I’m a noobie and decided to start with TPM as it’s less volatile, sounds safer. I’ve been reading a lot about the workflow different of TPM vs IPA and one thing is a big question for me…let me explain:
- TPM washed parts need a water rinse which requires a longer dry time before you can cure (since water doesn’t evaporate as quickly as IPA)
- Dry time is up to a day, otherwise the part can warp in the oven (my first one did warp).
- After the water rinse, the surface is pretty soft and can easily be messed up. People have been saying ‘Don’t touch the part until it’s cured’.
HOWEVER, how am I supposed to remove the part from the build platform (in order to place into the cure station) without touching the part or having it bounce off a table? I’m a bit perplexed.
Any tips around this area of the workflow would be appreciated