BOFA has deployed a way to 3D print fume extraction connectors for 3D printers.
Question of the Week: Resin Safety in Public Library Makerspaces
This week’s question answers a somewhat disturbing question about resin safety.
Could Desktop Resin 3D Printing be Affected by Regulations in the Future?
There could be a massive problem for desktop resin 3D Printing in the future.
The NFL’s Concussion Protocol, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Warren Buzzell look at how a recent incident might have been helped with a 3D print application.
What is the Advantage of Water Washable 3D Printer Resin?
Water-washable 3D printer resin is increasing in availability, but what are the real advantages of using it?
Why Isn’t There an IPA Recycler?
Many things are recycled in 3D printing, but what about IPA?
Question of the Week: Resin 3D Printer Mats?
This week’s question relates to some mats we used in a prior story.
Two New 3D Print Safety Reports You Must Read
Researchers from Chemical Insights and Prusa Research have published reports on 3D printer safety that should be standard reading for all participants.
It Turns Out There Are Non-Toxic 3D Printer Resins
I’ve become aware of at least one provider of apparently non-toxic 3D printer resins.
All In One Resin 3D Printer Post Processing Device Coming?
An intriguing post online suggests the development of an end-to-end post processing resin 3D printing device is underway.
3D Printing Technology’s Potential in Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Charles Goulding and Warren Buzzell Jr. look at research and commercial efforts to combat brain injuries by using 3D printing appraoches.
Hands On With The Anycubic AirPure
We gave the new Anycubic Airpure a test in our lab.
The Two Types of Metal 3D Printing: Dangerous and Not So Dangerous
Those categories would be “dangerous” and “less dangerous”.
Prusa Announces Sophisticated 3D Printer Enclosure
Prusa Research announced the availability of a new, sophisticated enclosure for their popular MK3S+ 3D printer.
Resin 3D Print Times: Longer Than You Think
What’s your print time? If you’re using a resin 3D printer, it’s longer than you think.
Cricket Expansion and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how 3D printing is gradually being used in the sport of Cricket.
Seven Hardware Features That Should Be On Resin 3D Printers
Here are my thoughts on seven completely new features I’d like to see on desktop resin 3D printers.
3D Printed Concrete for Tornado Protection
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how construction 3D printing might avert future disasters.
At MakerBot, It’s All About Materials
I spoke to MakerBot to get an update on what they’ve been doing lately.
24 Resin 3D Printing Tips You Need To Know
Do you have a resin 3D printer? Here’s a whole bunch of tips for you.
MakerBot Gains UL GREENGUARD Certification
MakerBot announced their new air filtration system has been awarded GREENGUARD certification by UL.
BOFA Publishes Paper on 3D Print Emissions and Safety
BOFA International published a paper analyzing the issues surrounding emissions from active 3D printers.
BOFA Makes a Move into High Temperature 3D Printing
BOFA announced a new device specifically designed for high temperature 3D printing.
Could a Research Breakthrough Lead to Inexpensive Non-Toxic 3D Printer Resins?
A new paper identifies a more inexpensive method of producing photoinitiators.
ZYYZ Labs Introduces Pro II Professional 3D Printer
ZYYX Labs introduced a new 3D printer, the ZYYX Pro II.
BOFA Introduces Safe Metal 3D Printing Filtration Solution
BOFA’s new AM 400 fume extraction device includes a new safety feature designed specifically for additive manufacturing operations.
Prusa Research Begins Resin Production
Three years ago Prusa Research launched their own filament production, and this week they launched a similar resin production line.
An Easier Way To Detect 3D Printer VOCs
A report details a new, accessible method of detecting VOCs in the nearby atmosphere, which could be quite useful in many 3D printing situations.
Seven 3D Printing Hazards
3D printing is thought to be a relatively safe activity, but is it really?
The Importance Of 3D Print Certifications
Formlabs announced a new material certification, and it’s more important than you might think.
Why Resin 3D Printing Is So Challenging
Resin 3D printing isn’t nearly as popular as FFF 3D printing even though it’s widely available. Why is that so?
