3d printing safety

New 3D Printing Safety Enclosure and Filtration System Designed for Ultimaker 3D Printers and XSTRAND

New 3D Printing Safety Enclosure and Filtration System Designed for Ultimaker 3D Printers and XSTRAND

The Ultimate 3D Printing Store (U3DPS), based in Florida, was one of the first resellers in the US to carry engineering-grade XSTRAND 3D printing filament by Owens Corning. This exclusive material is part of the Ultimaker ecosystem, as it can now be used with the Ultimaker S5 thanks to the CC Red 0.6 print core, which Ultimaker […]

The Ultimate 3D Printing Store (U3DPS), based in Florida, was one of the first resellers in the US to carry engineering-grade XSTRAND 3D printing filament by Owens Corning. This exclusive material is part of the Ultimaker ecosystem, as it can now be used with the...
Researchers Present New System for Handling Particles and Fumes Produced by 3D Printers

Researchers Present New System for Handling Particles and Fumes Produced by 3D Printers

One of the concerns presented by desktop 3D printing is the amount of potentially harmful particles that are produced by the process. In a paper entitled “An Intelligent Exhaust Gas Processing System for Desktop 3D Printer,” a group of researchers discuss how they developed a system to perform adsorption and catalysis for desktop 3D printers. […]

One of the concerns presented by desktop 3D printing is the amount of potentially harmful particles that are produced by the process. In a paper entitled “An Intelligent Exhaust Gas Processing System for Desktop 3D Printer,” a group of researchers discuss...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2018

We’re starting off with some news about products being displayed at the upcoming formnext in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to business and research news. Clariant and Xaar have both revealed what they will be showcasing at formnext 2018 in Munich next month. Aurora Metals has announced a new partnership, while […]

We’re starting off with some news about products being displayed at the upcoming formnext in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to business and research news. Clariant and Xaar have both revealed what they will be showcasing at formnext...
The NIOSH on 3D Printer Fumes and Health. Your Guide to 3D Printers and Health, Best Practices.

The NIOSH on 3D Printer Fumes and Health. Your Guide to 3D Printers and Health, Best Practices.

The NIOSH is a part of America’s CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The NIOSH itself is The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the United States. It is the part of the government tasked with researching into the safety of workers in many professions. At 3DPrint.com we noticed a number of very interesting articles come […]

The NIOSH is a part of America’s CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The NIOSH itself is The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the United States. It is the part of the government tasked with researching into the safety of workers in many...
Are Carbon Nanotube Filaments a Health Risk?

Are Carbon Nanotube Filaments a Health Risk?

For a number of years I’ve been concerned with potential health risks from breathing in fumes from Fused Depostion Modeling (FDM, also called FFF, Fast Filament Fabrication and Material Extrusion) printing. I’ve overseen tests of filament where materials did not correspond to their Material Safety Datasheets and read about possible issues from fumes and UFP’s. […]

For a number of years I’ve been concerned with potential health risks from breathing in fumes from Fused Depostion Modeling (FDM, also called FFF, Fast Filament Fabrication and Material Extrusion) printing. I’ve overseen tests of filament where materials...
Polaroid Debuts New Range of Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018

Polaroid Debuts New Range of Consumer 3D Printers at CES 2018

At a friend’s birthday party this weekend, I was introduced to the Pic-300 Instant Analog Camera by Polaroid for the first time. I felt a little behind the times, as I didn’t even know such a thing existed anymore, and may have started in on a “Back in my day…” story right there in the […]

At a friend’s birthday party this weekend, I was introduced to the Pic-300 Instant Analog Camera by Polaroid for the first time. I felt a little behind the times, as I didn’t even know such a thing existed anymore, and may have started in on a “Back...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be reopening some of its locations under a new name, while Renaissance Services is launching a 3D printing division. […]

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be...
Are 3D Printer Fumes Bad for Your Health?

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 that 3D printers give off when they print. Is it really safe to breathe in the particles being given off from the melting plastic? Some […]

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 that 3D printers give off when they print. Is it really safe to breathe in the particles...
EOS Introduces Semi-Automated Powder Handling System for Metal 3D Printing

EOS Introduces Semi-Automated Powder Handling System for Metal 3D Printing

3D printing is capable of amazing things, and overall it’s considered a safer technology than many other manufacturing methods. It’s not without its risk factors, though – particularly metal 3D printing. Operators of metal 3D printers have to take special precautions when handling and interacting with metal powders, which can cause serious problems if inhaled […]

3D printing is capable of amazing things, and overall it’s considered a safer technology than many other manufacturing methods. It’s not without its risk factors, though – particularly metal 3D printing. Operators of metal 3D printers have to take...
Dremel Introduces DigiLab Suite with 3D45 Printer for More Advanced 3D Printing in STEAM Education

