3DQue based in Vancouver, Canada, produces automated digital manufacturing systems for in-house, on-demand mass production of high resolution plastic components. 3DQue is changing the way 3D printing is performed with innovative technology that delivers complex plastic parts at scale with speed, cost and quality not achievable with traditional 3D printing.
3DQue's first system, QPoD is able to continuously deliver parts 24/7 without the need for an operator to remove parts or reset printer- no tapes, glues, removable print beds, or robotics. The QPoD's proprietary 12 sq. ft design allows it to fit in any facility plugging into a regular wall socket. This compact unit produces 100,000 small parts per year on-demand at costs that rival mid-volume injection molding.
Today 3DQue is set upon bringing their proprietary technology to the 3D printing industry with their newly developed Quinly upgrade kit for Ender 3. To propel innovation forward and make highly advanced technology accessible to makers and print operators alike.
Our Origin Story: About the Inventor
From the first moment he saw a 3D printer on kickstarter, Co-Founder Mateo Pekic was hooked. Enthralled with the idea that he could make his ideas come to life, Mateo bought his first printer in 2014. It wasn’t long before he discovered the limitations of 3D printers. Mateo immediately started implementing modifications to improve the quality and efficiency of his printer. His ability to quickly produce high-quality prints attracted so much attention, Mateo was in high demand and found himself enslaved by his printers, needing to get up at the crack of dawn and scraping and laying out prints late at night to fulfill orders. The son of an industrial automation engineer and a radio systems engineer, Mateo was convinced there had to be a better way. In 2015 he developed the first VAAPR bed and then set about automating his system. By 2018 he was ready to commercialize the technology, establishing 3DQue with serial entrepreneur, Steph Sharp.