Direct investment casting and pressing material.
Asiga DentaCAST is an ‘Ash-Free’ direct-cast material for lost-wax casting. No more hand wax-ups as with digital design and 3D printing you can digitally produce your metal partial frameworks, gold crowns, bridges or even press lithium disilicate quickly and accurately.
Asiga DentaCAST provides an exceptionally accurate output for dimension critical appliances.
- Use for Crown and Bridge Metal Prosthetics, Crown and Bridge Lithium Disilicate Prosthetics, Metal Partial Frameworks
- Colour: Green
- Ash-free burnout
- Printer compatibility: 385nm and 405nm 3D printers
- Manufactured by Asiga under ISO 13485:2016 & EN ISO 13485:2016
Asiga DentaCAST is intended exclusively for professional dental work. Asiga DentaCAST is a 3D print resin intended for the manufacturing of 3D printed investment casting patterns. Asiga DentaCAST is not intended for medical use. The casting patterns produced are suitable for the manufacture of dental devices in metals via investment casting, including partial frameworks, crowns and bridges; and the manufacture of dental devices via ceramic pressing, such as crowns and bridges.
Asiga DentaCAST is intended to be used in combination with DLP based 3D printers (i.e. Asiga Max Series or Asiga Pro Series) that support Asiga resins. Printer and resin must be optimized with respect to each other in order to produce complete and precise printed parts. If the printer and resin are not optimized with respect to each other this may have an adverse effect on the accuracy and physical quality of printed parts. DLP based 3D printers and post-curing lightboxes make use of a light source to polymerize the Asiga resin. Therefore, operators are advised to wear UV protective glasses when operating a 3D printer and/or lightbox. Differences in colour nuance may occur due to: production in batches; inadequate shaking and mixing of the original packaging before use; inadequate stirring in the DentaCAST resin before use; insufficient post-curing
Asiga DentaCAST should not be used for any other purpose than as a 3D print resin for the manufacturing of dental investment casting and pressing patterns. Any deviation from this instruction for use may have an adverse effect on the chemical and physical quality of Asiga DentaCAST. In case of an allergic reaction, please contact a medical physician.
Ensure the 3D printer is clean prior to use, including the imaging area and any optical surfaces. Ensure the material tray is clear of solid debris prior to commencing a print. The presence of solid particles in the resin may cause deformation or failure of the printed objects. Nitrile gloves should be worn at all times when handling Asiga liquid resins up until the finishing step. Avoid contact with skin. If contact with skin occurs, wash thoroughly with cold soapy water. If contact with eyes occur, remove any contact lenses and flush with cold water and seek immediate
In Bottle: Agitate/shake bottle vigorously prior to pouring for at least one minute.
In Material Tray: Stir material with a soft spatula. Take care not to damage the film of the Material Tray. This step is necessary to re-disperse the (possible) pigment sediment from the bottom of the vessel. Colour deviation and print failures may occur if insufficiently mixed.
Ensure the temperature of the resin is between 15 and 30°C / 59 and 86°F and prevent exposure to direct sunlight. Pour the resin into the material tray of the 3D printer.
Wash parts in IPA 98%+ pure (Isopropyl alcohol) in a well ventilated area. Best results are achieved when using a pre and post wash. Either steps 1 or 2 can be processed to achieve desired results.
1. Using glass/suitable containers, agitate manually:
- Pre-wash: Agitate in IPA for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Post-wash: Agitate in IPA for 4 to 5 minutes.
2. Using an ultrasonic cleaning device:
- Pre-wash bath: 3 minutes.
- Post-wash bath: 3 minutes.
Important: Ensure a dedicated bath is used for this material. Do not wash in baths that have previously been used for other materials. Allow parts to dry thoroughly before post-curing. Extended soaking in IPA may cause parts to lose their colour, weaken, or develop surface cracks
1. After washing and drying, let the printed parts rest for at least 10 minutes to ensure the printed parts are free of alcohol residue.
2. Place the printed parts in a UV curing unit for final polymerization for 20 minutes, optionally submersed in Glycerol to facilitate surface cure.
3. When optionally using the NK Optik G171 post-curing system, cure for 2000 shots, then allow the parts to cool for 5 minutes before turning over and curing for an additional 2000 shots. Nitrogen blanketing is optional. Place parts inside Otoflash chamber on the support mesh, do not use a plastic tray inside the chamber. Post-curing is an UV-light treatment to ensure that DentaCAST printed parts obtain optimal polymer conversion. Through this the residual monomer is reduced to a minimum and the required mechanical properties are obtained. We advise use of the Asiga Flash post-curing box. Inert gas is not required. Please see Asiga Flash Unit user guide.
Follow the investment and burnout cycles recommended by the investment manufacturer
Store the resin in the original packaging at room temperature in a dry, cool and dark area. Close the packaging after each use. The expiry date of the product is mentioned on the product label along with the lot number. Store on printer for up to 4 weeks with hood closed or store in bottle for up to 24 months in a cool dark place. The product performance is no longer guaranteed once the expiry date is exceeded. Do not expose to UV-light. Standard transport conditions apply to this product. There are no restrictions for transport related to hazardous substances
Asiga resin in its polymerized form is not environmentally harmful thus can be disposed of in general waste. Asiga resin in its liquid state should be treated as chemical waste. Special disposal requirements are applicable, check with your local, federal, or other regulatory agencies for disposal requirements.
Asiga DentaCAST is available in 1 colour only: Green, 1kg.