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ESD Rigid Instructions for Use

ESD Rigid is a material that requires additional steps to ensure a successful print. Those steps are found in this document.

1. Introduction

ESD-Rigid is the highest strength and temp resin in our current portfolio. With high
tensile strength and heat deflection temperature (HDT), ESD-Rigid is ideal for producing
static-dissipative parts designed to withstand the manufacturing environment.

ESD-Rigid is developed for use in a broad range of industries, from electronics to medical
device manufacturing.

Note: Use dedicated accessories with B9R-ESD-Rigid resin. B9Creations requires a
dedicated build table and the use of the wax release agent.

2. Hazard and Precaution

Eye contact: Flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if eye
irritation develops or persists.
Skin contact: May cause sensitization by skin contact. Remove contaminated clothing
and shoes. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Ingestion: If swallowed, rinse mouth, get medical attention.
Storage: Store in cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Disposal Considerations: Dispose of unused and non-recyclable liquid resin materials
in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.

3. Resin Handling

Mixing time and Considerations – Shake the bottle for at least 2 minutes before pouring
in the vat. This material has the consistency of liquid sand. Pour a more than adequate
amount into the vat necessary for printing. This is necessary because of the resin-phobic
character of the film material, which causes the resin to pool when the resin is too low.
Leftover resin can be reused again, as long as it has been inspected prior to reusing for
any cured particles on the film or floating in the resin. Once the resin is in the vat, use a
silicone spatula and mix thoroughly before printing. 

4. Pre-Processing

Before printing, take the dedicated build table and apply a dab of the release agent about
the size of a raisin to the build table. Then rub it in a circular motion over the entire build
surface with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. Leave the release agent on the build
table for 1-2 minutes before lightly buffing the residue, leaving the build table clean and
smooth. For step by step Wax Release agent instructions please reference our Wax
Release Agent Instructions for safe use.

5. Processing Printed Parts

Set up: Insert prepared build table and vat into the compatible B9Creation printer.

Printing: Prepare a print job using the B9Create 2.0 software. (Note: Depending on the
size and geometry of the part, it is necessary to use either “Default” or “Medium” size
supports for the overhangs.) Send print job to printer. Begin print by selecting print job
from print menu. Follow any prompts or dialogs shown on printer screen. Printer will
automatically complete print.

Part removal: Remove build table from printer. Remove part from build table using
approved part removal tool.

Rinsing: Required – Rinse parts in our B9Clean with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol for 10
minutes, blow off and repeat, as necessary. Please see below for further instructions.

6. Directions for cleaning and post cure treatments of
printed part(s)

a. Remove build table with the print from the printer and take it directly to the B9Clean
b. Run the B9Clean with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes.
c. Use a compressed air tool to dry part, looking for residual liquid resin which will be
visible as it remains glossy. If residual resin remains, repeat step b and c as needed until
the surface has a matte finish when dry.
d. Allow all the isopropyl alcohol to evaporate off the part before curing. (Optional:
Remove supports and foundation before or after post-cure).
e. Place the part in the B9Cure clear container with distilled water. Depending on the size
and dimension of the printed part, cure for 10 minutes per side. Refer to the B9 Model
Cure or B9 Model Cure XL User Manual for full detail

For a downloadable PDF copy of these instructions visit: B9Creations ESD Rigid IFU PDF