3D Systems provides this partial list of equipment and supplies/accessories that are useful for handling, processing or finishing Figure 4 parts. You should keep a list of preferred vendors for any 3D-print-related products you may order. Equipment and supplies are not limited to this list, as you may find other products and methods that better suit your needs.
NOTE: Customers are responsible for consulting local health, safety, and environmental regulations to determine additional site requirements. No information that is contained in this document constitutes legal advice regarding such requirements. 3D Systems has no responsibility to determine whether or not the customer is in compliance with applicable laws, nor do we guarantee the accuracy or quality of the supplier product.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) - While a UPS is not required for use with the Printer, you may wish to use one for battery backup of your Printer(s) in the case of a power surge or outage.
UV Filter Screens - While these are not required, you may need to install filters over windows and lights so as not to cure any exposed resin before printing.
Disposable Lint-Free Paper Towels - You will use lint-free paper towels for assisting in cleaning printed parts, printer-system components, and resin spills.
CAUTION: It is necessary to use lint-free paper towels, as lint from other types of paper towels can stick on the printed part or printer-system components. Lint on the printed part can cause improper final part curing in a UV curing unit. Lint on printer-system components can contaminate the resin on the print platform and in the resin tray, causing the printed part to lose accuracy or causing a build to crash.
Clean-Room Swabs - You will need clean-room swabs to clean the projector lens.
Cellulose Wadding - This absorbent material is useful for covering your Figure 4 workbench, as well as for absorbing solvents during air drying of printed parts.
Chemically Resistant Gloves - 3D Systems recommends the use of 100% nitrile gloves whenever handling uncured resin, partially cured printed parts, and solvents.
Eye-Wash Station - This may be designed specifically for eye-washing or may be an adapter that fits onto an existing faucet.
Fire Extinguisher - CO2, dry-chemical, or foam
Hazardous-Materials Waste Can - While it is optional to get a fire-proof waste can, you must have a waste can approved to contain Figure 4 resins and solvents used to clean them, according to all government regulations.
Storage Cabinet - You may choose to have a cabinet for storing resin bottles and other Figure 4-related equipment. You might opt for this cabinet to be fireproof; but it is not required.
Lab Coats - Optional measure to protect your clothes/skin from uncured resin and solvents.
IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol), EZ Rinse C, Propylene Carbonate, and/or 5 wt% Elma Tec A4 Solution - These solvents are used in cleaning printed parts, printer-system components, and areas where resin has spilled.
Safety Glasses with side shielding - To protect eyes from resin splashes
Networking Equipment - The more Printers you have, the more setup is needed for all modules to be online. Please purchase enough routers and related equipment to handle the amount of Printers you have ordered. Additional networking equipment is required for the Dedicated Printer LAN setup. Contact your network administrator about necessary equipment.
Ethernet Cable - Depending on your networking setup, you may have to order more network cable before your Modular shipment arrives. Please see the networking section for more information.
Ultrasonic Cleaner - Please see this section for minimum requirements.
Step-Down Transformer - If your facility's voltage is 100V~, you must purchase a step-down transformer to plug the unit into.