Tips on Protecting Your Workers from 3D Printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is becoming more of a staple in the manufacturing process every day. Its presence isn’t limited to simply printing plastics and sheets of metal; manufacturers are relying on 3D printing to completely transform the process of prototyping and production.

However, with every great innovation comes consequences.

Chemical Insights, an institute of Underwriters Laboratories, and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) found that many desktop 3D printers, while in operation, generate ultrafine particles (UFPs) and numerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may affect human health.

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