There are a number of solvents (Dichloromethane, Trichloromethane,
Dioxane, Pyride) that will dissolve these resins. However, the main
problem is that there is also an associated expansion of the resin which
could cause cracking/distortion of the plated shell.
We found Nitric acid very effective in dissolving QuickCast parts out of
ceramic shells! However, depending on the material you are plating this
could also give you problems!!
Professor Phill Dickens
Lynda J Hurley wrote:
> Has anyone identified a means to dissolve the epoxy resin sl5170 or sl5180. We
> are interested in plating a part and dissolving the epoxy resin inside. If so,
> what means have you used in dissolving the epoxy.
> Thanks for your time.
> Lynda Hurley
> Rapid Prototyping Lab
> Lockheed Martin
> Orlando, Florida
> For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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