Additive manufacturing: emissions from 3D printers

Whether used for tool and machine parts, packaging or everyday items – 3D printers are now virtually indispensable. Despite the obvious advantages such as cost efficiency and speed, the new technology also raises the question of emissions caused by ultra-fine particles and volatile organic compounds.

3D printer in operation

These occur when handling the devices or during 3D printing with plastics and metals. To obtain certainty about the emissions, the WESSLING experts offer indoor air measurement and occupational health and safety consulting. This includes setting up suitable work areas for 3D printing.

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Our range of services in additive manufacturing

  • Emission of airborne particles and VOC
  • Physical-chemical characterisation of products made of plastics and metal: harmful substances, chemical resistance, technical cleanliness, etc.
  • Analysis of product food safety
  • Check of the effectiveness of filter systems; certification if necessary
  • Advice on occupational health and safety and the set-up of suitable 3D printing work areas
  • Explosion protection on use of powders
  • REACH and RoHs conformity

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