Snapmaker continues its celebration of the “maker” spirit by introducing a rotary module that can be used to lift its three-in-one maker machine. Developed for the Snapmaker 2.0 and its functions for 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC milling, the module transforms the device into a 4-axis rotary machine, with which materials with a maximum length of just over 15 inches are carved in 360, can be printed and engraved degrees. The module opens up a new dimension to the manufacturing process, taking a leap from flat milling to producing incredibly detailed objects that even surpass the quality of most 3D prints.
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snapmaker expands the capabilities of its already versatile manufacturing machine with its rotation module. The addition supports dozens of materials including wood, tool boards, plastic, bamboo, leather, fabric, and non-transparent acrylic paints. The 3D printing function can now print on curved surfaces, while the laser etching / engraving head can laser carve artwork onto cylindrical or curved surfaces. The rotary module uses an expansion shaft transmission and has a 100: 1 reduction gear that converts the power to a lower output speed. This allows the 3-jaw chuck to rotate at a minimum angle of 0.1 °, allowing it to carve and print on uneven and irregular surfaces.
The fast Snapmaker 2.0 rotation module offers continuous 360 ° rotation at a maximum angular speed of 45 ° per second. Together with precise control of 0.2, 1 and 5 degrees of rotation on the touchscreen, manufacturers can tell the difference with every movement. The module can even carve hollow objects with uniquely shaped outer shells.