Introducing STACKER , the first of its kind, high speed, multi-part, commercial-grade 3D printer, all for an affordable cost. Who said commercial 3D printing had to be slow and expensive? Print up to four parts at once. Optimized for high tech composite filaments. New HYBRID hot end for reliable printing. Expandable Z-axis for printing tall parts (up to 24"). Safe to use in any environment.
STACKER uses a universal filament rail that accepts any filament on the market. Unlike most commercial printers that gouge you with high priced materials,STACKER will accept market rate filaments, and this keeps your printing costs affordable. Our universal filament rail was also designed for easy and fast loading of your filament spools. The small "U" channel design fits all popular spool sizes.
Desktop models have a MAX print size of 250mm x 450mm x 220mm. Full height mobile models have a MAX print size of 250mm (10") x 450mm (18") x 600mm (24"). That's right, you can print 24" tall parts when you purchase our EXTENDER option.
What this means is that you can increase the printing height of your desktop printer from 220mm to over 600mm (24"). Requires you to purchase our FRAME and EXTENDER options.
STACKER uses an innovative modular design which allows for easy upgrades. For example, to convert your STACKER desktop model into a full height mobile printer simply purchase our FRAME option with included casters.To increase your build height to 600mm (24"), purchase our EXTENDER option.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Fast, Reliable, Functional
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
For many years two big companies dominated the 3D printer market with incredibly expensive machines, and it was all about making prototypes. Today there are dozens of companies making 3D printers, and now 3D printing is all about possibilities. Despite the increase in competition, if you want to buy a 3D printer today you only have two choices – mediocre consumer class printers or expensive commercial class printers. This leaves most creators out in the cold, like small to mid sized companies, professionals, schools and research organizations, maker spaces, and manufacturers. Clearly, there is a need for a new kind of 3D printer that STACKER satisfies.
What makes your product special?
STACKER can operate with one, two, three, or four extruder heads operating simultaneously. Each extruder head can utilize a different filament from our Universal Filament Rail which can use most any commercially available filament. Consequently, STACKER is not only more cost effective to operate but can mass produce high quality printed objects 4x faster than other commercial printers. STACKER is also a truly commercial grade printer in terms of quality and reliability. Finally, STACKER can print some really big objects, up to 24" in height.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The most challenging part of creation for me comes in the very early stages of product design. A successful product has to solve a real problem otherwise it's an exercise in vanity. The hardest part of creation is coming up with the right question that gets to the heart of the problem, the rest that follows is actually pretty straightforward and easy. For example, one question we asked ourselves early on with our STACKER project was how could we speed up the printing process? No one will argue the fact that 3D printing is slow, this is real problem that needs to be solved. Once we asked the question we came up with over fifty solutions. We finally settled on our exclusive new multi print technology. The best part of the creation process is actually the moment you realize you asked the right question. The solutions process is satisfying, but is far easier to do than coming up with the correct questions. In other words, find a real problem, and you may have just found the beginnings of a real product.