Continuing its celebration of the "maker" spirit, Snapmaker unveils a rotating module to transform his machine into a real all-round electronic sculptor. 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC milling allow the machine to do it all: objects up to 40 centimeters can be shaped to perfection. A huge leap in quality that allows you to obtain incredibly detailed objects, much more than with simple 3D printing.
The system supports dozens of materials including wood, tool panels, plastic, bamboo, leather, fabric, and non-transparent acrylics. Snapmaker can print on curved surfaces and its laser engraving head can carve artwork on cylindrical surfaces. It has a minimum angle of 0,1 °, which allows it to carve and print even on uneven surfaces.
The module can also carve hollow objects, creating shells with a completely unique shape.
Laser engraving, 3D printing, milling on a thousand objects and a thousand different shapes
In the demonstration materials of the electronic “handyman” there is really everything. Famous busts, candelabra, objects of all kinds and materials of all kinds. Homemade craftsmanship could be totally upset by gadgets like these and their new future versions, even more specialized. I'll be honest: I don't see big problems, for example, in making furniture, various objects, spare parts (even complex ones) and who knows what else the next technologies will offer.
All that remains is to see Snapmaker 2.0 at work: ban on “static” photos and here it is in action with a small presentation video.