Hi, we are Snapmaker! We try to make Making as easy as taking photos in the coming decades.
Today, we’ve come to the second year upon our success of the launch of our first product, the Snapmaker All-Metal 3-in-1 3D printer. Being one of the two creators who have fulfilled all rewards with funds over $2 million in the 3D printing category, we’ve grown from 4 people to 40, and we are providing more products and service to customers worldwide. Now, let’s dig in a bit deeper, and understand the vision behind this growth.
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.
What made the Snapmaker stand apart?
On April 28, 2017, we hit the market with our first Kickstarter campaign, raising $2,277,182 in 45 days. So far, we’ve shipped over 10,000 Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printers to over 100 countries, connecting thousands of creative people like you in our community.
The key elements behind our successful story were:
- All-Metal. All major components are precisely CNC machined.
- Modular. It can be upgraded, repaired, or customized.
- Easy to Use. The software is 3-in-1 and free.
- Affordable. Pay for one machine, get three functions.
- Community. Find inspiration and learn tips from peers.
We couldn’t be happier with the supporters we’ve brought on board. They all understand our vision and how important our community and our Kickstarter roots are to us.
Thanks for following us, and look forward to sharing more stories and interesting ideas with you throughout this year!
The Snapmaker Team