Important Safety Information

CAUTION: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING PRINTER.

Introduction

You must read all manufacturer documentation before operating the printer. Also, anyone assisting you must have also read the documentation. After reading all the manuals, always follow the safety guidelines and procedures in this section when operating the printer.

Customer Safety Program

Before using the printer, customers must have a safety program in place. The safety program should do the following:

  • Label and point out hazardous equipment, materials, and procedures.
  • Explain what to do in an emergency situation.
  • Provide information about the hazards of equipment and materials in the form of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The SDSs are provided with all print materials supplied by 3D Systems.

The information in this chapter supplements the customer’s existing safety program. It points out safety considerations that specifically concern the printer.

Levels of User

WARNING: Do not attempt to perform any procedures described in this manual unless you have read through the entire manual first.

 

There are two levels of users of the printer, based on the amount and type of training the user has received. The two levels of users (operators and depot repair personnel), are described below.

Operator

Those who have purchased the printer and have read all printer manuals. The operator may print a 3D part and perform simple printer service tasks, as outlined in this guide. Operators 18 and under must be supervised.

Certified Service Personnel

Certified service personnel are those who have completed the 3D Systems service training package, and are certified to perform service tasks on the NextDent 5100 Printer. Certification may occur at various levels, and certified service personnel should only perform tasks they are authorized and certified to complete.

Safety Design Features in the Printer

The following design features are provided to reduce potentially hazardous operating conditions:

WARNING: If any of the following safety features fails, your actions may be all that will prevent potentially hazardous operating conditions.

 

  • The design of the UV-delivery system is intended to prevent UV radiation from being aimed outside the area of the build chamber.
  • Limited access to service areas and electronics prevents accidental exposure to electrical-shock hazards or pinch points.
  • The printer casing prevents operator exposure to UV emission while observing operation.
  • The printer does NOT have any systems in place to auto-detect printer issues and automatically shut down under emergency circumstances. It also does not have an emergency stop button. The operator must monitor the printer's activities and manually shut it off in the case of an emergency. This can be done by unplugging the machine.

Safety Symbols and Definitions

The following are safety symbols that are common to 3D Systems guides. Some or all of these symbols may appear in this guide and/or in other FabPro 1000 documentation.

CAUTION: Indicates the possibility of loss of data or damage to equipment.

WARNING: Indicates the possibility of injury to personnel.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: High voltage electricity is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. High voltage can cause severe burns or death, as well as fires. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

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UV RADIATION HAZARD: Invisible UV radiation is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the panel. Radiation can cause eye injury or blindness, burn injury and/or fire. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel.

HARMFUL IRRITANT WARNING: Indicates that skin or eye irritation could result while exposed to a chemical composition

EYE PROTECTION: Indicates the need for eye protection.

WEAR GLOVES: Wear the appropriate gloves when required. For example, when touching surfaces that may contain or have been exposed to materials, wear nitrile gloves. Heat gloves are necessary when touching surfaces that may be hot to ensure burns don’t occur.

PINCH POINT: Indicates a pinch point hazard that could cause personal injury.

HOT SURFACE HAZARD: A hot surface is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. Avoid contact. Hot surfaces can cause burn injury or fire. Allow surface to cool before touching. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

NOTE: A note signifies important information but not information of a critical content.

 

Warnings

If you see an error message or warning message on the printer display, clear the error or warning before resuming operation.