What an unprecedented study found about 3D printing’s dangers

External News: Four years of research shows that 3D printers emit hazardous microparticles, which can embed themselves in your lungs forever

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Fast Company reports on Rodney Weber's landmark study on the dangers of 3D printing.

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Fast Company reports on Rodney Weber's latest study. Weber and his team discovered  that there is no such thing as a 3D printer that doesn't emit concerning microparticles into the air.

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What an unprecedented study found about 3D printing's dangers.
Fast Company
November 19, 2018

There is no such thing as a 3D printer that doesn't emit concerning microparticles into the air, according to Rodney Weber's groundbreaking study about the dangers of 3D printing. Even industrial models that appear sealed put out measurable particles. 

But Weber warns us not to be too alarmed. The true danger is that the industry is currently unregulated, but the particles from 3D printer's aren't any different from the ones already floating around in the air.

Weber is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

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nanoparticles, 3d printing, Rodney Weber, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences
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  • Created On: Nov 26, 2018 - 12:28pm
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