Material Storage and Safety

You are responsible for ensuring that the facility where your printer and its materials are housed is properly configured for safe operation of the system and its materials. Personnel who operate the equipment or use the materials must comply with all relevant safety codes and applicable regulatory requirements and laws, particularly those that relate to handling of food. The printer was investigated and found to be compliant to UL 763: Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines and CSA C22.2 No. 195-16: Motor-operated food processing appliances (household and commercial).

   NOTE: You are responsible for determining whether additional supplies and equipment are necessary according to local, state, federal or other regulatory laws that govern your location.

   NOTE: For complete safety information and instructions for use, please refer to the SDS and User Guide for the powder or binder you are using. These documents are packaged with each powder pail and binder bottle.

 

Both powder and binder for the Brill 3D Culinary Printer are considered safe for human interaction. However, please use the following guidelines when handling these materials:

  • Always practice standard kitchen hygiene.

  • Build powder and binder are meant to be combined in order to produce 3D-printed objects with the printer.

  • Binder contains food dyes and will stain clothing/skin; it may also cause eye irritation.

  • Build powder will tend to become sticky when exposed to the moisture of bare hands. Wear protective gloves if desired.

  • Binder is flammable, as is the waste binder that collects in the Waste Bottle. It cannot be disposed of in regular trash or into sinks or drains. Consult your local waste-management company for all government regulations regarding binder disposal in your area.

  • Use care when loading powder in the printer to avoid clouding or saturation in the air. Avoid pouring the powder into machine areas other than the Feed and Build Bins. If powder clouding occurs, let all powder settle before using the printer or submitting a print job.

  • Keep all build materials away from heat, sparks, static discharge, and flame.

Material Characteristics

Powder

The dust generated by the transportation and handling of build powder is an explosion hazard; measures must be taken to avoid the creation of fugitive dust and to abate any dust created. They can also be slippery when spilled onto floors, particularly floors that are smooth. Care should be taken when handling build powder to minimize dust generation, as dust clouds will settle and form a slick film on floors. Consult the manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for full information. For further information on this and related topics, consult the Manufacturer's Materials website.

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WARNING: EXPLOSIVE material when in the form of dust clouds. Take care when in the vicinity of or handling explosive materials. REFERENCE NFPA 61 Standard For The Prevention Of Fires And Dust Explosions In Agricultural And Food Processing Facilities, 2017 Edition.

Binder

Binder may be hazardous if it makes contact with the eyes. Consult the manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for full information. For further information on this and related topics, consult the Manufacturer's Materials website.

WARNING: DO NOT MIX DIFFERENT BINDERS TOGETHER. DOING SO WILL RENDER BOTH MATERIALS INEFFECTIVE AND MAY DAMAGE THE FLUID PATH. ALWAYS ENSURE THAT YOU POUR THE CORRECT BINDER COLOR IN THE APPROPRIATE TANK.

Material Storage

Powder

Powder should be stored in the opaque, non-reactive container in which it was provided, according to the guidelines provided in the SDS, and according to all applicable government regulations. Protect powder from sunlight, ambient light, and moisture. Be sure your powder-storage area is dry, dark, and between 64.4°F - 78.8°F (18°C - 26°C). Powder may not be exposed to conditions exceeding 40% RH (Relative Humidity). Exposure of the powder to extreme temperatures may cause ignition. When powder is not being actively used, its container should be sealed. Do not mix different powder types together in your storage containers.

Binder

Binder should be stored in the opaque, non-reactive container in which it was provided, according to the guidelines provided in the SDS, and according to all applicable government regulations. Protect binder from sunlight, ambient light, and moisture. Be sure your binder-storage area is dry, dark, and between 64.4°F - 78.8°F (18°C - 26°C). Binder may not be exposed to conditions exceeding 70% RH (Relative Humidity). Exposure of a binder to extreme temperatures may cause ignition. When binder is not being actively used, its container should be sealed, or poured into a printer. Do not mix different binder types together in your storage containers. Do not dilute binder with any additional fluid, as this will affect the print output.

Material Disposal

You must discard expired materials, as well as any waste binder fluid from the waste bin. Dispose of materials according to the guidelines given in the SDS, and according to all government regulations. For more information on material disposal, please see the section Material for Storage and Safety in the Facility Requirements Guide.

WARNING: Materials should not be stored long-term in the printer as doing so may result in damage to the fluid path or excessive moisture buildup in the powder.