Choosing the right export options to print fast, accurately, and save resin
Export options adjust how models get created when exported from the treatment planning software. By adjusting these settings, you can have ready to print models that are automatically oriented, prepped, and labeled.
Model orientation determines which way the model lays on the print bed.
Horizontal, Vertical (Baseplate), and Vertical
- Horizontal: Lays the model flat on the print bed. It prints the models the fastest.
- Vertical: Extrudes supports on the base of the end of the model for printing the model vertically. More models can fit on the build plate at a time but take longer to print.
- Vertical (Baseplate): Creates a baseplate that joins the two supports of the model for vertical printing. Adding a baseplate helps prevent models from falling off the build plate and increases the rigidity of the model for removal from the build plate.
- Occlusion: Keeps the models in their original occlusion.
Hollowing your models allow you to save resin by creating a cavity in the rear of the model.
Solid, Hollow 3D In-fill, and Hollow (Open)
- Solid: Keeps the model solid. Simple and avoids the mess of having to drain models.
- Hollow (Open): Creates an open cavity in the rear of the model. Saves a lot on resin, but make sure the walls are thick enough to avoid deforming during vacuum forming.
- Hollow (In-Fill): Fills the cavity with a 3D geometric pattern for support. These supports give the right combination of the resin savings of a hollow model and the increased print reliability and dimensional accuracy of solid models.
Triangle, Rectangle, and Hexagonal in-fill pattens
Labels get automatically created for your models. They are an abbreviated version of the first and last name of your patient, followed by the model number out of the series.
Gum and Bottom labeling
- Rear: Places the label on the back of the model. You cannot use the gum label placement if exporting hollow models. For best results, use on vertical models.
- Gum: Places the label on the side of the model. You can pick between placing the label on the inside or outside, left or right side of the model. Use this option for hollow or horizontal models.