3DQue, a 3D printing startup primarily based in Vancouver, has introduced the primary set up of its high-volume, 3D printing manufacturing unit, the QPoD, to Mitsubishi Chemical Efficiency Polymers (MCPP).
MCPP, wholly-owned by New York-based Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Company (MCHC), producers polymer-based filament with a give attention to high-performance supplies for end-use elements. Its new supplies testing laboratory in Warren, Michigan, will analyze the capabilities of the QPoD.
“We’re very excited to be working with [MCPP] to check QPoD’s efficiency and compatibility with their wide selection of supplies,” defined Mateo Pekic, Chief of Improvements at 3DQue.
“It’s 12x to 40x quicker than batch manufacturing at prices that rival quantity injection molding. This implies quicker innovation and the power to scale manufacturing seamlessly.”
Contained in the QPoD unit. Picture by way of 3DQue.
Excessive-volume FFF 3D printing
The QPoD is a high-volume manufacturing unit with 9 3D printers in a compact three×three array with a complete footprint of 10 sqft. This technique, debuted at RAPID + TCT, allows the administration of various filaments and nozzles. Utilizing the corporate’s automation know-how QSuite, the QPoD permits for 24/7 distant management of all 3D printers and jobs, together with scheduling and monitoring, for mass manufacturing of elements.
Furthermore, QPoD is able to allocating recordsdata to printers, autonomously eradicating elements, alerting operators when prints are completed, resetting printers, and routinely beginning print job.
Upon QPoD’s growth Steph Sharp, CEO and co-founder of 3DQue, said, “Till now, plastic 3D printing failed to satisfy immediately’s manufacturing wants because of the excessive value of half removing and lack of scalability.”
“Working from his basement, Mateo Pekic has been capable of clear up an issue that has stumped a number of the world’s main specialists in supplies science, engineering and innovation by automating plastic 3D printers to soundly produce advanced plastic elements at scale.”
The QPoD manufacturing unit. Picture by way of 3DQue.
MCPP acquires Dutch Filaments
Beforehand, MCPP acquired Dutch Filaments, a producer of personal label filaments, to increase its market place. Following this acquisition, Richard Luiken, co-founder at Dutch Filaments, mentioned:
“With the help of Mitsubishi Chemical Efficiency Polymers, Dutch Filaments is not going to solely have the ability to give a fair higher reply to the fast-growing demand for its filaments, but additionally new experience, supplies, strategies the worldwide footprint of Mitsubishi Chemical will additional push our contribution to the 3D printing market.”
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Featured picture exhibits the QPoD unit. Picture by way of 3DQue.
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