RE: Temperature limits for SL5170

From: Prof. P. M. Dickens (
Date: Tue Jun 22 1999 - 23:36:18 EEST

You will find that the resin will soften very rapidly up to about 100
degrees centigrade where it will have virtually no strength. You could
either mould something around the outside of the box to support it or you
could use a low temperature potting compound. We use this to pot SL samples
for microscopy. They usually generate a temperature of about 50 degrees.


Prof. P. M. Dickens
Dept. of Mech. & Manuf. Eng.
De Montfort University
The Gateway
England LE1 9BH

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Narva, Jeffrey
> Sent: 22 June 1999 15:54
> To: rpml
> Subject: Temperature limits for SL5170
> I have a customer that wants to fill a SLA box, SL5170 resin, with
> a potting material that requires heat to cure. Does anyone out there know
> how warm they can heat the box up before it damages the box? I
> did attempt
> a look at the archives but if this info is there I missed it. Thanks in
> advance.
> Jeff Narva
> Raytheon-Indpls
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