Interview with Alex McIntosh of Kora 3D on 3D Printing Safety

FDM 3D printers (FFF, Material Extrusion) continue their march into the classroom, businesses and homes. Meanwhile knowledge about 3D printing safety is only slowly spreading. Resin printers for Stereolithography and…

ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 Standard: New Data on 3D Printer Particle Emissions & Safety Measures  

Innovators around the world appreciate the euphoria associated with 3D printing as they explore a new realm of infinite possibilities. Unfortunately, this awesome new world is also full of tiny…

More Testing Shows that 3D Printer Emissions are Still Problematic

3D printing, for all of its multitudes of benefits, also comes with some risks, which include the emission of ultrafine particles and gaseous pollutants. In a paper entitled “Characterization of…

UL and Georgia Tech Continue Research Into Impact of 3D Printing Emissions on Indoor Air Quality

In 2015, non-profit safety science company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and its Chemical Research Initiative, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, worked together to conduct a two-year study…

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Are 3D Printer Fumes Bad for Your Health?

3D printing is a safe activity, as long as reasonable precautions are taken – for example, not touching hot 3D printer nozzles. However, there is a concern about the fumes…

UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

3D printing is a new enough technology that there’s still plenty of debate about how safe it is, on a number of levels. While some fears may be over-exaggerated, there’s…

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for…

Are We Poisoning Ourselves & the Planet with 3D Printing? More Research Emerges from RMIT University

We live in a world where most of our products seem to be heavily regulated by government entities mandating plentiful labels with tiny words that go unread, dire warnings regarding impending…

Is 3D Printing Hazardous for Your Health? Researchers from University of Texas Weigh In

It seems nothing is without hazard, and especially in technology. As soon as something new and amazing hits the mainstream and is placed into the hands of innocent consumers, instructed…


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