Let’s take a look at the top 4 things you need to know when setting up your new 3D printer.

1. Space

With a print area of 1 x 1 x 0.5 meter and a total footprint of 1.43 m x 1.36 m x 1.00 m (56″ x 53.5″ x 39″) you will need a fairly large area to run the 3DP Workbench. In addition to the physical space required for the printer, you should allow at least 1 meter (~ 3ft.) of space around the unit for safety and ease of operation.

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2. Electrical Access

The 3DP Workbench requires a power input of: 220v, 12 Amp, 60 Hz. Please note the 220 volts should be a dedicated outlet with a least a 12 AMP single-phase circuit.  For specific electrical requirements, pleasedownload the 3DP Workbench User Manual.

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3. Temperature

The temperature of the printer environment will affect a print just as much as the temperature of the print head will affect the print. The room temperature can cause curling and warping if it is too cold or moving air is coming into contact with the part.  Ideally, the room will be around normal room temperature (68 – 70F).  The printer’s heated bed will help to reduce curling and warping. Certain materials are prone to warping and will need a higher temperature than others to reduce warping.  Be aware of the manufacturers recommendations for these temperature settings.

4. Humidity

Humidity can cause 3D printing materials to become useless. Printing with filament that has been exposed to too much moisture will result in a crackling and popping sound in the extruder, which can cause a poor quality print or even a print failure. Therefore, store your 3D printing materials in an enclosed, dry area at all times. You may also use desiccant bags to help prevent moisture.

Source: 3D Platform Blog

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