Re[2]: Why vent the PCA250?

From: ralott@CCGATE.HAC.COM
Date: Sun Feb 17 2008 - 18:54:07 EET

     Thanks for your input.
     I haven't noticed that the fluorescent lamps of the PCA-250 generate
     much heat. The parts come out of post-cure cool to the touch and
     there is no residual heat in the PCA after a typical 30 cure cycle.
     Nor have I seen anything to suggest that the cure reaction is
     exothermic. If it were, I would suspect there would be residual heat
     detected upon end of the cycle.
     As to toxicity, I have always assumed that the resins were relatively
     safe. If there are toxic fumes released upon curing, wouldn't there
     also be need to similarly vent the SLA chamber?
     Rick Lott
     Hughes Space and Communications
     Los Angeles

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Subject: Re: Why vent the PCA250?
Author: "M. Burns (" <> at CCGATE
Date: 2/14/97 4:14 PM

On Fri, 14 Feb 1997 ralott@CCGATE.HAC.COM wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why 3D's PCA has an air vent and blower?
> Rick Lott
     I would imagine it's because the UV lights generate substantial
heat. In addition, I'm not sure if the curing reaction may be exothermic
(i.e., heat generating) which would cause additional heat that needs to
be expelled to keep the oven from overheating.
     I wonder if it's important to aim the vent away from public spaces
for toxicity reasons. Are there any instructions like that with the oven?
Best regards,
Marshall Burns
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