Return to a Happy 3D Printer

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Like most people this week, we are sure you are eager to start enjoying friends, family and of course being out of the office. Here at 3DVision Technologies we are doing the same but before we do, we want to ensure we return to all our 3D printers in good working condition.

We’re going through some simple steps to shut down our systems and thought we’d share some recommendations as you begin winding down for the holidays.

For FDM Systems

 

 

 

 

 

Choose from one of the following scenarios that applies to you:

1. If the power for printer will remain on and printing will resume in 7 days or less. 

– Printer can be left in “idle mode” and printing can resume when you return.

– Upon return, be sure a new build tray is installed before resuming printing.

2. If the power for printer will not remain on and printing will resume in 7 days or less

– Unload material and seal in an air tight container/bag.

– Upon return, be sure a new build tray is installed before resuming printing.

3. If the printer will be idle or off for more than 7 days

– Unload material and seal in an air tight container/bag. 

– Upon return, be sure a new build tray is installed before resuming printing. 

For PolyJet Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose from one of the following scenarios that applies to you:

1. If the power for printer will remain on and printing will resume in 7 days or less

– Printer can be left in “idle mode” and printing can resume when you return.

– Upon return, restart both the host and embedded (printer) computers.

– Perform a head cleaning wizard, and then resume printing as usual.  

2. If the power for printer will not remain on and printing will resume in 7 days or less

– Execute the shut-down wizard explained in section 6 of your user’s manual.

– Upon return, restart the host computer.

– Perform 3 purges, a head cleaning wizard, and then resume printing as usual.

3. If the printer will be idle or off for more than 7 days with or without power being applied.

– Follow the procedure described in section 6 of your user’s manual for filling the system with cleaning flid.

– Execute the shut-down wizard explained in section 6 of your user’s manual and you’re now ready to leave your system for an extended period.

– Upon returning to normal operations, first restart the host computer.

– Fill your system with modl and support material using the flush-fill wizard.

– Perform 3 purges, a head cleaning wizard, and then resume printing as usual.

Imporant: If you plan to build with your PolyJet system while away, use the scheduler in Objet Studio to delay your build ensuring it completes soon- after returning to work. Leaving a build on your tray and not cleaning the heads within an hour of printing can cause system operating issues.

If you have any additional questions, please email us at 

3DPSupport@3dvision.com or call 1-800-621-4633

 

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

One comment on “Return to a Happy 3D Printer

  1. Excellent tips here. 3D printers are an amazing asset, but they are still relatively new technology that can break. It’s important to treat them with care and be on the look out for problems before they happen.

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