Third-Party Supplies and Equipment

Below is a partial list of equipment and supplies/accessories that are useful for handling, processing or finishing 3D Culinary Printer parts. You should keep a list of preferred vendors for any 3D-print-related products you may order. Equipment and supplies are not limited to this list, as you may find other products and methods that better suit your needs.

NOTE: Customers are responsible for consulting local health, safety, and environmental regulations to determine additional site requirements. No information that is contained in this document constitutes legal advice regarding such requirements. Brill Inc. has no responsibility to determine whether or not the customer is in compliance with applicable laws, nor do we guarantee the accuracy or quality of the supplier product.

 

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) - While a UPS is not required for use with the printer, you may wish to use one for battery backup of your printer in the case of a power surge or outage.

Cleaning Cloths - You will use clean, dry cloths for assisting in cleaning 3D Culinary Studio components and material spills.

CAUTION: It is necessary to use lint-free, ESD (electrostatic discharge) cloths, as lint can stick on the printed part or printer components. Lint on the printed part can affect the presentation and edibility of the part. Lint on Culinary Printer components can contaminate the material in the Feed and Build Bins, which would in turn contaminate your printed parts.

Food-Safe Gloves - The manufacturer recommends the use of food-safe gloves whenever handling binder tanks/refill bottles and the Waste Bottle.

Eye-Wash Station - This may be designed specifically for eye-washing or may be an adapter that fits onto an existing faucet. This may be useful if binder or powder enters the eye.

Fire Extinguisher - CO2, dry-chemical, or foam

Storage Cabinet - You may choose to have a cabinet for storing binder refill bottles, build powders, and other printer-related equipment. You might opt for this cabinet to be fireproof; but it is not required.

Networking Equipment - The more printers you have, the more setup is needed for all machines to be online. Please purchase enough routers and related equipment to handle the amount of printers you have ordered. Contact your network administrator about necessary equipment.

Ethernet Cable - You will need to have RJ45 Ethernet cable before your printer shipment arrives. See the Network Access section for more information.

Tamis (or similar sifter) - Use this to sift powder that has collected in the Reclaim Bin. You must sift any reclaimed powder before reusing it in the machine. The diameter of your tamis should be roughly the same as the openings of your sifting pails. A #10 sieve works best.

Sifting Pails - It may be useful to have pails on hand in which to sift powder that was reclaimed in the Reclaim Bin.

Flammable Waste Container - Binder is flammable, as is the waste binder that collects in the bottom of the printer. It cannot be disposed of in regular trash or into sinks or drains. It must be kept in a flammable waste container that is emptied on a regular basis in conjunction with your flammable-waste service.

Plastic Scoop - Use this to scoop powder out of a powder pail and into the feed/build bins. The scoop should be able to fit well inside the 9.3 in x 8.5 in Feed and Build Bins. It must be plastic, as a metal scoop will scratch the stainless steel of the printer and could cause sparks.

Plastic Pan Scraper - Use this to assist in leveling out powder on the build plate during print preparation. It can also be useful in moving around powder during part removal. It must be plastic, as a metal pan scraper will scratch the stainless steel of the printer and could cause sparks.

Silicone Part-Removal Brush - Use to sweep away large quantities of powder during part removal.

Microfiber Mop Pads - For use in the procedure to clean the X-axis and Y-axis drive-isolation bands.