Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the FabPro™ 1000 3D printer.

The FabPro 1000 is a flexible and efficient, projector-based 3D-printing system that produces high-fidelity parts from a broad range of materials. The printer uses a projector-based radiation source for an inverted printing system that enables very high print speeds and new material chemistries that provide production-grade properties. Applications include communication of 3D shape, assembly prototyping, physical testing, and more.

These parts are generated in the rapid prototyping (RP) environment under the control of the printer operators. The system must be run by technicians who are trained in proper usage of the printer and materials. All design and process considerations are compatible with a RP environment. The three-dimensional solid parts that are printed consist of an ultraviolet (UV) curable material.  The operator pours print material, also called "resin," into the print tray. Using a proprietary radiation projector that 3D Systems has developed, a UV-radiation pattern is cast onto the underside of the print tray and through to the bottom of the material. This UV radiation causes a phase change in the material that converts it into a solid polymer, making it adhere to the print platform. After a layer has cured, a motor tilts the print tray to peel the bottom of the printed part off the print-tray film. Then the elevator moves the print platform up by one layer length. Then the UV pattern for the next layer is projected. This process repeats, layer by layer, until the build file is complete. The print platform, along with the part, is removed from the printer and the part is cleaned and post-cured to provide a finished part.

This manual provides users with an understanding of features, system requirements, and operating procedures needed to create finished parts using the FabPro 1000.

Copyright and Corporate Identity

Under the copyright laws, this user guide may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of 3D Systems. The FabPro™ logo is a trademark of 3D Systems and is registered in the U.S. Use of this logo without the prior written consent of 3D Systems may constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. Other company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

The product described in this user guide incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. and foreign patents and other intellectual property rights that are owned by 3D Systems®. Reverse engineering is prohibited.

NextDent® is a registered trademark of 3D Systems.

End User License Agreement (EULA)

You can view or download the EULA for the FabPro printer's embedded software here: FabPro 1000 EULA.docx

Improvements

3D Systems may (but shall not be obligated to) make improvements to this document from time to time. However, the Licensed User acknowledges that at any time after the expiration of the date of issuance, 3D Systems may institute a periodic charge or fee payable by the Licensed User in return for ongoing receipt of improvements. It is the responsibility of the Licensed User to provide 3D Systems with current information as to its name and address. The Licensed User also undertakes to notify 3D Systems promptly in the event that it considers any of the data contained in this document to be incomplete or erroneous in any respect, in connection with Licensed User’s particular or general use.

FCC Notice

United States

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and used in accordance with these instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.

Canada

CAN ICES-3 (A)/NMB-3 (A)

European Union

CAUTION: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product can cause radio interference in which case the user could be required to take adequate measures.

 

Korea

사용자 안내문

이 기기는 업무용 환경에서 사용할 목적으로 적합성평가를 받은 기기로서 가정용 환경에서 사용하는 경우 전파간섭의 우려가 있습니다.

 

NOTE: Changes or modifications to this equipment not specifically approved by 3D Systems may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.