The up-and-coming company Q.BIG 3D from Aalen, Germany, has presented an impressive innovation in the field of additive manufacturing with its QUEEN 1 3D extrusion printer. This printer can produce large-volume components without tooling, which is a time-saving alternative, especially in the area of time-to-market strategies. Impressive reference parts that demonstrated the printer’s potential will be presented at Formnext 2023.
The QUEEN 1 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether in mechanical engineering, in the automotive sector for commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery, or for ergonomic and medical technology products – the possibilities are endless. The special feature: QUEEN 1 uses standard granules without filaments and therefore offers a significant price advantage.
Dennis Herrmann, CEO and founder of Q.BIG 3D: “By 3D printing in XXXL format at high build speeds and using commercially available plastic granules, new horizons are opened up in terms of economic efficiency, value creation and sustainability.”
One special area of application for the QUEEN 1 is the automotive sector. In particular, it can be used to produce flat components for commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery. Well-known manufacturers such as John Deere and Daimler already rely on this technology. The advantages are clear: accuracy, high dimensional stability and a good surface quality that can be easily painted.
Another area in which the QUEEN 1 can score is the production of plastic tanks for medical purposes. Here, the technology enables an optimal, ergonomic design. Well-known companies such as John Deere and Kärcher are already benefiting from the advantages of this method.
Fastening technology represents another area of application. Companies such as Carl Zeiss and Benteler use the technology for fastening elements. The environmentally friendly materials that Q.BIG 3D uses, such as PLA, have drastically reduced the carbon footprint, making the QUEEN 1 a sustainable alternative.
Q.BIG 3D’s QUEEN 1 extrusion 3D printer is undoubtedly a game-changer in the world of 3D printing. With its ability to produce large-volume parts efficiently and economically, it sets new standards in the industry.