Dremel Introduces DigiLab Suite with 3D45 Printer for More Advanced 3D Printing in STEAM Education

First known for its rotary power tools, and then for being one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, Dremel continues to impress with its focus on education. Recently, Dremel announced a partnership with Workbench, an online sharing platform for project-based learning, so the two could share new methods for learning and teaching. […]

First known for its rotary power tools, and then for being one of the first nationally recognized brand names to adopt 3D printing, Dremel continues to impress with its focus on education. Recently, Dremel announced a partnership with Workbench, an online sharing...
UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

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 still reason for legitimate concern, particularly in regards to factors such as 3D printer emissions. It’s a known issue that 3D printers can give off […]

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 still reason for legitimate concern, particularly in regards to factors such as 3D...
Burning Down The House: Is Desktop 3D Printing Safe?

Burning Down The House: Is Desktop 3D Printing Safe?

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the safety of desktop 3D printing. When Underwriters Laboratory announced plans to enter the market, I covered it. When Dremel launched the IdeaBuilder I wrote that in my experience, it was among the first to be UL and CE approved – not just at the component level, […]

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the safety of desktop 3D printing. When Underwriters Laboratory announced plans to enter the market, I covered it. When Dremel launched the IdeaBuilder I wrote that in my experience, it was among the first to be UL and CE...
Polaroid and EBP Introduce New 3D Printing Pen and Universal Filament Materials in the UK

Polaroid and EBP Introduce New 3D Printing Pen and Universal Filament Materials in the UK

Imaging and technology brand Polaroid came bursting from our respective memory banks and onto the 3D printing scene at CES 2016, with the launch of its first 3D printer, the ModelSmart 250S. At CES 2017, the company introduced three compact 3D printer models and two 3D printing pens, and announced that its line of filament kits would soon […]

Imaging and technology brand Polaroid came bursting from our respective memory banks and onto the 3D printing scene at CES 2016, with the launch of its first 3D printer, the ModelSmart 250S. At CES 2017, the company introduced three compact 3D printer models and two...
EOS and UL to Offer Metal Additive Manufacturing and Safety Training to EOS Customers

EOS and UL to Offer Metal Additive Manufacturing and Safety Training to EOS Customers

You’ve probably heard the saying, “A company is only as great as its employees,” or some variation thereof. It’s a pretty obvious statement – of course the success of a company is going to depend on the skill, talent and effort of the employees that actually do its work. Some companies don’t quite grasp that, […]

You’ve probably heard the saying, “A company is only as great as its employees,” or some variation thereof. It’s a pretty obvious statement – of course the success of a company is going to depend on the skill, talent and effort of the...
Did a 3D Printer Just Kill People?

Did a 3D Printer Just Kill People?

No. A story this weekend from CBS’ San Francisco affiliate KPIX first reported the death of Roger and Valerie Morash of Berkeley. The article claimed that a “source said that the couple was using a laser 3-D printer that was venting into their residence. Symptoms and signs consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning were found in […]

No. A story this weekend from CBS’ San Francisco affiliate KPIX first reported the death of Roger and Valerie Morash of Berkeley. The article claimed that a “source said that the couple was using a laser 3-D printer that was venting into their residence....
Top 10 Ways Your 3D Printer Can Kill You

Top 10 Ways Your 3D Printer Can Kill You

It’s that time again: sensationalist news! In the headlines over the weekend, non-tech media returned to the favored pastime of vilifying 3D printers which, obviously, can cause perfectly lovely people to perish. We’ve previously seen 3D printers blamed for having started lethal fires; recently, a (since-updated) report indicated that carbon monoxide coming from a 3D […]

It’s that time again: sensationalist news! In the headlines over the weekend, non-tech media returned to the favored pastime of vilifying 3D printers which, obviously, can cause perfectly lovely people to perish. We’ve previously seen 3D printers blamed...
Exclusive Interview: Shining 3D Shines on in 3D Scanning and 3D Printing at CES 2017

Exclusive Interview: Shining 3D Shines on in 3D Scanning and 3D Printing at CES 2017

CES is a fertile launching pad for exciting new products in technology, and the 2017 event was a buzz of activity as new products were rolled out left and right. In the 3D printing marketplace in the Sands expo hall, China’s Shining 3D was certainly shining bright as it used the event for a pre-launch […]

CES is a fertile launching pad for exciting new products in technology, and the 2017 event was a buzz of activity as new products were rolled out left and right. In the 3D printing marketplace in the Sands expo hall, China’s Shining 3D was certainly shining...
Yeehaw 3D Printer for Kids Has Two Weeks Left on Indiegogo – Starting at $269!

