For information on the different methods for drying build parts, please see the section Air-Drying Parts. For any drying method, please use the following guidelines:
- If using compressed air, dry the part until there is no discernable liquid on it. Then let it sit out for 30 minutes on a paper towel before proceeding to UV curing.
- If air drying only, let the part sit out for 60 minutes on a paper towel before proceeding to UV curing.
- Always dry printed parts over a tub, lab paper towel, or absorbent cloth. Do NOT dry the part over a sink or tub that drains to normal wastewater.
- Discard any disposable towels used in the drying process according to all local, state and federal regulations. These towels have been in contact with uncured material and solvents, and must be treated as such.
- On a regular basis, have a professional cleaning service wash any absorbent cloths used in the drying process.
- If you dry the part over a tub, periodically empty/clean it, discarding its contents according to all local, state, and federal regulations. The tub has been in contact with uncured material and solvents and must be treated as such.
- If using an air compressor in the same room (as opposed to shop air), wear ear protection when it is in use.
- Always wear 100% nitrile gloves and safety glasses when handling green printed parts. When drying with a high-pressure method, uncured material or solvent may splash.
- If you come into contact with uncured material during part drying or at any time, wash the affected area with soap and COLD water. Any clothes contaminated with uncured material or solvent must be dry cleaned promptly.