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3D Printing and Air Quality Risks!

HOW TOXIC ARE ABS & PLA FUMES? 3DSAFETY.ORG EXAMINES VOCS


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This air quality table compares the major types of plastic used in 3D for the amount of formaldehyde, TVOC’s (Total Volatile Organic Compounds) as well as particulates (10 μm in size or greater) and PM2.5 (2.5 μm in size or smaller).  The measurements were made with standard air quality meter (see here: https://amzn.to/2JQW28h) under controlled and reaped conditions.  The reference (i.e. Ref) range are the thresholds which are generally considered to be of “risk” to health.

3d print air quality is it bad for me is there a cancer risk  This graph compares the particle release sizes of PM10 (10 μm in size or greater) and PM2.5 (2.5 μm in size or smaller) for each common plastic used in 3d printing.  The premises being the higher the “outgassing“, the high the risk of the plastic to ones over heath.  It is also important to understand the risk of the PM2.5 particles as it is considered possible for these nano-particle to penetrate the blood brain barrier as well as bypass many biological and mechanical filtration systems also.

 

The complete playlist to the many video which made this detailed research can be found here:  https://goo.gl/CNbrJQ

 

Published References on Air Quality and 3D Printing


New study shows health hazards of 3D printing, suggests PLA could be your safest bet:

HOW TOXIC ARE ABS & PLA FUMES? 3DSAFETY.ORG EXAMINES VOCS:

Is 3D Printing Safe?:

Characterization of Emissions from a Desktop 3D Printer:

3D Printing & Air Quality: An Interview with Dr. Brent Stephens:

3D PRINTING IN THE WILD: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF AIR QUALITY IN COLLEGE MAKER SPACES:

Emission of particulate matter from a desktop three-dimensional (3D) printer:

Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Safety Unit 3D Printer Considerations:

Ultrafine particle emissions from desktop 3D printers:

 

Air Cleaning Projects and Products:


RJ Makes HEPA Project on Thingiverse: www.thingiverse.com/thing:1305485

RJ Make You Tube Video for HEPA Filter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46KQ0uCHb8

A replicator 2/2X air scrubber that really works: www.thingiverse.com/thing:125264

Air scrubber (HEPA+Carbon): www.thingiverse.com/thing:2379737

ABS 3d Printer Nanoparticle and Chemical Exhaust Air Filter: www.3dprintfilemarket.com/140629194058.html

Zimpure – Filtering solution for 3D Printers: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1856422226/zimpure

CleanPrint (commercial Solution): www.3dprintclean.com/

MiniHood-Low-cost 3dprinter enclosure and filter: www.indiegogo.com/projects/minihood-low-cost-3dprinter-enclosure-and-filter-3d-design#/

3D Printing Air Filters: www.uaf.com/industries-applications/3d-printing-air-filters/

Fabbaloo Air Filter System: www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2015/3/1/finally-a-3d-printer-filter-accessory

Fume Extractors and Particle Collection Systems for 3D Printing Applications: www.sentryair.com/3d-printing-fumes.htm?gclid=CjwKCAiA7JfSBRBrEiwA1DWSG-oXUj4MpiUas6DXE3eDEVfud7R8HZi-buidWnPNhgq7KvqIjZ0XcRoCfSIQAvD_BwE

Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Safety Unit 3D Printer Considerations: www.safety.rochester.edu/ih/3Dprinters.html

 

Components for Building a Fume Evacuation System:


Marine Grade Fans for Fume / VOC evacuation:
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Hose for venting:
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Fan Speed Controller (12volt):
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