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Transforming Vaccine Delivery - 3D Printed Micro-Needle

5 Oct 2021

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Heres a great research project discovered at All3DP Pro and once in a while one pops up that’s too amazing not to share. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a 3D printed micro-needle patch that enables people to painlessly self-administer vaccines.
The needle patch was found to provide 10-times greater protection than a typical vaccine shot delivered into an arm muscle with a needle jab, accord...

Do Resin Printer Emissions Need Better Designs?

3 Oct 2021

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HEPA air filters are a far more common feature on FDM printers today. This may be linked to a 2018 study that found emissions from the printers could be harmful to your health. Now, a similar study on resin printers found that they produce even more harmful emissions than FDM printers.
This study by Chemical Insights, an institute of safety science company Underwriters Laboratories, doesn’t mean you can’t have your resin printer in your office anymore...

Fixie Software Engineering

1 Oct 2021

If you’re an architect who struggles with creating 3D models, a new software platform from Fixie may help, and now you can beta test it for free. The model-making process is often daunting and most certainly time-consuming for architects, and Fixie is aiming to make the technology more accessible from day one by integrating model making into the architectural design process. You won’t need any prior knowledge of 3D printing to use the Fixie platform, which also boasts the handy featu...


8 Jan 2021

3D printers could present a risk to human health. With 3D printers gaining in popularity due to rapidly falling prices, a group of risk researchers have found that particles released during the printing process are small enough to infiltrate deep into the lungs and can affect indoor air quality and public health.
The widespread use of 3D printers to manufacture face shields, respirators and other personal protective equipment for Covid-19 has created a new urgency about their safety, the resear...

The Invisible Threat To Schools

13 Aug 2020

School Guide to Offset the Invisible Threat in Fused Filament 3D Printing August 12, 2020by Vanesa Listek3D Printers3D Printing3D Printing Materials3D Printing ResearchEducation   School classrooms are ideally positioned to make the most of 3D printing technology, benefiting students by giving them new learning possibilities and encouraging creativity and innovation. However, it can also pose unintended health risks to its users, except that few scientific studies have be...

Kora Formula 3D Receives Accolade

11 Dec 2019

Great Feedback On Twitter On Our Formula 3D Bed Adhesive   So progress of the elf door designed by @Bugman_140 these are for the poles on the sides of the door the first set failed badly. So I popped down some @KoraUK Formula 3D bed adhesive and used the exact same fcode and look at the difference. This bed adhesive is great

Science & Technology Recognise 3D Printing hazards

3 Dec 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council recognise the hazards involved with desktop FFF / FDM 3D Printing.

Kora Exhibit FormNext Frankfurt

25 Nov 2019

KORA 3D exhibited in Frankfurt Germany for the first time in late November at the FormNext show. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the stand to witness the hazards associated
With Desktop 3D Printing. As a result KORA 3D are looking to expand their operations throughout numerous countries through a new Distribution network.

Kora Exhibiting At The TCT Show Sept 2019

16 Oct 2019

KORA 3D exhibiting at the TCT show in September 2019 demonstrating the effectiveness of our Universal 3D Printer Safety Cabinet.
The specialist monitoring system (P-Trak) had been utilised by the Health and Safety Executive to reveal the quantity of potential harmful
Nanoparticles released from FFF and FDM 3D Printers. The ambient reading before the show read 2100 particulates per cubic cm.
On the final day the reading increased to 19000 particulates per cubic cm. The exhaust from the Kora SC...

Consumer 3D printers may harm your lungs: Study

9 Oct 2019

The overall 3D printing market is expected to grow from $9.9 billion last year to $34.8 billion by 2024 and consumer 3D printing is accelerating.IANS  |  October 08, 2019, 18:37 IST     New York: Consumer-grade 3D printers emit particles that can negatively impact indoor air quality and have the potential to harm respiratory health, according to a new study.

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and UL Chemical Safety research group collected particle...

Is PLA is safe?

14 Aug 2019

This article is quite interesting as tests now show that nano particles are dangerous and do enter the blood stream. Did you realise that whilst PLA appears relativly safe, it will still emit nano particles at an alarming rate. These particles if breathed in are small enough to pass into the blood stream, and from there will cause brain damage and circulatory problems should sufficient numbers be ingested. Make sure you have adequate ventilation or purchase our safety enclosure to ensure a safe ...

