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Soldering Welding Fume Extractors

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Printing Fumes

3D printing allows a vast range of products to be customized and created without high manufacturing costs and futile waste. The production of products that used to be injection moulded or cast now save businesses thousands in tooling costs and because 3D printing is an additive process, little material ends up as waste. Engineers use 3D printing to create:

  • Manufacturing Aids
  • Architecture
  • Product development
  • Aircrafts
  • End-use parts
  • Bones
  • Fabric embellishments
  • Shoes
  • Musical instruments
  • Cars
  • Robots
  • and more
  • As the industry continues to grow, so do concerns about the health and safety associated with 3D printing. Results from studies have indicated that during the printing process, heated materials cause particles, droplets and gases to be released that can be harmful if inhaled.

    Certain 3D printing applications produce high temperatures that can quickly project hazardous gases and particulate into the breathing zones of operators'.

    Any painting, grinding or gluing completed post printing is also known to introduce dangerous contamination to the work environment.

    Adhesives, printer ink, laquers, and cleaning solvents emit mists that are dangerous when inhaled. Proper filtration systems are critical to prevent pollutants from reaching operators' breathing zones. Employers must ensure that MEK, ketones, and ozone are removed from UV applications including:

  • Wide format printing
  • Hot melt glue binding
  • Inkjet coding printers
  • Dye sublimation
  • Polywrapping
  • UV coating
  • and more
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