Heating times may vary depending on geographic location, climate, plumbing and other factors. Some designs, particularly those containing black, may require less time to heat. On MiniSTAR® machines air may escape from the chamber when cooling a design that required less heating time. This should not affect the fabrication process or efficacy of the thermoformed appliance.
We estimate the following average heating times:
- Average heating time on a Drufomat machine is 1:40 (100 seconds)
- Average heating time on a MiniSTAR® machine is 50 seconds
- Average heating time on a Biostar® is 1:00 (60 seconds)
- Average heating time on a Erkodent® is 1:45 (105 seconds)