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Author: Marty Johnson, Technical Fellow at 3D Systems

With recent process advancements, additive manufacturing enables access to parts with production-ready quality, speed, and cost. The only thing left to master is achieving production-grade material properties. With our Figure 4 production-grade resins, the wait is over. Now it is possible to go from prototyping straight to production on the same system for a seamless and efficient workflow. Before you get started, it’s important to identify if the material is right for you.

  • What to Look for on the Data Sheet

    What to Look for on the Data Sheet

    The goal of the data sheet is to give design engineers the right information to make the right decision on the right material.

  • Production Grade Resins (III) Isotropic and Thermoplastic Behavior

    Isotropic and Thermoplastic Behavior

    How well does my part perform and how can you get the best out of mechanical properties based on the orientation? 

  • Production Grade Resins (II) Integrity of Mechanical Properties Tables

    Integrity of Mechanical Properties Tables

    It’s imperative to understand data integrity when identifying information in our data sheets.

  • Production Grade Resins (IV) Understanding Long Term Stability

    Understanding Long Term Stability

    What is the capability for long-term use parts? Over the years additive manufacturing was typically employed for prototypes and short-term use parts. However, the Figure 4 based materials are engineered to provide long-term stability.

  • Production Grade Resins (V) Understanding Chemical Compatibility Data

    Understanding Chemical Compatibility Data

    When you get into the application of your printed part, you need to identify what environment this part will be utilized in and how it will respond to that environment. It’s imperative to understand chemical compatibility data, found on our datasheets.