So I had the opportunity to get a Snapmaker A350 with no waitlist and took it. The unboxing experience was so special and unique that it needs to be shared. Very rarely do products come along that impress me anymore with presentation and the insane attention to detail and build quality... This is in no way a paid review, just me sharing and supporting products I want to see more of. Instead of the usual Chinese trash made as cheap as possible. You get the feeling that the designers who made this, wanted to make the best product they could... Feel free to discuss anything Snapmaker related if anyone else has one or ask questions, I will continue to add to this thread over time The manual for the Snapmaker 2.0 is next level, more akin to a Lego set with attention to detail and graphics. No more poorly translated English manuals! The base plate is where everything starts, solid cast aluminium, machined then anodised. Good weight for the machine. An exceptional toolkit is supplied with a machined, magnetic screwdriver and all accessories needed for assembly. All supplied fasteners are stainless steel. What attention to detail! All that said, I didn’t use the screwdriver much as there are so many dam screws in the build (28 holding up the Z axis alone). I wanted consistent torque across the frame so opted for a electric screwdriver with clutch. The concept behind Snapmaker starts with the linear drive units, completely universal and shared with every axis. They are completely sealed, solid and driven with lead screws. They offer exceptional accuracy and rigidity. The tool heads are lovely bits of engineering, covering single filament 3D printing, light CNC work and 1600mw laser cutting / engraving. The backbone of the bed is a lovely structural piece with stainless inserts and machined mating surfaces. Just lovely... Half way through the build, I released I don't want to be lifting / moving this thing later... One trip to IKEA later... solved. The splitter boxes are used when dual drive units are needed on a single axis and the main control box, the mounting choice is... unusual but the beautiful anodised aluminium with chamfered edges continues. The control box for all axis has the capabilities to run 3 add-on units simultaneously. More units will be released with time including dual extruder 3D printing, rotary tables. Much more to be announced apparently.... The rest of the build was pretty basic for anyone who has built 3D printers before. The build is entirely metal. The brains is an Android powered touchscreen with quad core A7. Connected to the control box via USB-C. The touchscreen is magnetic and designed to be moved around when the additional enclosure is added on. The stock laser bed is very nice however the fixture hardware is garbage silicone plugs that fail to hold anything. Most users stick to tape, paper clips or 3D printed fixtures on the bed... A little cable management. The Snapmaker Cart 2.0 I wondered how far I would have to dig to find some chinks in the armour. Didn't have to go too deep to find them. The external power supply has been a point of concern among the community with its noise, I decided to tear mine open... It is an off the shelf "Great Wall" unit adapted for purpose, an interesting idea with the breakout PCB for the header connections and output filtering added to the 24v rail. While not bad overall with assembly quality (surprisingly), it is littered with CapXon and TEAPO capacitors that will fail and are just garbage. The rear fan is a junk "ball bearing" 24v unit spinning at 13,000rpm and the internal PSU fan is a Yate Loon 12v unit. I plan to replace the rear fan with a quieter Papst fan as I'm pretty sure it simply doesn't need the airflow, while its not insanely loud, it certainly ain't quiet, or temperature controlled. There are signs of thermal monitoring in the PSU and I wonder if the fan is temperature controlled and might be possible to piggy back off also. No datasheet could be found.