The Figure 4 platform will transform production of mass customized and complex end use parts while meeting durability and repeatability requirements of production environments.
Scalable, Modular and Automated
The platform allows customers to tailor configurations and select materials to address specific applications. Configurations range from single-print engine machines to fully automated, high-volume production systems with 16 or more print engines, automated material delivery and integrated post-processing.
Disruptive Total Cost of Operations Improvements
|Illustrative Example – Figure 4 vs. Traditional SLA|
|Figure 4 Production Configuration with 16 Print Engines||Improvement|
|Printers Required||225 x||Fewer|
|Annual Throughput Per Printer (prints)||225 x||Higher|
|Facility Floor Space (sq ft)||26 x||Lower|
|Printer Upkeep Labor||45 x||Lower|
|Labor Cost||4 x||Lower|
|Initial Investment||23 x||Lower|
|TCO - 5 Years, Full Fleet||3.5 x||Lower|
|Part (1 million units per year)||Improvement|
|Cost Per Part (in dollars)||71%||Lower|
|Average Print Time Per Part (in hours)||14.1 x||Faster|
|Material Waste (in grams)||1.5 x||Lower|
Figures in table are estimates based on the results of 3D Systems tests conducted in a laboratory setting.
*Fewer printers with better throughput result in lower investment and higher material utilization.
*Cost per Figure 4 produced parts approximately 30% of traditional SLA.
The Figure 4 platform leverages 3D Systems’ acquisition of NextDent’s portfolio of 12 clinically effective materials with regulatory approvals in over 70 countries for a range of indications, from crown and bridge, to surgical guides, orthodontic splints and dentures.