Are 3d printer materials carcinogenic?

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asked Apr 10, 2014 in 3D Materials by Mildred

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answered Apr 20, 2014 by ps_admin (680 points)
Hi there,

check this out http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-3D-Printing-Safe-or-DIY-Testing-for-HCN-from-/

That his should hopefully clear up some of the arguments around polyamide printing.

thanks
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answered Apr 20, 2014 by sypher (180 points)

In terms of being carcinogenic, im not actually sure...

But a study from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA on the "Ultrafine particle emissions from desktop 3D printers" has concluded that their results suggests caution should be used when operating some commercially available 3D printers in un-vented or inadequately filtered indoor environments.

to read more on this please visit http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013005086

 

 

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answered Apr 20, 2014 by sypher (180 points)
Also check out this info from Filaco on their filaments and safety information http://www.filaco.com/product-info/
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answered Apr 20, 2014 by oluyy
This article here will probably give you your best answer to this https://www.whiteclouds.com/toxicity-abs-plastic-3d-printing

But in a nut shell weather or not 3d printing materials (such as filament) are carcinogenic, its probably best to do it in an ventilated room or outside.

thanks
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