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.
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.
The broad and expanding range of Figure 4® materials addresses a wide variety of applications needs, for functional prototyping, direct production of end-use parts, molding and casting. Figure 4 Production customers also have the option of collaborating with 3D Systems’ engineers to create unique materials specifically designed for their application.