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3D Systems Performs Advanced Figure 4 Materials Testing

3D Systems has completed comprehensive testing for its newest Figure 4® materials against ASTM and ISO standards.

Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 is a biocompatible, high-temp rigid white material for applications requiring biocompatibility or thermal resistance. Applications include surgical drill guides, splints and bone models.

3D Systems has tested Figure 4 against an extensive set of properties which includes long-term environmental stability, electrical data, biocompatibility, ISO mechanical properties, etc. With the release of this test data, the company is reportedly the first in the industry to provide this level of transparency to save customers time and cost, while speeding their time to first part. Test data for all materials are available on the company’s website.

“Until this point, materials testing data provided by the industry has been incomplete for production applications and of little value to engineers accustomed to data that accompanies injection molded plastics,” said Marty Johnson, Technical Fellow, 3D Systems. “If an engineer is going to use any material for true production applications, they need a comprehensive set of data which meets industry standards in order to evaluate its efficacy. 3D Systems recognizes how these standards help improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. Testing to both ASTM and ISO standards allows us to address a broad set of manufacturers worldwide and usher in the use of additive for true production.”