3D Printing

3D printing processes can generate high temperatures which rapidly project harmful gases and particles. Effective fume extraction can protect technicians with ultra-clean, filtered air, and maintain cleaner print areas.
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The dangers of 3D printing 

The 3D printing process is a relatively new one, so not all of the dangers of working with these machines have been fully identified. This is mostly due to the fact that there are so many consumable filaments on the market for 3D printing.


However, what we do know so far is that fumes that are released from printing certain plastics and other materials can damage the eyes and respiratory system. Certain printers will release strong smells that indicate gaseous and microscopic particles are present, which is why fume extraction is so important here.

How BOFA fume extractors can make 3D printing safe

Extraction, filtration and ventilation are essential in preventing your 3D printer from releasing harmful gases and unpleasant smells. BOFA International’s 3D printing fume extractors are specifically designed to capture and remove harmful particles directly from the 3D printer. 


These specialist fume extraction systems sit beside the 3D printer and immediately capture fumes, vapour and pollution with minimal disruption. BOFA then uses a three-stage filter process to battle these airborne particles and release clean, filtered air back into the room.

Other benefits of 3D printing fume extraction 

3D printing is an up-and-coming technology that has plenty of untapped potential. There is much to be learned about the process, but for now, future-proofing your 3D printing system is the best way to ensure you get the best results.


A build-up of sticky particles and gaseous fumes can lead to defective builds, which can waste time and money. By using a fume extraction system, not only do you keep manual technicians safe from harmful particles, but you can also improve the quality of your products.

 

Learn more about the 3D printing process

Here at V Tech SMT, we have worked closely with BOFA International and have a strong understanding of their products. If you have any questions about fume extractors and the role they play in 3D printing, feel free to contact us today.


We have also produced an article explaining why fume extraction is so important when it comes to creating a safe working environment, which may answer some of your questions.