on Facebook I’ve seen a bit of information on the “Snapmaker 2.5” improvements, i.e. new printing head (already reality) and new linear modules (yet to come). Would you mind to share a bit more details on what exactly improved? And what are the modalities of upgrading? Here’s what I infer from the Facebook group (hoping it’s not fake…), and what I still would like to know:
Printing head 2.5:
- New printing head only sucks in cool air through the additional air port at the front → Better part cooling
- Slightly improved hotend (compatible with old printing head)
- More teeth on the feeder cog wheel
- QUESTION: Is the new feeder cog wheel exchangable in case it’s worn down by abrasive filament? I mean: without changing the whole feeder stepper motor?
- QUESTION: Will the new modules have the same torque/force like the old ones? Seemed to understand that you went for the louder drivers to have more headroom for milling. So I wonder if the new drivers are more of a compromise?
Linear modules 2.5:
- More silent stepper drivers
- New backlash compensation nuts
- QUESTION: What on earth does this mean: “The new linear module would have an even smaller variance in printing size capacities” - Better backlash compensaion? Better homing repeatability? More steps per mm? More microsteppings? All of this?
- Post says: “The Snapmaker 2.0 users can get a 50% discount when buying these upgraded items, which are expected to be available in May.”
- But: what is the price we get 50% on?
- Do you need to buy a “bundle” of printing head and modules? Can you buy individually?
Thanks for clarification and any additional info you’re willing to share!