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Desktop 3D printers Health Study

Desktop 3D printers are no longer a huge novelty. They can be found in everywhere from offices to homes, but one concern is the emissions that they release. Those who work in technical recruitment or even in engineering recruitment will know this more than anyone. Tech sites are now processing some very bracing findings that came from a study in Georgia. The whole thing was very in-depth, and they also looked into printer usage as well. A senior advisor called the study the most extensive one to date when you look at the emissions that printers can release and the goal was to try and analyse this in a controlled environment. Studies have shown in the past that the fused filament fabrication that the printers are designed for are known for operating a huge level of ultrafine particles. In fact, there are over 200 volatile compounds and some of them are irritants and carcinogens. These are all released when the printer is in operation.

So how can this affect humans? The particles that are released can easily be inhaled and this can have an impact on your respiratory health in general. Weber stated that the needs release filaments showed a ton of adverse responses. Air quality can take a hit on the environment as well and this is especially the case if you don't have a good level of ventilation. A lot of factors, such as the temperature setting, the box and even the filament can all affect emissions. On top of this, different printers actually release different compounds as well, so when you take this into account you will soon find that there really are tons of things to be concerned about. That being said, the team are working diligently to make sure that the issues are sorted out ASAP.


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