Figure 4 Materials

Selection of parts printed on the 3D printer Figure 4.

From rubber-like elastomers to casting and rigid materials, the Figure 4 materials portfolio caters to both prototyping and end-use parts production.

Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10

Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10 is a durable and flexible material that allows users to produce the toughest 3D printed parts with the look and feel of molded polypropylene. With amazing elongation at break and impact strength, this robust material provides outstanding flexibility and accuracy for a wider variety of prototyping, functional testing and low volume production applications. In fact, in unnotched Izod impact strength testing to ATSM standards, the Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10 material did not break.

Applications:

  • Functional assemblies and prototypes
  • Automotive styling parts
  • Consumer goods and electronic componentsFigure 4 FLEX-BLK 10
  • 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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Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10

Optimized for clean and easy burnout for direct casting, this high contrast green castable material delivers finely detailed, high-resolution jewelry patterns to produce high quality jewelry pieces rapidly. Designed for the jewelry casting professional, Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10 produces accurate, reproducible, and highly detailed master patterns for jewelry casting. This high contrast green material is easy to cast with minimal ash and residue, producing high quality jewelry pieces rapidly.
Applications:
Production master patterns for gypsum investment casting of:Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10

  • A wide range of jewelry pieces
  • Rings
  • Brooches
  • Bracelets
  • Suitable for a range of precious metals
  • Highly detailed models for design validation, customer samples, etc.

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Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10

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:
Design verification and validation and testing of:

  • HosesFigure 4 ELAST-BLK 10
  • Tubes
  • Weather stripping
  • Seals
  • Grommets
  • Gaskets
  • Spacers and other vibration dampening components

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Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15 

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 35% 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 Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 15
  • 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-GRY 10 

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 Figure 4 TOUGH-GRY 10
  • 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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Figure 4 MED-AMB 10

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. Figure 4 MED-AMB 10

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

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Figure 4 MED-WHT 10

Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 is a rigid, white material for a range of medical and industrial applications, including when biocompatibility, sterilization and/or thermal resistance is required. 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.

Applications:

  • 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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Figure 4 TOUGH-BLK 20 

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 

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Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 

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 

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Figure 4 EGGSHELL-AMB 10 

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 

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Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB 

Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB is an ultra-high temperature plastic for use in applications requiring high heat resistance. It is the industry’s highest heat resistant material 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. 
  • Overmolding 

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Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20 

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. 

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 

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Figure 4 RUBBER-BLK 10 

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

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