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Taking Your 3D Parts and Prototypes to the Next Dimension!
MAKE EXPENSIVE TOOLING A THING OF THE PAST
Traditional Manufacturing Methods
AN INDUSTRIAL PART BEING MANUFACTIRED USING
COSTLY AND LABOR-INTENSIVE TRADITIONAL METHODS
For decades, useful parts have been manufactured using subtractive processes. Starting with a block of steel, aluminum, or plastic, material is removed in a series of steps that are time consuming and expensive. Chips of fully-paid material are left in a pile on the machine shop floor.

Complex curvatures require CNC programming or turning processes. Undercuts and blind features often dictate the need for multi-piece assemblies with fasteners. Drilled holes often need to be deburred and polished. Slots need to be radiused.

Fast forward to the 21st century where the digital revolution has taken manufacturing by storm. 2D manual drawing is now being replaced by 3D solid modeling for improved visualization, design progression, and product optimization.
3D part models can be downloaded to machine tools for a more efficient transition to fabrication; however, the same old subtractive processes are often used with just a new level of sophistication.

A new option has emerged for the forward thinking designer and fabricator. The leap from 3D solid design to 3D part fabrication -- Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) -- has arrived.

The world of 3D Printing consists of dozens of distinct methods, each using different materials and equipment, but all based on a common principle -- that a solid model can be digitally sliced into thin layers that can be printed progressively.

Escaping form the normal methods has resulted in unlimited versatility in the printing of complex articles. This has become known as "rapid prototyping".
Direct Digital Manufacturing
DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ALLOWS YOU TO OUTPUT
YOUR DESIGNS STRAIGHT TO 3D PRINTERS
3D Printers Bring Your Concepts to Life
OUR 3D PRINTERS BRING YOUR CONCEPTS TO LIFE
LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH VIBRANT COLOR
Placing a physical object in the hand of the designer, the salesman, or the marketing executive gives them the ability to see, touch, and critique it before committing to a costly mass production effort.

But most people who have invested in rapid prototyping capability or have sought the help of service bureaus who print such prototypes have stopped short of realizing the next steps in the potential of Direct Digital Manufacturing.

4D Parts Direct is here to help you take your prototypes to the next level with a variety of specialized options, including state-of-the-art printing techniques and unique finishing methods that turn your 3D printed objects from prototypes into functional parts!

THE 4D PARTS DIRECT ADVANTAGE
UNIQUE MATERIALS FOR EVERY 3D PRINT JOB

With multiple 3D Printing technologies on site, 4D Parts Direct is able to offer a wide selection of build materials to choose from. We know that every print job is different, so our goal is to match the best possible material to each of your 3D Printing projects.

Available materials include:

DOWNLOAD FULL MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
A Variety of Different Print Materials
YOUR PARTS CAN BE MADE IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS DEPENDING ON YOUR 3D PRINTING NEEDS

Specialized Finishing Options Help Create Functional Parts
DON'T JUST LOOK AT YOUR PROTOTYPE --
PUT IT TO USE WITH THE HELP OF 4D PARTS DIRECT!

THE NEXT DIMENSION IN RAPID PROTOTYPING: FUNCTIONALITY

While most rapid prototypes are perfect for evaluation and display, few processes have managed to yield parts that actually work. 4D Parts Direct strives to satisfy your design goals with a new dimension in prototyping: achieving the Direct Digital Manufacturing of functional parts.

Beyond our vast assortment of build materials, a variety of post-printing product enhancements also separates us from other prototype service providers. Our printed parts can be vacuum infused with a variety of thermosetting resins to achieve specific function, or they can be metal plated for superior stiffness and strength.

We are also able to print complex moving parts in pre-assembled configurations straight from your digital designs.
THE ONLY TRUE FULL-COLOR 3D PRINTERS

Color models have the ability to display information more clearly and accurately than any other form of rapid prototyping. While other 3D Printers may claim to be color capable, in actuality, they can only print one color at a time, requiring the user to assemble multiple monochrome parts into a model with limited color options.

At 4D Parts Direct, we use ColorJet 3D Printers to produce high-definition, colorful prototypes quickly and affordably. Designed with inkjet printing technology, these machines provide the only truly full-color 3D Printing option currently available. This unique, 24-bit color capability allows for parts featuring precise color matching, as well as complex images, textures, and patterns, all without any extra labor or cost.
The Only True Full-Color 3D Printers
ENHANCE THE LOOK OF YOUR 3D PRINTED PART WITH
UNLIMITED COLOR OPTIONS, TEXT, AND IMAGE MAPS

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