Scalable solution for same-day prototyping and direct 3D production up to 10,000 parts per month

Figure 4 Modular enables Midwest Prototyping to deliver same-day parts to customers

Figure 4® Modular is a scalable, semi-automated 3D production solution that grows with your business, enabling capacity to meet your present and future needs, up to 10,000 parts per month, for unprecedented manufacturing agility. With expandable capacity up to 24 print engines, automated job management and queuing, automated material delivery, and centralized post-processing, Figure 4 Modular’s end-to-end digital manufacturing workflow is ideal for low to mid volume production and bridge manufacturing. In addition, each printer can run different materials and different jobs as part of a single high throughput line serving a multitude of parts being produced.

  • Modular Scalability

    The base configuration of Figure 4 Modular is comprised of a single printer and a central controller. This can be easily scaled to up to 24 printer modules on a single controller, with layout configuration flexibility, empowering production to rapidly multiply without disruption to the shop floor. 

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  • Low Total Cost of Operations

    Figure 4 Modular enables companies to move directly into manufacturing from a digital CAD file, bypassing tooling costs and delays to start delivering final parts immediately. This semi-automated solution reduces labor through automated job management and queuing, and an automated material feed system.

  • Unparalleled Flexibility

    Figure 4 Modular’s individual printers enable simultaneous production of a wide variety of part sizes and shapes, in multiple materials for a diverse range of parts for production and prototyping. 

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  • End-to-End Productivity

    Fast and easy print jobs preparation, ultra-fast print speeds, post-curing in minutes instead of hours and production management ensure high parts throughput with high accuracy and repeatability.

  • Broad Range of Materials

    3D Systems’ Material Design Center has over 30 years of proven R&D experience and process development expertise. The broad and expanding range of materials available for Figure 4 Modular addresses a wide variety of applications needs, for functional prototyping, direct production of end-use parts, molding and casting, and includes ABS-like, polypropylene-like, rubber-like, heat resistant and biocompatible capable materials.

    * Note: Not all materials are available in all countries – please consult your local sales representative for availability

  • Figure 4 Modular Parts
  • Applications:

    • Replacement of traditional molding and cast urethane processes
    • Rapid functional prototyping and fast concept models
    • End-use durable plastic parts
    • Low volume bridge manufacturing
    • Short run production of plastic articles
    • Jigs and fixtures
    • Rapid tooling - molds and master patterns
    • Consumer high temperature applications with transparency
    • Elastomeric parts – prototypes of grommets, seals, hoses, weatherstripping, tubes, gaskets, spacers and other vibration dampening components
    • Medical applications requiring translucency, sterilization, and/or thermal resistance
  • Features:

    • Non-contact membrane Figure 4 technology
    • Printable build volume (W x D x H): 124.8 x 70.2 x 346 mm (4.9 x 2.8 x 13.6 in)
    • Industry-leading 3D Sprint software for file preparation and production
    • Cloud connectivity for predictive and prompt service with 3D Connect
    • Production-grade materials
    • Scalable modular configurations
    • Automated material handling
    • Individual printer modules can be dedicated to individual materials
    • Centralized post-processing (cleaning, drying, curing)
  • Benefits:

    • Semi-automated solution reduces labor
    • Ability to run different part geometries and materials in each print unit
    • Scalability enables lower initial system acquisition price
    • Rapidly expand capacity as demand increases
    • Layout flexibility
    • Six Sigma quality and repeatability
    • High throughput and productivity
    • Same day print and ship
    • Low total cost of operations
    • Accelerated time-to-market vs. traditional manufacturing
    • Eliminate tooling time and cost
    • Efficient design iteration