Will Robots Revolutionize BIM Workflow?
Robots can pick up on BIM precision and you don’t have to worry about their safety.
Clean Air: MakerBot’s New Filtration Accessory
MakerBot announced “Clean Air”, a smart filtration accessory for their METHOD X 3D printers.
The FormUp 350’s Powerful New Features
AddUp announced a new metal 3 printer, the FormUp 350, and it includes quite a number of unusual features.
BLUE CARE 3D Printing Powder Is Definitely The Right Color
A new material from FABULOUS has a very interesting property: its blue color.
The Pet Industry And 3D Printing
Charles Goulding, Jr. considers safety when it comes to 3D printing for our pets.
Jabil’s Unusual PA 0600 Filament
Jabil introduced a new engineering filament for professional 3D printing, PA 0600.
Understanding The Metal 3D Print Condensate Problem
Sintavia published an excellent document describing the condensate problem at many metal 3D print operations.
A Rant About Resin
Resin 3D printers produce amazing output, but why do they have to be so messy?
Could This Be The Best 3D Printer Enclosure?
A new startup is marketing an enclosure kit for small desktop 3D printers, including the popular Prusa models.
Are Biocompatible 3D Printer Resins Truly Safe?
New research has uncovered previously unrecognized toxicity issues with certain biocompatible resins.
Design of the Week: Air Filtration System
This week’s selection is the outrageous Air Filtration System by software engineer Mike Buss.
The Real Story In 3D Printing Safety Is Materials Science
What really makes a difference for safety in 3D printing is the materials science, says the CEO of RIZE.
RIZE CEO Focuses In On 3D Printing Realities For 2021
RIZE’s CEO offers some insights into 3D printing safety and a look ahead for 2021.
RIZE Reaches Fifth GREENGUARD Certification
The RIZE 2XC 3D printer has obtained UL GREENGUARD certification, the fifth such certification for a RIZE product.
Ultimaker Upgrades Entry-Level 3D Printer
Ultimaker announced a new entry-level 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect.
The Importance Of Understanding 3D Printing Clients
In a today’s 3D printing world it is all too easy to focus too hard on the technical and forget other factors.
Chasing The Elusive Safe 3D Printer Resin
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.
More On That Plastic Repellent Paint Option
We found out a lot more about Slice Engineering’s new plastic repellent paint.
Don’t Forget The Dangers Of PTFE
PTFE is commonly used material in 3D printer construction, but did you know it poses some danger?
Meet The RIZE 2XC: Debut 3D Printer From The RIZIUM Alliance
RIZE is introducing a new 3D printer, developed with Sindoh, that represents an interesting professional desktop composite system.
Design of the Week: Glove Remover
This week’s selection is the Glove Remover by digital advertising agency atoll.
EOS Focuses On Metal 3D Print Safety
A technical notice recently issued by EOS to their clients regarding 3D print metal condensate safety.
Is Your 3D Printer Killing You Slowly?
I’ve become aware of a potential issue that some readers may not know about: PFTE toxicity.
RIZE Makes A Materials Deal With Sindoh
Two 3D printer companies have made an arrangement for use of materials: certain Sindoh equipment will be able to make use of RIZE materials.
More On The 3D Printer Hair Incident
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.
Four Far Out Predictions For 3D Printing In 2020
General predictions of the future are easy, mere extensions of existing trends. Here we provide some very specific — and unlikely — predictions for 2020.
Rize All-In On Bio-Friendly 3D Printing
It seems that RIZE is placing a bet on a future 3D printing world with increased emphasis on safety. We found out some details.
New Dangers For 3D Printer Operators
We witnessed yet another dangerous situation encountered by a 3D printer operator and provide some advice on how to avoid the situation.
3D Printer Emissions Are Everywhere
Did you know there are increased levels of 3D printer emissions even at trade shows? We found a measurement to prove this happens.
Question of the Week: Resin 3D Printing Safety
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.
First Flame Retardant Material for SLA 3D Printing Now Available
You can now 3D print flame retardant parts using SLA 3D printing processes with Cubicure’s new Evolution FR resin.
