From: Neil Morrison (
Date: Wed Oct 30 2002 - 16:41:17 EET

Thanks for this info - this truly helps.

I will follow with feedback from our lab in due course.


Neil Morrison .

"Zubrickie, Robert F" wrote:

> Hi Neil, As for the saturation of POLYFLUSH. I'm not familiar with
> values but I have been using polyflush for about 8 months. Previously
> I used TPM for 10 years and I'm not turning back. I found out that I
> can leave my parts in polyflush much longer than TPM. I'm talking
> about allot longer. I even leave my parts soak overnight with no
> adverse effects. (Caution) Lately I have noticed effects in thin areas
> with some resins when the resin becomes saturated with humidity or if
> the resin is a soft flexible resin. There is no guaranteed effects
> when you are working with chemicals.With TPM you hit a saturation
> level of resin to the point to where the TPM does not work or the
> parts come out sticky. I have not found this to happen with polyflush.
> My parts have very small deep cavities that are hard to clean out. TPM
> does not get down into those areas, especially when the TPM is
> saturated. The polyflush continues to clean those areas out, even when
> the viscosity saturation gets very high. When I say high, I mean the
> polyflush looks milky and you can not see the bottom of the cleaning
> tank. I produce approximately 8,000 or so SLA parts per year and I can
> go as long as two to three months on 5 gallons of polyflush. Lately I
> have not been taking the time to post drain my resin from my parts and
> platforms. I do not have to be so conscious about the saturation of
> the polyflush. Currently I change my polyflush every month and a half.
> My goal is every month but I don't get the time to do it. There is one
> negative. The polyflush is very slippery compared to TPM. You will
> have to do a post rinse or dunk with alcohol. This will eliminate the
> slippery nature. There is no bad chemical smell with polyflush. I hope
> I was able to help.Bob ZubrickieTyco Electronics
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Morrison []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 5:19 PM
> To:
> Subject: POLYFLUSH info
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have some questions for anyone out there using POLYFLUSH to clean
> > their SLA resins before post curing.
> >
> > Has anyone been able to determine the saturation values of POLYFLUSH
> > cleaner compared to TPM ?
> >
> > Is the same method for determining the saturation values for TPM used
> > for determining the POLYFLUSH ?
> >
> > Overall - has anyone an idea of how long the POLYFLUSH will last ? -
> > compared to TPM ?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Neil Morrison - Plant Manager
> > Morris Technologies, Inc.
> >
> >

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