RE: Raising Liquid Levels in SLA250

From: Zubrickie, Robert F (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 17:02:27 EEST

        During these cutback times I have been forced to raise my resin
levels just to make parts on a daily bases. I removed approximately one
gallon of resin and put aluminum blocks in the bottom of my vat. This will
take up the volume. Then as you start you machine you can use the removed
resin to top off the resin level. Be very careful when doing this. If the
SLA machine goes through a full initialization you will break your Z axes
elevator. The second thing you must keep in mind is when you run your
machine; you can not run any parts larger than the distance from the top of
your submerged blocks to the top of your resin. If you do your z axis will
also crash as well. When you are done with using up your resin contact me. I
am looking for cheep resin. (RPC100HC, 8110, SL5220)

        Global Communications, Computer & Consumer Electronics Business Unit
| Robert F. Zubrickie
|Manufacturing Engineer
|Rapid Prototyping Area
|3101 Fulling Mill Road, MS 128-98
| Middletown, Pa 17057-3164
| E-Mail:
| Phone - (717) 592-5208
| Fax - (717) 592-4943

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Schmit []
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 9:30 AM
To: rp-ml news group
Subject: Raising Liquid Levels in SLA250

Does anyone out there know what can be used in an SLA machine to take up the
volume in order to raise the liquid level in the vat? We're in the process
of changing resins and want to be able to use as much of the existing vat as
possible; as we're trying to get as much life out of our current resin as we
can before the changeover.

Any ideas you can give us would be much appreciated.

Michael Schmit
Schmit Prototypes, Inc.
1801 Indianhead Drive
Menomonie, WI 54751

For more information about the rp-ml, see

For more information about the rp-ml, see

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Fri Jan 04 2002 - 09:57:55 EET