Review Snapmaker Artisan 3-in-1 Review: Bigger, Faster, Better

Feb 25, 2023
There seem to be some errors or omissions in some of the measurements:
  • The build volume is listed as 400mm x 400mm x 400mm. 400mm is 15.75 inches, so why is it converted to "(12.6 x 13.7 x 13 inches)" ?
  • It seems unlikely that Denise was able to save "at least 300 kg of filament" on the Mandalorian helmet. Maybe grams instead of kilograms? That still seems like a lot but it is a large print.

Also, how fair is it to say that the printer "can't print well in TPU"? The actual discussion in the review indicates that the default settings didn't do well with TPU, but that's the sort of thing calibration is for isn't it? Unless there's something intrinsic to the machine to make it bad at TPU, "can't" seems a bit hyperbolic.
Oct 18, 2022
Hi vtechev!

I am terribly sorry about the typos -- we'll get those fixed right away.

And you're right, I saved well over 300 GRAMS on the Mando helmet! I was comparing Luman's default support setting, which filled the entire inside of the helmet with dense support material to what I was able to get after using Luman's paint on supports. Using a technic I picked up from master cosplayer Frankly Built, I removed all the interior supports, much of the outer supports and only kept those in critical areas.

I will stand by my opinion on TPU, where I stated it did not print well. Sure, you can tune a printer. However, I'm reviewing the machine as it comes out of the box, not my ability to tweak settings. When a machine costs $2899, I would hope that it performs decently on basic materials.
  • Like
Reactions: jp7189