The Snapmaker Luban, previously known as the Snapmakerjs, was first released in January, 2020. The software has come a long way since its origin, the Snap3D. The Snapmaker Luban now even has a dedicated website and is open source on GitHub; it's used and loved by tens of thousands of users around the world, and it's only getting better and better with added features. Our vision of the software has changed slightly over the years, but our main goal stays the same.
Road to 3-in-1 Powerhouse
Back in 2017, we released our very first 3D printing software, the Snap3D. Our ambition was to develop a 3D software not only for our users but also for all makers. As the software’s name implied, we focused mainly on the 3D printing functionality in the software. It was able to do simple 3D printing tasks such as slicing models and exporting G-code files. The software itself was built upon the Cura slicing and Unity engines, and had basic layout and style that helped shape our current software. It was our first step to build a maker tool from a piece of software. It achieved what we wanted at the time; with 2 modes and in 3 steps, you were able to print with Snap3D.