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…

Should Vented Enclosures Become A Mandatory Safety Standard for FFF 3D Printers?

With innovation always comes unintended consequences. There’s been much-to-do with the possible health repercussions of 3D printing, particularly when it comes to the fine particles and fumes produced by the…

How Safe are the Titanium Powders Used in 3D Printing?

How safe is additive manufacturing? That’s a question that has been asked multiple times, and has been the subject of multiple research studies. In a recent study entitled “Titanium Powders…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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