Produce 1 million+ parts per year in a broad range of industrial, dental and custom materials

Automation and Integrated Post-Processing

  • Figure 4 Production is a customized, integrated digital manufacturing solution with an end-to-end digital workflow supported by 3D systems software. Figure 4 Production features up to 15 times faster print speeds than other 3D printing technologies*, automated material handling, and integrated post-processing, such as washing, drying and curing, to reduce manual processes and facilitate automation for high volume production.

  • 3D Systems Figure 4 production UI module
    Control Cell
    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
    Print Engine Cell
    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
    Print Engine Cell
    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
    Print Engine Cell
    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
    Print Engine Cell
    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module with cleaning station
    Post-Processing Cell
  • 3D Systems Figure 4 Throughput Image
  • Leading Throughput

    The combination of speed and accuracy complemented by a light-based UV curing process that takes minutes vs. hours with heat-based curing processes, yields the world’s fastest additive manufacturing throughput and time-to-part. Recent data highlights Figure 4 Production part print speeds up to 65 mm/hour, and prototyping speeds of up to 100 mm/hour, and part accuracy and Six Sigma repeatability (Cpk > 2) across all materials.

  • Broad Range of Materials

    The broad and expanding range of materials for Figure 4 Production includes over 30 materials:

    • Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 10 is a high speed material for rapid design iterations and production of rigid gray parts, providing up to 100 mm/hour build speed.
    • Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15 is a strong, economical rigid material for production applications.
    • Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10 is a flexible material for the production of exceptionally durable polypropylene-like black parts.
    • Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10 is an elastomeric, black material ideal for iteration and design verification of rubber-like parts.
    • Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10 is castable green material optimized for investment casting of jewelry patterns.
  • 3D Systems Figure 4 Material Parts

Figure 4 Production is compatible with 3D Systems’ entire portfolio of NextDent® materials to facilitate full customization of dental devices. Figure 4 Production customers also have the option of collaborating with 3D Systems’ engineers to create unique materials specifically designed for their application.

Figure 4 Production rivals injection molded part quality with tool-less digital molding to deliver:

  • Figure 4 Flexibility icon

    Customize product configurations and materials by application to deliver high volume ready-to-use parts

  • Figure 4 Automation icon

    High productivity with minimal hands-on processes

  • Figure 4 Speed icon

    Fast throughput speed for accelerated “parts-in-hand” delivery

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    Total Cost of Operations (TCO)
    Up to 20% lower part cost* with no time or money lost to tooling

  • Applications:

    • Mid-volume non-structural end-use durable plastic parts
    • High-quality parts with fine texturing
    • Replacement of traditional molding and cast urethane processes
    • Mass customization production of consumer applications
    • Production dental applications
    • Egg shell molding applications
  • 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
    • Customizable/scalable modular configurations
    • Automation to minimize manual processing
    • Integrated post-processing
    • Production-grade and custom (additional cost) material
  • Benefits:

    • Six Sigma quality and repeatability
    • High throughput and productivity
    • Accelerated time-to-market vs. traditional manufacturing
    • Automation reduces labor costs
    • Eliminate tooling time and cost
    • Lower part cost over competing technologies
    • Efficient design iteration
    • Application flexibility
    • Integrated solution with expert application support

Ultra-fast print speeds and material versatility of Figure 4 platform serve as runway for anticipated research into lean inventory control for U.S. Air Force. Read full story > 

*Throughput improvement compared other 3D printing systems based on various use cases on Figure 4 models; parts cost compared to traditionally manufactured parts and operations.

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