Safety with Form Cure

Form Cure provides the light and heat necessary to cure 3D printed parts to their optimal properties. When used properly, it will help you create beautiful prints. Like any professional equipment, you should treat Formlabs machines, materials, and accessories with respect and care to ensure a safe working environment and a long-lasting machine.

Supervision

Formlabs products are excellent educational tools. Supervise young, inexperienced users to ensure enjoyable and safe operation.

Do Not Modify

Form Cure is intended for use only as directed. Modifying the unit without explicit approval and directions from Formlabs will invalidate your warranty, and could potentially ruin the machine and cause you bodily harm.

Never remove the bottom panel of the unit.

Hot Surfaces

The Form Cure contains a 100 W heater to help ensure parts are strong after curing. While the heater and fan designs limit overheating and the heater is insulated to contain heat, surfaces of Form Cure and printed parts may be hot during and after use.

Do not touch hot surfaces.

Take care when removing parts from the Form Cure. The metal turntable can remain hot during and after a cure cycle. Always allow the turntable to cool completely before touching or cleaning.

Like any heating appliance, a fire may occur if Form Cure maintains extended contact with flammable materials, such as walls or curtains. Keep the Form Cure away from walls and curtains.

Keep the area surrounding the turntable clean, and only post-cure parts that have been completely dried. Accumulation of cured material creates the possibility of malfunction.

Light and Heat

The Form Cure uses heat and 405 nm light to cure 3D printed parts. The cover includes an interlock system that is designed to automatically pause heating and extinguish the cure lights when the cover is open. Avoid opening the cover while Form Cure is operating.

Resin

Refer to the Safety Data Sheet for detailed information at formlabs.com/sds.
Respect Formlabs resin like any household chemical. Follow standard chemical safety procedures and Formlabs’ handling instructions. Wear gloves whenever handling liquid resin or isopropyl alcohol. In the event that resin contacts skin, wash with soap and water. Never ingest resin in liquid or solid form.

Radio Interference

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to CFR Title 47, Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

Additional Warnings

Form Cure is a professional appliance that includes electronic components. As with any such appliance:

  • Do not operate Form Cure with a damaged cord or plug.
  • Always disconnect power before cleaning.
  • Use only well-maintained equipment.
  • Operate on a clear and level surface.