Part 1

Space Requirements

User preferences, building codes, and equipment configuration help you to define the total floor area that your NextDent 5100 Printer will need. The NextDent system should be located in an environmentally controlled room. Locate the secondary post processing equipment and supplies in the same room or adjoining room, if possible. The figure below shows an ideal site configuration that minimizes the required movement of parts after part building. The NextDent 5100 Printer Measurements Diagram shows the minimum dimensions of the NextDent 5100 Printer. Your site layout will vary.

 

NOTE: Due to UV safety requirements, the system should be located where access to the room can be avoided during an emergency.

NOTE: The NextDent 5100 Printer should be placed such that the front of the unit is easily accessible for opening the door and loading/unloading print platforms. There should also be at least six inches of clearance on the sides and back of the printer for proper air flow. If you have the pedestal, the outriggers hitting the wall will add the required clearance. You may wish to use an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to keep your devices running in the event of a power surge/outage.

 

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Optimal Site Layout (top view) - dimensions for part cleaner are based on a popular consumer ultrasonic cleaner

 

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Printer dimensions with pedestal

 

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Printer dimensions without pedestal

Internet Connection

There must be a wired internet connection for the printer to connect to. The NextDent 5100 Printer communicates with a 3D Systems server and will not operate on a closed network. There is also no WiFi support. Once connected, the printer will use the internet as illustrated below.

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In addition to these requirements, ensure that your network meets the following criteria:

MQG network requirements:

  • The following IP addresses are made as an exception on your firewall:

  • Your printer is on the internet via at gateway/NAT.

  • NTP UDP 123 port is open

3D Sprint network requirements

  • Ensure UDP/TCP ports 30302 through 30315 and 60518 are open on the LAN

3D Connect service IP addresses

The following IP addresses are made as an exception on your firewall:

52.219.102.114
52.215.172.54
52.219.80.192
52.52.166.143
52.9.94.209
52.241.196.126
52.8.79.12
52.53.113.43
52.52.240.85
54.215.164.85
Ports 443, 8443, and 8883 are open with encrypted connections.

If any 3D Connect IP address is not white-listed, a 3D Connect error may appear on the printer (either code 3490120 or 3490121). This error will not affect printer operation and can be disregarded.

3D Connect sends the following data to 3D Systems servers from your printer:

Device build.job_data*
chamber_door.state
lifetime_build_hours
lifetime_on_hours
printer_name
printer_state
serial_number
Conditions fault.controller.internal_temperature
fault.controller.internal_temperature_override
fault.sata.drive.failure
Build build.abort_code
build.current_layer
build.progress
build.time_remaining
Controller controller.internal_temperature
controller.ip_address
controller.mac_address
controller.secure_device_read_failure_count
controller.serial_number
controller.version
controller.version_date
Exhaust Filter exhaust_filter.carbon_filter_element_hours
Projector projector.led_power_commanded
projector.led_pwm_value
projector.led_total_hours
projector.manual.compensation
projector.power_cal_table
projector.serial_number
projector.total_hours
Stock stock.barcode
stock.batch_expiration_date
stock.batch_number
stock.bottle_size
stock.bottle_sku
stock.bottle_udi
stock.label_current_used_amount
stock.label_last_used_date
stock.label_uuid
stock.material_code
stock.material_density
stock.material_exposure
stock.material_name
stock.material_shade
Z Motor z_motor.position
Build Job Data

job_id
total_layers
extent_units x_extent
y_extent
z_extent
material
material_estimated_total
material_estimated_total_volume
build_time_estimate
submit_time
start_time
completion_time
build_mode
status
status_change_time

Other Requirements

The printer runs local DHCP servers for two static local/hardware connections:

  • 192.254.1.100
  • 192.168.7.2

Your network cannot use these IP addresses for one of your printers.

Floor/Area Surface

Floors and counter spaces in the NextDent work area should be non-porous and suitable for cleaning with solvents. The feet of the printer must be on a sturdy, level surface; be sure to make any leveling adjustments needed to the desk/counter your printer will be on. Carpeted floors must not be used. Remove any carpeting or other non-porous flooring where the feet of the NextDent system will be placed. The system should not straddle any floor/desk/counter seams. The maximum permissible platform incline is 2.5 cm/12 m (1 in/40 ft).

Floor Vibration and Shock

The system is a precision mechanical and optical machine that is sensitive to vibration. In order to ensure part quality and accuracy, a ground floor location with a concrete floor, (mininum of 4 inches thick) is recommended.

The NextDent 5100 is slightly self-damping, and should not be affected by normal or incidental environmental vibration; however the area should be isolated, either via location or some other physical or mechanical means, from any significant internal or external vibration sources such as heavy machinery, HVAC and fans. Locations near airports or train tracks which could cause unacceptable shock or vibration levels are not recommended.

Load-Bearing Capacity

The NextDent 5100 Printer is 34.5 kg (76 lbs) and does not require a table rated for a heavy load. Additional equipment, such as a UV oven or ultra-sonic cleaner, will each have their own loads for your setup to bear. Refer to the Weights and Measures Charts to determine the total weight of the equipment to be housed in your room to ensure that you do not exceed the maximum load-bearing capacity that your printer-staging area can support.

Electrical Requirements

Electrical voltage requirements for the NextDent 5100 Printer:

  • 120V, 240V, 50/60 Hz, 4A (2A Europe), 1 phase

Power for the NextDent 5100 Printer should be on a surge-protected circuit. 3D Systems does not require the use of a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) for the NextDent 5100 Printer. However, if you live in an area with frequent power surges/outages, a UPS would be useful. A UPS would prevent a build from crashing in the event of a brief power outage/surge, as it would give you time to properly pause the print job.

Ensure that the space you select for the printer has a power outlet reachable by that length of cord. Use of an extension cord or power strip is not recommended.

If your power cord becomes damaged or lost, please ensure you order a replacement from 3D Systems for a power cord that is adequately rated for the machine. Do not replace the power cord with a cord that is not rated for the printer. 3D Systems will identify any parts that are required to be examined or supplied only by 3D Systems or its partners.