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Hazards and Safety Considerations to Remember When 3D Printing

3D printers have been around for long enough for us to say that they can certainly be used safely. Nowadays, 3D printers can be found in humble garage workshops, schools and universities, laboratories, and manufacturing shop floors.


Just like any other electrical device or industrial tool, there are both proper and improper ways of using a 3D printer. Thus, this article does not seek to answer the question of whether 3D printing is safe. The answer is yes, but only under the proper conditions and with the appropriate measures in place.


To systematically go through these safety tips, we shall cluster them according to the hazard they address – from the most serious to the less impactful. Chemical fumes and ultra-fine particles The reaction of filaments in terms of emission of chemical fumes may vary from […]


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