Figure 4

Our Figure 4 DLP printing 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 time and minimum order quantities

How fast, how about 120 parts, 2.5 minutes per part, all in about 5 hours:

Overview

Figure 4 is an ideal technology for fast product iteration, mass-customization, bridge manufacturing, and production in a wide range of materials.

Highlights:

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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)

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Range of production-grade materials

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Expert consultancy from design to production with our engineering team

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Fast and easy engagement with 24/7 online ordering and production in as fast as one day

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Unmatched production capacity for Figure 4 DLP technology in our facility located in Costa Mesa, Ca facility

Finishes

Applications

ULTRA-FAST PRODUCTION OF PARTS WITH SMOOTH SURFACE FINISH AND EXCEPTIONAL SIDEWALL QUALITY WITH A VARIETY OF PRODUCTION-GRADE MATERIALS.
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Replacement of traditional molding and cast urethane processes

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Parts are fully isotropic

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Rapid functional prototyping and fast concept models

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End-use durable plastic parts

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Low volume bridge manufacturing

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Short run production of plastic articles

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Jigs and fixtures

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Rapid tooling -molds and master patterns

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High temperature applications with transparency

Materials

Choose from a range of production-grade Figure 4 materials. See the table below for our current offerings. New materials coming soon.
Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10

Long-term indoor & outdoor environmental stability

Versatile Rigid Heat-Resistant Material Combines Speed, Strength, Excellent Mechanical Properties for Tool-Less, Direct Production of Plastic Parts

Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 delivers on the promise of additive manufacturing with true direct digital production of plastic parts. Go from CAD to manufacturing line in one day with tool-less, same day part production. With a fast print speed and simplified post-processing that includes a single curing cycle and single solvent cleaning, this material delivers exceptional throughput. It is a high precision resin producing parts with a smooth surface finish and sidewall quality, and has excellent mechanical properties and long-term environmental stability that brings a new level of assurance to 3D production.

Applications

  • Tool-less, same day production
  • Direct production of small black plastic parts; examples include: motor housings, connectors, snap-fits, automotive interior and other general-use parts
  • Digital production to replace injection molding or soft tooling processes

Benefits

  • Improved environmental stability of mechanical and performance properties over time
  • Fast throughput for part-in-hand with no secondary thermal cure required
  • Simple, single solvent cleaning
  • Excellent surface quality and repeatability
  • Accurate, low distortion material for fast first article print success

Features

  • Fast print speed up to 62 mm/hr at 50 micron layer thickness
  • 70 °C heat deflection temperature, 12% elongation at break
  • Durability and strength
  • UL94 HB flammability
  • Biocompatible capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10
  • Exhibits thermoplastic behavior in necking at tensile break point

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Fast print speed up to 62 mm/hr at 50 micron layer thickness
  • 70 °C heat deflection temperature, 12% elongation at break
  • UL94 HB flammability
  • Biocompatible capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10
  • Exhibits thermoplastic behavior in necking at tensile break point
  • Long-term indoor and outdoor environmental stability

TOUGH-GRY 10

Tough and Durable

A high-speed material capable of print speeds up to 100 mm/hour for the production of strong rigid gray parts in a fraction of the time. With 25% elongation at break, it has the durability required for a broad range of applications

Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 10 is capable of print speeds up to 100 mm/hour in a strong production plastic. With 25% elongation at break, it has the durability required for a broad range of applications. This dark gray plastic material is extremely stable, including under high humidity conditions.

Applications

  • Rapid design iteration
  • Strong functional parts for:
    • Automotive styling parts
    • Form, fit and function testing
    • Durable assemblies and snap fits
    • Bezels, covers, cases
    • Master patterns for RTV molding or other uses
  • Short-run manufacturing of rigid parts
  • Consumer goods
  • Ready for painting or plating

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TOUGH-GRY 15

Tough and Durable

An economical material offering high strength and stability for short run production of rigid gray parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. With 33% elongation at break, this durable material produces highly accurate components.

Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15 is designed to offer high strength and stability for production applications. Economical pricing allows short run production parts to be produced at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. With 35% elongation at break, this durable opaque gray material produces highly accurate components for consumer goods, aerospace and automotive industries, with digital molding productivity and cost-efficiency.

