• Speed, Quality and Accuracy

    Figure 4® technology delivers parts with exceptional surface quality and performance, rivaling traditional mold manufacturing. This method provides ultra-fast print speeds enabling immediate part turnaround without the time and minimum order quantities (MOQ) of tooling.

  • Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10

    Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 Production

About this Process

Overview

Figure 4 is an ideal technology for fast product iteration, mass-customization, bridge manufacturing, and production.

Highlights:

  • Non-contact membrane Figure 4 technology for fast print speed and exceptional surface quality
  • Printable build volume (W x D x H): up to 124.8 x 70.2 x 346 mm (4.9 x 2.8 x 13.6 in)
  • Range of production-grade materials
  • Expert consultancy from design to production with our team of application engineers
  • Fast and easy engagement with 24/7 online ordering and production in as fast as one day
  • Unmatched production capacity for Figure 4 technology in our 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Lawrenceburg, TN with ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management
Materials

Choose from a range of production-grade Figure 4 materials:

  • Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 is a game-changing additive material with thermoplastic-like mechanical properties that provides the quality and performance of injection-molded parts without the time or cost of tooling. Fast production is combined with smooth surface finish and exceptional sidewall quality. Let us help you get prototypes and production parts fast, with the design freedom of additive. Learn more

  • Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB is a high-temperature resistant plastic for parts for testing and use in high heat environments. It can also be used for low-pressure molding/tooling and expanding foams and rubbers. Learn more

  • Figure 4 TOUGH-BLK 20 is a production-grade material with long term environmental stability that is perfect for functional prototypes and assemblies. Learn more

  • Figure 4 MED-AMB 10 is a rigid amber material for applications requiring biocompatible capability, translucency and/or thermal resistance. It provides parts with crisp details, that can be sterilized and tested at high temperature, over 100 °C.* Learn more

  • Figure 4 RUBBER-BLK 10 is a high tear strength material for the production of hard rubber-like parts with slow-rebound for touch applications such as grips, handles and bumpers, as well as strain-relief applications, couplings, over molds, etc. This extremely tough material has an exceptional surface finish and long-term environmental stability. Learn More

  • Figure 4 RUBBER-65A BLK is a mid-tear strength, production-grade rubber combined with Shore 65A hardness and a high elongation at break, well suited for the production of medium hard rubber parts with slow rebound, for applications such as grips, handles, gaskets, bumpers, seals, vibration dampening components and more. Learn More

  • Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20 is a flexible, high impact-resistant material for extremely durable black parts with the look and feel of production polypropylene. Great for functional prototypes, enclosures and assemblies, as well as short-run production parts, this fatigue resistant material provides outstanding flexibility and accuracy, enabling many applications. Learn More

  • Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 is a rigid, white material for a range of medical and industrial applications, including when biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance is required. Capable of meeting ISO 10993-5 and -10 standards for biocompatibility (cytotoxicity, sensitization and irritation), this material can also be sterilized by autoclave. It delivers highly accurate parts with excellent feature resolution and high definition. (Currently available in EMEA Region only) Learn More

  • Figure 4 Rigid White is a rigid material with a good balance of thermal and mechanical properties, combined with excellent print quality and long-term indoor and outdoor environmental stability – key for production applications including housings and brackets, snap-fit, automotive interior and electronic components, connectors, jigs and fixtures and other general-use parts. (Currently available in U.S. only) Learn More

*Users should confirm fitness for use and biocompatibility for their applications.

Finishes
Type of Finish Description
Natural Finish Remove supports, wash, and post-cure. (No sanding performed)
Standard Finish Remove supports, wash, post-cure, sand areas where supports were attached with 320 grit sandpaper, sandblast with 320 grit aluminum oxide sand
Note: ABS Black parts may receive an additional coating
Paint Ready Finish Standard Finish plus remove all build/layer lines on the visual (cosmetic) surfaces with 320 grit sandpaper, sandblast with 320 grit aluminum oxide sand, apply primer to all surfaces and sand with 600 grit sandpaper (build/layer lines will be visible on non-cosmetic surfaces
Painted Finish Paint ready finish with customer-specified paint color applied
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
  • High-temperature applications with transparency

Customer Stories

On Demand Services

  • What Can You 3D Print with Plastics?

    3D printing with plastics offers many choices for engineering grade materials, elastomers and composites. Do you need flexibility? Strength? Bio-compatibility? More?

  • Advantages of Plastic 3D Printing

    3D print with plastics to build almost anything - used for prototyping, manufacturing, anatomical models and more. Select a plastic material and 3D technology to deliver the characteristics you need.

  • Need Help? We’re Here.

    With advanced manufacturing facilities around the world, our team of application engineers provides industry and manufacturing expertise, all with localized support. We offer 24/7 access online, or you can contact our facilities directly and a project manager can help you with your needs.