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Snapmaker Artisan | Episode 5 | A complete buyer’s guide

Aug 2, 2022 | Snapmaker Artisan

Hi makers,

In the past month, we are happy to share lots of exciting things about Snapmaker Artisan, including Next-Gen Linear Modules, new toolheads, 400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm Work Area, 60s Quick-swap design, Integrated Control System, Luban 4.4.0, and many more. For your reference, you are welcome to revisit these articles and get to know the top features of Artisan. In the following buyer’s guide, we will answer some of the most asked questions and help you make the right choice. 

1. What are the differences between Snapmaker Artisan and Snapmaker 2.0? 

Here is a “cheat sheet” for you to drill down to the specs. 

2. Which model will best suit my needs?

Snapmaker Artisan is the latest generation of our 3-in-1 3D printer series. It’s larger, stronger, safer, and more accessible than ever. Ideal for professionals like engineers, small business owners, architects, product designers, and developers, Artisan can help its users produce high-quality models and works with consistency. The 400 mm × 400 mm × 400 mm large work area would benefit small businesses and large-format prototyping. You can make large things like transportation or architecture models in one piece or print products in batches, increasing your production efficiency. Moreover, with Dual Extrusion 3D Printing Module, printing models with complex geometry is no longer a problem.

Though the product design of Artisan is geared toward the needs of intermediate users and veterans, we also make it even easier and smarter for operation. No matter your level of expertise, our machines are designed for you to use with ease. Even an entry-level user can quickly get the know-how of Artisan. 

3. How are Snapmaker Artisan and Snapmaker 2.0 compatible with other modules and addons?

4. What is included in the MSRP price?

The enclosure and shipping fees are included in the MSRP price. To ensure your safety while operating Artisan, we decided that the enclosure should come with your purchase of Artisan. It’s also worth noting that with Free Shipping, you can actually save an extra $300 than otherwise. The quota is limited. Make sure you get in the line early! 

5. What will I get for subscribing to the news on Artisan?

One great news about Artisan is that you can now get your hands on more filaments. If you sign up for Artisan’s news, you can get a FREE water-soluble PVA filament worth $34.99 upon purchasing Artisan! After the subscription, you will soon receive a promo code due by Nov 8, 2022, via our official newsletter. This subscription benefit will end on Aug 9.

6. Where can I buy Artisan?

Starting at 7 a.m. PDT on Aug 9, you can place your order at Snapmaker’s Official Store. Please be aware that Artisan is only available on the Official Store for the time being. We will let you know as soon as it is available on Amazon and AliExpress.

7. For Artisan, which countries do you ship to?

Snapmaker has shipped to over 100 countries. Since Aug 9, if you ever find yourself unable to purchase Artisan in your country or region, please get in touch with info@snapmaker.com for further assistance.

8. I find the Free Shipping offer very attractive. Could you unpack this policy a little bit?

You can enjoy Free Shipping when you buy Artisan. If you buy Artisan along with any other products available in the Official Store, you can also enjoy Free Shipping. With Free Shipping, you can actually save an extra $300. 

9. I’m from an EU country. What is the VAT-inclusive price of Artisan?

The MSRP price is €3299 €2999 (Free Shipping).

10. I have already owned a 10W Laser Module. Would it be possible to buy an Artisan without the 10W Laser Module?

We don’t manufacture Artisan in any other forms than is presented on our website. That is, we don’t have a 3DP-only, laser-only or CNC-only version of Artisan. Neither do we have any combo of 2-in-1 forms. If you want to buy an Artisan without the 10W Laser Module or if you want any other highly customized forms, contact our customer service for further details: info@snapmaker.com. 

P.S. Our HUGE giveaway ends in 2 days! Enter now to give yourself a chance to win the new 3-in-1 3D printer that excels in performance and quality. 

15 Comments

  1. Markus

    Thanks, that was pretty helpful. Despite me having a small desk space, and I was planning to get an A250T with the 10W laser module, I decided to go for the Artisan.

    Reply
  2. Adrian Quintanilla

    I hope that we can buy the dual extruder for the A350. I have been waiting to dual extrude since I met you guys back in CES 2020!

    Reply
  3. Jerry Pape

    I have the air purifier and the 4th axis and the stop button and the hub for my 350 will I need to buy these again for the Artisan?

    Reply
  4. Robertulus Silesian

    8. I’m from an EU country. What is the VAT-inclusive price of Artisan?

    The MSRP price is €3299 €2999 (Free Shipping).

    Q: Is VAT-inclusive or exclusive? Is 2999 all for pay or a have add VAT to 2999?

    Reply
  5. Simon Filiatrault

    2 questions, I did not find answers to.

    1) Dual extrusion head, can you clarify this phrase

    “The Dual Extrusion 3D Printing Module also uses a built-in motor to automatically lift and shift between two extruders, without extra tool head movement or switch toggling.”

    Does this mean that the head not printing is “lifted” up and not only the filament retracted?

    2) For the CNC, I need to cut holes on the cover of plastic that is around 80 mm high. What’s the maximum thickness of material I can attach and CNC on it, I assume the head/motor etc will take space in the 400 mm Z space?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Snapmaker Blog

      Hi Simon,
      1. In major dual extruders available on the market, the two extruders are usually mechanically lifted, which means time-consuming procedure in which the toolhead has to move along the X axis and hits either end of it to complete the switching. In Artisan, the extruders are automatically lifted by the lead screw stepper motor, which enhances the swapping efficiency and eliminates the noise caused by mechanical lifting.
      2. Your assumption is right. The max. recommended feed speed for 200W CNC Module is 3000 mm/min, with 2 mm step down.

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      • Simon Filiatrault

        Thanks for the 2 answers, to clarify,

        1) The 2 heads are lifted separately according to which one is printing?
        2) I was asking the maximum height of piece I can attach for milling with the CNC? I need to cut holes on top of plastic boxes. I was not asking about the speed.

        Thanks!

      • Snapmaker Blog

        1. yes, they are lifted separately. 2. The max. recommended height is below 360mm, leaving space for cutting tools.

  6. Robertulus Silesian

    We have got in store only hot ends for dual extruder with note “compatibility • Snapmaker Artisan”.
    So, will we buy dual extruder for SM 2.0 and when?

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    • Robertulus Silesian

      You will send Artisan in Dec’23, so dual extruder for Snapmaker 2.0 will be “soon” in Dec’22 or Mar’23?

      Reply
      • Snapmaker Blog

        Hi Robertulus, Dual Extruder for Snapmaker 2.0 will be available for purchase in late September.

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