Snapmaker Artisan | Episode 3 | Quick-swap design, Large Work Area & More

Hi makers,

Starting off with Next-Gen Linear Modules and three toolheads, the “Snapmaker Artisan” series now arrives at the third episode. In this article, you will get to know four great features that contribute to ease of use, high performance, and high quality of Artisan

Seriously, No More Screws.

Easy to use is one of the key principles in product design. We make every endeavor to make your user experience as straightforward as possible. The tedious process of screwing and unscrewing is a common complaint in our community. To solve this problem, a quick-swap design is the way to go. In Artisan, quick-swap platforms and toolheads let you shift among three functions in one minute, making it super convenient to install and uninstall.

Quick Swap Design

400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm Work Area.

Many people love the large work area of Snapmaker 2.0. For Artisan, we level up the space for you to realize even bigger ideas. It allows you to make large things like transportation or architecture models in one piece. If you are a small business owner, you are able to max out the large work area to print products in batches!

400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm Work Area

With 10W Laser Module and 200W CNC Module, the work area is up to 400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm. With Dual Extrusion 3D printing Module, the maximum build volume is 400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm when printing with only the right nozzle, 375 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm when printing with only the left nozzle. 

Snapmaker Artisan

Save Time and Power with Zone-heated Bed.

Even though we offer a huge bed at your disposal, we still take care of your need for printing stuff in relatively small sizes. That’s why we introduced Zone-heated Bed into Artisan. In the middle of Artisan’s heated bed lies a 260 × 260 mm high-temperature zone (aka inner zone) that can reach 110°C, whereas the maximum temperature of the outer zone is 80°C. While your model is placed within the inner zone, which heats up to 60°C in only 2–3 minutes, the outer zone won’t be heated, saving time and energy. What’s more, the heated bed is usually susceptible to warping as the temperature goes up; yet, the one-piece die-cast bed fixing frame at the back of the heated bed helps guarantee the flatness of the bed.

Zone-heated Bed

All-metal. Next Level.

High quality as always. Artisan inherits Snapmaker’s signature all-metal design. It also comes with an upgraded one-piece die-cast base plate in a larger size, which is as steady as a rock even during high-speed CNC machining.  

Snapmaker Artisan all-metal design

We hope you like these four features as much as we do! In the next episode, we will introduce the brand new touchscreen and updates related to Snapmaker Luban. Stay with us!

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  1. I’ve a pre-order in for a Prusa XL, but I’m seriously considering this beast instead; price in Canadian dollars will be the deciding factor.

  2. 1 – How much?
    2 – When will it be released?
    3 – Is the current model (2.0 350T) upgradable to the Artisan?

    I have the older (2.0 350T) model not one year old yet and this comes out. A little frustrated with the responce.

  3. Having the linear modules recessed into the base casting and moving them to the outer edge of the bed are both smart mechanical improvements versus the 2.0. But why not go a step further and use the remaining free space between the modules to increase the thickness and therefore the stiffness of the bed casting?

    1. Hi John, the current design can ensure stiffness. As for the remaining free space, we thoughtfully designed the appearance of Artisan to align it with consumer product aesthetics. For example, we used the rounded corner in the design of the base plate and hollowed out some parts to give it a lighter look.

  4. Hi, I think I was not clear enough. I was admiring the new base casting design. I was suggesting a similar design, but inverted, would improve the structure of the (moving) printing bed. Like the base, the bed could be thin above the linear modules and much thicker between the modules rather than uniform across the entire width as at present. This would allow greater stiffness, or the same stiffness with less material, without increasing the overall height. Structurally this is similar to an inverted truss bridge: thin at the supported ends, thick at the unsupported middle. This is also why the position of the linear modules on the Artisan is better than on the V2 – it avoids having cantilever sections at the sides, with a single beam supported at both ends.

    1. Hi John, thank you very much for the clarification and suggestion. This is a very smart approach. Making the middle thicker can indeed allow greater stiffness. On the other hand, it might add load to Y axes which increases the level of inertia during high-speed machining. Therefore, we wanted to strike a balance between stiffness and weight. Our tests proved that the current design can ensure the need for stiffness. Thanks again for your comments. We look forward to discussing more with you in the future.

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