Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10, is the first photopolymer released by 3D Systems with thermoplastic characteristics that meets the speed, precision, strength and durability of injection molded components. 3D Systems has also announced four addition Figure 4 materials.
Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 was developed for the purpose of 3D printing end-use plastic components without the need for tooling. The material is quick to cure as it does not require a secondary thermal post-cure process and needs only a simple isopropyl alcohol (IPA) wash. These two properties drastically reduce the time associated with cleaning and curing parts.
In addition to 3D Systems’ new Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10, the company is also announcing four additional Figure 4 materials to add to its range of applications:
Figure 4 EGGSHELL-AMB 10: A process-optimized material for the production of sacrificial tooling for casting true silicone components.
Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB: Industry-leading, ultra-high temperature (300 Celsius) rigid plastic suitable for production applications such as high temperature component testing and stators and motor enclosures.
Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20: Durable, flexible, high impact, fatigue resistant material with long term environmental stability for functional assemblies and prototypes such as automotive styling parts, consumer goods and electronic components, snap-fit assemblies, containers and enclosures.
Figure 4 RUBBER-BLK 10: High-tear strength, malleable, material designed for prototyping hard, rubber-like parts such as grips, handles and couplings.