RE: disposal of empty resin can

Date: Wed Mar 17 1999 - 06:36:29 EET

Andy and all,

I am referring to the 18Kg SLA500 (SL5410) containers. With other
resins, YMMV.

Dan Davis
PROTON Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Center
Hicom Industrial Estate, Batu Tiga, PO Box 7100
Shah Alam, 40918 Selangor MALAYSIA
+60 3 515-2380 phone/fax

> -----Original Message----- > From: [] > Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 9:37 AM > To:; > Cc: > Subject: Re: disposal of empty resin can > > In a message dated 99-03-16 19:55:19 EST, writes: > > << The lid is only crimped on, so use a screwdriver to uncrimp the lid > (that's what the holes in the crimp "ears" are for). >> > Methinks you are talking about two totally differant kinds of cans. > Mine don't > have ears, and it would take much more than a screwdriver to get the > lid off. > I am continutally disappointed in the resin manufacturers lack of > thought > towards their container design. > First the container should facilitate the removal of as much resin > as > possible. Such as some automotive oil containers do. I would actually > prefer a > removable bladder, sort of like a beer power ball or somesuch. > Considering the > cost(of the resin), it is very disappointing to go to all the trouble > of > cutting the lid off to find there is perhaps half a cup of resin still > inside > the container dispite all efforts to pour it out. > Second the disposal issue. A thoughful approach to resin container > design > would certainly include an easily removable bladder, or lid to > facilitate the > curing of what little container contents would be left, given > consideration of > the first requirement. > Our solution is to throw the whole can into the incinerator with the > rest of > the hazardous waste. > Andy Scott > Lockheed Martin Aerospace > > For more information about the rp-ml, see

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