Welcome to STACKER!
Introducing the STACKER S4, the only truly industrial grade 3D printer that’s affordable. From Prototype to Production™ the S4 has you covered!
Get your new S4 at an incredible introductory price of $9995* for a limited time. Orders placed today will ship in two weeks or less.
- Print up to four parts at once to attain 4x print speeds
- Optimized for high tech composite filaments like carbon fiber (colorFabb XT-CF20)
- Custom designed high temperature hot ends for smooth and reliable printing over wide range of materials
- Change nozzle size easily from 0.40mm to 1.00mm
- Strong and rigid steel frame construction
- Precision ground heated aluminum print bed comes with our custom BuildTak bed coating
- Large print area 510mm (X), 365mm (Y), 650mm (Z)
- Print parts over 2 feet tall
- Integrated full locking casters for mobile printing
- Safe to use in any environment
- Industrial duty components
- Includes Simplify3D Slicing Software
- Made in USA
Print functional prototypes, STEM lab projects, production parts, jigs, fixtures, signage, movie props, architectural models, artwork, investment casting molds, and much more with high accuracy and repeatability.
*price does not include taxes, shipping, and handling fees.
STACKER is proud to announce that we are now a full-line North American distributor of colorFabb 3D printer filament. Known for quality and consistency, colorFabb is one of the best reviewed filaments on the market today. Their company philosophy is the same as ours, produce class-leading products that are innovative, functional, and safe for the end user. Your 3D printer is only as good as your filament, so if you are looking for top quality 3D printer filament, then look no further than colorFabb. Dealer inquires are welcomed.
Both 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameter are in stock and ready to ship. If you are a local customer, or just passing through Minneapolis, we offer same day pickup at our city desk (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m). Please place your order online before coming to the city desk.
Why do we call it 3D printing?
We are all familiar with two-dimensional printing when using an inkjet and laser printer. But did you know that you are actually printing a 3D object? Even though the amount of ink or toner that is spread over the paper is really really thin, it is a 3D object because the ink or toner is slightly raised on the paper. 3D printing uses the same additive process, but instead of printing a single layer, the 3D printer stacks thin layer upon thin layer until a recognizable three-dimensional is object created.
Just like regular printing, the instructions for a 3D printer are contained in a digital file. These three-dimensional digital models used by a 3D printer are typically created with computer-aided design software (CAD), but digital models can also be created by using a 3D scanner. Also, thousands of 3D models are now available for download from the internet.
The process STACKER 3D printers use is called Fused Filament Technology (also known as FDM) whereby the 3D printer stacks successive layers of melted thermoplastic filament to build the 3D object.
How does Fused Filament Technology (FFT) work?
STACKER printers build parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thin layers of thermoplastic filament through a hot end onto the print bed. The complete printing process is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Pre-processing: Import your digital file into our software (StackerRUN or Simplify3D) to position and slice your three-dimensional model into layers. The software generates a special GCODE file that the printer uses to create your part.
2. Production: The 3D printer heats the thermoplastic filament to a semi-liquid state and extrudes it onto the print bed. Each layer of filament gets fused to the previous layer. If support structures are needed, these are also printed by the hot end at the same time.
3. Post-processing: The user simply removes the part from the print bed and then breaks away any support material. Now, the part is ready to use!
Why use Fused Filament Technology (FFT)?
- It’s clean, environmentally friendly, and safe in almost any environment
- The prints are mechanically strong, stable, and aesthetically pleasing
- You can design your parts with incredibly complex geometry and still print them, something most subtractive manufacturing methods struggle with.
- No more thick wall limitations to your thermoplastic parts. Unlike injection molding, which work best with thin wall sections, now you can design incredibly strong parts in almost any size. FFT parts can be thin or thick.
- Perfect for investment casting molds because the filament is easily and quickly burned out of the casting molds. Produce molds much faster and usually for a lot less costs than traditional methods.
- Post processing for most parts will consist of nothing more than removing them from the print bed. Most other 3D printing technologies have laborious time consuming, and costly post processing demands
- For small to medium manufacturing applications this printing technology can be a very cost effective solution.
STACKER Industrial Grade 3D Printers are purposely built so you can move your ideas from prototype to production. Our Industrial Grade 3D printers are designed and priced for small businesses, tech labs, colleges, busy offices, maker spaces, print/prototype shops, manufacturing plants, and most other kinds of businesses. Our printers offer fast, reliable, and affordable 3D printing.
What does industrial mean?
High Strength All Steel Chassis
The key to high performance 3D printing is having a chassis that is beyond rigid while also absorbing unwanted vibrations. This is where design and engineering cross paths. Our chassis is formed with special AC Servo driven presses that are unmatched in precision repeatability, as well as maintaining the integrity of the steel during the bending process. Most parts are formed on the most advanced and modern CNC presses by Trumpf. All parts are powder coated, not painted. Powder coating is much more environmentally friendly, and much more durable.
All S4 printers are built around a massive high precision custom building jig. In fact, the S4 chassis and building jig were designed together. That’s how important it is to get things right. Essentially, the building jig ensures the X/Y plane is in the correct relationship to the Z plane. This is a lot easier said than done, and most other printers have no way of gauging this short of making a test print.
Made in U.S.A.
All STACKER 3D printers are proudly made in the USA using the only the finest materials and components. In fact, nearly every component on your STACKER 3D printer is produced locally by shops that take extreme pride in the quality of their goods. All our vendors must pass a vigorous environmental and safety review process, and most all are ISO9002 rated. From these superior components, our assembly crew hand builds every unit using precision building jigs and other tools to ensure each printer is built right every time.