Mix/Stir the Print Material

Before pouring any Figure 4 print material in the resin tray, you must mix the material bottle according to the chart below. Before printing again with a material in the resin tray, you must stir the material in the tray using the Resin Mixer. Stirring the material in the resin tray serves two purposes: 1. Ensuring a good material mixture; and, 2. Ensuring there is no debris in the resin tray, such as partially cured particulates.

Material Stirring and Curing Chart

CAUTION: Failure to sufficiently mix print materials according to this chart may result in color deviation and/or print failure.

 

The chart below serves as a quick reference for material-bottle mixing time on the NextDent LC-3DMixer, material stirring time when material is in the resin tray, and part-curing time in the LC-3DPrint Box.

For part-washing times, please see the section Cleaning Chart.

For part-drying times, please see the section Dry the Build Parts.

Name Bottle Mixing Time Required (LC-3DMixer) Stirring Time Required (in resin tray) Curing Time in LC-3DPrint Box
  Brand new bottle After first use (1, see note below) In tray less than 3 hrs In tray more than 3 hrs  
Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10
(2, see note below)
1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 30 min.
Figure 4 JEWEL MASTER GRY
(2, see note below)
1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 60 min.

NOTE: Ensure that you place the build in your UV curing oven in the same orientation it was printed in, as if the bottom of the oven is the print platform.

1. Considerations for material that has been sitting, unused, for over 1 month

If you have a material bottle like this, simply treat it like a new bottle and mix it for the time specified in the "Brand-new bottle" column in the above chart.

2. For these materials only, instead of using the bottle mixer:

You may opt to mix the material bottle exclusively by hand, shaking it vigorously in an up-and-down motion. Shake it for five minutes for a new material or for one you are treating as new (see above note). Shake the bottle for two minutes for a recently used bottle.