From 3D model to 3D printed part
In our latest video, Prototype Projects’ Chris Lock explains the design, printing and cleaning processes used to create a 3D printed part using Figure 4, a high-speed 3D printing technology from 3D Systems.
Having designed the 3D model, Chris printed the part using Figure 4. The build platform was removed before Chris washed the part in IPA to wash off any excess resin. Once the part is cleaned, it is hardened in the UV oven for an hour. The support material is then removed from the cured part.
Watch the video here:
“I’m really impressed … it’s simple and hassle free.”
Benefits of Figure 4
Figure 4 is ideal for low volume production. Benefits include:
- Fast printing times (see dispatch below)
- Elimination of tooling
- Range of materials
To find out more about Figure 4, please click here.
Did you know…
Because the Figure 4 prints very quickly, we are able to offer next working day dispatch if the order is placed by 5.00pm. Depending on the part, we can sometimes deliver same day dispatch for Figure 4 parts.
Our other dispatch options are:
- Standard: in 3 working days
- Economy: in 5 working days
- Super-Economy: in 10 working days
Can we help bring your project to life?
Prototype Projects is a UK-based prototyping bureau delivering high quality prototype parts in fast turnaround times. Our next working day dispatch service is available for SLA, SLS, FDM, PolyJet and Figure 4 parts.
We also offer a dyeing service for SLS prototype parts and a texturing service for SLS and SLA parts. As well as 3D printing, we also offer CNC milling & turning, laser cutting, vacuum casting services and more.
Contact us on 01763 249760 to discuss your next prototype project or to arrange a tour of our facilities.