Install Resin Tray

If you have not read the Resin Tray Guidelines, please read them before handling the resin tray.

Each Printer comes with one resin tray. This section will demonstrate how to properly install the resin tray and tension it. This section assumes that your 3D Systems installer has already installed your first resin tray; and you are replacing it with another.

  1. Disable the Printer so that it will not receive any new jobs until you re-enable it. You may do this in one of two ways:
    1. Go to the Status tab and expand the Printer Info Card on the Printer on which you wish to replace the cartridge. Tap the Enable switch, and then tap Disable on the confirmation screen.
    2. On the Printer, tap the gui-power-btn.jpg button on the touch screen. This will change the unit from "ready to print" to "mark as ready," as in the screens below.
  1. It is recommended to only add/remove tension with the upper-build-chamber door closed. To untension the resin tray, open the lower-chamber door and push the tension toggle button.

Personal Injury Warning: Failure to avoid the pneumatic tension arms may result in personal injury. Avoid the tension arm areas at all times.





  1. Wearing 100% nitrile gloves, open the upper-chamber door, remove the old resin tray, and determine if it needs to be cleaned or discarded, according to the section Clean Resin Trays. If the tray has resin inside, it is best to remove it with a drip tray underneath.
  1. Carefully lower the new resin tray into place, concave side up, as seen at the right. It should fit snugly in the holder on the chassis. Ensure that the tray is fully seated and level inside the chassis.


Resin tray shown upside-down for reference

  1. Close the upper-chamber door and push the tension toggle button. Look at both tension arms and ensure that they are engaged. If they do not engage, please see the Hardware Troubleshooting section.


  1. Close the lower-chamber door and enable the Printer, using the same method you used in Step 1, above:

    NOTE: The printer must be both enabled on the Controller screen and marked as ready on the printer screen in order to receive a print job.

    1. Go to the Settings screen > Printer Info Card for the Printer you wish to re-enable. Tap the Enable switch, and then tap Enable on the confirmation screen.
    2. Ensure that a print platform is installed and, on the Printer, tap the active-checkbox.jpg icon on the touch screen. This will change the unit from "mark as ready" to "ready to print," as in the screens below.
  1. The new resin tray is now ready to be filled with resin. As the resin tray will begin filling with resin as soon as all safety switches are satisfied, please ensure that the red cap on the resin-delivery tube is removed and placed in its holder. Please see the section Fill Resin Tray with Material for more information.