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3D printer Kickstarter campaigns don’t all get it right, but when it comes to crowdfunding, industrial-grade 3D printer provider STACKER seems to know what it’s doing. The Minnesota-based company just closed a very successful Kickstarter campaign for the new STACKER F1 3D printer, which it’s calling “The Essential Office Machine,” and a new line of F-Series accessories. The initial $100,000 goal was met within the first 24 hours of the campaign opening, and by the end, more than 700 backers pledged $290,010 to bring the STACKER F1 to life.
“We did our best to infuse the F1 with best-in-class safety, print quality, and reliability. It’s also the most affordable industrial grade 3D printer we have ever built,” the Kickstarter campaign states. “We also did our best to design much needed accessories that work with nearly all 3D printers on the market today.”
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen global supply chains be completely overwhelmed, and 3D printing has stepped up numerous times to help save the day by fabricating everything from ventilator parts and face shields to nasal swabs. This situation clearly shows the importance of local, on-demand manufacturing—who knows when the next pandemic might occur? This …
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