Water-washable 3D printer resin is increasing in availability, but what are the real advantages of using it?
Many things are recycled in 3D printing, but what about IPA?
This week’s question relates to some mats we used in a prior story.
Researchers from Chemical Insights and Prusa Research have published reports on 3D printer safety that should be standard reading for all participants.
I’ve become aware of at least one provider of apparently non-toxic 3D printer resins.
An intriguing post online suggests the development of an end-to-end post processing resin 3D printing device is underway.
Charles Goulding and Warren Buzzell Jr. look at research and commercial efforts to combat brain injuries by using 3D printing appraoches.
We gave the new Anycubic Airpure a test in our lab.
Those categories would be “dangerous” and “less dangerous”.
Prusa Research announced the availability of a new, sophisticated enclosure for their popular MK3S+ 3D printer.
What’s your print time? If you’re using a resin 3D printer, it’s longer than you think.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 3D printing is gradually being used in the sport of Cricket.
Here are my thoughts on seven completely new features I’d like to see on desktop resin 3D printers.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how construction 3D printing might avert future disasters.
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
Do you have a resin 3D printer? Here’s a whole bunch of tips for you.
MakerBot announced their new air filtration system has been awarded GREENGUARD certification by UL.
BOFA International published a paper analyzing the issues surrounding emissions from active 3D printers.
BOFA announced a new device specifically designed for high temperature 3D printing.
A new paper identifies a more inexpensive method of producing photoinitiators.
ZYYX Labs introduced a new 3D printer, the ZYYX Pro II.
BOFA’s new AM 400 fume extraction device includes a new safety feature designed specifically for additive manufacturing operations.
Three years ago Prusa Research launched their own filament production, and this week they launched a similar resin production line.
A report details a new, accessible method of detecting VOCs in the nearby atmosphere, which could be quite useful in many 3D printing situations.
3D printing is thought to be a relatively safe activity, but is it really?
Formlabs announced a new material certification, and it’s more important than you might think.
Resin 3D printing isn’t nearly as popular as FFF 3D printing even though it’s widely available. Why is that so?
Robots can pick up on BIM precision and you don’t have to worry about their safety.
MakerBot announced “Clean Air”, a smart filtration accessory for their METHOD X 3D printers.
AddUp announced a new metal 3 printer, the FormUp 350, and it includes quite a number of unusual features.
A new material from FABULOUS has a very interesting property: its blue color.
Charles Goulding, Jr. considers safety when it comes to 3D printing for our pets.
Jabil introduced a new engineering filament for professional 3D printing, PA 0600.
Sintavia published an excellent document describing the condensate problem at many metal 3D print operations.
Resin 3D printers produce amazing output, but why do they have to be so messy?
A new startup is marketing an enclosure kit for small desktop 3D printers, including the popular Prusa models.
New research has uncovered previously unrecognized toxicity issues with certain biocompatible resins.
This week’s selection is the outrageous Air Filtration System by software engineer Mike Buss.
What really makes a difference for safety in 3D printing is the materials science, says the CEO of RIZE.
RIZE’s CEO offers some insights into 3D printing safety and a look ahead for 2021.
The RIZE 2XC 3D printer has obtained UL GREENGUARD certification, the fifth such certification for a RIZE product.
Ultimaker announced a new entry-level 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect.
In a today’s 3D printing world it is all too easy to focus too hard on the technical and forget other factors.
I’ve been on a bit of a quest to find some truly safe 3D printer resin, and I’m not sure there’s actually such a product.
We found out a lot more about Slice Engineering’s new plastic repellent paint.
PTFE is commonly used material in 3D printer construction, but did you know it poses some danger?
RIZE is introducing a new 3D printer, developed with Sindoh, that represents an interesting professional desktop composite system.
This week’s selection is the Glove Remover by digital advertising agency atoll.
A technical notice recently issued by EOS to their clients regarding 3D print metal condensate safety.
I’ve become aware of a potential issue that some readers may not know about: PFTE toxicity.
Two 3D printer companies have made an arrangement for use of materials: certain Sindoh equipment will be able to make use of RIZE materials.
We were able to view video footage of the 3D printing hair-caught incident from last week and have determined exactly how it occurred, and how to prevent it from happening again.
