Main Printer Components
The orange hood protects the printer and the operator. It protects:
To open the hood, pull the hood lock on the rear side and then lift the hood upwards. The hood has a counterbalance cable that facilitates the upward movement of the hood and keeps it in position when open.
RFID Material Tag Reader
The software utilizes the very latest RFID technology (Radio Frequency Identification) which tracks the material level in the material bottle.
The tag reader prevents the usage of a material that does not match the buildstyle or material tag. Place the material tag (shipped with every material bottle) on the tag reader, where it is read and processed by the printer to ensure accuracy.
The build platform is an assembly comprised of:
The flat area of the build platform is where cured material will adhere during the printing process.
Important: Use a different material tray for each kind of material to avoid contamination. If not possible, clean the material tray carefully and thoroughly.
The material tray consists of two frames with a special membrane called Pre-Stretched Assembly (PSA) between them, which fits snuggly over a piece of glass when installed on the printer.
As the build platform moves up taking the exposed part away from the PSA, it pulls the membrane up finally releasing it and allowing the parts to separate. The build platform then moves back down and the next image in the sequence is projected; the cycle repeats itself.
The build platform moves up and down along the Z-axis.
Emergency Stopping Devices
The printer is equipped with an emergency stopping device: a red emergency stop button.
Allen keys, 2mm, 2.5mm
Required for printer calibration and to assist with technical support cases. It is not required for day-to-day operation.
Crossover network cable, 5mm, colored plug
This cable connects the printer to the operating computer, as needed. The cable inserts into the I/O panel behind the printer. The other end plugs into the operating computer.
Feeler gauge, 0.15mm
|Required for printer calibration and to assist with technical support cases. It is not required for day-to-day operation.
Grey filter foil
Required for light calibration and to assist with technical support cases. It is not required for day-to-day operation.
Material mixing cards
Required to gently mix material in the material tray before each print. It is not required for day-to-day operation.
Network cable, 5mm
This cable connects the printer to the local network. The cable inserts into the I/O panel behind the printer. The other end plugs into the network. The printer can be operated by other Windows computers on the network if the CAT 6 is plugged into a modem or into a network outlet.
Use the scraper to remove printed models from the build platform. Use the paint scraper for detaching larger printed models. You can also use the scraper to remove material residues from the build platform.
The USB is a backup for transferring print information from the operating computer to the printer. Between 8 and 32 GB size is recommended.
UV safety glasses
Required for light calibration and to assist with technical support cases. They are not required for day-to-day operation.
PWA 2000 Parts Washing Apparatus
The Parts Washing Apparatus is a convenient tool to assist in cleaning any uncured resin from 3D printed models. The convenient removable basket allows for ease of use when dipping or extracting objects from the tank. See Setup PWA 2000 and Hardware Operations PWA 2000.