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Tough Clear Resin for Figure 4 3D Printer

Posted by Grant Cameron on

3D Systems have introduced the first clear resin for the Figure 4 platform. This resin is production-grade and is ideally suited for end-use parts or functional prototypes. Engineered to offer long-term UV and humidity stability as well as clarity that avoids fading or discoloration, users can be confident their parts will last.

Figure 4 Tough Clear delivers long-term stability and a versatile combination of mechanical properties for functional prototyping or end-use parts. It offers high light transmission that can be made fully transparent with post-processing. 3D printing clear components is a cost-effective manufacturing process for product development. Get visibility into the workings of complex assemblies, observe gas or fluid flows and reduce product design cycles. Figure 4 Tough Clear introduces long-term stability which minimizes reprints due to resistance to discoloration or yellowing up to 8 years indoors.

Tough Clear material attributes

  • Impact strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Elongation

Features & Advantages

  • Excellent clarity that can be further improved with post-processing steps like clear coating
  • Long-term environmental stability of mechanical properties and performance
  • Ability to go from prototype to production parts using clear or transparent aesthetics
  • Prototypes have longer lives and can be reused for longer periods of time
  • Supports functional testing in outdoor settings
  • Automotive fluid and chemical compatibility


  • End-use manufacturing of high volume, small plastic parts
  • Load-bearing handles, cranks, knobs, and levers
  • Structural brackets, snap-fits, and fasteners
  • Lighting covers, cases, and reflectors
  • Lenses and light guides
  • Fast-moving consumer goods and consumer packaging

 Figure 4 Tough Clear resin

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