A couple of months ago we already showed you how 3D printing can be used to make amazing 3D maps, like we did with the Everest region. Since then we have upped the scale a bit and printed a another 3D map. But a lot bigger. We received a request from a customer who wanted Iceland’s northern coast partially printed. We call the project “Icelandscape”*:
A total of 12 printed parts
The region in question is Ólafsfjörður and the request was to print most of the peninsula as a showcase model to plan and organize hikes and ski trips in the mountains. The elevated coastal region (which is stunning is real life) is a perfect example of how one can print 3D maps. Due to the size we had to cut up the model and print it in 12 parts, which can easily be glued together.
The total printing time of Icelandscape was 400+ hours and we used over 18kg of PLA Economy White. The total map measures 190cm x 80cm x 10cm. This is easily the biggest print we have ever done.
For this print we used our trusted PLA Economy, a highly popular filament used for bulk projects by many of our users… and ourselves.
PLA Economy is a fantastic PLA grade which we launched in November of 2016. Initially we released four colors: white, red, black and silver. Recently added the always popular Dark Blue, which is similar to our very own Ultra Marine Blue that we offer in our portfolio of PLA/PHA filaments.
PLA Economy offers a great value for your money. One spool consists of 2.2kg of filament for a dirt cheap price of a little over € 35 (ex VAT and shipping). It is a different grade than our range of PLA/PHA, but we guarantee the same colorFabb quality. Our filaments are readily available from our webshop. You can use the standard PLA settings if your printer has these pre-defined and these should work fine.
You can also opt for the PLA Economy Value Pack: order four spools as a value pack and receive an immediate 10% discount!
PLA Economy is very well suited for the maker who needs quality at an affordable price. It is a perfect filament for large volume and small series production, made with the guaranteed colorFabb quality that we are known for.
Both the Stacker S2 and its larger sibling Stacker S4 are industrial grade FFF 3D printers. Recently the even larger Stacker S4 XL was added to the portfolio. Multiple print heads and a large build volume make them versatile printers. Small series production or large scale prototyping are no problem for the Stacker printers! This US based printer is very reliable and is a perfect match for any professional looking for serious 3D printing. You can find the full product specifications on our dedicated Stacker page.
For Stacker the term “industrial grade” is not a hollow marketing term. It means their printers are designed for extra long service life, extremely low maintenance and that the printer will maintain its positional accuracy throughout its life cycle. This printer has been designed to be used in a professional environment, be it for large prototypes or small series production.
The Stacker S2 in the middle
As many of you know, we are the distributor of Stacker 3D printers in Europe. We have been working with Stacker ever since their first prototype and now have several in our print lab. In the past 5 years we have seen 3D printing emerging from a hobby market to more professional uses. A lot of our users are using 3D printing to make a living or at least support their business in one way or another.
* We like puns…