are over 7,000 supporters of this 3-in-1 3D printer. At this time it is the most funded project in the technology category on Kickstarter.
There are other 3D printers receiving funding through crowdfunding efforts, but this effort seems to be winning big backing right out of the gate. Overall the Snapmaker 2.0 3-in-1 3D printer models are quickly taking their place in the 3D printing market place.
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