Printer Shutdown

WARNING: Switching off or disconnecting the printer’s power without going through the shutdown process properly can severely damage the printer. Always perform shutdown procedures before switching off printer’s power or unless power must be disconnected immediately for safety reasons.

NOTE: It is recommended to leave your printer in either standby or conserve mode instead of shutting down if the printer is to be used within 7 to 10 days of last build. 

 

The printer can take several hours to warm up after being shutdown and switched off. Before shutdown and switching off, verify that the need to build parts is not a factor.

Printer Modes

Standby 15 Min
Conserve 25 Min
Initial Power Up 90 Min

After printer is idle for 2 hours or 72 hours, it enters Standby or Conserve mode, respectively. In these energy-saving states, the printer’s heaters are partially cooled and many other components are disabled. The heaters are cooler in Conserve mode more than Standby mode. It takes less time for the printer to warm up from Standby or Conserve mode than it does from full shutdown/power off. Warming up from Conserve mode takes more time than from Standby. 

NOTE: To increase or decrease wait time before printer enters Standby mode or Conserve mode, contact 3D Systems Technical Support. 

Storing Printer for Extended Time Frame

When the ProJet MJP 3600 is going to be stored for an extended period of time you will need to call a certified  3D Systems representative to set up a service call for a Dry Out procedure to be performed. This will clear out any residual material out of printer lines for extended storing.

ProJet MJP 3600 Shutdown

If you do not plan on operating the 3D printer system on a regular basis and want to shut it down for an extended period of time, follow these steps:

  1. Verify that the printer is not building.
  2. Select Tools from the top tool bar.
  3. Select Shutdown on the Tools menu screen. This will launch the shutdown process.

  1. Next, select Printer Shutdown and click.

  1. The next message that pops up is asking if you are sure you want to shutdown the printer. Select OK.

  1. The Printer Shutdown screen will appear next. This lets the user know that the printer is shutting down and not to take any action.
  2. A message will then come up that states it is now safe to turn the power switch off.

NOTE: Unless the printer will be idle for an excessively long time (more than a week) it is not necessary to shut it down. Shutting down the printer will cause longer wait times for warming, because it is warming from a cold state.