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Proactive Approaches to Health and Safety in Additive Manufacturing

Technology is evolving at a pace that has not been rivaled since the Industrial Revolution. We are seeing industries thrive with these advancements and Additive Manufacturing (AM) has perhaps seen…

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An Unforgettable AMUG | 3D Printing Leadership Redefined in 2021

“Please wear a mask in public spaces,” the Hilton Hotel lobby signage makes it pretty clear upon arrival that they want their guests to feel comfortable and safe while on…

3D Printed Lockout-Tagout Tooling: Another Gateway App for 3D Printing

Previously I’ve written that 3D printing is industrial strength duck tape for your business. Through seeing our technology as an improvisational tool that can be used to solve problems, I’ve…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 27, 2020

A virtual 3DEXPERIENCE event is coming up this week, in addition to webinars on topics such as additive manufacturing safety, supply chain issues, printing intelligent parts, and more. 3DEXPERIENCE: A…

E.U. to Regulate 3D Printed Toys & Supply Chain

The European Union has taken a serious interest in regulating 3D printed toys. As additive manufacturing processes only continue to pick up steam, affecting nearly every industry in some way,…

EOS, BASF, Kupol (and 3D Printing) Big Winners of the NFL Helmet Challenge

The NFL Helmet Challenge has, for a number of years, pitted the best and brightest minds in 3D printing against a deceptively simple problem, making better helmets. Head injuries have…

Safety and 3D-Printed COVID-19 Medical Devices — An Interview with Veterans Affairs

In our previous article on the topic, we mentioned some broad guidelines that seem to have coalesced related to 3D printing medical devices in the face of the supply shortages…

ASTM and UL to Publish ISO-ASTM Standard for Additive Manufacturing

Nonprofit standards development organization ASTM International, which develops and publishes technical standards for a range of industries, materials, products, services, and systems around the globe, has signed a memorandum of…

Where Are They Now: 3D-Printed Sex Toys

Five to seven years ago, the key phrase “3D-printed” could hook any business idea or blogpost to the top of search engine results. Those two words would send the most…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 15, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re sharing stories about new partnerships, a new material, and a new system for safe powder handling. EOS and AMFG have announced a partnership,…

Interview with James Nordstrom of 3DPrintClean

This is an interview with James Nordstrom, the founder of 3DPrintClean. We talk about the various safety concerns that consumers should think about in terms of 3D Printers as well as sustainability for people in terms of health and environmental safety.

RAPID 2019: Talking 3D Printing and Partnerships with Ultimaker’s Jamie Howard

While attending the recent RAPID + TCT conference and trade show, I also visited the Ultimaker booth to meet with Jamie Howard, the new president of Ultimaker North America. On…

Interview with the Director General of CECIMO, Filip Geerts, on Connecting the 3D Printing Industry

We’re very interested in connecting the 3D printing industry and have in a series of articles looked at organizations that are trying to bring us all together. We will need…

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…

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)…

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed…

3D Printed Sensors Could Offer Earlier Warning of Wildfires and Chemical Leaks

A forest fire can spread unbelievably fast, which means that early detection is critical. The current systems in place for detecting the spread of forest fires, however, aren’t perfect. Watch…