Important Safety Information

Safety Symbols and Definitions

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: High voltage electricity is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. High voltage can cause severe burns or death, as well as fires. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

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.

KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM FAN: Putting fingers in way of moving fan can cause serious injury.

KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM SHARP OBJECTS: Putting fingers in way of sharp objects can cause serious injury.

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

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

WARNING: Indicates the possibility of injury or death to personnel.

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HAND ENTANGLEMENT WARNING: GEARS OR MOVING PARTS HAZARD IN THE VICINITY OF THIS SIGN OR BEHIND THE ACCESS PANEL.  ACCESS PANELS ARE FOR SERVICE ONLY AND SHOULD BE OPENED ONLY BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE PERSONNEL. 

WEAR GLOVES: Wear the appropriate gloves when required. Heat gloves are necessary when touching surfaces that may be hot to ensure burns don’t occur.

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

 

Safety Guidelines

General

The 3D printer system is designed with built in safety features, improper use can cause injury to personnel.

Follow these safety guidelines when operating the printer:

  • Read and follow all 3D printer system instructions. Printer should only be operated by trained personnel.

  • Follow all safety rules and heed all cautions and warnings in this guide.

  • Do not attempt to open top door while printing.

  • Do not use any material without reviewing the Global Harmonized Standards/Safety Data Sheet (GHS/SDS).

  • Dress power and communication cables behind printer to prevent tripping.

  • Do not attempt to access, service, or adjust printer components or perform procedures without reviewing the documentation for user accessible maintenance routines unless specifically trained to do so.

  • Only certified service personnel that have completed the 3D Systems service training may perform tasks they are authorized and certified to complete.

  • Do not ignore warning signs posted during 3D printer system service operations. If an error message appears on the 3D printer system’s User Interface refer to “Troubleshooting Section” within this guide depending on the error, before resuming operation.

Protective Equipment/First Aid 

Follow recommendations for protective equipment and general first aid procedures to minimize the risks from part material exposure. If professional medical attention is necessary, take the Global Harmonized Standards/Safety Data Sheet (GHS/SDS) for the exact material involved to the attending physician.

Always wear 100% nitrile gloves and lab coats when handling any part or waste material. Latex gloves are not chemical-resistant and are not recommended.

In the event of a leak or spill of part material, wear safety glasses with side shields to provide eye protection.

Because of the 3D printer system’s built-in engineering controls, respiratory protection is not necessary during normal operation. A NIOSH-approved (or equivalent) dust mask is recommended when dry sanding material parts.

Always wear protective sleeves or a lab coat when doing anything around the materials. When skin comes in contact with materials they can cause an allergic reaction that can be harmful to skin.

Skin Contact

If molten material gets on skin, cool rapidly with cold water.

Eye Contact

Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.

Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses is not recommended if handling liquid materials. If material splashes into eyes when contact lenses are worn, flush eyes immediately with cold water. Verify that flushing has removed the contact lens from the eye(s).

Fume Inhalation

Under normal operation, inhalation is not an expected route of entry. Always work in a well ventilated area when using materials and avoid breathing vapors. If inhaled, remove the personal to fresh air. Give artificial respiration or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if required. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Obtain immediate medical attention.

Ingestion

Ingestion is unlikely. If ingested, drink plenty of water and seek immediate medical attention. Do not induce vomiting.

Hygienic Practices

After handling materials, wash hands with soap and cold water before consuming meals, breaks, smoking, applying cosmetics, using toilet facilities, and after work.

Employees should be alerted of the need to clean and rinse off any contacted surface promptly in order to prevent further contamination. Ensure a convenient washroom location is provided with access to soap, water, and disposable paper towels.

Tools contaminated with part material should be cleaned prior to reuse. Solvents such as denatured alcohol or Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), are normally required to clean equipment and tools. Wash with soap and water to remove any traces of excess part material or solvent.

Material Handling and Safety

Finished parts can be handled or disposed of the same as standard household wax products. This material is not intended for and cannot be used for medical implant, food or drink handlingapplications.

Emergency (GHS/SDS)

Chemtrec USA (800) 424-9300; Europe +1-703-527-3887

Consult the materials Global Harmonized Standards/Safety Data Sheets (GHS/SDS) for information on specific materials. For further information on this and related topics, consult the 3D Systems - Materials website at http://infocenter.3dsystems.com/materials/

 

Packaging Inspection

The material cartridges are packaged in shipping cartons. Upon receipt of material shipments, inspect cardboard carton exterior for signs of damage and leakage. If leakage is observed, DO NOT open carton, and contact 3D Systems’s Technical Support Hotline. 

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ProJet® MJP 2500W ProJet® MJP 2500 IC

 

  ProJet® MJP 2500W ProJet® MJP 2500 IC
Material (Part/Support)

VisiJet® M2 Cast (Part)

VisiJet® M2 SUW (Support)

VisiJet® M2 ICast (Part)

VisiJet® M2 IC SUW (Support)

Shelf Life 5 Years 5 Years 2 Years 2 Years
Climate Cool, dry area with adequate ventilation
Temperature Range 60°F (16°C) to 80°F (27°C)
Maximum Storage Temp 95°F (35°C)
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NOTE: For optimal results, keep stored cartons closed and sealed until material cartridges are ready for use.

Storing a Partially Used Material Cartridge

It is important not to lay material cartridges that are partially used on their side. Doing so will cause material to seep through the vent cap and clog cap. This will cause damage to the material cartridge if used for a later print. To store a partially used Material Cartridge, place it upright in a ProJet® 2500W / IC Cartridge Holder and tighten the vent cap.

Recertification Date

Always check material "Recertification Date" before use. If the cartridge has reached its Recertification Date, your 3D Systems certified Partners or 3D Systems Technical Support can assist with questions on material requiring recertification.

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Material Disposal

Support material has no known regulatory requirements and may be disposed of in ordinary office waste.

To find out facility disposal requirements, contact a local waste disposal provider. (Local environmental regulatory agency should have a list of qualified providers.) You will need to give disposal service provider a copy of the part material GHS/SDS (Global Harmonized Standards / Safety Data Sheets). SDS information regarding the part and support material can be found at the following link. VisiJet® M2 Cast SDS, VisiJet® M2 ICast & VisiJet® SUW SDS's can be found here.

3D Systems assumes no liability or responsibility for proper disposal of part material. Proper disposal of part material is the sole responsibility of the user.

For proper Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) disposal, please refer to the manufacturers Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Flammability Hazards

Though the U.S. Department of Transportation does not consider VisiJet materials a "flammability hazard," they do classify them "combustible" based on flash points. Material containers may rupture when exposed to extreme heat. Use National Fire Protection Association Class B extinguishers such as carbon dioxide, dry chemical, or foam.