3d Printing Fumes

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3d Printing Fumes

Postby vgordin » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:30 pm

I'm running 3 printers now round the clock doing builds (PLA) for a beta test for my startup and the fumes are getting to be an issue. The windows are kind of far, so I would prefer to design a stand-alone fume remediation system for each printer.

I'm thinking of combining this design (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18483) with this sort of fume catcher (http://www.grassrootsengineering.com/blog/mymachine/) driven by a 120mm fan (http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-120 ... =120mm+fan) on each bot.

I figured I'd ask for suggestions here before I got down to it as you guys have been playing with printers and laser cutters much longer than I have and would likely have useful suggestions.

I'm also planning on putting the solidworks files into GIT once I have them so that it will be easier to collaborate and follow development.


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Re: 3d Printing Fumes

Postby Wired1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:07 am

I like the smell of PLA and as far as I know it's not toxic. What are you printing?
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Re: 3d Printing Fumes

Postby bloomingtonmike » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:26 am

I dont even find ABS fumes an issue and I sit next to the printer.
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Re: 3d Printing Fumes

Postby MiguelKendrick » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:33 am

If you have an issue with the filament fumes, get rid of PLA. It isn't the advisable filament--it's toxic. You might want to opt for Taulman t-glase, I'm talking about this http://www.3d2print.net/shop/product/ta ... ase-black/. Unlike some lines, there are no odours or fumes when 3D Printing with t-glase and its 100% reclaimable.
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Re: 3d Printing Fumes

Postby blah_59 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:51 am

In case I came off as harsh on the other threads, let me tone it down a notch. Coming to the forum to let us all know that you sell filament and to tell us that you believe it's a good product sold at a fair price is good information to share with us...BUT spamming the threads with nothing but plugs is kind of rude. So let me help you pimp your wares and get it out of your system...

Everyone, Miguel sells filament at 3d2print.net!

There, now everyone's been told and you can contribute helpful information from now on, if you decide to stick around.
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