Figure 4 technology by 3D Systems
We’ve housed ultra-fast additive manufacturing technology in discrete modules, allowing it to be placed into automated assembly lines and integrated with secondary processes, including material recovery, washing, curing and finishing steps. Figure 4 technology produces parts in minutes, versus hours on conventional systems. Using arrays of manufacturing modules, a finished part can be created every few seconds. Unlike other photopolymer 3D printing, Figure 4 is capable of manufacturing parts in hybrid materials (multi-mode polymerization) that offer toughness, durability, biocompatibility, high temperature deflection, and even elastomeric properties. This opens the door to new end-use applications in the fields of consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, medical, and beyond.