cleaning 3D resin parts

How to clean the parts of your resin 3D printers in the most effective way

How to clean the parts of your resin 3D printers in the most effective way

If you have a resin 3D printer you will know the amount of dirt or residues that can accumulate. The cleaning of this type of product is something quite unknown, so with this article we are going to give you the solution to this problem.

Resin 3D printers will allow you to make your work with great precision and quality, therefore, it is vital that they are kept clean, especially to ensure the quality of the prints and prolong their useful life as much as possible.

Ultrasonic cleaning of the parts of a resin 3D printer

The Resin Challenge

Resin 3D printing is a technological marvel, but it also presents unique challenges in terms of cleanliness. 

After each print, your parts are impregnated with a resin that, while vital to the process, can leave behind unwanted residues. This residue, if not handled properly, can affect the quality and durability of your work.

Ultrasonic Cleaning: A revolution in precision cleaning of resin parts

One of the most effective ways to clean the parts of resin 3D printers is with a ultrasonic cleaning machine.

Ultrasonic cleaning uses high-frequency sound waves to generate vibrations in water. By immersing the printed parts in a specialised liquid and exposing them to high-frequency sound waves, this method performs cleaning at the microscopic level

It's like giving your creations a spa treatment, effectively removing uncured resin and other residues without damaging the delicate structure of your models.

Why choose ultrasonic cleaning for 3D printer parts?

Ultrasonic cleaning has a number of advantages over other cleaning methods, including cleaning of 3D printer parts:

  • It is very effective in removing dirt, dust and encrusted residues.
  • It is respectful of resin 3D prints as it does not use harsh chemicals.
  • It is quick and easy to use.
  • It is an effective and safe method.
3d printer parts cleaning

Steps to be taken for cleaning 3D printer parts

Careful dismantling

After each print, carefully disassemble the parts to ensure full access for cleaning.

Choice of cleaning fluid

Use a cleaning fluid specifically designed for resin. used in your 3D printer. 

Make sure it is compatible and effective in removing residues without compromising the integrity of the parts.

Immersion and ultrasound

Place the parts in the bucket with the cleaning liquid and immerse them in the ultrasonic cleaning equipment. 

The sound waves perform a thorough cleaning, penetrating into all nooks and crannies to remove uncured resin. 

In general, it is recommended to clean the prints for 15-30 minutes.

Rinsing and drying

After cleaning, rinse the parts carefully with clean water to remove any residual cleaning fluid. 

Make sure the parts are completely dry before reassembling your printer.

Results

By incorporating the ultrasonic cleaning in your resin 3D printing routine, you will experience remarkable results. 

The precision of each layer will be improved, details will be sharper and your creations will stand out with renewed brilliance. 

And by keeping your printer in top condition, you'll extend its life and enjoy exceptional consistency with every project.

3d printing resin cleaning
In your quest for perfection in resin 3D printing, ultrasonic cleaning becomes your secret tool. 
Boost your creativity, take care of your equipment and watch your models shine with renewed brilliance with every print. 
Make ultrasonic cleaning your ally in the creation of 3D masterpieces!

At IBERKLEEN we advise you on the optimum parameters for cleaning the parts of an ultrasonic 3D printer

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