I’ve found another automatic fire suppression system for 3D printers.
I’m looking at “The Cloud” a “Personal Printer Sentry” for fire control.
A house fire in Austria is rumored to be caused by a 3D printer fire.
There’s been a very interesting development in Bambu Lab’s A1 recall process.
I’m reading an interesting thread on Reddit about Bambu Lab enclosures and realized there could be a more widespread issue.
The CDC has issued a lengthy guide for 3D print safety, something that all 3D printers operators should read.
We recently saw a safety demonstration by BOFA that showed the ability to clear dangerous particles away from 3D printers.
There’s more evidence of microplastics causing negative effects, which will eventually affect 3D printing.
We had a close look at Incus’ new metal 3D printer, the Hammer Pro40.
Microfactory has developed a very unusual resin 3D printing system that should be completely safe for operators.
We’ve been testing the unusual Wash & Cure Max post processing system from Anycubic.
Could desktop resin 3D printers be banned in the near future?
Could there be a path to truly safe, non-toxic 3D printer resin? New research indicates this could be the case.
There’s a bit more to think about when considering microplastics generated by 3D printing.
There’s a new document from UL describing how to work with 3D printers in a safe manner.
A new furniture option is set to shake up the resin 3D printer world.
It’s time for another resin safety story, and this one is quite incredible.
BOFA has deployed a way to 3D print fume extraction connectors for 3D printers.
This week’s question answers a somewhat disturbing question about resin safety.
There could be a massive problem for desktop resin 3D Printing in the future.
Charles R. Goulding and Warren Buzzell look at how a recent incident might have been helped with a 3D print application.
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.