Part Cleaning

After parts have finished building in the machine, it is necessary to clean them of any uncured material. The finishing kit contains two plastic tubs (with lids) that are big enough to fit the largest-possible build on the printer. Please see the section Clean Printed Parts - Introduction for more information.

For more-automated cleaning, you may choose to purchase an ultra-sonic cleaner. You will need an ultrasonic cleaner big enough to accommodate the parts you plan on printing. Placing a container with solvent in this cleaner sends ultra-sonic sound waves through the solvent to agitate it. One solvent bath may be sufficient to clean the printed part; but it is better to clean a part twice. As with any solvent, it will become saturated and rendered ineffective over time. You will need to dispose of the solvent according to local, state, and federal regulations and fill the container(s) with fresh solvent. For more information on cleaning build parts with an ultrasonic cleaner, please see the section Cleaning Parts With Ultrasonic Cleaner.

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Plastic tubs with lids, ultrasonic cleaner. The image of the ultrasonic cleaner is for sample purposes only and is not a recommendation or endorsement of any brand of ultrasonic cleaner.