Safety

CAUTION: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING Figure 4 Standalone PRINTER.

Introduction

You must read all manufacturer documentation before operating the Figure 4 Standalone Printer. Also, anyone assisting you must have also read the documentation. After reading all the manuals, always follow the safety guidelines and procedures in this section when operating the Figure 4 Standalone Printer.

Customer Safety Program

Before using the Figure 4 Standalone Printer, customers must have a safety program in place. The safety program should do the following:

  • Label and point out hazardous equipment, materials, and procedures.
  • Explain what to do in an emergency situation.
  • Provide information about the hazards of equipment and materials in the form of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The SDSs are provided with all print materials supplied by 3D Systems.

The information in this chapter supplements the customer’s existing safety program. It points out safety considerations that specifically concern the Figure 4 Standalone Printer.

Levels of User

WARNING: Do not attempt to perform any procedures described in this manual unless you have read through the entire manual first.

 

There are two levels of users of the Figure 4 Standalone Printer, based on the amount and type of training the user has received. The two levels of users (operators and certified service personnel), are described below.

Operator

Operators are those who have read this User Guide and can perform all the necessary tasks to build a part. The operator may also perform simple maintenance procedures as outlined in this manual.

Certified Service Personnel

Certified service personnel are those who have completed the 3D Systems service training package, and are certified to perform service tasks on the Figure 4 Standalone Printer. Certification may occur at various levels, and certified service personnel should only perform tasks they are authorized and certified to complete.

Safety Design Features in the Figure 4 Standalone Printer

The following design features are provided to reduce potentially hazardous operating conditions:

WARNING: If any of the following safety features fails, your actions may be all that will prevent potentially hazardous operating conditions.

 

  • The design of the radiation-delivery system is intended to prevent radiation from being aimed outside the area of the build chamber.
  • The Figure 4 Standalone Printer has been evaluated to IEC 62471 and the internal UV light source classified as ‘Risk Group 2’ and does not pose a hazard due to aversion response to bright light or thermal discomfort. UV emitted from this product. Eye irritation may result from exposure. Use appropriate shielding.

Safety Symbols and Definitions

The following are safety symbols that are common to 3D Systems guides. Some or all of these symbols may appear in this guide and/or in other Figure 4 Standalone documentation.

CAUTION: Indicates the possibility of loss of data or damage to equipment.

WARNING: Indicates the possibility of injury to personnel.

HARMFUL IRRITANT WARNING: Indicates that skin or eye irritation could result while exposed to a chemical composition

EYE PROTECTION: Indicates the need for eye protection.

WEAR GLOVES: Wear the appropriate gloves when required. For example, when touching surfaces that may contain or have been exposed to materials, wear nitrile gloves. Heat gloves are necessary when touching surfaces that may be hot to ensure burns don’t occur.

HOT SURFACE HAZARD: A hot surface is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. Avoid contact. Hot surfaces can cause burn injury or fire. Allow surface to cool before touching. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

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Ultraviolet Radiation: Indicates that UV radiation is present.

NOTE: A note signifies important information but not information of a critical content.

 

Error Messages

If you see an error message on the Figure 4 Standalone Printer's touch screen, fix the issue to clear the error message before resuming operation.