Applications

  • Rapid design iteration
  • Strong functional parts for:
    • Automotive styling parts
    • Form, fit and function testing
    • Durable assemblies and snap fits
    • Bezels, covers, cases
    • Master patterns
  • Short-run manufacturing of rigid parts
  • Consumer goods
  • Ready for painting or plating

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Figure 4 TOUGH-BLK 20

Superior surface finish and long-term environmental stability

Figure 4 TOUGH-BLK 20 is a strong black plastic simulating injection-molded ABS, with long-term environmental stability for fast high-performance prototyping and production applications where lifecycle stability is critical and mechanical properties fit. With production-grade indoor and outdoor environmental stability, mechanical properties, color, opacity, dimensions will not change over time with exposure to daylight. This material provides high precision, smooth surface finish and exceptional sidewall quality with minimal finishing.

Applications

  • Rapid design iteration
  • Strong functional parts for:
    • Automotive styling parts
    • Consumer electronics components
    • Legacy replacement parts
    • Form, fit and function testing
    • Durable assemblies and snap fits
    • Bezels, knobs, brackets, covers, cases
  • Master patterns for RTV/silicone molding
  • Short-run manufacturing of rigid parts

Benefits

  • Reliable and robust functional prototypes
  • Improved environmental stability of mechanical and performance properties over time
  • High precision and exceptional part quality with smooth surfaces and sidewalls
  • Beautiful black parts with the look and feel of injection molded ABS

Features

  • Long-term indoor and outdoor environmental stability
  • Durable and strong
  • Excellent humidity/moisture resistance
  • Simulating some properties of molded black ABS

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate: 40 MPa
  • Elongation at break: 36%
  • Flexural modulus: 1650 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 27 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.45 MPa: 55 °C

Figure 4 RUBBER-65A BLK

A mid-tear strength, production-grade rubber combined with Shore 65A hardness and a high elongation at break

RUBBER-65A BLK material is specially formulated to address key customer needs for rubber parts featuring production performance properties and production mechanical properties, in the light of specifications tested according to industry standards.

RUBBER-65A BLK is a mid-tear strength material 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.

Applications

  • Air/dust gaskets

  • Seals and housings

  • Vibration dampener and pipe spacers

  • Bumpers

  • Grips and handles

Benefits

  • Production performance properties

    • Long-term stability

    • Excellent compression set

    • UL94 HB  flammability test standards

  • Low cost and low hazard cleaning

  • Engineered for long term environmental stability

Features

  • High elongation at break

  • Shore-A of 65 (medium hard rubber)

  • Mid-tear strength, compression set, Bayshore rebound resilience

  • Biocompatible capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Elongation at break: 126%

  • Tensile modulus: 23 MPa

  • Shore hardness: 65A

  • Tear Strength: Type C – 8.5 kN/m, Type T – 1.8 kN/m

Figure 4 RUBBER-BLK 10

High Tear Strength with Long Term Environmental Stability for Hard Rubber-Like Parts

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.

Applications

  • Slow-rebound hard-rubber material allows for multiple touch applications, including grips, handles, bumpers

     

  • Good for strain-relief type applications

     

  • Couplings and over-moldings

     

  • Production parts needing long term environmental stability where mechanical properties fit

Benefits

  • Exceptional surface finish
  • Very tough material
  • Great for soft touch applications
  • Engineered for long term environmental stability

Features

  • High tear strength
  • Shore hardness of 59D and 97A
  • Tough and durable
  • Biocompatible capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Elongation at break: 80%
  • Tensile modulus: 540 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 125 J/m
  • Shore hardness: 59D, 97A
  • Tear Strength: 76 kN/m
  • UL94 HB flammability
  • Biocompatible capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10
  • Long-term indoor and outdoor environmental stability

Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20

Fatigue Resistant Black Plastic, with the Look and Feel of Production Polypropylene

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.

