Why Choose QPoD™

12-40X Faster

than batch production

Lower Cost

than mid-volume injection moulding

78,000 hours

of autonomous printing per year

End-to-End Automation

QPoD is a three-part solution that automates plastic 3D printing. Seamlessly integrated using QSuite’s cloud-based smart automation software, it delivers 24/7 continuous production for printing high volumes of plastic parts in-house - from job scheduling to unfettered (removed from the print bed) part delivery.

Control Panel

Powered by QSuite automation technology, QPoD allows remote management of all printers and jobs. Operators can use the control panel to monitor and control scheduling and production, providing full reporting as each job.

Number of users: Unlimited

Number of jobs: Unlimited

Design Constraints: None

Fits Anywhere

Compact 9-printer unit produces 100,000 small parts/year in 10 sqft with no on-site operator. Automated part delivery can be easily integrated with existing assembly or manufacturing lines.

Build envelope: 220 x 220 x 250mm

Minimum layer height: 0.05mm (50 μm)

Dimensions: 71” x 20” x 71”

Built To Scale

Using QSuite’s automated part removal technology, QPoD delivers parts, resets the printer and starts the next print job while parts are transported on the built-in conveyor system to the collection area, ready for the next step in production.

Print Adhesion: Strong

Consumables: None

Part Removal: None

Special Features

HIGH RESOLUTION

Mix and match extrusion nozzles. QSuite matches print job specifications with the matching available printer.

HANDS-FREE SETUP

Upload the gcode file and QPoD does the rest from printer scheduling to print bed levelling - no operator needed.

NO SCRAPING

Automated release means no damage to parts, print bed or operator during part removal from the print bed.

The Benefits

Using QSuite’s smart automation software, QPoD delivers parts 24/7.

LESS COMPLEXITY

QPoD eliminates or reduces the need for molds, outsourcing, shipping, warehousing, and material handling.

RESHORING CREATES JOBS

Made in-house builds your local economy by bringing production, jobs and profits back home.

SUSTAINABILITY

No shipping, no warehousing, no overproduction or obsolescence, and compatible with bioplastics.

LESS LEAD TIME

Bulk orders must be placed weeks or months in advance. QSuite reduces lead time to days or hours.

LESS INVENTORY

Get the parts you need when you need them with on-demand production right in your office or plant.

MORE FLEXIBILITY

Economy changed? New competitor product? No problem. Cancel current jobs, upload new parts. Adapt instantly.

How It Works

Manage

Models in the queue are matched to available printers by priority, material, and nozzle type. QPoD then sets up the printer from file upload to calibration.

Print

Layer-by-layer plastic parts are made using thermoplastic filament. Print status is continuously monitored and reported to operators throughout the job.

Run

Secure, enterprise-grade software schedules, monitors and reports, providing end-to-end management of all QPoD printers - no matter where they are.

Supply

Finished parts are automatically deposited onto the built-in conveyor belts and delivered to collection bins. The next compatible model is then uploaded.

Strong Adhesion and Hands-Free Part Removal

QSuite's proprietary technology provides strong adhesion for quality prints and completely autonomous removal of finished parts, support materials and scrap.

High Volume Production With QPoD

For the first time, automated plastic 3D printing delivering on-demand at unit costs that rival traditional manufacturing. No more redesigning your ideal part to suit the manufacturing process. Continuous digital thread means you can scale seamlessly from prototype to production volumes.