Figure 4

INDUSTRY’S FIRST SCALABLE, FULLY-INTEGRATED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PLATFORM

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.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE – FIGURE 4 VS. TRADITIONAL SLA

Figure 4 Production Configuration with 16 Print Engines
Improvement
Printers Required
225 x
Fewer
Annual Throughput Per Printer (prints)
225 x
Higher
Facility Floor Space (sq ft)
26 x
Lower
Printer Upkeep Labor
45 x
Lower
Labor Cost
4 x
Lower
Initial Investment
23 x
Lower
TCO – 5 Years, Full Fleet
3.5 x
Lower
Part (1 million units per year)
Improvement
Cost Per Part (in dollars)
71%
Lower
Average Print Time Per Part (in hours)
14.1 x
Faster
Material Waste (in grams)
1.5 x
Lower

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.

Digital Dentistry

The Figure 4 technology and 3D Systems NextDent biocompatible materials come together as a next-generation additive manufacturing platform for digital dentistry that delivers better, faster and more predictable patient treatments with disruptive total cost of operations.

Total Cost of Operations Improvement

The new platform is able to achieve improvements of up to 10 times in total cost of operations, along with significantly reduced fabrication times and far less material waste compared to conventional production of a range of indications.

Modular

This modular printer platform enables smaller labs to cost-effectively produce thousands of crowns or other dental products per year, while providing fully automated solutions for larger labs producing more than 1 million crowns or other dental indications per year.

NextDent Materials

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.

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