Washing 3D Prints


After removing your 3D model from the building plate, the prints must be cleaned, washed, and post-processed thoroughly. The following guide includes two washing methods: the dunk and wash method and the Ultrasonic Cleaner method.


The Dunk and Wash Method

Step 1: Fill two basins with Phrozen Wash or 95% alcohol, IPA.

Step 2: Rinse your 3D model in each basin and rinse for roughly 1 minute. Continue to wash the model until its surface is clean. 

Tip:
You may use a soft brush and lightly brush the model for better results. However, a toothbrush is not recommended as it may cause scratches on the 3D print.
Danger:
DO NOT immerse your models for long periods of time into sanitizing alcohol, as this may cause models to break.

Step 3: Once it’s done, place the 3D model to dry in a shaded area for 30-60 minutes before moving onto the post-curing process. You can also use a compressed air gun to fasten the process.

Step 4: After ensuring the 3D model is dry, you can now move onto the post-curing process.


The Ultrasonic Cleaner

The Ultrasonic Cleaner is one of the most efficient ways for cleaning 3D prints. In the following guide, we will demonstrate the process of using the Phrozen Ultrasonic Cleaner, which is currently available in our official store.

Preparing

Step 1: Fill one basin and the Phrozen Ultrasonic Cleaner with Phrozen Wash or 95% alcohol, IPA.

Danger:
Cleaning liquids may become flammable and could evaporate fast, so please make sure you do not use the heating function. Make sure to operate the device within sight.

Step 2: Rinse your 3D model in the basin for roughly 1 minute in several rounds. This is to remove any uncured resin left on the model.

Step 3: Once it’s done, turn on the switch placed behind the Phrozen Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Step 4: On the front panel, switch the left ON/OFF to OFF.

Step 5: The right indicates how long the machine is active. Set the timer for at least 30 seconds but below 3 minutes.

Washing with Phrozen Ultrasonic Cleaner

Step 1: Carefully place your 3D model into the basket of the Ultrasonic Cleaner.

Step 2: Turn ON the device by pressing the ON/OFF button on the right of the front panel.

Danger:
Cleaning liquids may become flammable and could evaporate fast, so please make sure you do not use the heating function. Make sure to operate the device within sight.

Step 3: Once the cleaning process is over, switch off the Ultrasonic Cleaner, and then remove the model from the basket.

Step 4: Place the 3D model to dry in a shaded area for roughly 30-60 minutes before moving onto the post-curing process. You can also use a compressed air gun to fasten the process.

Step 5: After ensuring the model is dry, you can now move on to the post-curing process.

Tip:
After cleaning, make sure to store the cleaning liquid in an airtight container and avoid exposing it to direct sunlight.

Washing with Water-Washable Resins

The washing method for Water-Washable resins is slightly different. Please check the following video to learn more.

 



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