InnovatiQ printer makes end-of-arm tooling

Dec. 23, 2022
The TiQ 2, which can handle complex geometries and abrasive materials, can also make jigs, fixtures and other parts.

TiQ 2 Developed by InnovatiQ, a company that shares the same ownership group as Arburg GmbH + Co. KG, Lossburg, Germany, this fused-filament-fabrication 3D printer has been conceived with a special mission — to give injection molders a way to build their own end-of-arm tooling (EOAT). To that end, it’s designed to handle carbon- and glass-fiber-reinforced materials, as well as an array of other materials, available from any supplier users choose. It also can handle soluble materials, making it ideal for creating tubes that can carry out functions, such as air handling or suction, critical to EOAT performance. In addition to EOAT, the printer, which can handle complex geometries, can make jigs, fixtures and other parts. While still looking for resellers of the technology, InnovatiQ offers its printers through three companies in the U.S.: 3DChimera, Dynamism and iMakr. 

What’s new? The printer, which joins a handful of other technologies in InnovatiQ’s portfolio. It will be available in the U.S., starting in about the second quarter of 2023. 

Benefits Reliable, convenient, automated printing of high-quality functional parts. Because it can handle reinforced materials — which are abrasive and a challenge for many printers — the TiQ2 can help processors make EOAT as they need it, allowing them to adapt amid a trend toward smaller, more customized batches and freeing them from their reliance on suppliers. The printer is equipped with many smart features that allow easy one-button-press operations. 

3DChimera, Miami, Fla., 786-701-0700, 

Dynamism, Chicago, 800-711-6277, 

iMakr, Brooklyn, N.Y., 718-737-7061, 

InnovatiQ GmbH + Co KG, Feldkirchen, Germany, 49-89-2488-986, 

Vital Statistics 



Print space  

About 1.1 feet by 1.1 feet by 1 foot 

Temperature of printing plate 

284 degrees Fahrenheit 

Filament / nozzle diameters 

1.75mm,  0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm 

Maximum dual-extruder 

572 degrees Fahrenheit 

Outer dimensions (without dryer)   

About 2.9 feet by 2.1 feet by 2.9 feet 


About 352.7 pounds 

Recommended materials 

Carbon-fiber-reinforced nylon, glass-fiber-reinforced PP, polyvinylidene difluoride TPU, PET-glycol 

About the Author

Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.