3D printing allows a vast range of products to be customized and created without high manufacturing costs and futile waste.
As the industry continues to grow, so do concerns about the health and safety associated with 3D printing. Results from studies have indicated that during the printing process, heated materials cause particles, droplets, and gases to be released that can be harmful if inhaled.
Certain 3D printing applications produce high temperatures that can quickly emit hazardous contaminants into breathing zones. Adhesives, printer ink, lacquers, and cleaning solvents transmit fumes and mists that are dangerous when inhaled and must be properly filtered to prevent contaminants from reaching breathing areas.
Any painting, grinding, or gluing completed post-printing is also known to introduce dangerous contamination to the work environment.