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Measuring & Controlling Emissions from Polymer Filament Desktop 3D Printers

HSE Research Report RR1146 published 2019 which sets out to measure emissions of particulates and volatile organic compounds from desktop 3D printers and to investigate the effectiveness of control measures to reduce these printer emissions.

The research found that the heated filaments emitted large numbers of very small particles and volatile organic chemicals which could be breathed in.

The research report findings have led to the development of a new good practice guide for schools published by CLEAPSS in 2019.  This guide provides advice about precautionary measures for safe use of desktop 3D printers and measures to minimise health risks for students and school employees.

Download the original pdf by clicking on the URL below:-

URL: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr1146.pdf