Cleaning the Shelving Unit/Glass Plates

Both the shelving unit and any additional glass plates you have for the unit must be cleaned if:

  • You notice a buildup of partially cured or fully cured resin on any component that could inhibit future part curing. In particular, if resin builds up on a glass plate, this could block the path of UV light to reach a green part.
  • You notice any foreign debris on the glass plates. Dust or other debris left on a plate could cure into future parts and be very difficult to remove.
  • You have performed several curing sessions without cleaning the shelving unit and/or glass plates. Depending on the resins you run, cured material may be hard to see. Thus it is necessary to clean these components on a regular basis, even if it appears there is no debris/resin present.

CAUTION: Do NOT use glass cleaner to clean the glass plates.

WEAR 100% nitrile gloves whenever cleaning the shelving unit or glass plates.

 

  1. Spray IPA (isopropyl alcohol) on a nonabrasive cloth.
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  1. On your part-finishing workbench, wipe down all metal components.
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  1. To clean glass plates: over your part-cleaning tub, spray the plate with IPA on both sides. Wipe the plate down with a nonabrasive cloth until dry.

NOTE: If there is cured resin stuck to the glass, you may have to soak the plate in IPA to loosen it up.

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  1. When cleaning the glass plate that is attached to the shelving unit, you may clean it while still attached to the shelving unit, or you can detach it by removing the four securing bolts. Either way, clean it in the same manner as in Step 3, above.
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  1. Either let the plate(s) out to air dry, or dry it with compressed air, before inserting it back in the UV Curing Unit 350.

Your shelving unit/glass shelves are clean and ready for reuse!