Clean Parts Manually

NOTE: Some materials require that you use an ultrasonic cleaner, rather than manual cleaning methods, to clean printed parts. Please read your material's Instructions for Use to determine if manual cleaning is sufficient.

 

The following instructions are recommendations for hand-cleaning parts made with FabPro™ materials. For instructions for NextDent® materials, please see your material's Instructions for Use.

  1. Mark plastic containers as “Container 1” and “Container 2.”
  1. Place printed part into Container 1.
  1. Add Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) to Container 1 until it completely submerges the printed part(s). Fasten the lid onto the container.

NOTE: You may use "dirty" solvent for this first part bath. Solvent is considered "dirty" when it has reached the maximum number of prints specified for your material in the Cleaning Chart. You may use "dirty" solvent for an additional number of prints equal to the "maximum number" specified in cleaning chart. For example, you may use "dirty" IPA or EZ rinse C to clean 10-12 parts, for a total of 20-24 parts cleaned. Once you have reached this maximum again, you must discard the solvent/material mixture according to all local, state, and federal regulations.

  1. Lightly shake the container back and forth, just enough to agitate the liquid. Follow the instructions in the Cleaning Chart for how much time is required for this first bath.
  1. Remove part(s) from Container 1 and allow excess IPA to drip from the part(s) for 30 seconds. You may wish to use shop air or an air compressor to dry the part in between cleanings, as this is an effective method for getting one solvent off the part before dipping it into another. You may also need to use the included Part-Cleaning Brush, dipped in solvent, to clean part surfaces and fine features.
  1. Place printed part(s) into Container 2.
  1. Follow steps 3-5, but this time using clean IPA. Follow the instructions in the Cleaning Chart for how much time is required for this second bath.

NOTE: You must use "clean" IPA for the second part bath. Solvent is considered "clean" if it has been used to clean less than the maximum number of prints specified for your material in the Cleaning Chart. Rinsing with dirty solvent in this step risks not completely cleaning the part of uncured liquid material.

TIP: Once you have used the "clean" IPA to wash the maximum-allowed parts, you may then use it for the first, "dirty" part bath (see Step 3).

  1. Inspect the part(s) closely to make sure no liquid material remains. Pay particular attention to shiny areas, as they may indicate the presence of liquid material. If you are unsure if liquid material remains, it is best to repeat Step 7. You may also need to use the included Part-Cleaning Brush, dipped in solvent, to clean part surfaces and fine features.

NOTE: Be sure that you replace the lids on Containers 1 and 2 when they are not in use.

NOTE: IPA must be disposed of according to all state, local, and federal regulations.