New toy in the workshop: Snapmaker 2.0

So I jumped on this Kickstarter last year, and it finally showed up. Although it can do laser and 3D printing, I’m looking forward to learning CNC on this bad boy. It will be a good compliment to the Glowforge. A Rotary attachment is scheduled to be released someday, so that will be nice to etch some Yetis. Though the laser on this is very underpowered, you can engrave on things thicker than 2". I’ll report back once I’ve fired it up.

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Looking forward to hearing what you think. What kind of software is it using? I have been curious about the advantages and limits to the “all in one” approach.

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Haven’t played with it yet, but it’s called Snapmaker Luban. I will say, that the build quality of the unit is very impressive, so I’m looking forward to try it. I probably won’t even touch the laser module until the rotary attachment is available.

Interesting! Do you intend to use it where it is placed inteh picture. Seems like it would be a fairly messy affair. No? Looks fairly large, tooo. How big?

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Nice! I’ve been seeing Instagram ads for that.

It will move to a new home after initial setup. It was just easier here for now, as you have to assemble everything yourself. Couple things, I’m 3D printing a vacuum hose adapter to attach to the cut head, and will see how effective that is in keeping the sawdust and mess low. They have an enclosure for this too, but didn’t want to pull the trigger on that until I tried the dedicated vacuum attachment.

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There are 3 models, and I got the largest: A350

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Thanks! The bed size is attractive! That could be some big fun there. I will have to take a close look! SO many toys out there, so little time and space, and patience from the better half could be running thin…already have the request in for a lathe…ug…

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Yeah, I hope to get some experience with using the CNC with this. Being able to cut wood, metal, and carbon fiber opens up a few avenues. I would like to create some intricately carved faces for one of my polyhedrals someday. I’m also looking forward to the rotary module, as you can use that with both the laser and CNC module. As some of you know, waiting on a kickstarter project can take some time.

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Jealous for sure!

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CNC is certainly attractive. It is a perfect pair with a GF. The rotary module sounds interesting, too. The price isn’t to bad either. I asume we will see some of your efforts with the machine on the forum. I look forward to seeing that.

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