Preparing a Workspace for the XiP Pro

The XiP Pro is considered a large industrial tool and requires some specific parameters for its operating environment.

XiP Pro external dimensions are 24.5 in (622 mm) wide x 17.6 in (447 mm) deep x 35.25 in (895 mm) high, and it weighs 170 lb (77kg). Make sure there is enough space when choosing a stable location for XiP Pro. 

Allow a minimum of 6 in (~150 mm) at the side and back of the printer. This allows space for the power & network cables, proper ventilation, and access to the power switch.

Choose an indoor location where the ambient temperature is in the range of 68-77° F (20-25°C).

For the workspace, we recommend keeping the following guidelines in mind:

  • Make sure it is a dry, well-ventilated, and dust-free workspace.
  • Ensure minimal ambient UV light to prevent unintended curing of resin. Fluorescent or LED lighting is preferred. Windows should have UV blocking film.
  • A stable, level worktable that can hold up at least 250 pounds is necessary.
    • There should be 6” of space on the sides of the printer to allow for proper airflow, and 12” clearance at the back to allow maintenance access and avoid NFC signal interference.
  • The printer should be operated in an indoor location with ambient temperatures ranging 68-77˚F (20-25˚C) and relative humidity below 70%. Working outside those limits may result a degradation of performance.
  • The printer needs a conventional grounded power outlet. A >500W uninterruptible power supply with surge protection is recommended.
  • Have on hand personal Protective Equipment (PPE): nitrile gloves, safety goggles or glasses, and lab coat; always wear gloves and proper skin protection when handling liquid resin!
  • Ensure that there is proper waste storage for used solvents or uncured resin.
    • Most jurisdictions consider the solvents typically used during post-processing as hazardous waste. Storing in labeled UN or DOT-certified containers is recommended.
  • Flooring should be washable and watertight in case of spills or drips.
  • Any dust-generating activities should be physically separated from the printing area. (sanding supports, etc.)

Once the workspace is prepared, the user can move forward with unboxing.


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