Part 1 - Safety

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Overview



To ensure a safe working environment, it is necessary to treat the printer and accessories with care. Please carefully read all instructions before attempting to operate your 3D printer.

Use only printing materials from FSL3D or approved partners. Use of other materials may damage your machine or void your warranty.

Modifying the printer without FSL3D’s approval will invalidate the warranty and may pose a health hazard.
Never attempt to operate your printer with the lid open or attempt to override the safety interlock system.
When you receive your printer, please carefully inspect it for any shipping damage and contact us immediately via email if there are any issues—please include your unit’s serial number and photos of the problem.

Caution Modifying the machine or overriding the safety interlock may result in hazardous laser radiation exposure.

Laser Safety



The standard reference for laser safety is the American Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers, Z136.1-2007, developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and published by the Laser Institute of America. This reference is the basis for many of the federal regulations for laser and laser system manufacturers, and for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laser safety guidelines. It contains detailed information concerning proper installation and use of laser systems. While the ANSI standard itself does not have the force of law, its recommendations, including warning signage, training, and the designation of a laser safety officer, may be compulsory under local workplace regulations when operating laser systems above Class I. It is the operator’s responsibility to ensure that the installation and operation of the FSL3D Pegasus Touch is performed in accordance with all applicable laws. Paper copies of ANSI Standard Z136.1-2007 are available from:

Laser Institute of America
12424 Research Parkway, Suite 125
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 380-1553

Never remove any of the case panels of the printer. Removal of case panels will expose you to danger and void your warranty. Overriding the interlock system can expose you to Class 3B Laser Radiation.
The Pegasus Touch 3D printer is a Class 1 Laser System. The printer case has a safety interlock switch that deactivates the laser if the cover is opened during operation, and no special precautions are necessary to operate the unit safely.

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200mW CW MAXIMUM
405nm

Compliance Statement



The Pegasus Touch 3D printer is a Class 1 Laser Product, as defined in International Standard IEC 60825-1.

Pegasus Touch complies with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 1040.10 and 1040.11, the Federal Performance Standards for Light-Emitting Products, except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007. The Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the US FDA issued Laser Notice No. 50 to permit manufacturers to classify and manufacture their products in accordance with the International Standard.

CFR Title 21 1040 and IEC 60825-1 require that certification, identification and warning labels be placed on laser products. Reproductions of the labels found on the FSL3D Pegasus Touch follow, with locations specified:

  1. Certification/Identification Label. This sticker is located on the rear of the machine. Any updates to the information are added as adhesive overlays.

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General Precautions



Please follow the instructions below.

Work Area

  • The printer must be installed on a level surface to prevent spillage of resin. The resin may spill out during the lift cycles if the surface is uneven. Always use a 9.5”x14.5" wide cutting board (e.g. Amazon ASIN# B007SJV0XC) or other drip protector when removing the build head. Otherwise resin may drip over the front of the printer. Never remove the build tray without first removing the build head. Otherwise resin may drip from the head down onto the internal components of the printer. The printer must be installed in a location away from direct sunlight or intense artificial light sources.
  • The work area should be kept at or slightly above room temperature (21°C / 70°F).
  • The printer itself emits no fumes and the resin contains zero volatile organic compounds. However, isopropyl alcohol is commonly used to finish prints so an area with good ventilation is recommended.

Resin

FSL3D photopolymer resin is a mild irritant: Treat it with the same care as you would any household chemical and follow standard safety procedures and FSL3D handling instructions.

  • Only use resin from FSL3D or approved partners. Using 3rd party resin may damage your machine and void your warranty. In addition, the RetinaCreate software end user license is valid only when used with materials from FSL3D or approved partners.
  • Wear protective gloves when handling the resin. Goggles are also recommended if there is a risk of splashing.
  • Resin is not edible in liquid or solid form.
  • Liquid and solid forms of resin are not approved for use with food or drink.
  • Liquid and solid forms of resin are not tested or approved for use in medical applications.
  • Do not mix the resin with any substances.
  • Please refer to [Appendix D: Material Safety Data] (resin) for information on handling, storage, properties and an outline of Material Safety.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets for each color are available on the web: FSL3D Download.

The resin is light sensitive, so avoid long exposure to strong artificial lighting or sunlight.

  • The transparent yellow cover is designed to block laser radiation, but strong exterior light may enter and cure the resin. It is important that the unit be kept out of direct sunlight or high-intensity artificial light.
  • To avoid contamination, do not pour used resin back into the original bottle. It is safe to store resin in the build tray for a period of 24hrs or less between prints. For periods greater than 24 hours, we recommend that the build tray should be emptied and the resin should be filtered and placed in a light-proof container. Amber Nalgene Lab Bottles work well.
  • We recommend colored resins be gently stirred with a spoon for 5 minutes before use if left sitting for more than 7 days due to possible pigment settling.
  • All resin should be stored in a dry place at or near room temperature (21°C / 70°F).
  • Please refer to Appendix D: Material Safety Data (resin) for information on handling, storage, properties, and an outline of Material Safety of the resin.

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) is commonly used to remove uncured resin to finish parts (see Part 4: After Printing). FSL3D does not manufacture or sell IPA. Standard 99% IPA is available from Amazon or your local grocery/convenience store. Please read and follow all usage and safety instructions provided with the IPA that you purchase.

  • Good ventilation is strongly recommended. Keep away from fire, heat or sparks.
  • Containers should be kept closed or covered when not in use.
  • Always follow instructions provided from your IPA supplier.

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