Is your 3-D Printer killing your kids?


(Bob McNeel) #1

###Did that headline get your attention?*###

It should have. This is just a reminder that 3-D printers are industrial tools and like laser cutters, proper protective gear and ventilation is needed.

I was reminded when the topic came up this week on the 3D Printing Event Blog: That nifty 3D printer may be slowly poisoning you (and your kids?).

“According to a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, the desktop 3D printers on the market can emit a pretty hefty amount of harmful ultrafine particles (UFPs) into the air.”

“Worst case scenario? Asthma-like symptoms, cardiac arrest, stroke, and even death. There’s also the issue of toxicity in the materials used to 3D print that could compound these effects.”


*There are a bunch of journalistic tricks used here to get attention and scare. But don’t run off in a panic. Just give this some thought and do the responsible thing for your situation.


Posted Aug 01, 2013 by Bob McNeel on Rhino News, etc.


#2

Gee, Bob. I see the “Share” button on discourse but I can’t find the “Scare” button. Where did you discover it?