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What is Finishing?

Finishing is the final step in post-processing a printed model. 

With finishing, you can remove all traces of supports and polish models as needed, depending on the final part application.

Each finishing process depends on the size and geometry of the printed part.

How to Finish a Standard Supported Model?

1. Grind support bumps using a fine burr and rotary tool, or manually using sandpaper.

2. Remove dust particles by quickly spraying the model(s) with 99% IPA in a spray bottle, and dry immediately with compressed air.

Finishing Procedures for Specific Dental Applications:

Bite Guards in E1-Guard ET:

1. Grind support bumps using a fine burr and rotary tool.

2. Polish the supported side on a lathe using a cloth wheel and pumice.

3. Polish the supported side on a lathe using a cloth wheel and resin polish.

4. Spray with a dental appliance finishing spray.

Two Part Dentures in NextDent Denture 3D+ and NextDent C&B MFH:

1. Grind support bumps using a fine burr and rotary tool.

2. With a dispensing syringe, apply a small amount of E1-Denture material into each of the receiving holes.

3. Insert cleaned and cured teeth onto denture base. Using the syringe, carefully and slowly fill the area where the teeth connect to the base with E1-Denture material. Use a UV laser or light to cure as you work.

4. Post-cure one more time, using the recommended curing time for E1-Denture.

5. Polish on a lathe using a cloth wheel and pumice.

6. Polish on a lathe using a cloth wheel and a polishing wax.

7. Use a steam jet to clean off excess wax after polishing.

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