RE: [rp-ml] Parts washer needed

From: Deanda, Jerrold <>
Date: Thu Jan 17 2008 - 21:32:42 EET

  I'm curious about how everybody cleans SLA parts. There are a lot of
ways to approach this and everybody has different ideas and methods.
  We have an SLA 250, an SLA 500 and a Viper Pro. We clean parts the
old school way, using a paintbrush with TPM, then 1175 solvent and then
isopropyl alcohol, over a catch tank. The size of the Viper Pro
platform and parts makes it tough for us to go to a dip tank.
  I keep hearing about using stills to reclaim solvent... are these
things available all built and ready to go or are folks building their
jerry in Valencia


From: [] On
Behalf Of Mullen, John
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 8:24 AM
Cc: Lisa Bailey;
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Parts washer needed

Are you cleaning SLA models?


John Mullen Ph: 401.727.5194

Rapid Prototype Manager Fax: 401.727.5580

Hasbro, Inc.

1027 Newport Avenue

Pawtucket, RI 02862


From: [] On
Behalf Of Bill Bankes
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:11 AM
Cc: 'Lisa Bailey';
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Parts washer needed


I do not know if you have a Cintas Uniform Company near you but they
have a parts washer now that uses microbes to "eat" the oils and
provides no waste to dispose of other than soapy water. The washer is
serviced by them for $30 per week and it works great. They stop in to
change filter material which has the live microbes in it and check for
the soapy chemical they use in the "bath". This is the same technology
used on oil spills in the ocean.


William Bankes
Global Foam Company
Custom Cut Foam Shapes!
33 Commerce Park Drive
Dayton, Oh 45404
866-897-4894 Toll Free
937-236-8340 Fax




From: [] On
Behalf Of Gary D. Mitchell
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:16 AM
Cc: Lisa Bailey;
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] Parts washer needed

Try a washer made by Graymills model TC2420L. These washers are not
Stainless, but a 20 inch platform will fit. Very compact washer uses
less solvent to fill.

Gary Mitchell
Acu-Cast Technologies, LLC

Bruce LeMaster wrote:

Hi Lisa,

The Ramco parts washers are definitely expensive but well worth the
investment. As for using alcohol in a parts washer - Don't. I would
not recommend it and I'm sure your local fire marshal would say the same
thing. You should look at using TPM or Polyflush. We switched to
Polyflush several years ago and have been very happy with the results.
You can purchase it through Dynaloy at 800-669-5709. The cost is about
$800 per 55 gallon drum.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional

Good luck,

Bruce E. LeMaster

Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation

1130 International Parkway, Suite 127

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

540-286-2266 / 540-286-5252 fax


From: [] On
Behalf Of Lisa Bailey
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:34 AM
Subject: [rp-ml] Parts washer needed

Hello all,

We just purchased a SLA 5000 from 3d systems. We are in need of a parts
washer. I have received quotes from Ramco & Safety Kleen and I was
definitely in sticker shock! Anyone know of any GOOD CONDITION used
ones out there, or somewhere else we could look for a parts washer?

We will be using alcohol in it, and it needs to have a cleaning area
minimum of 20" x 20" and a depth of 16"-20"

Please let me know as soon as you can, as we are in need now!

Thank you for you time.



Gary D. Mitchell
Acu-Cast Technologies, LLC <> 
3535 Waynesboro Highway
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Phone: (931) 762-6004
Fax: (931) 762-2426 <> 
Received on Thu Jan 17 20:02:54 2008

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