3D printers require respect and care to ensure safe operation. Follow safe printing practices for a responsible working environment.
The Form 1+ is a CE-certified precision tool that, when used properly, will help you create beautiful prints. Like any professional equipment, you should treat the printer, materials, and accessories with respect and care to ensure a safe working environment and a long-lasting machine. Modifying your printer without explicit approval and directions from Formlabs will invalidate your warranty, potentially ruin the machine, and, more importantly, can cause you bodily harm.
The Form 1+ is a Class 1 Laser product. Accessible radiation is within Class 1 limits. The laser diode used inside the device has the following specifications:
Diode: Violet (405 nm)
Max Output: 120 mW
Never remove the front or back panels of the printer unless instructed to do so by Support. This will expose you to danger and void your warranty. The laser beam is harmful to the eyes, so avoid direct contact. The Form 1+ contains an interlock system to automatically shut off the laser when the orange cover is opened. If this system is tampered with, or fails, there is risk of exposure to Class 3B laser light.
The laser in the Form 1+ complies with the following laser standards:
- IEC 60825-1:2007
- EN 60825-1:2007
- FDA performance standards for laser products, except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007
Respect Formlabs resin like any household chemical. Follow standard chemical safety procedures and Formlabs resin handling instructions. Wear gloves whenever handling liquid resin. Resin is not approved for use with food, drink, or medical applications on the human body. Never ingest resin in liquid or solid form.
Always consult the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) as the primary source of information to understand safety and handling of Formlabs materials.
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
Carefully follow the safety instructions provided with the isopropyl alcohol that you purchase. Isopropyl alcohol can be flammable, even explosive, and should be kept away from heat, fire, or sparks. Any containers holding isopropyl alcohol should be kept closed or covered when not in use. We also recommend that you wear protective gloves and have good ventilation when working with IPA.
Formlabs does not manufacture isopropyl alcohol. You should consult the chemical manufacturer or supplier for more in-depth safety information. Learn how to handle IPA with your Form 1+.
The accessories kit has tweezers, a scraper, and flush cutters which are sharp. Using these on slippery surfaces (like a resin-coated build platform) can result in sudden movements.
The Form 1+ is an excellent educational tool. Supervise young, inexperienced users to ensure enjoyable and safe operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the 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 his own expense.