Designed in 2011 at a local machine shop in Fullerton, California, the modular Snap 3D printer has come a long way in the past few years.
Originally constructed from wood and held together with store bought components, today’s Snap 3D has become a fully functional 3D printer capable of servicing the prototyping needs of anyone from students to startups.
Build around a colorful, precision milled HDPE frame, the Snap features a 203 x 203 x 203 mm (8 x 8 x 8 in) build volume and can print at a 0.1 mm (100 micron) resolution, exactly the same as its $2,000 counterpart the Replicator 2.
Building models using PLA plastic, the Snap 3D weighs a scant 7.25 kg (16 lbs) and features both USB and micro SD connectivity. With a heated Helios print bed, the Snap is novel not only for its technology but for its construction method as well.
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