This structure is for workshop users at Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco. This Instructure explains how to use the Formlabs Form 2 professional desktop 3D printer. Table 2 is a stereo printing printer using laser curing liquid plastic resin; It is able to produce parts in a variety of materials with excellent dimensional accuracy, surface finish and mechanical properties, and has a fast, accessible and efficient workflow. Requirements for Using Form 2 3D printer at Pier 9: Form 2 printer using photoactive resin and acetone (IPA). You should avoid exposing your skin to these materials. When you enter the area around the form 2 print station, personal protective equipment should be warned at any time. This area is marked with blue tape on the floor, including everything on the table in table 2 work area and the hazardous waste trash can on the left side of the table. HazardsUncured liquid ResinLaser light formlabs offers 17 different materials and provides guidance on which material to choose for your project. The following materials are provided at Pier 9: Standard ( Clear, black, white, gray)All- Materials for general prototyping and modeling. These materials have excellent dimensional accuracy and surface finish. The engineering of changing the material of the machine consists of two steps: switching the cartridge and switching the resin tank. Check if the vent valve on the cartridge is closed. Gently lift it from the machine and check the rubber valve at the bottom of the cartridge for any dripping water. If the ink cartridge drops, you can wipe it gently with a paper towel. Slide the new cartridge into the machine and look for the \"inserted cartridge\" confirmation message on the display of Form 2. Now, you need to remove the resin tank and go through the next step in detail. Remove the build platform before removing the resin tank. This will ensure that any remaining resin on the platform will not drip onto the glass windows below the tank. Gently pull the wiper to you and disconnect the wiper. Carefully slide the tank to you until it stops, then lift it up and take it out of the mounting hole. Do not touch the window at the bottom of the tank or the glass window on the printer. Cover the tank with the correct lid Label the lid and put it in the box. Align the feet at the bottom of the new tank with the mounting holes on the printer, then push forward gently with force until the tank is fully installed on the printer. Use the hole on the wiper arm to align the foot to the wiper of the tank and push forward until the wiper is fixed. If you are changing materials that were previously printed, do an extra cleanup of the build platform. Lift the handle of the build platform and slide it off the carrier. When you clean the platform, flip the handle back and turn off the hood of the printer. Apply some IPA on paper towels to wipe the main surface of the building platform and its sides. This will ensure that the material of the previous user will not pollute your print. Slide the build platform back to its carrier as much as possible and close the handle. Download PreForm, free print of form- Prepare the software and load your model. You need to select the printer, material, and layer thickness when you turn on the premade stick. Open your model go to File> open import your. STL, . OBJ or . FORM. file. The PreForm UI places the view, zoom, and layer check tools on the right side of the screen. The left side tool is an essential print preparation tool. The bar at the bottom of the screen will show the regular printing settings, printing time, and printing suitability of the part. Basic tool positioning tip: If your model has a special face, you want to have the highest face Possible surface quality to keep it away from the build platform so that the support structure does not need to be connected to it. Add supports. The layout tool will set the location of the part on the build platform. Tip: In general, if your part is close to the wiper, your printing speed will be a little faster because the wiper needs to travel a shorter distance on each floor. However, if you notice any wear on the resin tank, you may want to move your model to lessused area. Connect the computer to Table 2 using the USB cable of the printer. When handling a USB cable or interacting with a printer, remember to wear gloves and safety glasses. The Orange printer icon sent to the left side of the printerSelect UI sends the job to the printer. Wear gloves and glasses. Now you should be able to see your work in the touchscreen queue in Form 2. Press Print now to start the printing process. The screen will ask you to check: After checking both, press the main button to start printing. The printer will start filling the tank (if necessary) Heat the resin. The filling/heating process can take up to 15 minutes. Once the tank is full and the temperature is reached, Form 2 will start printing. You can leave the machine when printing, but please pay attention to the completion time. When the work is done, you need to remove your parts on the machine, clean up the build platform, and prepare the printer for the next user. Now that your part has been printed, we recommend that you do so in the following order: table cleaning- Form Wash is a system that uses IPA bath to remove any remaining uncured resin from the print. Form Cure - Form therapy uses powerful near UV lamps and heaters can quickly complete the curing process of parts. Remove the build platform from the printer and be careful to avoid resin drops. Before cleaning the parts in IPA, you can remove the parts from the build platform, but it is much easier to simply put the entire build platform into the form wash, which will clean your parts, make it easier to remove your parts and clean the build platform. For the correct settings that correspond to the material, please refer to the form documentation, including on the print output next to the form cleaning. At the end of the cleaning cycle, form cleaning automatically opens and takes your parts out of the tub. Gently remove the parts from the build platform using the provided snooping tool. Wait for your parts to dry and then put them in the form after curing Heal them at the time and temperature settings recommended by the formlab document. For proper post processing, please refer to the form document, included on the print output next to the form repair Curing setting of material. Allow IPA to dry from the print surface and then place the print on the bed where the table is cured. Enter your temperature and time settings and select start \". \"According to the ambient temperature of the printing factory and your post Curing settings, it may take 10 minutes for the form to solidify to reach the target temperature. If you want the machine to start the treatment cycle ahead of time, you can start ahead of timeheat. Once the form is cured to reach the target temperature, it will enter after Curing cycle, it turns off when your time target is reached. After post- Cure, remove the parts from the support structure. Depending on the geometry of the part and the required surface finish, it is possible to simply break the part from the bracket. If your part is fragile, use the included rinse knife to gently cut off the bracket on the part. Many parts come out of table 2 with excellent surface finish and detail without any finishing steps required. You can polish parts to remove rough edges and polished surfaces, paint them, or apply a variety of coatings. You can even call. plate them!