Are The Fumes You Can Smell During 3D Printing Harmful or Even Toxic?

Are The Fumes You Can Smell During 3D Printing Harmful or Even Toxic?

We took your questions related to common 3D printing issues and categorized them into what we call 3D printing myths – common concerns and sometimes misconceptions of this industry. Today, Dr. Natalie Rudolph explains how analytical devices can detect and identify the volatiles in such fumes released during 3D printing and gives important tips on what to pay attention to when printing with a 3D printer at home.

In the last months, we introduced the 7 technologies of Additive Manufacturing. We explained the process principle and its variations, looked at materials and applications as well as highlighted advantages and disadvantages of each technology.

If you missed our Basic Video Series, click here!

Kicking off 3D Printing Myths Explained

As a response, we have received a huge amount of direct messages and emails from you. The very specific questions about individual applications will be answered in our Advanced Video Series starting beginning of April.

For now, we took your questions related to common 3D printing issues and categorized them into what we call 3D printing myths – common concerns and sometimes misconceptions of this industry. Our explanations will touch on the material science and measurement techniques used, but are relatable also to home users of 3D printers. We give valuable insights and tips on how to improve and optimize your printing results using the Material Extrusion (FDM) technology.

Are the fumes you smell during 3D printing harmful or even toxic?

We answer one of the most important questions in the 3D printing community. We all know the smell during 3D printing and we have wondered if this harsh smell of ABS or PLA filament is harmful or even toxic to us.

Dr. Natalie Rudolph explains how analytical devices can detect and identify the volatiles in such fumes released during 3D printing. On this basis, she goes on to give important tips on what to pay attention to when printing with a 3D printer at home. 

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