Applications

  • Functional assemblies and prototypes
    • Automotive styling parts
    • Consumer goods and electronic components
    • Containers and enclosures
    • Product design
  • Master patterns for RTV/silicone molding
  • Concept and marketing models

 

Benefits

  • Reliable and robust functional prototypes
  • Excellent mechanical properties and accuracy
  • Beautiful black parts with look and feel of molded black polypropylene
  • Improved environmental stability of mechanical and performance properties over time

Features

  • High elongation at break and notched impact strength

  • Lower tensile modulus

  • Engineered for long term environmental stability

  • Easy to clean

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Elongation at break: 86%
  • Tensile modulus: 840 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 91 J/m 
  • Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.455 MPa: 41°C

Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB

High Thermal-Resistance, Translucent Amber Plastic for Flow Visualization (HDT >300 °C)

Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB is an ultra-high temperature plastic for use in applications requiring high heat resistance. With heat deflection temperature of over 300 °C at both low and high stress (HDT at 0.455 and 1.82 MPa), this material is well suited for the testing of high temperature components in applications including HVAC, consumer appliances, motor enclosures, stators, molds and the like. It does not require a secondary thermal post-cure.

Applications

  • High temperature components testing, and general use parts including: HVAC, consumer appliances, motor enclosures, stators, etc.
  • Low pressure molding/tooling: expanding foams, rubbers, etc.
  • Over-molding

Benefits

  • Production-grade material
  • High heat resistance for testing and use in high heat environments
  • No secondary thermal post-cure required
  • Excellent visualization for parts requiring evaluation of internal features and fluid flow performance

Features

  • HDT over 300 °C at both low and high stress (HDT at 0.455 and 1.82 MPa)
  • Rigid and translucent
  • High tensile modulus for use in molds (4000 MPa)

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Elongation at break: 2.6%
  • Tensile modulus: 4000 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 10 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.455 and 1.82MPa: >300 °C

Figure 4 EGGSHELL-AMB 10

Rigid Plastic to Create Sacrificial Tooling that Withstands Silicone Injection at High Temperature and Pressure, but Breaks away Easily

Figure 4 EGGSHELL-AMB 10 is process-optimized for the production of sacrificial tooling for casting silicone parts in any durometer. It is specifically engineered to withstand liquid silicone injection at high temperature and pressure, with intentional brittleness to shatter easily from silicone once the mold is filled and cooled. Its amber color allows for visualization of the injected silicone, and it also has high heat deflection temperature, high tensile modulus and low elongation at break which are preferred properties for molds to be injectable.

Applications

  • For casting silicone parts in any durometer
  • Customized end-use and low volume production parts of silicone material
  • High quality prototypes quickly produced

Benefits

  • Fine feature detail and digital textures applied to the sacrificial tooling for textured silicone parts
  • Digital tooling for complex geometries
  • End product can be cast with many silicones
  • Material translucency allows for visualization during injection

Features

  • High HDT, high tensile modulus and low elongation at break
  • Translucent, amber color
  • Withstands silicone injection at high temperature and pressure, but intentionally brittle to break away easily

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Elongation at break: 5%
  • Tensile modulus: 2765 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 15 J/m
  • Heat Deflection Temperature @ 0.455 MPa: 89°C

MED-AMB 10

Biocompatible*, sterilizable, translucent and high temperature resistant

Figure 4 MED-AMB 10 is a rigid, translucent material for a range of medical and industrial applications, including when biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance is required with fluid flow visualization. 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.

*Biocompatibility is based on testing by 3D Systems on a single geometry and sample set per ISO 10993-5 and -10. Users should confirm fitness for use and biocompatibility for their applications.

Applications

  • General medical applications requiring biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance
  • Surgical drill guides, splints
  • Parts requiring rigidity with high temperature resistance
    • Fluid handling manifolds
    • Elevated temperature testing
  • Parts with high definition details
    • Threaded assemblies
  • Visualization and fluid flow models

Benefits

  • Capable of meeting ISO 10993-5 & -10 standards for biocompatibility (cytotoxicity, sensitization and irritation)
  • Excellent visualization for parts requiring evaluation of internal features and their performance
  • High temperature testing
  • True-to-CAD accuracy and crisp feature detail

Features

  • Biocompatible*
  • Sterilizable by autoclave
  • Thermal resistance over 100 °C
  • Excellent humidity/moisture resistance
  • Rigid and translucent

Key Mechanical Properties

  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate: 69 MPa
  • Elongation at break: 4%
  • Flexural modulus: 2810 MPa
  • Impact strength (notched Izod): 18 J/m
  • Heat Defection Temperature @ 0.45 MPa: 119 °C
  • Water absorption (24 hour): 0.26%

FLEX-BLK 10

Biocompatible*, sterilizable, translucent and high temperature resistant

Figure 4 MED-AMB 10 is a rigid, translucent material for a range of medical and industrial applications, including when biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance is required with fluid flow visualization. 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.

