Where did the idea to create the Snapmaker come from?
Inspired by LEGO and many innovative DIY products, we believed that we can empower people to turn their ideas into reality. The DIY 3D printer kits were difficult to set up while the plug-and-play models were limited in functions. We hoped to change that.
Our solution is a modular and all-metal 3D printer. People can set it up in 20 minutes. Its interchangeable modules can be swapped to provide different types of functionality, just like changing lenses on a camera. Almost everyone can use it to 3D print, laser engrave, and CNC carve with a variety of materials. We named it Snapmaker!
Our original idea has been evolved to the next level when we designed the new generation of Snapmaker. We are building a LEGO-like platform. All modules have been upgraded and designed to be compatible with new modules that will be added in the near future. People will be able to create various tools using these modules. That is, it will enable the creative people to create their own tools for specific projects, which will be super awesome! We are going to redefine what is possible for a digital fabrication tool.