Thanks to nearly 3,000 backers the all-metal 3D printer which launched last month in the form of Snapmaker has already raised over $1.3 million with still 17 days left on the campaign.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about this multi-functional desktop 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC carving machine which has blasted past its required $50,000 pledge goal to make the jump into production.
Shipping of the new 3D printer is expected to take place during September 2017. The development team behind the 3D printer explains more about the Snapmaker system:
3D printers are amazing. Unfortunately, they used to be hulking, complicated, expensive, and with limited functions. We’ve been hearing about and experiencing the pain of setting up the difficult-to-use DIY 3D printer kit and being limited by the standard plug-and-play 3D printer. We are hoping to change that. So we came up with an idea: create an all-metal 3D printer, which is easy-to-use for beginners, expandable for makers, and truly affordable for everyone.
After many stages of analyzing the mechanical design and making prototypes, we’ve developed the Snapmaker 3D Printer to provide an enjoyable user experience. Moreover, It’s also a desktop makerspace, a combination of 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC machine with interchangeable heads. We can’t wait to share it with the Kickstarter community and have you help nurture this unique machine with us.
Snapmaker is entirely made of metal, ensuring a high quality and reliable 3D printing experience. Along with a rock-solid aluminum alloys frame, all major components are CNC machined. It uses the precision acme lead screw as a drive mechanism to boost the precision and capacity. The all-metal build also translates into a premium industrial outlook.
Jump over to the Kickstarter website to make a pledge from $299 to be one of the very 1st to get your hands on the new Snapmaker 3D printer system.