Dental 3D Printing

Sonic XL 4K 2022: Post-Processing

Sonic XL 4K 2022: Post-Processing

Once you have finished printing out 3D models from your Sonic XL 4K 2022, your dental prints need to be cleaned and post-processed thoroughly. In this article, we'll demonstrate how to thoroughly clean your 3D models: 


Step 1: Getting Prepared

Please prepare 95% alcohol, IPA, paper towels, and a cardboard box for discarding post-processing waste materials such as failed prints, supports, rafts, and/or paper towels that contain uncured resin.

Note: Please proceed with caution as liquids may be flammable.


Step 2: Clean the Building Plate

Remove the plastic cover of your LCD 3D printer. Loosen the building plate knob to remove the building plate. Then use a paper towel to wipe the edges and the top of the building plate.


Step 3: Remove the 3D Model from the Building Plate

Phrozen Sonic XL 4K 2022 3D Printer

Place the building plate on a flat, stable surface. Then use the metal scraper included in your toolbox to remove the model.

If you’re having trouble with removing your 3D prints, use a utility knife.

Step 4: Clean the Model

Phrozen Sonic XL 4K 2022 3D Printer

Please prepare two basins, and fill both with 95% alcohol or IPA. Wash your 3D model in each basin and rinse for roughly 1-3 minutes. Continue to wash the model until its surface is clean.

Step 5: Post-Curing

After your model is completely dry, place it directly into a Phrozen Curing Unit or use direct sunlight to cure your 3D prints. If you cure your models under sunlight, you will need to turn it around every few hours so that every part of the model is exposed to sunlight.

Keep in mind that sunlight may not provide equal exposure of light to every part of your model as the direction of the sun changes throughout the day. This may cause your models to cure unevenly, which could result in discoloration. 

Once your models have been cured, you’re done! Click here to learn about a few hidden features of the Sonic XL 4K 2022 dental 3D printer.

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