Time needed: Approximately five minutes to mix material (depending on the material).
Maintenance frequency: Before each print.
To maintain the materials:
1. Protect material in the material tank from ambient light by keeping the printer door closed.
2. Mix the material before each print using a mixer paddle and a cordless drill.
3. Check the material for solids or debris. If found, filter the material. Once every 6 months the tank can be drained by removing the material from the material tank and straining it using a 5-gallon bucket paint strainer. See Clean Material Tank.
Important: For more information on handling a material, see the corresponding Material Safety Data Sheets.