Z402 powder

From: Ian Gibson (igibson@hkucc.hku.hk)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 04:55:33 EEST

Dear rp-ml

It's very humid here in HK at the moment and parts coming off one of our
Z402 machines are extremely floppy. They are using the starch powder and I
noticed it appeared to be sticking together as if damp. This is fresh
powder, but I note that it was stored openly in paper bags. Parts coming
off the machine exhibited a strong odour.

Is the damp causing the parts to be weak? If so, is it possible to dry out
the powder so that it can be re-used?


Dr. Ian Gibson
Associate Professor
Dept. Mechanical Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
tel: +852 28597901
fax: +852 28585415
email: igibson@hkucc.hku.hk

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