Fill Resin Tray from Empty

Before beginning this procedure, ensure that:

  1. A cartridge with material inside is installed.
  2. A clean catch tray is installed and fully seated.
  3. A clean resin tray is installed and tensioned.
  4. The upper-build-chamber door is fully closed.
  5. The printer is not printing, booting up, or doing a material changeover.
  6. The red cap is removed from the material-delivery tube and placed in its holder.

Please follow the steps below to fill the resin tray from empty.

  1. If you completed items 1-5 above, the MDM will begin pumping material into the resin tray. Observe this process to ensure that material does not fill over the MAX line.

    NOTE: The material fill rate depends on the viscosity of the material. Thin materials will fill the tray up quicker than thick materials do. Be patient, as some materials may take several minutes to begin flowing into the tray, and then more time to fill it up.

CAUTION: If material continues to flow over the MAX indication on the resin tray, hit the front power switch or open the upper-build-chamber door to stop material flow. Contact 3D Systems Service, as a sensor could be malfunctioning.

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  1. When the material reaches the minimum allowable level, you will see the Mark as ready screen on the local display of the Printer.

 

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Dosing During Printing

If you have a particularly large build that uses a lot of material, you may notice the printer pumping more material into the tray during printing. The resin tray will not fill to the maximum fill level, but will rather pump smaller doses of material into the tray, as needed, until the build finishes. Once you have removed your build and replaced the print platform, the printer will fill the resin tray back up to its maximum fill level.