Figure 4 Technology

Figure 4 Technology

The future of manufacturing

HK3D Solutions are all geared up to deliver this exciting new technology across Europe.

Our team have been given a first hand insight to the future of manufacturing and are best placed to help you explore and test as soon as it becomes available in 2017.

We are actively looking for companies that would like to use this technology to bring mass customised products to market, or convert their manufacturing to a digital process and eliminate the time and costs of conventional tooling.

The Past and Future of Stereolithography (SLA)

Figure 4 technology gets its name from the Fig. 4 illustration in Chuck Hull’s original patent filing for SLA in 1984. This configuration holds the key to achieving the breakthrough speeds of current Figure 4 installations.

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Made for the assembly line

We’ve housed this ultra-fast additive manufacturing technology in discrete modules, allowing it to be placed into automated assembly lines and integrated with secondary processes, including material recovery, washing, curing and finishing steps.

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Built to Scale

Figure 4 technology produces parts in minutes, versus hours on conventional systems. Using arrays of manufacturing modules, a finished part can be created every few seconds.

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Material Breakthroughs

Unlike other photopolymer 3D printing, Figure 4 is capable of manufacturing parts in hybrid materials (multi-mode polymerisation) that offer toughness, durability, biocompatibility, high temperature deflection, and even elastomeric properties. This opens the door to new end-use applications in the fields of consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, medical, and beyond.

 

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