Snapmaker Module Exchange


#1

Hello guys!

As my printer is inside the official v1 enclosure, I was wondering how to better change the module. Currently I’m mostly using laser and 3d printing then I figured that using only the two top screws should be okay, and it still not a very easy process.

With that in mind, I have 3 simple questions to the community:

  1. Is there any risks of only using 2 screws?
  2. Is it okay to move the linear modules while powered down? or it will damage the step-motors and I should take the extra step of powering it on and moving using the jogging mode?
  3. What is your approach to quickly/easily replace the module?

Thanks!


#2

Steppers generate power when you make them rotate - this is the case with every printer and therefore you can probably always switch off this unwanted power in the software.
I don’t know if it’s the same with the Snapmaker-Software (I don’t have one), but if you only cause slow movements, there’s very little current and the risk of damage is correspondingly lower.


#3

I modified my enclosure, first thing I did was remove the bottom panel so I could lift the whole eclosure off the top of the snapmaker to make it easier to change module and bed over.