Kora 3D for Industry
Concerns related to the use of 3D printing equipment, the heat of the extrusion area, the possibility of entrapment in moving parts, and concerns about the hazardous nature of fumes released from the 3D printing equipment have been raisied. CLEAPSS has highlighted that the lack of evidence on the health and safety risks associated with using desktop 3D printers and has worked in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (Coventry), KORA, Peritus Health Management, the British Standards Institute and the Health and Safety Executive to develop a good practice guide for safe use of desktop 3D printers for schools.
These related document links below identify areas that should be considered before purchasing and when using 3D printers, and recommends measures that should be put in place to reduce these risks. The term 'recommendation' is used to highlight the need for action(s) to be taken considering the most relevant regulations.
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH): http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment (PUWER): http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/puwer.htm
- How to carry out a COSHH risk assessment?: http://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/harmful/coshh.htm
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Approved Code of Practice: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l21.htm
- Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Disorders: http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/manualhandling.htm
£549.00 (excl VAT)
The Kora SC-01 3D Printer Safety Cabinet has been designed in conjunction with the HSE to maintain a safe enviroment in which to 3D print in. Employers have a duty to employeesand other affected persons to protect them against risks to their health arising from exposure to substances which are hazardous to health.The Kora SC-01 addresses these risks applicable to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
If you own a FFF/FDM desktop 3D printer and you fail to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments or fail to put measures in to mitigate those risks, you are likely to be in breach of your responsibilitites and liable to enforcement action including prosecution.
We can help businesses carry out their own risk asessments and offer free advice to remain within the law. Please contact us on the live chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free, non obligatory and completely free consultation.
The filter used in the cabinet filters harmful gases and particulates identified by the HSE as causing health issues. In addition to the filtration benefits, the SC-01 has a lockable door. This prevents trap hazards such as fingers or hair being caught in the moving parts as well as preventing accidental burns. To top it all, the cabinet provides a stable enviroment for your print builds preventing for example sudden gusts of wind spoliling a print.
The Kora SC-01 3D Printer Cabinet will fit the majority of printers on the market, however, please feel free to message on the chat, email or phone, and we can confirm whether or not the cabinet will fit your printer.
HSE and CLeapss publication links - desktop 3d printing
CLEAPSS Publication CLICK HERE
HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Publication CLICK HERE
£10.95 (excl VAT)
Premium Rub On Adhesive For 3D print beds. Prevents lifting of print and provides a stable platform for the 3D printing process. Refills and 'cash back' schemes available to encourage full re-cycling.
Review From Fuse London
“Very easy to use with the distribution/smoothing pad that covers a lot of surface at once. Is also great that it doesn’t layer up like for example glue stick or magicgoo. The formula 3D solution leaves a perfectly smooth and thin layer that bonds well to PLA, PETG, ABS and other 3D printer filaments. Is easy to apply and remove as well, dries out super-fast and has no unpleasant odours. Our bottle lasted a couple months with constant use on 4 printers.”
Review From Leeds University
"The F3D is a little gem of a product which works a dream – Prints are adhering to the build plate very well using F3D. In comparison to similar adhesion products and sprays in particular, this is so much easier to use and is far easier to clean after printing. The applicator uses minimal fluid and glides along the print beds quickly and efficiently. We have been using this on our 30+ Ultimaker printers and will continue to do so as the product is really boosting print success and minimising failures from build plate adhesion and warping. Priced well, Highly recommend ! " Rhys.M Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing Services Mechanical Engineering University of Leeds