Removing and Cleaning a Part

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The cleaning process varies for each printer.


Form2

Once printing is complete, the part is removed from the printer and placed in a chemical bath to remove any extra, uncured resin. Some parts may also require post-curing to stabilize the component. Please allow 1-2 hours for post-printing treatment. Afterwards, the student will be responsible for removing supports; any marks left by the supports may be sanded away.

Refer to https://support.formlabs.com/s/article/Form-Cure-Time-and-Temperature-Settings?language=en_US for curing chamber settings.


uPrint Plus

Once the model has been successfully created, it is removed from the printer and separated from the printing tray base. From here, it is placed in a chemical bath in order to remover the support material in a way that does not affect the model. Please allow 1-3 hours for the model to sit in the bath, depending on the complexity of the model, in order to successfully remove all support material. Once this process is complete, the part is ready to be picked up by the creator.


zPrinter 450

After the part has been successfully printed, it is ready to be removed and cleaned. You will be provided a time window in which to come clean and post-process your part. You must remove your part from the printer bed during this time or a staff member will remove it for you and claims no responsibility for any damage. To remove the part, the bed is raised and the powder surrounding the part is removed using the built in vacuum. Once the part is mostly free of powder and can be picked up, it is placed into the chamber to the right of the printing bed, and compressed air is used to remove the remaining dust. If the creator of the part does not wish to infiltrate the part, this is the end of the process and the creator is free to take the part.