Digital Light Projection (DLP)

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 DLP series is compatible with a variety of robust materials.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Replacement of traditional molding and cast urethane processes
  • Rapid functional prototyping to Production

Parts: 1 to 1000+

Shipped in: 1 to 3 days

Excellent for:

  • Concept Models
  • Fit & Form Checks
  • Trade Show Models

High Speed Digital Molding

Figure 4™ DLP 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.

Our Figure 4 Material Offering

Pro Black 10 Fig 4

Material Summary:

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

Application Examples:

  • 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

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Fig 4 medical material

Material Summary:

Biocompatible, sterilizable and high temperature resistant

Application Examples:

  • General medical applications requiring biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance
  • Surgical drill guides, splints
  • Bone models
  • Parts requiring rigidity with high temperature and/or water resistance
  • Parts with high definition details

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medical figure 4 parts

Material Summary:

BIO-COMPATIBLE, HIGH TEMPERATURE, TRANSLUCENT

A rigid amber material for applications requiring biocompatibility, translucency and/or thermal resistance. It provides parts with crisp details, that can be sterilized and tested at high temperature, over 100 °C.

Application Examples:

  • 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

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production figure 4 DLP

Material Summary:

  • TOUGH AND DURABLE, ABS-LIKE

    A strong material with industry-leading environmental stability. Parts feature an exceptional surface finish, high precision, durability and long-term stability for fast high performance prototyping and production.

Application Examples:

  • 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

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High temp figure 4

Material Summary:

  • HIGH-TEMPERATURE

    Industry-leading, ultra-high temperature resistant rigid plastic suitable for the harshest thermal environments.

Application Examples:

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

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egg shell mold 3d printing

Material Summary:

  • PRODUCTION MOLDING

    A process-optimized material for the production of sacrificial tooling for casting silicone and other materials.

Application Examples:

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

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production figure 4 DLP

Material Summary:

  • Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20 is a flexible, high impact-resistant material for extremely durable black parts with 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.

Application Examples:

  • 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

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Material Summary:

  • 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.

Application Examples:

  • Design verification and validation and testing of:
    • Hoses
    • Tubes
    • Weather stripping
    • Seals
    • Grommets
    • Gaskets
    • Spacers and other vibration dampening components

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Material Summary:

  • TOUGH AND DURABLE, POLYPROPYLENE-LIKE

    A flexible material for the production of exceptionally durable polypropylene-like parts for a wider variety of prototyping, functional testing and low volume production applications. It provides outstanding flexibility and accuracy, enabling many applications.

Application Examples:

  • 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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Material Summary:

  • 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.

Application Examples:

  • Slow-rebound hard-rubber material allows for multiple touch applications, including grips, handles, bumpers
  • Good for strain-relief type applications
  • Couplings and overmoldings
  • Production parts needing long term environmental stability where mechanical properties fit

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Figure 4 production grey

Material Summary:

  • 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.

Application Examples:

  • 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 production grey

Material Summary:

  • 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.

Application Examples:

  • 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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