Mix/Stir the Print Material

Before pouring any Figure 4 resin in the resin tray, you must mix the resin bottle according to the chart below. Before printing again with those resins, you must stir the resin in the resin tray using the Resin Mixer. Stirring the material in the resin tray serves two purposes: 1. Ensuring a good resin mixture; and, 2. Ensuring there is not debris in the resin tray, such as partially cured particulates.

Material Stirring and Curing Chart

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

 

The chart below serves as a quick reference for resin-bottle mixing time on the NextDent LC-3DMixer, resin stirring time when resin 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.

NOTE: If your print-material bottle has been sitting unused for more than one month, treat it like a new bottle and mix it according to the "brand new bottle" column below.

 

Name Bottle Shaking Time Before Mixer Use (1, see note below) Bottle Mixing Time Required (LC-3DMixer) Stirring Time Required (in resin tray) Curing Time in LC-3DPrint Box
    Brand new bottle After first use (2, see note below) In tray less than 3 hrs In tray more than 3 hrs  
General Purpose

Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10

(3, see note below)

n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 90 min.

Figure 4 TOUGH GRY 10
(3, see note below)

n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 60 min.
Figure 4 TOUGH GRY 15
(3, see note below)
n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 90 min.
Figure 4 TOUGH-BLK 20
(3, see note below)
n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 90 min.
Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 10
(3, see note below)
n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 60 min.

Figure 4 FLEX-BLK 20

(3, see note below)

n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 90 min.
High Temperature
Figure 4 HI TEMP 300-AMB n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 90 min.
High Temperature and Medical
Figure 4 MED-AMB 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 60 min.
Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 5 min. before each use, whether "brand new" or "after first use" 2.5 hrs. 1 hr. 30 secs. 60 secs. 60 min.
Elastomer
Figure 4 ELAST-BLK 10
(3, see note below)
n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 45 min.

Figure 4 RUBBER-BLK 10

(3, see note below)

n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 90 min.
Casting
Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 10
(3, see note below)
n/a 1 hr. 10 min. 30 secs. 30 secs. 30 min.
Figure 4 EGGSHELL-AMB 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 90 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. Pre-shaking by hand

For best printing results, some MED print materials require that you pre-shake the bottle by hand before placing it on the LC-3DMixer for the specified time. This is to ensure that sediment thoroughly mixes with the rest of the material.

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

If you have a resin 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.

3. 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.