When mixed and allowed to gel at room temperature, MAX HTE will harden to a glass-like consistency and will slightly re-flow when exposed to heat. It will require a short heat cure develop a stronger durability or handling strength. (1 Hour minimum at 80⁰C or 55⁰C for 2 Hours Minimum).
MAX HTE will fully cure when the part is exposed to the operating temperature or by curing at the specified cure schedule. It will not reach 100% cure without exposure heat post cure. If an oven is not available, allowing the MAX HTE to cure under solar heat or by radiant infrared heat for at least 3 to 4 hours will provide enough cure advancement for it to be handled without shattering.
Exposing the assemble part to direct solar heat (sun exposure) for a longer period will provide enough heat cure for the part to be handled. It will require a higher temperature exposure to attain full cure. The initial heat exposure will prevent the resin from liquefaction or re-flow and allow enough physical strength for gentle handling.
OTHER HEAT CURING TECHNIQUES
If an oven is not available to provide the needed thermal post cure, exposing the assemble part to direct solar heat (sun exposure) for a period of 4 hours will provide enough heat cure for the part to be handled. Other heat curing such as infrared heat lamps can be used if a heat chamber or oven is not available.