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InVision LD 3D Printer Help Answered

A 3D printer has been donated to my classroom for a few months, but we were not given any documentation on the printers use. I have looked online, but it is an older 3D printer and information is lacking. I thought I would see if anyone here had experience and could point me in the right direction. I have been to manufacturer's website but have had little luck since it is a legacy system. I have looked online but I cannot find a manual. If I could find a manual that would help greatly. It is an InVision LD 3D Printer, S/N 05JA1921 Thanks!

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GeoM13 (author)2017-01-03

Did you ever get this printer running?

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ehudwill (author)2016-01-21

I was able to contact someone at 3D systems and they are going to get the software for me. Yay!

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ehudwill (author)2016-01-20

Called 3D Systems. Was transferred twice and then sat on hold for about five minutes, before deciding to leave a message. Hopefully someone calls me back.

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caitlinsdad (author)2016-01-20

Wow, just looking up what it is, do you even have the plastic film printer material to use for the machine? They seem to be printers that were auctioned off and disposed of from a company that bought out the manufacturer.

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ehudwill (author)caitlinsdad2016-01-20

I do have a large roll of film.

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caitlinsdad (author)ehudwill2016-01-20

from that solido video - you also need a glue cartridge and anti-glue pens...

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ehudwill (author)caitlinsdad2016-01-20

I have a glue cartridge but no pens. I will call the company this afternoon. Their website does not help me much with this older printer.

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I hope you get it working! 3D printers are fun to use

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caitlinsdad (author)caitlinsdad2016-01-20

an ebay listing said it was the same as a solido model

http://www.solidmodelusa.com/collections/solido

there may be software and drivers somewhere. Good luck.

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Downunder35m (author)2016-01-20

If it was donated than you missed out on the most vital part: The software.
I do hope you got enough material with it though.
You best option would be to contact the support at http://www.3dsystems.com and ask them for the right software.
Problem is that your machine is an outdated and discontinued model, still bloody expensive though.
I doubt standard slicers can handle this machine although I don't have any experience with these fance printers, for me it is just filament....

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ehudwill (author)Downunder35m2016-01-20

Yeah I was hoping there would be some software, but all I got was the printer without even a power cable or USB cable. I'm excited to try and get it working. I hate to see useful technolgy wasted.

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