Manufacturing Redefined

3D Systems Figure 4 makes 3D production a reality—with increased productivity, durability, repeatability and lower total cost of operations (TCO). Figure 4 delivers productivity enabled through speed and automation with real world repeatable, accurate parts with demonstrated Six Sigma performance in a diverse range of robust, production-grade materials.

  • High Speed Digital Molding

    Figure 4™ delivers ultra-fast additive manufacturing technology in discrete modules, allowing it to be placed into automated assembly lines and integrated with secondary processes, including the washing, drying and curing of end-use parts. Digital molding reduces development costs, increases productivity by eliminating the cost and time of expensive tooling. The digital molding workflow process speeds and simplifies production with automation of low volume plastic parts production. Figure 4 delivers repeatable, true-to-CAD part accuracy in an agile, in-line manufacturing workflow.

Modular Platform Grows with Manufacturing Needs

Delivered in configurable units for anytime scalability, Figure 4 allows manufacturing capacity to grow alongside demand – from a standalone printer for rapid prototyping and low volume direct 3D production, to modular systems that grow as your volume grows, up to a fully-automated, fully-integrated factory solution.

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    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
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    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
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    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module
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    3D Systems Figure 4 production print engine module with cleaning station
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  • Broad Range of Materials

    3D Systems’ Material Design Center has over 30 years of proven R&D experience and process development expertise. The production-grade materials available for Figure 4 include a broad and expanding range of materials to enable true replacement of traditional molding and urethane casting.

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  • Advance Your Workflow with 3D Sprint

    Figure 4 solutions use 3D Sprint™, 3D Systems’ advanced software for file preparation, editing, printing and management from a single, intuitive interface. 3D Sprint enables the customer to significantly decrease cost of ownership of their 3D printers by reducing the need for costly software seats by third party vendors. 3D Sprint automatically generates exceptionally efficient supports requiring far less material, which can lead to significant savings.

  • Maximize Your Production

    3D Connect brings a new level of management in 3D production, with fleet monitoring and remote diagnostic applications.

    3D Connect Service provides a secure cloud-based connection to 3D Systems service teams for proactive and preventative support to enable better service, improve uptime and deliver production assurance for your system.

    Through 3D Connect Manage, you can also manage and monitor your equipment with anytime, anywhere access to your print jobs, system performance metrics and usage to improve production efficiency.

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    • Tuned material properties combine with 3D Systems DLS process for ultra-fast, high-resolution 3D printing
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    • Figure 4 Production

      Industry's First Scalable, Fully-Integrated Factory Solution for Direct 3D Production

      Combines the design flexibility of additive manufacturing in configurable, in-line production modules to deliver a customizable and automated direct 3D production solution.

    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.

    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 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 providing up to 100 mm/hour build speed.
    • Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15 is a strong, rigid material for production applications.
    • Figure 4 ELAST-BLK is an elastomeric, black material ideal for iteration and design verification of flexible parts.
    • Figure 4 JCST-GRN is castable green material optimized for investment casting of jewelry patterns.

    Figure 4 Production is compatible with 3D Systems’ entire portfolio of NextDent™ resins to facilitate full customization of dental devices, as well as an Orthodontic Tooling resin. Figure 4 Production customers also have the option of collaborating with 3D Systems’ engineers to create unique resins specifically designed for their application.

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

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

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      High productivity with minimal hands-on processes

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      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

    • Области применения

      • 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 Digital Light Printing (DLP) 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

    • Fast and compact automated 3D printing with Figure 4 Modular is ideal for low volume manufacturing
    • Figure 4 Modular

      Upgradeable 3D Production Solution Design To Scale With Growth

      An affordable 3D production solution that grows with your business for prototyping and direct 3D production.

    Medium throughput scalable solution for prototyping and direct 3D production

    Figure 4 Modular is ideal for medium output, and features an automated material feed system. With expandable capacity up to 24 print engines, Figure 4 Modular enables affordable part production in a flexible, modular system architecture, offering separate post-processing units for cleaning, drying, and curing. With the flexibility to adapt to production layouts, Figure 4 Modular is an affordable 3D production solution that grows with your business, perfect when a single high throughput line can serve a multitude of parts being produced, and centralized post-processing is preferred.

    Fast Turnaround
    Achieve same-day functional prototyping iteration and low-volume production with ultra-high print speeds. New designs can be delivered in short time frames to maintain momentum throughout development.

    • Области применения

      • Rapid functional prototyping
      • Low volume bridge manufacturing 
      • Casting patterns
      • Elastomeric parts
    • Features:

      • Automated material handling
      • Individual printer modules can be dedicated to individual materials
      • Centralized post-processing (cleaning, drying, curing)
    • Benefits:

      • Six Sigma quality and repeatability
      • High throuhgput and productivity
      • Same day print and ship
      • Rapidly expandable capacity

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    • Figure 4 Standalone

      Affordable industrial-grade solution for lower cost production parts

      Affordable and versatile for low-volume production and fast prototyping, offering quality and accuracy with industrial-grade durability, service and support.

    Low volume production and fast prototyping in the tens and hundreds of parts per month

    Capable of digital texturing that rivals injection molded part quality without the time and cost of tooling, Figure 4 Standalone is compatible with a variety of robust materials. Featuring a manual material feed, Figure 4 Standalone is augmented with separate post-processing units available for cleaning, drying and curing.

    Range of Materials
    The Figure 4 Standalone materials are especially developed for the production of end-use parts and for fast prototyping applications. Use the Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 10 high speed, rigid, dark gray material or the Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15 rigid gray material for production applications, Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10 elastomeric black material for design and test applications and Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10 castable green material for jewelry applications.

    • Области применения

      • Replacement of traditional molding and cast urethane processes
      • Rapid functional prototyping and fast concept models
      • Optimized for investment casting patterns for jewelry
      • Clean and easy burnout with gypsum investments
      • Amazing surface quality for jewelry applications
      • Grommets, seals, hoses, weather sealing, soft touch robotics, keypads, spacers, vibration dampening component parts
    • Features:

      • Non-contact membrane Digital Light Printing (DLP) technology
      • Printable Build Volume (W x D x H): 124.8 x 70.2 x 196 mm (4.9 x 2.8 x 7.7 in)
      • Industry-leading 3D Sprint software for file preparation and production
      • Cloud connectivity for predictive and prompt service with 3D Connect capability
      • Production-grade materials
      • Compact printer footprint
      • Manual material feed
      • Separate, manual post-curing unit, required
    • Benefits:

      • Affordable initial investment
      • High throughput vs. competitive 3D printing technologies
      • Industrial-grade durability
      • Print and use same day
      • Low total cost of operations
      • Application flexibility
      • Efficient design iteration
      • Six Sigma quality and repeatability

    *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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