alternative solvent for sla parts?

From: Alaniz, Pedro A (
Date: Thu Feb 03 2000 - 18:06:25 EET

Has anyone tried a different solvent, besides TPM, to clean the sla parts?
Southern California AQMD is a little more strict about the environment.

The internal Environmental office does not feel that TPM meets AQMD rule
1122 section c and d. Thus there is a need to find an alternative way to
clean sla parts. Rule 1122 says that a cleaning material shall have less
than 50 g/l of VOC as used. Or be used in an airtight or airless cleaning
If I want to keep using my RAMCO wash station I need to use something else
besides TPM. (less than 50 g/l of VOC)
If I want to keep using TPM I need to buy another cleaning system, maybe an
ultrasonic cleaning system.

Pedro Alaniz
The Boeing Company

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