Safety with Form Wash

Form Wash automatically cleans uncured liquid resin from 3D printed parts’ surfaces.

When used properly, it will help you create beautiful prints. Like any professional equipment, 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 Wash 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.

Additional Warnings

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

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

Alcohol

Always consult the safety data sheet (SDS) from your isopropyl alcohol (IPA) supplier as the primary source of information for storage and handling.

Comply with local or organizational regulations, which may have specific requirements for: storage, ventilation, personal protective equipment, and disposal of alcohol and other solvents.

IPA is flammable and should be stored away from sources of ignition. Handle IPA with gloves in a well-ventilated area. IPA evaporates rapidly, so keep the lid(s) closed whenever possible. More information is available at formlabs.com/ipa. Always refer to the supplier’s SDS.

Use the included siphon pump to avoid overfilling or spilling IPA. Operate Form Wash on a clear and level surface. Always remove the wash bucket or empty alcohol from the wash bucket before storing or transporting Form Wash.

WARNING: Formlabs does not manufacture isopropyl alcohol. You should consult the chemical manufacturer or supplier for more in depth safety information.

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’ resin 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.

In general, Formlabs resin is not approved for use with food, drink, or medical applications on the human body. However, biocompatible resins, such as Dental SG, are biologically safe for specific types and lengths of exposure to the human body. Refer to information about each specific resin for more detail.

TIP: Always consult the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) as the primary source of information to understand safety and handling of Formlabs materials. Combinations of resin and IPA should be handled according to the restrictions of both. For questions, consult the appropriate SDS(s).

Sharp Tools

Be careful with sharp tools. The accessories kit includes sharp tools such as: tweezers, flush cutters, a scraper, and a part removal tool. Avoid using sharp tools on the inside surface of resin tanks.

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.