*Biocompatibility is based on testing by 3D Systems on a single geometry and sample set per ISO 10993-5 and -10. Users should confirm fitness for use and biocompatibility for their applications.

 

Applications

  • Functional assemblies and prototypes
  • Automotive styling parts
  • Consumer goods and electronic components
  • Snap fit assemblies
  • Containers and enclosures
  • Product design
  • Master patterns for RTV/silicone molding
  • Replacement of short-run cast urethane production parts
  • Concept and marketing models

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ELAST-BLK 10

Elastomeric

A rubber-like material for accelerated designing and prototyping of a wide variety of elastomeric products for industrial and consumer goods applications. This black elastomeric material offers excellent compressive characteristics

Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10 is a material suited for the prototyping and design of a wide variety of elastomeric parts. Producing parts in a fraction of the time required to produce molded parts, this material accelerates the design and iteration of new concepts with rubber-like functional prototypes for industrial and consumer goods applications.

Applications

  • Functional assemblies and prototypes
  • Automotive styling parts
  • Consumer goods and electronic components
  • Snap fit assemblies
  • Containers and enclosures
  • Product design
  • Master patterns for RTV/silicone molding
  • Replacement of short-run cast urethane production parts
  • Concept and marketing models

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Rigid White

Production Rigid

Figure 4 Rigid White is a production-grade opaque white material that provides long-term environmental stability and long-lasting, clean white color. This material is recommended for use in medical, consumer goods, and industrial manufacturing applications, and other applications where a smooth surface finish, long-term indoor and outdoor stability, and biocompatible capability are needed.

This resin exhibits thermoplastic behavior with necking at break, making it ideal for snap-fit applications. It also features 65°C heat deflection temperature and high elongation at break. Fast print speeds and simplified post-processing enable exceptional throughput.

 

Applications

  • Handles and fixtures for medical applications that require biocompatibility
  • Electronics enclosures and small components or parts for devices
  • Motor housings, covers, guards, snap-fit parts, jigs, fixtures, and other functional prototyping and low volume production parts

Benefits

  • Good long-term environmental stability measured out to 8 years indoor and 2 years outdoor
  • Clean, long-lasting, opaque white color
  • Fast throughput to finished part; no secondary thermal cure required
  • Excellent surface quality, accuracy, and repeatability

Features

  • Thermoplastic behavior with necking at break
  • 65°C heat deflection temperature
  • 20% elongation at break
  • Flexural modulus of 2200MPa
  • Biocompatible-capable per ISO10993-5 and ISO10993-10
  • UL94 HB flammability
  • Print speeds up to 47 mm/hr at 50-micron layer thickness
  • Enables printing of larger, thicker geometries in Premium Plus mode

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Biocompatibility Statement for Figure 4 Materials

A number of our Figure 4 Materials are ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10993-10 capable.

Test coupons printed and processed according to the post processing instructions provide in each material specification sheet were provided to an external biological testing laboratory for evaluation in accordance with ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity, and ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization (GPMT). The test results indicate that Figure 4 materials have passed the requirements for biocompatibility according to the above tests.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of each customer to determine that its use of Figure 4 materials is safe, lawful and technically suitable to the customer’s intended applications.

Customers should conduct their own testing to ensure that this is the case. Because of possible changes in the law and in regulations, as well as possible changes in these materials, Adaptive Designs, LLC cannot guarantee that the status of these materials will remain unchanged or that it will qualify as biocompatible in any particular use. Therefore, Adaptive Designs, LLC recommends that customers continuing to use these materials verify their status on a periodic basis.

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