Re: Stripping resins off SLA parts

From: Bob York (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2002 - 17:31:29 EET

This is interesting...
Any Vantico, Somos, or RPC folks like to chime in on this?
I am most interested in Vantico 5195, 5170 and 7540.
Also Somos 9120.

Bob York
SLA Technician
Metro Rapid Prototyping
9175 E. 146th Street
Noblesville, Indiana 46061
ph: 317/776.6904 ex.239
fax: 317/776.6913

At 02:16 PM 03/06/2002, Zubrickie, Robert F wrote:
>For those of you who are using TPM to clean off you stereolithography parts
>I came across a product that works as good as TPM and has some cost savings.
>It's Poly-Flush by Dynaloy, Inc. This is a versatile polymer flushing
>solvent. TPM was costing me $125.00 per a 5 gallon container. I am
>purchasing the Ploy-Flush from The Smith Group, Inc. for the cost of $85.00
>per a 5-gallon container. I have been testing this with the following resins
>DSM 8110, RPC100HC, RPC600HC, and RPC692HC. I put my platforms with the
>parts attached in an aeration tank of Poly-Flush for approximately 15 to 25
>minutes; let drip dry then dunk the platform in denatured alcohol to remove
>the Ploy-Flush. I have built thin walls and small deep cavities; so far I
>found no signs of warp-age or softening of the SLA parts. I even
>accidentally forgot about the SLA parts in the Poly-Flush for 1- hours with
>no harmful effects. I noticed that, as TPM gets old and saturated with
>resins; it does not work as effective. I find that the Ploy-Flush continues
>to work well stripping off the SLA resin even when it becomes saturated with
>resin. The SLA parts are not sticky with saturated Poly-Flush like as TPM.
>Anyone interested in this product can contact Darin Cesan at The Smith
>Group, Inc. Phone # (215) 957-7800 (800) 345-7524 Fax # (215) 957-9600 or
>e-mail at
>I am not endorsing this product, nor am I trying to sell this product. I'm
>merely sharing my findings. Maybe someone out there can benefit from this.
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