Projet 660 Pipeline


Prepare Machine

- Vacuum excess material around Build Chamber. Check that the Carriage and Rails are clean of core material and binder
- Check that the platform is raised to the top of the Build Bed. Select Prep Build Chamber > Continue on the LCD menu to raise the platform to its proper position.
- Clean Service Station with Cleaning Needle. Use the Cleaning needle in the Projet 660 drawer. Poke each hole (6) to ensure it is free of debris. Use distilled water to rinse reservoir: A clean nozzle station ensures proper distribution of binder.
- Clean Parking Caps: Take out and wash plastic trey in sink.
- Empty Debris Separator into garbage

Prepare File

1: For Projet 660 open up 3D Print:
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Under Home Tab Import File
Under Transform Tab click Quick Place Scan for best orientation:
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    • Double check that model has zero errors and all appropriate textures imported correctly. Add Fixtures or Witnesses depending on the model. Fixtures are meant for very fragile models with extreme overhangs. Witnesses can be used on color prints to ensure good quality.

- Connect to the printer: Settings > Printer Settings > Select Printer > Choose Network > Click Find > Select Printer and click OK.

Under Tools Tab click Build Time Estimator to double check material usage and estimated build time
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Under Home Tab click Build:
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When you click OK to start a print job, 3DPrint checks the printer to ensure there are enough materials to complete
the job and that the printer is properly prepared before starting the job. If the printer does not
have enough core material, binder, or if a print head is almost expired, a message will appear.
If printer needs more materials or needs consumables replaced (print heads, waste treys) you will not be able to click print.
Add material or replace necessary consumables.
Important: Do not add Core or binder to the printer, or change a print head, unless you see a message
telling you to in the Printer Status dialog. In order to change/add materials to the printer, you must attend a training lesson by GSS 3D Staff.
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Click Print.
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Build platform will begin to fill.
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Once this window appears monitor the first 10 layers. If the build is printing smoothly, feel free to leave the Lab. Check on build periodically.
Note: Once Print Job is complete it will dry for 90 minutes. Do not remove print until drying is complete.
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3: When your part is finished printing, the printer runs a drying cycle. A timer on the LCD menu will count down the time remaining to dry the part. Drying the part gives it added strength, so you should not handle parts before they have adequately dried.
To excavate print use the Control Knob on the front of printer to select vacuum. Lift up cover of the printer, grab hose, attach appropriate vacuum head and begin excavating material. Be aware of where the part is. Try to not break or scratch your part with the vacuum. Remove enough material until you can safely and cleanly transfer the part from the build platform to the Post-Processing Unit (PPU). Finish vacuuming and cleaning the Build Chamber before cleaning your print. Once entire build platform is clear of material exit vacuum mode. To clean your part use the Control Knob on the printer and select Clean Parts. A light in the cleaning station will turn on and an air hose will begin spraying air. The PPU will not turn on until you close the Build Chamber door. Use the air hose to remove excess material. Follow by using a soft brush to remove material that is stuck to the model. Look for excess material in the corners of your parts. Use a more firm brush for finer removal. Be cautious that this rough of a brush can easily damage your part. Take your time.

4. Clean the printer
- Vacuum excess material around Build Chamber and under carriage
- Raise Build Platform
- Clean Service Station
- Clean Parking Caps
- Empty Debris Separator

5. Once part is cleaned of all excess material, it is time to infiltrate your part.
For concept models use our Salt Water Mixture. Use a spray model and lightly mist your part. Be cautious that initially your piece will become soft and can collapse if improperly handled. Less is more. Apply in layers, allowing 5-10 minutes to dry.
- For Final parts use 3D Systems Bonding Infiltrate.
- For Color parts use 3D Systems Color Bonding Infiltrate.
- For functional parts use 3D Systems StrengthMax
- Let parts dry for at least one hour after applying infiltrate. The longer your part drys, the stronger they will be.



Notes on Machine:

2.7: There are multiple instances that can delay your build start. These instances are from basic printer requirements and include: change print heads, add binder, add core to feeder, add cleaning solution, replace waste tray, position build piston, cover. If any of these issues occur, please locate the Projet 660 manual for further instruction. Each of these instances will be covered in your 3D Training Lesson.
2.8: There are maintenance tasks that the Projet 660 requires from time to time. These tasks include Fast Axis Bearing Lubrication, Slow Axis Bearing Lubrication, Piston Screw Lubrication, Clean the Alignment Sensor Window, Clean the Fast Axis Pulleys, Clean the Slow Axis Rails and Pulleys, Clean the Spreader Roller, Printer Storage Preparation. If any of these commands display on the printers front menu, reference the Projet 660 manual for further instruction. Each of these instances will be covered in your 3D Training Lesson.
2.9: Refer to the manual or to GSS 3D Staff for any troubleshooting needs.