How to make clear aligner

Print

It explains how to make devices using 3D printers.

Printing process

Slicing >> 3D printing >> Post processing (For DLP/SLA printers only)

 

Select printer

DLP/SLA or FDM type printer can be selected according to user environment or purpose.

* Minimum specification: 100㎛ or less for X/Y/Z-axis resolution

DLP/SLA type

FDM type

Type of curing resin with light

Type of laminating by melting filaments

Strength

1. Popular

2. Cheap equipment and materials

3. Long product life

4. Strong print strength

5. Convenient post-processing

 

Weakness

1. Slow printing

2. The printout surface is rough and not precise

Strength

1. Fast printing

2. The printout surface is smooth

3. It can manufacture much smaller and more precise prints than FDM type

 

Weakness

1. It is difficult to make large prints due to brightness or distortion by wide light

2. Weak print strength

3. Short product life

4. Sensitive to temperature. Deformation occurs at room temperature over 60℃

5. Expensive equipment and materials

Sophisticated output: SLA > DLP

Printing speed: SLA < DLP

Maintenance:  SLA < DLP

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Preparation

Slicing program settings and

check points by equipment

By adjusting the Z-axis of slicing program,

lightly bury the model or us a floor aid to

prevent print failure.

 

Check points to avoid printing failure

Check floor temperature

Check for foreign objects

The resin should be well mixed

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Check floor temperature

Check filament twisting

Check for nozzle clogging

DLP/SLA type

FDM type

 

Printing

DLP/SLA type

FDM type

 

Post-processing

This is a job only for DLP/SLA printers, 

there is a process of removing excess resin remaining on the printout and curing.

Put the printout in a barrel filled with alcohol, remove excess resin with a fine-bristle toothbrush.

Put the dried printouts into the curing equipment.