Part 2

Heat Dissipation

The Figure 4 Standalone Printer is not expected give off significant heat under normal operating conditions.

Connection to AC Power

  • In the United States, connection to a standard 10-amp wall outlet is required. The system connects to a 120VAC power outlet through a standard 120VAC power cord.
  • In Europe, a standard 10-amp wall outlet is also required. The system connects to a 230VAC power outlet through a standard 230VAC power cord. Country destination kits are available with the proper wall-power connections.

Temperature

The temperature in the room or location where the Figure 4 system resides should remain stable to allow optimal system operation and optimal part quality.

Figure 4 resins should be stored between 5°C-30°C (41°F-86°F). However, successful printing has only been tested at a minimum of 18°C (64.4°F) and a maximum of 28°C (82.4°F)*. If your room is kept beyond either extreme, you may see a degradation in print quality.

*For Figure 4 FLEX BLK 10 print material, printing temperatures outside the range of 10-30°C (50-86°F) can cause printed-part properties to change.

Humidity

The optimal humidity in the Figure 4 Standalone Printer build chamber and lab will depend to a certain degree on the Figure 4 material selection. Regardless, the humidity should always be non-condensing and should not vary outside the range of 30 to 70% RH*. Review your Figure 4 material information (SDS, User Guide, and product labeling) for specific information on recommended humidity levels.

*For Figure 4 FLEX BLK 10 print material, humidity outside the range of 10-65% RH can cause printed-part properties to change.

Altitude

The Figure 4 system is capable of operating correctly up to an altitude of 2,400 m above mean sea level.

Ventilation

While outside venting is not always required, there are some materials for which outside venting is necessary. Your HVAC system should perform at least six air exchanges per hour in the room where the printer is located. You may wish to have a fume hood installed for your part-cleaning area. Ensure that your facility complies with all local and regional regulations regarding ventilation of vapors, dust, and other by-products of printing, cleaning and secondary processing.  Always refer to and follow the information on the SDS for your specific material.