The DLS Operator will monitor and manage DLS 3D prints during their shift. The 3D prints will be scheduled by a DLS Technician. The DLS operator will follow this schedule when changing the 3D prints and perform the post processing tasks required after a print has completed.
Machine operation involves weighing out the correct amount of resin into a DLS build cassette, loading it into the printer and starting the print. Once a print has finished the build platform should be removed and post-processing procedures followed to a specific cleaning protocol dependent upon the type of resin used. At the end of the shift all components should be placed into an oven for heat-treatment to a resin specific protocol.
The DLS operator will also be responsible for the fettling and finishing of components ready for dispatch to a customer. This involves removing the components from the oven at the end of the heat treatment protocol and cleaning them with warm water if necessary. The components will then need to be fettled, trimmed and finished according to the job specific route sheet. Finished components should be quality inspected visually and dimensionally. The correct quantity of components as stated in the route sheet should be bagged up and made available for dispatch to the customer.
Major Areas of Responsibilities:
Support the DLS Project Manager, the AM manager, and the DLS AM Technicians in the efficient running of the department to ensure daily production requirements are achieved
Operate the DLS printers by following a set schedule for 3D Prints
Fettling and finishing of 3D printed models
Cleaning and preparing components from builds following post-processing protocols
Operating the oven curing protocols, het-treatment and cleaning procedures.
Precisely following work instructions and SOPs
Inspecting components and completing quality control documentation
Recording of KPI specific information
Ensuring good standards of health and safety and housekeeping are maintained in the work areas.
Housekeeping within the department
Required knowledge, skills and abilities
Ability to follow work instructions and SOPs
Eye for detail
Additional job specific training will be available
There are no significant physical demands related to this role however an eye for detail, hand skills, and good communication skills is required. A significant part of the job role will involve standing working on your feet.
Physical aspects of the job role will include cleaning builds, fettling models, and packaging for dispatch.
The DLS operator is AM department based.
The DLS operator will be required to work set shift pattern 2pm-10.30pm.