Before the assembly and operation of the 20W/40W Laser Module, please read the following content carefully.
Please update the firmware of Snapmaker 2.0 to at least V1.17.17.
If you connect the 20W/40W Laser Module before updating the firmware, the machine will not be able to recognize the 20W/40W Laser module and fail to initialize.
We recommend that you use Snapmaker Luban to generate G-codes for laser engraving and cutting, as it is a tailor-made software for Snapmaker products.
If you have already installed Luban, make sure to update it to at least V4.9.0, and select 20W/40W Laser Module in Settings > Machine Settings > Toolhead.
To complete the assembly, you can either read the Assembly Guide in PDF format, or follow the online instructions below.
Before any assembly and installation, make sure the machine has been powered off.
After updating the firmware and restarting the machine, the touchscreen will prompt a pop-up window to confirm the installation status of the quick swap kit.
There is a difference in the stroke of the Y axes and Z axis between the installation status with and without the quick swap kit, it is essential to select the appropriate installation status. Failure to do so may result in abnormal operation or damage to the product.
To restart your machine, wait for at least 5 seconds after power-off.
After reading the safety notes, tap Start, and the touchscreen will guide you through the Platform Height Calibration.
You can connect the machine to Luban via a serial port or Wi-Fi and perform a series of operations.
File transfer to the machine is only supported via Wi-Fi.
When a task is started on Luban, it will be immediately stopped due to a serial-port disconnection.
In order to help you quickly become familiar with the workflow for using the 20W/40W Laser Module with Luban and complete your first laser creation, this section will guide you through Luban's Beginner's Guide. You will have fun with the provided laser material and the example project tailored for your first creative experience.
Take out the provided basswood plywood sheet from the material bundle, then fix the material on the platform using masking tapes.
We do not recommend using fixtures that may collide with the laser safety shield of the 20W/40W laser module during the task to fix materials.
At the top-left corner of Workspace, click Back to return to the Home page of Luban. Then, select Laser > 3-axis to enter the Laser G-code Generator.
Familiarize yourself with the basic operations by following the Beginner's Guide. During this process, Luban will automatically load the example project and generate the G-code file.
If the Beginner's Guide does not pop up or unexpectedly closes, you can access it by clicking Help > Beginner's Guide in the menu bar.
You can also import your own files and configure the parameters.
After the G-code file is generated, click Export > Load G-code to Workspace at the bottom-right corner. The interface will automatically redirect to Workspace.
In the G-code Files panel, click Send to Device. The G-code file of the example project will be transferred to your machine.
Starting the laser task via Wi-Fi network is not supported due to safety concerns.
Adjusting the laser height to focus the laser can ensure optimal engraving and cutting outcomes.
Find out where the engraving/cutting will take place by setting the Work Origin. The Work Origin corresponds to the (0, 0) coordinate origin in the software.
The XY work origin for the example project should be set at the left-front corner of the material (workpiece).
Tap X-/X+/Y-/Y+ to move the laser's crosshair to where the Work Origin will be, and then tap Set Work Origin and Run Boundary to check if the work origin is proper. If not, reset the Work Origin and run boundary again.
If the Laser Module runs into any portions of the machine, turn off the machine immediately.
Keep the machine attended throughout the task!
To ensure the engraving and cutting effects, please perform the following maintenance operations.