Vacuum Chamber - Rio Grande Side-Draw Bell Jar

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One Sheet: Degassing Your Project


Introduction

Vacuum Chambers are used for degassing resins and epoxies, for mold-making and casting operations, for electronics potting, and more. This Rio Grande side-draw bell jar is connected to a 3/4 HP oil-less graphite rotary vane vacuum pump made by Gast. Because degassing can outgass solvents and other chemicals, read below to make sure your project can be done safely in the available facilities.



How to Start

  • For any materials (resins, epoxies, etc) you will be using, have the MSDS information printed and with you.
     
  • Will you be mixing by volume or mixing by weight? If you are mixing by weight, what kind of scale do you need and where will you obtain one? think[box] has a bench scale (McMaster.com model 1863T61) that can measure up to 2000 grams with an accuracy of +/- 1 gram.
     
  • Mixing cups are not available at think[box]. If you need mixing cups, consider using a mixing cup with graduated markings (example), especially if you are mixing by volume.
     
  • Personal protective equipment must be worn at all times. think[box] has safety goggles, lab coats, and nitrile gloves available.
     
  • Clean up any spilled material. For most epoxies and mold-making materials, you may use paper towels to thoroughly clean the vacuum chamber, the workbench, or any other surface that comes in contact with your materials. We ask that you help us keep the facility clean and remove every single drop of spilled material, no matter how small.
     

File Format 

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Technical Details

Inside Maximum Chamber Height 13.25 in
Inside Chamber Diameter 14.75
Inside Straight Wall Height 7.5 in