Preparing the Workspace and Unboxing

Operating Environment

The XiP product line is intended for indoor use only. Make sure your workspace is dry, well-ventilated, and dust-free. Set up your printing workspace away from food, drinks, and other edible products. Floors in your printer workspace should be washable in case of resin and solvent spills.

The operating environment of the room can have an impact on your printing success. Choose an indoor location where the ambient temperature is in the range of 68-80°F (20-27°C). We recommend limiting the ambient humidity of the room to a range of 10-70% to ensure the best performance of your resins.

Power Requirements

You will need a conventional 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz grounded power outlet and a surge protector or uninterrupted power supply is recommended.

Lighting

Avoid placing your XiP printer and Wash+Cure unit in direct sunlight and we recommend applying a UV blocking film to windows. This will minimize UV light to prevent unintended curing of resin, and fluorescent or LED lighting is preferred when the workspace.

Stable Work Surface

XiP requires a stable, robust, and level surface. These are essential to provide the best operating experience and highest quality prints.

Spatial Requirements

The XiP is 420 mm (16.5 inches) wide x 350 mm (14 inches) deep x 530 mm (21 inches) tall.

Allow a minimum of 6 inches (150mm) on the the back, and two sides of the printer to provide space for the door to open without obstruction. This ensures proper airflow and access to the cables, USB port, and power switch.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Cleaning Supplies

Safe practices when handling XiP and XiP accessories is extremely important. The following items are absolutely necessary: Nitrile gloves, paper towels, protective glasses rated for 99.9% UVA protection, and Isopropyl Alcohol in a properly labeled squeeze bottle (do not use a spray bottle).

Additional recommended Items: a non-porous lab coat to protect skin from resins, and vapor respirator if recommended by the safety data sheet (SDS) of the resin or solvent.

To download our XiP Workspace Setup Checklist PDF, click here.

 


Unboxing the Printer

During unboxing, inspect XiP for any damage or missing items. In the case of damage or missing items, contact Nexa3D or the certified service provider.

 

 

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1. Move printer box from upper handles. Two-person handling is advised 2. Remove all four bottom locks

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3. Lift the top part of the box with the two handles 4. Take out the top foam from the sides

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5. Take out corner foams and the L-brackets

6. Move printer with the bottom tray to a table by holding the side handles of the tray. Two person handling is advised

 

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7. Lift printer out of the tray from the bottom sides of the printer. Two person lifting is advised. 8. Place printer on a study, level surface. Ensure that there is at least six inches of space around the printer to ensure proper airflow

 

⚠️ Save XiP’s packaging. Original foam and packaging is required for warranty service and designed to be kept and reused for transportation or shipping.

 

Leveling the Printer 

The printer needs to be leveled to ensure accurate prints and avoid resin spills. There are four leveling feet that can be turned clockwise and counter clockwise to lift and lower the foot. Use a bubble level or a leveling app on a phone and adjust the feet until the printer is confirmed to be level.

Powering on the XiP

XiP has a power connector port on the back, near the power button. The power connector has locating features that guide the user to plug it in properly. Ensure that the locating features are matched and that the flat side of the power adaptor connector is facing upward when plugged in.

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A single long press of the power button (2-3 seconds) will power on the printer, and it may take several seconds for the printer to boot. A single short press of the power button will power down the printer.

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