Yeehaw 3D Printer for Kids Has Two Weeks Left on Indiegogo – Starting at $269!

Santa Claus is coming to town…Christmas is just a couple weeks away! While it may not fit in little Nell’s stocking, if you’re still looking for a present for your kids, why not head over to crowdfunding site Indiegogo and check out a 3D printer that’s advertised as the best out there for creative kids? That’s […]

Santa Claus is coming to town…Christmas is just a couple weeks away! While it may not fit in little Nell’s stocking, if you’re still looking for a present for your kids, why not head over to crowdfunding site Indiegogo and check out a 3D printer...
The FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Industry & Food & Drug Administration Staff Regarding 3D Printing

The FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Industry & Food & Drug Administration Staff Regarding 3D Printing

When a magical new technology comes along, capable of stunning us at nearly every turn, it’s especially thrilling to be one of the rare few to be involved from the beginning. Users are operating on a new frontier—and a lawless one for the most part, to begin with. Eventually though, concerns arise, and so do […]

When a magical new technology comes along, capable of stunning us at nearly every turn, it’s especially thrilling to be one of the rare few to be involved from the beginning. Users are operating on a new frontier—and a lawless one for the most part, to begin with....
UL AMCC Experts Discuss Hazards in 3D Metal Printing & Safety Precautions to Put in Place

UL AMCC Experts Discuss Hazards in 3D Metal Printing & Safety Precautions to Put in Place

It’s always great getting in on something when it’s brand new. It’s like being part of a secret club—with the rules being made up as you go. 3D printing, while certainly more in the mainstream than previous years (if being able to buy a 3D printer at Sam’s Club signifies anything), is still largely uncharted […]

It’s always great getting in on something when it’s brand new. It’s like being part of a secret club—with the rules being made up as you go. 3D printing, while certainly more in the mainstream than previous years (if being able to buy a 3D printer at Sam’s Club...
MakerBot 3D Printers & Filaments: Operating with PLA—and You are Safe!

MakerBot 3D Printers & Filaments: Operating with PLA—and You are Safe!

Since a recent study came out from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, there’s been quite the conversation regarding 3D printing and safety in terms of fumes. While it seems like a common sense concern to arise if you are near a machine working away, melting plastic and such, some seem surprised at […]

Since a recent study came out from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, there’s been quite the conversation regarding 3D printing and safety in terms of fumes. While it seems like a common sense concern to arise if you are near a machine working away,...
Is 3D Printing Hazardous for Your Health? Researchers from University of Texas Weigh In

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 to purchase and enjoy, we are then shamed for loving them (just can’t put that phone down for a second, eh?) and pummeled with a […]

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 to purchase and enjoy, we are then shamed for loving them (just can’t put...
How Safe is 3D Printing? UL Teams Up with Two Universities to Examine 3D Printing’s Effect on Air Quality & Human Health

How Safe is 3D Printing? UL Teams Up with Two Universities to Examine 3D Printing’s Effect on Air Quality & Human Health

As we continue to see 3D printing expand substantially in use–sure, perhaps not explosively like early predictions might have had us believe, but certainly enough to make a great deal of companies and consumers alike sit up and take notice–concerns arise regarding what, exactly, we are inviting into our workshops, whether they be at home […]

As we continue to see 3D printing expand substantially in use–sure, perhaps not explosively like early predictions might have had us believe, but certainly enough to make a great deal of companies and consumers alike sit up and take notice–concerns arise...
New UC Riverside Study Finds 3D Printed Objects to be Potentially Toxic

New UC Riverside Study Finds 3D Printed Objects to be Potentially Toxic

When plastics were first discovered, they were derived from natural substances that contained very little toxicity and were generally considered biochemically inert. However with the Industrial Revolution, Industrial Chemistry was born, and natural plastics that had been used harmlessly for centuries like chicle (natural chewing gum), natural rubber, collagen and gelatin were chemically modified and […]

When plastics were first discovered, they were derived from natural substances that contained very little toxicity and were generally considered biochemically inert. However with the Industrial Revolution, Industrial Chemistry was born, and natural plastics that had...
Future Engineers Warns: If You Are 3D Printing in Space, Forget the Supports

Future Engineers Warns: If You Are 3D Printing in Space, Forget the Supports

Just the fact that we are talking about 3D printing in space is sort of mindblowing. Considering that most of the world barely knew about 3D printing several years ago, putting it together with space is a progressive, futuristic–and very exciting–conversation. It’s one that we cover often, from the realistic to what still seems pretty […]

Just the fact that we are talking about 3D printing in space is sort of mindblowing. Considering that most of the world barely knew about 3D printing several years ago, putting it together with space is a progressive, futuristic–and very...
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