Any good CNC and laser engrave how-to videos that relate to Snapmaker?


#1

So I currently have a Prusa MK3, and I’ve been 3D printing for a year or 2. After a family member offered to buy V1 at full price, and half the price of V2 if I wanted it. I am now getting into CNC and lasers within a week or 2 when my V1 comes in.
The problem I’m finding is there isn’t much out there teaching how to use a CNC on a snapmaker. Even more, how to do 3D relief work. Does anyone know of any good videos that could help? Even more how to use the machine with Fusion 360?


#2

The Snaplinks page has many useful references, including links to Fusion fro Beginners tutorials see SnapLinks -- Wiki

Keep having fun

Doug


#3

Not exactly customized to Snapmaker, but here’s an Instructable I made for laser engraving with my last machine.

I think a lot of the concepts might help you with some basic understanding, and you might get tips on software that could help. I chose to go with simpler software, rather than some of the more fully featured stuff.

I’m eager to see how the SM differs.


#4

www.youtube.com/myerswoodshop


#5

We just posted a video about how to use the laser engraving feature on the Snapmaker 2.0. It’s basically a start guide for laser engraving on the second gen device, but some steps should be applicable to the first gen as well. Hope that helps.
Link’s at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spya1Zs2xsU.


#6

Thanks. One of the things I’m having a hard time figuring out is what settings I should use in both the CNC and laser. I don’t have my machine yet since there was a day delay, and it might become a lot easier once I get it. But, it’s hard to find too many resources talking about things like speed settings and what not.


#7

Have a look at this new guide… it has many great settings https://support.snapmaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019025954-The-Definitive-Guide-to-Laser-Engraving-and-Cutting-with-the-Snapmaker?fbclid=IwAR22H0h3iKxUhgTX7wDE_WPMvyLbJ8JxeR1B9oKARIFiy1bMVad0cbpv48Q


#8

This is nuts. Why doesn’t Snapmaker create its own 3D/modeling app? I’ll never figure out how to use this other crap. I realize I’m stuck with a machine I’ll never be able to use.


#9

Do you mean something like Fusion 360? Like where you build a model?
Not too many companies does that.

If you want to make your own model, then look at Fusion 360 or blender. There is plenty of YouTube videos that.


#10

@Beelzebub time and patience, you can learn. There are NO simple modelling applications, you still ave to learn. Snaplinks has links to Fusion 360 Tutorials. I was a complete newbie when the SM1 came out and I read, tinkered and learned. I have made many parts on Fusion 360

Doug


#11

Once I receive my SM2, I will be creating a YouTube channel revolving around the machine and more of my endeavors.


#12

We look forward to it… have fun.