For 30 years, Stereolithography (SLA) has been the gold standard in rapid prototyping and has led the charge in revolutionizing the design-for-manufacturing paradigm. Now, with 3D Systems’ Figure 4 technology, SLA is set to pave the way for additive manufacturing in the automated manufacturing environment. Patrick Dunne will share how Figure 4 offers a step change in productivity by providing a system that is configurable with other automation tools in the factory setting.
Mr. Dunne will discuss the key features that distinguish Figure 4 and prime it to keep pace within automated manufacturing. These features include a short vat life, which frees the chemist to do a more reactive kind of chemistry. This results in 3D printed parts with the physical properties demanded by modern applications, including high temperature resistance, toughness, elastomeric qualities and bio-compatibility.
Attendees of this talk will gain understanding of the considerations required in bringing quality, high-speed, additive processes into conventional manufacturing settings. Mr. Dunne will demonstrate how Figure 4 anticipates and answers these needs while unlocking greater opportunities in part geometry and production speed.