System Installation

Installation of your system encompasses four separate steps:

  1. Purchase and arrival of third-party equipment or supplies you may have ordered.
  2. Scheduling your installation with a 3D Systems representative.
  3. Delivery of your Figure 4 Modular system shipment.
  4. Uncrating and installation of your Figure 4 Modular system components.

System Uncrating

Your 3D Systems Field-Service Engineer will perform all crate unpacking. A 3D Systems representative will contact you and schedule an appointment to install your system; do not open crates until the 3D Systems representative arrives to personally uncrate and install the system.

NOTE: 3D Systems cannot assume responsibility for contents of the crates if they are opened without 3D Systems’ supervision.

Scheduling Your Installation

Allow four hours per Printer for your system installation; but discuss the expected installation duration with your 3D Systems representative. Every situation is unique and installation time depends on system size, location, and other factors.

Preparing for System Installation

In preparing your facility for Modular system placement, you must consider four main factors:

  • Make sure that you have the necessary doorway and passageway clearance to move either the crated or uncrated components to their final destinations.
  • Make sure that you have an adequate forklift and a trained forklift driver or other lifting equipment that can move oversized system components - either crated or uncrated.
  • Verify that the lifting equipment is rated for the load of the system components.
  • Do not allow the system weight load to exceed your floor’s load-rating maximum.

Availability for Adequate Forklift or Lifting Equipment

You must have a forklift and a trained forklift driver available during installation. Make sure that the forklift is rated to a weight capacity that is equal to or greater than the crated weight of the Modular system components. Please see the section Weights and Measurements Charts for full system dimensions and weights.

Your forklift must be equipped with, at minimum, 1.8 m (6 ft) forks. Please see the sections Preparation for Receiving and Transporting the Figure 4 Modular Components for information on forklift points on the components and their packaging.

Minimum Passageway and Door Openings

Most standard doorways and halls provide adequate access for moving the Printer. Considering the crated Printer is lifted on its narrow side, each passageway and doorway must be wide enough to move and turn a crate measuring 101.6 cm x 94 cm (40 in x 37 in) for the Printer, in addition to the forklift dimensions.

Determine the pathway to where your Modular system will be installed from where the crated components are stored. Walk the path from the storage location to the final destination of the system, and measure any critical doorways or passageways to ensure that the equipment can be moved through the area.

If a passageway or doorway is too small for the crated Figure 4 system, it may be necessary for the 3D Systems Field Service Engineer to remove the Modular system from its crate before moving the unit to its staging area. The minimum height of the doorway must be 171.9 cm (67.7 in), which will allow the uncrated Printer without its light stack to roll underneath.

The Controller's crate is identical size to the Printer's crate. The Figure 4 UV Curing Unit 350 and NextDent LC-3DPrint Box packages are smaller than these. Therefore, all these components will fit through your pathways as long as the Printer does.