The revolutionary figure 4 platform produces plastic parts more than 50 times faster than current systems, delivering dramatically lower total cost of operations.
The figure 4 platform will transform production of mass customized and complex end use parts while meeting durability and repeatability requirements of production environments.
Scalable, Modular and Automated
The platform allows customers to tailor configurations and select materials to address specific applications. Configurations range from single-print engine machines to fully automated, high-volume production systems with 16 or more print engines, automated material delivery and integrated post-processing.
Disruptive Total Cost of Operations Improvements
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE – FIGURE 4 VS. TRADITIONAL SLA
- Figure 4 Production Configuration with 16 Print Engines
- Printers Required
- Annual Throughput Per Printer (prints)
- Facility Floor Space (sq ft)
- Printer Upkeep Labor
- Labor Cost
- Initial Investment
- TCO - 5 Years, Full Fleet
- Part (1 million units per year)
- Cost Per Part (in dollars)
- Average Print Time Per Part (in hours)
- Material Waste (in grams)
- 225 x
- 225 x
- 26 x
- 45 x
- 4 x
- 23 x
- 3.5 x
- 14.1 x
- 1.5 x
Figures in table are estimates based on the results of 3D Systems tests conducted in a laboratory setting.
*Fewer printers with better throughput result in lower investment and higher material utilization.
*Cost per Figure 4 produced parts approximately 30% of traditional SLA.
The Figure 4 platform leverages 3D Systems’ acquisition of NextDent’s portfolio of 12 clinically effective materials with regulatory approvals in over 70 countries for a range of indications, from crown and bridge, to surgical guides, orthodontic splints and dentures.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials, and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps, and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
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