Electrical & System Requirements

The AC voltage and current requirements for the ProJet Production Printing System are:

  • 100 VAC, 50/60Hz, 14.9A
  • 115 VAC, 50/60Hz, 13A
  • 220 VAC, 50/60Hz, 6.5A-  operation requires 3D Systems’ external transformer kit, p/n 23418-90X-XX, provided separately in the printer country kit.

 

NOTE: The installation of The ProJet Professional Printing System shall comply with the National Standards and/or Electrical Codes of the country in which it is placed.

 

ProJet Professional Printing System Power Consideration:

  • During normal operation, the power usage of the printer will not exceed the continuous current rating indicated in the electrical section (above). A dedicated, surge-and-spike protected electrical power circuit for each printer should be provided that meets or exceeds the corresponding continuous current rating.
  • Whenever an printer is switched on, a momentary surge current will be drawn. This surge current is approximately 300% of the continuous current rating. The line circuit breaker should be rated at the appropriate surge current rating.
  • A dedicated, surge-and-spike-protected electrical power circuit is required for each printer installed. No heavy equipment, especially those with large electric motors (greater than 1.5 kW or 2 hp) should be connected on the same circuit. Surges and spikes may damage the internal electronic components of the unit. If the printer does not have a surge-and-spike protected electrical power circuit and surges-spikes occur resulting in electrical components damage, 3D Systems warranty policy will not cover the damage.
  • If located outside the United States, The printer requires a wall input circuit minimally equipped with a 16 A, Type “C”, European-style circuit breaker. Circuit breakers or other protective equipment rated for lower levels of protection are not recommended, and risk damage to the unit’s internal electronic components. Protected
  • Power/Uninterrupted Power: Surge and spike suppression should carry a rating of at least 1000 joules, with a clamping voltage of approximately 300 VAC. uninterrupted power: An uninterrupted power supply is required at a rating of 3KVA. Loss of power while a part is printing can cause an unrecoverable error in that print job. Often, the machine and platform will require a reset and the print job will have to be restarted, resulting in wasted material and possibly lost time.

 

ProJet® XL Finisher (Optional) Power Requirements

The ProJet® XL Finisher must be hardwired and installed by a Certified Electrician. For more information about the ProJet® XL Finisher click here.

 

Client Workstation Requirements

Before a part can be built on the printer, the part data file must be saved or exported to the industry-standard .stl file format, and submitted over the network (or cable) for building on the printer. The compact disk (CD) shipped with the ProJet printer contains 3DSPRINT Software, which is installed on each intended users’ workstation to allow users to select, preview, and submit print jobs; as well as manage the print queue (for designated administrators).
Prior to installing the software, ensure that the initially selected workstation meets the following minimum specifications. The specifications described represent 3D Systems tested minimum “baseline” configuration for using 3DSPRINT software. It is recommended that this workstation be further enhanced for maximum performance, particularly with more powerful processors and added memory.
 

NOTE: Although the 3DSPRINT Software will run on less powerful computers, meeting the minimum recommended configuration will ensure acceptable performance.

 

Minimum Requirements Recommended
OS- Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit) Multiple core processor
CPU – Intel® or AMD® processor with a minimum of 2.0 GHz Multiple core processor
Hyper-threading and clock speeds above 3 GHz can be beneficial but should be paired with a good balance of cores
 
RAM – 4 GB 8 GB or more
Virtual memory: in Win 7 & 8 it is recommended to use the default option, “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”
Hard Disk -800MB of available disk space for installation; additional free space is required during installation.
Temporary file cache requires about 3 GB free space for every 100 million points
SSD or 10,000 RPM HHD
GPU – OpenGL 2.1 and GLSL 1.20 enabled graphics card. NVidia or AMD GPU with 1GB of RAM or more
Other -3 button mouse with scroll
Keyboard
Internet connection and network card
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
 

NETWORK INTERFACE

Your Printing System requires an Ethernet network connection to transfer print jobs from workstation(s) to the printer.
Network Specifications, Physical: The machine’s internal controller provides an integrated, 10/100-megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet network connection. This connection supports both the 10base-T and 100base-TX Ethernet standards. The controller’s connector (an RJ45 socket located on the back panel) is designed for attaching an shielded twisted pair (UTP) Ethernet cable.
When a facility’s internal network is not 10base-T or 100base-TX, a media converter, such as a Coax to 10base-T will be required. Consult with your organization’s network engineering or MIS staff to provide assistance with these requirements.
The printer works on networks running TCP/IP ONLY each printer MUST have a STATIC IP address on the network. Additionally, each printer’s subnet mask and default gateway must be known and available to 3D Systems’ 3D Systems Field Service Engineer or authorized reseller at the time of its installation, and should also be known by personnel installing 3DSPRINT software. They will need access either to the appropriate subnet mask or the individual IP address of each printer to complete the workstation software installation, and to enable access to any printer on the network.

CAUTION! Not all networks have the TCP/IP installed. Make sure to have a network administrator check that TCP/IP are both installed and are running as required PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL of the printer.