New Release - Snapmaker Ray!

Get ready to meet our new buddy-Snapmaker Ray Laser Engraver and Cutter! :tada::fire: It’s coming your way on August 22nd at 7am PDT! :dizzy:You can learn more here: Snapmaker Ray | 20W & 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter

:sparkles: Powerful & Spacious
Ray is a high-power laser engraver and cutter with air assist, it also features a 400mm x 600mm work area and industrial-grade linear rails, which is stronger and bigger than ever. Large project with high precision is easy!

:gift: Special Treat for Early Birds
For all you early birds out there, you can save up to $400! Don’t miss this fantastic offer! :tada:

:star2:Four Options for You
We’ve got you covered with four fantastic options to suit your needs:

:sparkles: 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter with Enclosure
:sparkles: 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter
:sparkles: 20W Laser Engraver and Cutter with Enclosure
:sparkles: 20W Laser Engraver and Cutter

:fire:Mark your calendars – August 22nd, 7am PDT! Snapmaker Ray is ready to meet you!

(Noted: Free shipping in EU, CA, UK, US (except AK, HI, and PR).)



nice… couple of questions:

  • knowing all my work is with lighburn, will it work there?
  • does it supports inline commands?
  • what’s max height of material supported there? Ex can I engrave a skateboard?
  • I have a 10W and 1.6w module, will there be an option to plug those into Ray machine ?
  • if I buy the 40W model, is there an option to plug the 40W module into a snapmaker 2.0, I ama assuming yes, but how to order that at the same time?


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This is exciting news for someone like me who mostly used the laser cutting function on my Snapmaker. I do have a few questions:

  1. Will this be compatible with the rotary module and the air purifier modules?
  2. I noticed on the questions at the bottom of the product page that there would be an option to purchase this without a module for those of us that recently purchased the 20W/40W modules. Will this discount be as much as those modules?
  3. Is this the only size option? I feel like a 600mmx600mm would be nice now that you’ve made that module.
  4. What is the projected cost? It would be nice to know that before the pre-order date so I know whether to sell my car or my kidney.

Thank you, and I look forward to more information soon!

Will we know if Luban will support color Engraving?


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  1. For now, Ray supports the use of Lightburn in the following aspects:
  • serial port connection
  • movement control
  • generate g-code with Lightburn
  • material library for Ray in Lightburn
    We have touched base with Lightburn. Hopefully, we can add a Wi-Fi connection soon.
  1. The firmware development of Ray is based on GRBL. It can support greyscale mode as seen in the image mode in Lightburn.
  2. The Maximum Workpiece Height for Ray is 160mm(with two sets of cylindrical feet).
  3. About the compatibility of the 1.6W and 10W modules with Ray, I will keep you updated next week.
  4. Yes, the 40W module is also compatible with Snapmaker 2.0. you can check more about the 20W&40W laser module info here: Snapmaker 20W Cutter | 40W Laser Engraver Online – Snapmaker US
    And you can choose the option of a 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter with Enclosure or a 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter.
  1. Ray will be compatible with the air purifier, you can check the specification table at the bottom of this page: Snapmaker Ray 20W & 40W Laser Engraver and Cutter with Air Assist – Snapmaker US.
    For the Rotary module, I will keep you updated next week.
  2. If you purchased the 20W&40W module earlier, we will release the Ray without the laser module on August 22nd. You can purchase it on the online store at that time.
  3. The work area for Ray is 400 mm*600 mm. Yes, only one side, thanks for your feedback.
  4. For the price and the discount of Ray, I will update you if we have any news, please stay tuned! :smiling_face:Don’t worry, it won’t cost a leg:)
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Sorry about that. It’s not supported.

Interesting to see that a completely different firmware is being used here.


Thanks for the replies.
What about robustness?
This is an H shape rather than a typical square which would prevent axis to not be parallel.

What’s snapmaker stratégie to prevent parallel axis to loose parallelisms?


I reckon support for 1.6W and 10W is quitte important due to the following.
The 40W beam size is very large compared to 1.6w as example.
So when doing engraving ( greyscale) you need fine details which would be limited by the 40W module.

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For the rigidity of the linear module, we adopt steel guiderails made by CNC grinding at micron level in Ray, ensuring precision and stability for high speed movement and long-lasting operation. The dust resistant steel strip can protect linear rails from dust.

These measures help to guarantee that the axes are parallel and the motion accuracy meets the required standards.

Would there be the possibility of purchasing the Ray without a laser head unit? For example, if I own an Artisan and ordered the 40w laser already and then want to simply move my existing 40W laser over to the Ray enclosure to create a dedicated solution… could we possibly get the option to purchase without the laser?

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The answer for you is YES! :blush:
We will release the Ray without the laser module on August 22nd. You can purchase it on the online store at that time. You can see this info on the FAQ page:
Pre-sale FAQ for Ray 20W/40W Laser Engraver and Cutter – Snapmaker

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We have two more videos that we would like to share with you.

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Hi there,

Is there an ETA on the 1064nm Infrared 2W laser? I just purchased a 10W module for my A350, and then the 20W/40W was announced a few days later - I almost bought the 40W but then held off - and then the Snapmaker Ray was announced as soon as the pre-orders were closed for the 20/40W.

So asking because I wouldn’t want to get a 40W Ray, and then a week later see I could have got the 1064nm module with it instead.

(Bonus question unrelated to the Ray - When’s the Camera module coming out so we can make awesome timelapses? :wink: )

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Update: Ray will be also compatible with the Rotary module. :grin:


This is great news! Depending on the price, I am very interested now.

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Hi guys, did you receive the email for exclusive early access to Ray/Ray without the laser module to all existing Snapmaker owners? Don’t forget to use the coupon code provided when you place your order. :grin:
And for those who are still waiting, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the official launch on August 22nd at 7am PDT! :sparkling_heart: :tada:
FYI, you can check the FAQ page here: Pre-sale FAQ for Ray 20W/40W Laser Engraver and Cutter – Snapmaker

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We anticipate the release of the 2W Laser Module in Q4 2023. Please note that the actual release date may vary slightly. And what’s the Camera module you mentioned?
You can check this info here: Pre-sale FAQ for Snapmaker 20W & 40W Laser Module – Snapmaker

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