Wash and Cure Time Recommendations

Recommended Wash Times

Be sure to fill the Wash container with enough solvent to submerge the agitation basket entirely. The solvents we recommend using are:

Nexa3D’s xCLEAN

  • 3x the saturation limit of isopropyl alcohol

  • Eco-friendly

  • More effective at cleaning parts due to its small molecular size

  • Requires a final wash in water or isopropyl alcohol to wash off excess

 

98+% Isopropyl Alcohol

  • Required for biocompatible and hydroscopic applications

  • 1/3 the saturation limit of Nexa3D’s xClean solution

  • Doesn’t require a final rinse, and parts can dry immediately after final bath

Wash times may vary depending on the concentration of material in your solvent, or the strength of the solvent (if using lower than 98% Isopropyl Alcohol). However, we do have some general recommendations:

 

Material Recommended Wash Time Dry
xPRO410

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

xCE-Black

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

x45-Natural

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

xPEEK147-Black

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry (IPA) or 30 min dry @ 40C if rinsed with water

xABS3843-Black

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

xPP405-Black

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

KeyModel Ultra

3-5 minutes (5 minutes maximum) in 99% Isopropyl Alcohol only to retain biocompatibility

30 min air dry (IPA) or 30 min dry @ 40C if rinsed with water

KeyGuide 3-5 minutes (5 minutes maximum) in 99% Isopropyl Alcohol only to retain biocompatibility

30 min air dry (IPA) or 30 min dry @ 40C if rinsed with water

KeySplint Soft

3-5 minutes (5 minutes maximum) in 99% Isopropyl Alcohol only to retain biocompatibility

30 min air dry (IPA) or 30 min dry @ 40C if rinsed with water

x45-Natural/Clear

xClean for 2 minutes + IPA for 2 minutes

or

less than 5 minutes in 99% IPA only

30 min air dry 

xMODEL15

Black/White/Grey

xClean for 2 minutes + IPA for 2 minutes

or

less than 5 minutes in 99% IPA only

30 min air dry 

xMODEL35

Black/White

xClean for 2 minutes + IPA for 2 minutes or

less than 5 minutes in 99% IPA only

30 min air dry 

xESD

2 minutes fresh xClean in XiP Wash with water rinse

or

2 minutes 99% IPA in XiP Wash

30 min air dry 

xFLEX475

2-4 minutes (99% IPA only) wash

30 min air dry 

xCERAMIC3280

2 minutes (Clean 99% IPA only

Air dry evenly for as long as needed (usually at least 60m, but may be longer depending on print features)

 

Recommended Cure Times

The general recommendation for cure time is around 30 - 90 minutes for the approved materials, but times may vary depending on:

  • The size of printed parts

  • The material used for printing

  • Attributes such as negative features and thickness of printed parts

  • Whether or not supports are still attached to printed parts

For thin-walled parts, decrease cure time (<4mm) to prevent warping. Conversely, increase the cure time until the desired result is achieved for very thick or large printed parts.

While cure times will ultimately vary depending on the thickness of the printed part, here is a list of general recommendations for cure times with different materials:

 

Material Recommended Curing Method Specialized Post-Cure Steps
xPro410

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

xCE-Black

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

x45-Natural

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

xPEEK147-Black

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60 minutes cure time

  1. Heat up with oven. (1.5°C increment per minute)

  2. After reaching 170°C, bake for 3hrs

  3. After baking, cool down with oven

Note: do not use an oven that is also used to cook food

xABS3843-Black

30-40 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60-80 minutes cure time

N/A

xPP405-Black

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

KeyModel Ultra

15 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for total of 30 minutes cure time

N/A

KeyGuide

10 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 20 minutes cure time

N/A

KeySplint Soft

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

x45-Natural/Clear

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 60 minutes cure time

N/A

xMODEL15

Black/White/Grey

15 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 30 minutes cure time for minimum technical specifications

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 60 minutes cure time for maximum technical specifications

N/A

xMODEL35

Black/White

60 minutes without flipping

N/A

xESD

10 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 20 minutes cure time

N/A

xFLEX475

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 60 minutes cure time

Cure while submerged in water

xCERAMIC3280

30 minutes each side, flip in between cycles for a total of 60 minutes cure time

Ceramic Bake: 1hr ramp to 150C for 2hr as the nominal baking workflow

 

 

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