When used properly, it 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.

Supervision

The Form 2 is an excellent educational tool. Supervise young, inexperienced users to ensure enjoyable and safe operation.

Do Not Modify

The Form 2 printer is for use as-is. Modifying the printer without explicit approval and directions from Formlabs will invalidate your warranty, and could potentially ruin the machine and cause you bodily harm.

Laser 

Caution when working with lasers.

The Form 2 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 (405nm)

Max Output: 250 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 2 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.

Laser Certification

– 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.

WARNING

Class 1 Laser Product.
Never remove the front or back panels of the printer.

Resin

Respect Formlabs resin like any household chemical. Follow standard chemical safety procedures and Formlabs resin handling instructions. Wear gloves whenever handling liquid resin. 

In general, Formlabs resin is not approved for use with food, drink, or medical applications on the human body. However, biocompatible resins, such as Dental SG, are biologically safe for specific types and lengths of exposure to the human body. Refer to information about each specific resin for more detail. Never ingest resin in liquid or solid form. 

TIP

Always consult the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) as the primary source of information to understand safety and handling of Formlabs materials.

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)

Isopropyl alcohol is a flammable chemical.

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.

WARNING

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 2.

Sharp Tools

The accessories kit includes sharp tools such as: tweezers, ?ush cutters, a scraper, and a part removal tool. Using these tools on slippery surfaces (such as a resin-coated build platform) can result in sudden movement.

Radio Interference

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to CFR Title 47, Part 15 of 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 their own expense.