Operating Environment

Locate the 3D printer system in a convenient location meeting the requirements specified in this document. To ensure optimum performance, it is important that the printer be installed in a clean, dry, air-conditioned room. Avoid placing the printer in any environment with airborne contaminants, including cigarette smoke, fumes, and mechanical particulates that can adversely affect the long term functioning of the equipment.

Each 3D printer system undergoes an operational test at the factory, and is shipped with (2) full cartridges of part material and (2) full cartridges of support material.

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Caution: Estimated printing times can be off if ambient temperature exceeds what is required.

Air Conditioning

A number of the ProJet® 2500 System’s internal electronic components as well as the part material, are sensitive both to ambient temperature and, to some extent, humidity. In addition, the build process itself can be temperature-sensitive within certain limits. The operating temperature range should be between 18-28°C (64-82°F); optimal temperatures being 18-24°C (64-75°F).

The facility air conditioning system where the printer is operating should be capable of dissipating 1.0 kW (3412 Btu or 0.28 ton U.S. refrigeration) of heat or equivalent to temperature requirements. Ensure that any air conditioning ducting does not vent directly onto the 3D printer system.

Humidity

Humidity should be maintained at 30 to 70% RH.

Lighting

The 3D printer system is equipped with its own internal light build chamber, and back lit operating panel control with display. Normal area lighting is necessary for operation and service of this system. Indoor lighting such as fluorescent or LED is the best lighting for the system.

Vibration and Shock

The printer consists of many precision mechanical and sensing systems that are sensitive to vibration during the build process. To maximize the quality and accuracy of the build, it is required that the unit not be near heavy machinery or any source causing high vibration or shock (i.e. exterior walls near train tracks or airports).

Location

Do not place the printer next to a window that receives partial or direct sunlight. 

Noise

< 65 dBa estimated (at medium fan setting)