FabPro/NextDent Print Material Quick Reference

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Print Material Part Quality and Accuracy Tips 3D Sprint Orientation / Supports Guides Resin Mixing Instructions  Part-Cleaning Info. Part-Curing Time
NextDent® Surgical Guide
  1. For best results orient the parts flat in the build area so the surface fitting the teeth is away from the print platform.
  2. Orient drill guide holes perpendicular to the XY-Plane.  If there are multiple drill guides at different angles try to orient the part to keep them all as perpendicular to the XY-Plane as possible.
  3. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  4. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 5 min.

After 1st use - 5 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - n/a

In tray > 3 hr - n/a

Post-Processing Guide 10 min. (see Note 2)
NextDent® Model 2.0 WHT
  1. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

  2. Allow parts to dry completely before post cure.
  3. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  4. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 2.5 hr.

After 1st use - 1 hr.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 60 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 10 min. (see Note 2)
NextDent® Model 2.0 PCH
  1. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

  2. Allow parts to dry completely before post cure.
  3. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  4. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 2.5 hr.

After 1st use - 1 hr.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 60 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 10 min. (see Note 2)
NextDent® Ortho Rigid
  1. For best results orient the parts flat in the build area so the surface fitting the teeth is away from the print platform.
  2. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  3. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 5 min.

After 1st use - 5 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 10 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 10 min. (see Note 2)
NextDent® Model
  1. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

  2. Allow parts to dry completely before post cure.
  3. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  4. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 2.5 hrs.

After 1st use - 1 hr.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 60 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 10 min. (see Note 2)
FabPro™ Proto GRY
  1. Use orientation to minimize large cross sections areas.
  2. Before each build, make sure there is no debris stuck to the film, nor floating around in the tray. If debris is suspected to be present, filter the debris out using a thin wire mesh material by pouring the material from the tray into the original material bottle or glass jar. Clean tray as needed and inspect the film for damage before pouring material back in.
  3. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.
  4. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

  5. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 1 hr.

After 1st use - 10 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 60 min. (see Note 2)
FabPro™ JewelCast GRN
  1. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.
  2. Manually check support location before printing.
  3. In thicker cross sections for large rings or non-ring geometries, go up in cure depth to avoid delamination between layers. Go up in 10µm increments to prevent over curing features.
  4. For parts thicker than 3.5mm use Heavy Mode to print the ring. If any cracking is seen after printing in Heavy Mode, raise the cure depth by 10µm.
  5. If positive features have poor resolution, the Border Thickness parameter in the build style could be increased up to 20%. It is not suggested to go higher or negative features might get closed or too small.
  6. If detail is blurry, check for proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  7. If detailing is still blurred, lower cure depth in 10µm increments.
  8. If detail remains an issue or accuracy is hard to achieve run the accuracy wizard for this build style.
  9. Verify proper cleaning method. Insure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post cure.
  10. Make sure all IPA has been evaporated off, and allow for parts to dry completely. If surface finish is still shiny and not matte after cleaning, not all resin has been removed and it will show up in the casting. Repeat cleaning and drying until parts do not have any excess material.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 1 hr.

After 1st use - 10 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 30 min. (see Note 2)
FabPro™ Tough BLK
  1. Use orientation to minimize large cross sections areas.
  2. Before each build, make sure there is no debris stuck to the film, nor floating around in the tray. If debris is suspected to be present, filter the debris out using a thin wire mesh material by pouring the material from the tray into the original material bottle or glass jar. Clean tray as needed and inspect the film for damage before pouring material back in.
  3. Follow and apply accuracy wizard procedure for each printer to get highest accuracy parts.
  4. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - n/a

After 1st use - n/a

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 150 min. (see Note 2)
FabPro™ Elastic BLK
  1. In 3D Sprint, use the Orient tool to minimize large cross-sectional areas.
  2. Before each build, make sure there is no debris stuck to the film, nor floating around in the tray. If debris is suspected to be present, filter the debris out using a thin wire mesh material by pouring the material from the tray into the original material bottle or glass jar. Clean tray as needed and inspect the film for damage before pouring material back in.
  3. For best results use the Resin Mixer to gently stir between prints and after the resin has been sitting overnight.

    CAUTION: Do NOT press down on the film when stirring.

  1. Remove parts from print platform soon after printing. Remove large parts within six hours of the end of a print, and all smaller parts within 24 hours from the end of a print. Due to the elastic nature of the material, and gravity, failure to do this risks the part detaching from the print platform and falling into the print tray. This will cause a resin spill and partially cured resin to be left in the tray. It can also damage your build.
  2. Verify proper cleaning method. Ensure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post-curing.
  3. To get best surfaces, cut supports off of part before post-curing.
  4. Advanced users who would like to try to print flat-bottom parts, such as gaskets, directly on the print platform without supports may do so by taking the following steps in 3D Sprint:
    1. Go to Build Style > Advanced.
    2. Scroll down and set the Min. Support Height field to 0. Then click Apply.
    3. In 3D Sprint, use the Transform tool to move parts to sit flush on the bottom of the grid (print platform).
  5. Verify print tray is full of material before printing.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 1 hr.

After 1st use - 10 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 45 min. (see Note 2)
FabPro™ Flexible BLK
  1. Use orientation to minimize large cross-sectional areas.
  2. Orient part to print non-flat surfaces. Flat surfaces may show more support scarring than other FabPro materials.
  3. Verify proper cleaning method. Ensure cleaning solvents are not saturated and parts are allowed to dry before post curing.

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Pre-mix resin on LC-3DMixer before pouring

New bottle - 1 hr.

After 1st use - 10 min.

(see Note 1)


Mix resin in resin tray before printing

In tray < 3 hr - 30 sec.

In tray > 3 hr - 30 sec.

Post-Processing Guide 60 min. (see Note 2)

NOTE 1: Considerations for resin that has been sitting, unused, for over 1 month - If you have a resin bottle like this, simply treat it like a new bottle and mix it for the time specified in the "Brand-new bottle" column in the above chart. Instead of using the bottle mixer, you may opt to mix the material bottle by hand, shaking it vigorously in an up-and-down motion. Shake it for five minutes for a new material or for one you are treating as new (see above note). Shake the bottle for two minutes for a recently used bottle.  Please see the section Begin Your Print Job for more information.

NOTE 2: Ensure that you place the build in your UV curing oven in the same orientation it was printed in, as if the bottom of the oven is the print platform.