Kora’s Powerful SC-01 3D Printer Safety Enclosure
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.
More Details On The Surprisingly Sophisticated Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle
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.
The Significance Of UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certification In 3D Printing
Today Rize announces the first UL GREENGUARD 2904 Certified 3D printer and materials; what does this mean for the 3D printing industry?
Rize Announces First UL GREENGUARD Certification: CEO Interview
3D printer emissions are in focus again today, but with a progress update: the first GREENGUARD-certified 3D printer has been announced.
Question of the Week: 3D Printer Resin Safety
Is 3D printer resin safe? Is it safe when ventilated? The answer is most definitely no, and it’s not because of resin fumes.
Do You Need A 3D Printer Emissions Sensor?
3D printers emit VOCs — volatile organic compounds. Do you need a sensor to detect them? We examine a proposed DIY solution.
3D Print Learning Series: Safety
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.
Treat 3D Printer Resins Very, Very Carefully
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.
Book of the Week: Automated Construction Safety
Do construction 3D printers offer any type of safety program? What might form a proper safety regime for construction 3D printing?
The Safety Bomb Hidden In Some Metal 3D Print Operations
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.
3D Printer Safety: Adapting Your Home Workstation to Avoid Potential Hazards
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.
Some Clear Advice On How To 3D Print Food-Safe Items
I’ve just reviewed what seems to be the most comprehensive resource I’ve yet seen regarding 3D printing food safety.
UK’s Health And Safety Executive Looking At 3D Printing
A new report about 3D printing safety has been issued by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive.
The Correct Way To Achieve Zero Emission 3D Prints
I’m quite impressed with Rize’s approach to dealing with 3D printer emissions, and it’s not anything you might expect.
The Deep Implications Of UL2904 On 3D Printing
UL finally published its standards on 3D print safety, and there are definitely going to be implications.
3D Printer Safety: Another Anet A8 Burns
Once again, an Anet A8 desktop 3D printer caught fire.
3D Printing Health Risks Identified by UL and Georgia Tech
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.
One Comprehensive 3D Printing Safety Solution
We received responses from our provocative post last week, “Does ANYONE Care About 3D Printer Emissions?”
One Inexpensive Way to Add Some Safety to Your 3D Printer
After publishing our rant about the increasingly important lack of attention paid to safety in 3D printing, we received an interesting tip.
3D Printing Health Risks Identified by UL and Georgia Tech
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
Harz Labs Hopes to Beat the Resin Market
We encountered Harz Labs, a 3D printer resin manufacturer.
Does ANYONE Care About 3D Printer Emissions?
After reading more scary papers researching 3D printer emissions, I am baffled by the industry’s lack of response.
NASA Testing Antibacterial 3D Print Materials, But Should You?
It appears that NASA is testing some antibacterial 3D printing materials for potential space use.
3D Printing In The Dorm? Is This Really A Good Idea?
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.
Is There Such A Thing As “Safe Resins”?
Fabbaloo reader Nick asks about Safe Resins.
A Solid Solution to 3D Print Air Quality
I’m watching a video from the folks at DIY3DTECH, where they show a comprehensive air system.
The Temptation of Non-Foodsafe 3D Prints
There is a problem that I see unfolding everyday.
Insurance May Be The Key to 3D Printing Safety
Yes, it apparently happened again. Someone’s house burned because of a 3D printer.
3D Printer Safety at Issue, Again
Desktop 3D printers are definitely not the safest machine you can have.
Finally: A Desktop Fume Extractor Project
This is something I’ve been interested in for some time: an inexpensive fume extractor you can make yourself.
WARNING: No 3D Printed Weapons!
The College of Charleston in South Carolina does not want you to 3D print any weapons.
The Sometimes Visible and Mostly Invisible Dangers of 3D Print Materials
The lack of standards and packaging inconsistencies in 3D printer filament may hide safety issues.
The ProtoPro Air Scrubber Solution
We’re looking at a very interesting air safety system for desktop 3D printing today.