Cleaning Chart

Please use the chart below for the recommended cleaning method of your printed parts. The solvent choice is specific to the material used to build the part.

Recommended solvents for material spills - For any of the solvents listed below as being used in the 1st part bath, you may also use that solvent to clean material spills.

Material Type Ultrasonic Cleaning Manual Cleaning Max Number of Builds That Can Be Cleaned Before Solvent is Saturated
NextDent® Model
NextDent® Surgical Guide
NextDent® Model 2.0
NextDent® Ortho Rigid
1st bath - 3 min dirty Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) or Ethanol
2nd bath - 2 min in clean IPA or Ethanol
manual cleaning not recommended 10-12

FabPro™ Proto GRY

1st bath - 2 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - 2 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
1st bath - 2 min dirty Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
2nd bath - 1 min in clean IPA
10-12
FabPro™ JewelCast GRN 1st bath - 1 min dirty in IPA
2nd bath - clean IPA dip 30 seconds
Fresh IPA dip 30 seconds
1st bath - 2 min dirty Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
2nd bath - 1 min in clean IPA
5
FabPro™ Tough BLK 1st bath - 4 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - 3 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
1st bath - 3 min dirty Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
2nd bath - 2 min in clean IPA
6-8
FabPro™ Elastic BLK 1st bath - 4 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - 4 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
1st bath - 4 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - 4 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
6-8
FabPro™ Flexible BLK 1st bath - 2.5 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - 2.5 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
1st bath - <2.5 min dirty IPA
2nd bath - <2.5 min in clean IPA
Fresh IPA rinse
5

NOTE: The recommendation for max number of builds in the chart above is assuming builds of a medium width and height volume. If you have very dense builds with tall parts, the solvent baths may become saturated with a fewer number of builds. Always pay attention to build-surface tackiness and shininess, as this is an indication that uncured liquid material is still on the build.

NOTE: For the first bath, it is okay to use solvent that has already been used to clean other parts. You may do this until the solvent becomes saturated. Then you must discard the dirty solvent according to all local, state, and federal regulations.

NOTE: For FabPro branded materials: for the first bath, 3D Systems' EZ Rinse C solvent is also suitably effective.

TIP: The clean IPA that becomes saturated according to the number of builds in the chart above should then be used for the first ("dirty") IPA bath until the max number of builds has been reached again.

WARNING: EThanol and ipa are FLAMMABLE as both LIQUID AND VAPOR. IPA flash point is 11.7°C (53.1°F). Ethanol flash point is 16.6°C (61.9 °F). KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARK AND OPEN FLAMES. USE WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. STORE AT 20-30ºC (68-86°F).