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…

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…

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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…


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