AIS: 3D printer safety
3D printing is a relatively new technology and industry and is also one of the latest technologies to enter schools. There is little known about the types and magnitude of emissions from desktop 3D printers and there are currently no standards that measure or assess the emissions. As a result, there is not much known about the possible impact on the safety and health of users.
This information sheet considers different safety considerations and makes recommendations for ‘best practice’ in the use of 3D printers in the school environment.