You are responsible for ensuring that the facility where your FabPro system and print materials are housed is properly configured for safe operation of the printer system and of the materials used in that system. Personnel who operate the equipment or use the materials must comply with all relevant safety codes and applicable regulatory requirements and laws, particularly those that relate to usage of hazardous chemicals, UV radiation, and disposal of regulated material. The printer complies with CE requirements.
NOTE: You are responsible for determining whether additional supplies and equipment are necessary according to local, state, federal or other regulatory laws that govern your location.
FabPro/NextDent material Usage
Print materials in the liquid state require use of surgical-type 100% nitrile gloves and other equipment to protect the user from direct contact with uncured print material. In general, material is fully cured only after adequate exposure in the LC-3DPrint Box or other similar UV oven. Only after being fully cured do the parts no longer require protective gloves to handle. The LC-3DPrint Box has been designed especially for NextDent® materials. As such, you must use the LC-3DPrint Box in order to achieve medical certification of your parts printed with NextDent material.
FabPro and NextDent print materials are regulated and, as such, are subject to disposal requirements by your local, federal, or other regulatory agencies. Follow applicable disposal guidelines. Contact a local waste management company for recommendations on disposal requirements that affect your facility.
If your area requires regulated waste disposal, consult with and retain a waste-management company to periodically pick up regulated waste. Your local waste management company may recommend that you set up a dedicated waste container to dispose of liquid material and of any materials (such as paper towels or gloves) that may have come into contact with the uncured liquid material.
After final part curing in the LC-3DPrint Box, fully cured printed parts may be disposed of in regular trash receptacles.
NOTE: Inspect printed parts after curing in the LC-3DPrint Box to ensure they are fully solidified. Part-surface tackiness and visible areas of liquid material indicate the part is not fully cured.
Storage and Usage Guidelines
Always wear appropriate safety equipment, such as 100% nitrile gloves when handling uncured liquid material. Protect your body from any direct contact with uncured liquid FabPro/NextDent material.
- Always read the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) prior to use of any print material.
- Always use the oldest print material first. All materials have a shelf life that is listed on its bottle. Using the oldest material first helps you to use all your purchased materials within that period of time. The expiration date of a material will be printed on its bottle.
- During storage, shield the print material from sunlight or other sources of UV radiation, such as fluorescent or mercury vapor lights. Exposing the material to UV radiation increases product viscosity and chance for polymerization, and may make the print material unsuitable for part building. Storing material above the maximum recommended temperature can also make the material unsuitable for part building.
- Store containers of FabPro or NextDent materials indoors between 18°C-28°C (64.4°F-82.4°F). Storing material at conditions below 18°C or above 28°C could render the material unusable for part building.
Please see the section Material Handling and Safety for more information.
Individual Material Guidelines
Each material has a different chemical makeup that gives it the desired properties as a solid 3D part. As such, each material has its own set of instructions regarding safety, usage in the printer, post-processing, and usage of parts printed with it. Please read the SDS and Instructions for Use that came with each of your material bottles to ensure that you understand each material's unique needs.