General predictions of the future are easy, mere extensions of existing trends. Here we provide some very specific — and unlikely — predictions for 2020.
It seems that RIZE is placing a bet on a future 3D printing world with increased emphasis on safety. We found out some details.
We witnessed yet another dangerous situation encountered by a 3D printer operator and provide some advice on how to avoid the situation.
Did you know there are increased levels of 3D printer emissions even at trade shows? We found a measurement to prove this happens.
Exactly how dangerous is 3D printer resin, and what do you do about it. We list some thoughts and actions you can take to ensure additional safety.
You can now 3D print flame retardant parts using SLA 3D printing processes with Cubicure’s new Evolution FR resin.
Need a safety enclosure for your 3D printer? Don’t even know why? Find out more with our look at the Kora SC-01 Safety Cabinet.
Ultimaker’s new S5 Bundle is far more than a marketing slogan. It is a highly sophisticated 3D printer that includes a variety of production features.
Today Rize announces the first UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certified 3D printer and materials; what does this mean for the 3D printing industry?
3D printer emissions are in focus again today, but with a progress update: the first GREENGUARD-certified 3D printer has been announced.
Is 3D printer resin safe? Is it safe when ventilated? The answer is most definitely no, and it’s not because of resin fumes.
3D printers emit VOCs — volatile organic compounds. Do you need a sensor to detect them? We examine a proposed DIY solution.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print safety, which is far more risky than you might have imagined.
Do you think 3D printer resin is safe? It might not be. Consider this story of a 3D printer operator who was severely burned by a caustic photopolymer resin.
Do construction 3D printers offer any type of safety program? What might form a proper safety regime for construction 3D printing?
Are you 3D printing in metal? If so it’s possible you have an unknown safety hazard caused by stored flammable condensate produced by gas filters.
Personal 3D printers are a (relatively) new introduction to the home interior. In a way, some might consider 3D printers a home appliance like an oven, sewing machine, or toaster.
I’ve just reviewed what seems to be the most comprehensive resource I’ve yet seen regarding 3D printing food safety.
A new report about 3D printing safety has been issued by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive.
I’m quite impressed with Rize’s approach to dealing with 3D printer emissions, and it’s not anything you might expect.
UL finally published its standards on 3D print safety, and there are definitely going to be implications.
Once again, an Anet A8 desktop 3D printer caught fire.
It’s been known for several years that desktop 3D printers, and presumably any extrusion 3D printer operating in an open environment, can be potentially dangerous.
We received responses from our provocative post last week, “Does ANYONE Care About 3D Printer Emissions?”
After publishing our rant about the increasingly important lack of attention paid to safety in 3D printing, we received an interesting tip.
It’s been known for several years that desktop 3D printers, and presumably any extrusion 3D printer operating in an open environment, can be potentially dangerous
We encountered Harz Labs, a 3D printer resin manufacturer.
After reading more scary papers researching 3D printer emissions, I am baffled by the industry’s lack of response.
It appears that NASA is testing some antibacterial 3D printing materials for potential space use.
It’s nearing the start of University sessions for many students, some of whom may be contemplating using a 3D printer – in their dormitory room.
Fabbaloo reader Nick asks about Safe Resins.
I’m watching a video from the folks at DIY3DTECH, where they show a comprehensive air system.
There is a problem that I see unfolding everyday.
Yes, it apparently happened again. Someone’s house burned because of a 3D printer.
Desktop 3D printers are definitely not the safest machine you can have.
This is something I’ve been interested in for some time: an inexpensive fume extractor you can make yourself.
The College of Charleston in South Carolina does not want you to 3D print any weapons.
The lack of standards and packaging inconsistencies in 3D printer filament may hide safety issues.
We’re looking at a very interesting air safety system for desktop 3D printing today.
With the increase in set top options for desktop 3D printers, I’m wondering what might go wrong.
We’ve often written on the topic of 3D printing safety, and there are few other solutions that do as much as 3DPrintClean’s.
Last week we wrote on the invisible problem of nanoparticles not being caught by typical HEPA filters. One company may offer a solution.
There’s been much ado about nanoparticle emissions from desktop 3D printers, but one solution may actually not be one.