Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Figure 4 Modular 3D Printing System.

The Figure 4 Modular is a flexible and efficient projector-based 3D Printing system that produces high-fidelity parts from a broad range of materials. The Figure 4 Modular system uses a projection radiation source and special membrane-based resin tray that enables very high print speeds and new material chemistries that provide production-grade properties. It is intended to be used as a three-dimensional output device to create (or to communicate design intent of) durable, end-use parts. Parts produced can be used in all phases of design, from a concept build to functional testing and end-use parts. The Figure 4 Modular system is ideal for 3D-printing applications where high throughput is desired or required, but where automation in printing and post-processing is not required or desired. The system uses all Figure 4 resins for a variety of applications.

Printed parts on the machine are generated in the rapid prototyping (RP) environment under the control of the system operators. The system must be run by technicians who are trained in proper usage of the system and its resins. All design and process considerations are compatible with an RP environment. The three-dimensional solid parts that are printed consist of different resins that cure when exposed to 405 nm radiation. The operator loads a cartridge of print material, also called "resin," into a material-delivery module (MDM). The MDM then pumps resin into a Printer's resin tray. Once the operator sends a print job to a Printer, he or she places a print platform onto the unit's elevator arms. The platform lowers into the resin tray until it is just above the bottom of the resin tray. Using a proprietary printing system that 3D Systems has developed, a radiation pattern is cast onto the underside of the resin tray and through to the resin. This radiation causes a phase change in the resin that converts it into a solid polymer, adhering it to the print platform. After a layer has cured, the elevator moves the print platform up by one layer length and the radiation pattern for the next layer is projected. This process repeats, layer by layer, until the build file is complete. The print platform, along with the part, is removed from the Printer. Then, the part is cleaned and post-cured to provide a finished part.

This manual provides users with an understanding of features, system requirements, and operating procedures needed to create finished parts using the Figure 4 Modular system.

Copyright and Corporate Identity

Figure 4® with regard to printers is a registered trademark of 3D Systems. Figure 4™ with regard to resins is a trademark of 3D Systems. NextDent® with regard to hardware is a registered trademark of 3D Systems.

Improvements

3D Systems may (but shall not be obligated to) make improvements to this document from time to time. However, the Licensed User acknowledges that at any time after the expiration of the date of issuance, 3D Systems may institute a periodic charge or fee payable by the Licensed User in return for ongoing receipt of improvements. It is the responsibility of the Licensed User to provide 3D Systems with current information as to its name and address. The Licensed User also undertakes to notify 3D Systems promptly in the event that it considers any of the data contained in this document to be incomplete or erroneous in any respect, in connection with the Licensed User’s particular or general use.

FCC Notice

United States

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with these instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.

Canada

This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

European Union

CAUTION: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product can cause radio interference in which case the user could be required to take adequate measures.

Korea

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Changes or modifications to this equipment not approved by 3D Systems can void the authority of the user to operate this equipment.

Notice Regarding GNU General Public License Software

This product includes the following software that is covered by GNU General Public License. 3D Systems notifies you that, according to GPL license requirements, you have the right to obtain, modify, and redistribute software source code for the listed software:

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