You are responsible for ensuring that the facility where your Figure 4 system and Figure 4 materials are housed is properly configured for safe operation of the Figure 4 system and of the materials used in that system. Personnel who operate the equipment or use the materials must comply with all relevant safety codes and applicable regulatory requirements and laws, particularly those that relate to usage of hazardous chemicals, radiation, and disposal of regulated material. The Figure 4 Standalone Printer complies with CE requirements.
NOTE: You are responsible for determining whether additional supplies and equipment are necessary according to local, state, federal or other regulatory laws that govern your location.
Figure 4 Material Usage
Figure 4 materials in the liquid state require use of approved surgical-type 100% nitrile gloves and other equipment to protect the user from direct contact with uncured print material. Material is fully cured only after adequate exposure in the LC-3DPrint Box or similar UV oven. Only after being fully cured do the parts no longer require protective gloves to handle.
Because Figure 4 materials are regulated, they are subject to special disposal requirements by your local, federal, or other regulatory agencies. Follow applicable disposal guidelines. Contact a local waste management company for recommendations on disposal requirements that affect your facility.
If your area requires regulated waste disposal, consult with and retain a waste-management company to periodically pick up regulated waste. Your local waste management company may recommend that you set up a drum, or other approved container, to dispose of liquid material, partially cured printed parts (also called "green" parts), and of any materials (such as paper towels or gloves) that may have come into contact with the uncured liquid material.
After final part curing in the LC-3DPrint Box, fully cured Figure 4 parts may be disposed of in regular trash receptacles.
NOTE: Inspect printed parts after curing in the LC-3DPrint Box to ensure they are fully solidified. Part-surface tackiness and visible or discernible areas of liquid material indicate the part is not fully cured.
Sample of "green" printed part with uncured material on it.
Storage and Usage Guidelines
Please see the section Material Handling and Safety for more information. Always read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) prior to use of any Figure 4 material.