Known Irritants And Carcinogens in 3D Printing

9 Aug 2019

Researchers find hidden health risk in common 3D-printing process by Colm Gorey
Researchers have seen first-hand how prolonged exposure to the 3D-printing process could seriously impact our health through nanoparticles.
3D printing has gone beyond a hobby for makers and creatives, and is now a regular tool used by major industry to produce a whole range of objects, including the latest fighter aircraft.
However, while we tend to marvel at the intricate shapes these machines can create, we m...

Humans consuming at least 39,000 microplastic particles per year

3 Jul 2019

Humans consuming at least 39,000 microplastic particles per year The figure increases to between 74,000 and 121,000 particles when inhalation from the air is taken into account.   Thursday 6 June 2019 12:10, UK
Image: Research on the effects of microplastics is still in its infancy Humans could be consuming at least 39,000 microplastic particles a year, according to new research. 
The Canadian report, which compiled data from a series of studies, estimat...

Kora Unveils Recycling Program

4 Jun 2019

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, Kora 3D, has expanded its product range with the launch of two first-to-market innovations.
Kora 3D’s unique Formula 3D® bed adhesive is a specially formulated multi-polymer mix which secures the first layer of a 3D print to the 3D printer’s build plate during the printing process and ensures it can be easily removed once the process is compl...

Come and see Kora 3D

3 Jun 2019

Kora3D are exhibiting and speaking at The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition Milton Keynes 25th June 2019. Please come along and learn more about our British made 3D Printers and Safety Cabinet Equipment and how a Risk Assessment could keep you and your employees safe and compliant to current legislation.

Announcing Kora Adhesive and Cleaner

24 May 2019

Put safety first with 3D printing accessories Home > 3D/4D Printing > Put safety first with 3D printing accessories 23rd May 2019 Source: Kora 3D Posted By : Alex Lynn   UK manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, Kora 3D, has expanded its product range with the launch of two first-to-market innovations. Kora 3D’s Formula 3D bed adhesive is a specially formulated multi-polymer mix which secures the first layer of a 3D print to the 3D printer’s build plate duri...

RS Components - PPE Legislation

13 May 2019

RS Components - PPE Legislation and how they impact you On 21 April 2019, the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 came into full effect following a 12-month transition period.
The new regulation is more extensive than the old PPE Directive 89/686/EEC it replaces – which was implemented back in 1989 – and directly affects manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers.

So exactly what’s changed and what does it mean for you?

What is the new PPE Regulation 2016/425?


3D Printer Health Risk Warning

6 Mar 2019

Following the release of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report which found that the printers can create harmful emissions, Kora 3D, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of FFF/FDM style desktop 3D printers, has developed a universal safety cabinet to protect 3D printer users.
The use of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printers has grown rapidly in recent years, however concerns have consistently been raised over the safe u...

Health and Safety at Work

1 Mar 2019

Cover 3D printers in schools to reduce risk, says new HSE-backed guidance Robert Preston Health And Safety Magazine
Health, Lung disease, Risk assessment, Safety
An HSE research project has led to new safety guidance for schools and colleges on the safe use of desktop 3D printers, which recommends that the equipment should be used inside an exposure control cabinet to reduce harmful emissions.
Exposure control cabinets should also be retro-fitted to open-frame 3D printers, if other local exha...

HSE Report Raises Concerns Over 3D Printer Safety

28 Feb 2019

Kora 3D, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of FFF/FDM style desktop 3D printers, has developed a unique universal safety cabinet to protect 3D printer users, following the release of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report, which found that the printers can create harmful emissions which can potentially endanger users.

The report, entitled “Measuring and Controlling Emissions from Desktop 3D Printers”, found that 3D printers emitted many particles of a size range that co...

Emissions Risk from 3D Printing Unless Protective Equipment Used

28 Feb 2019

Research has found 3D printers emit particles small enough to enter the airways and lungs, potentially creating respiratory problems.
According to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) report, Measuring and Controlling Emissions from Desktop 3D Printers, fused filament fabrication 3D printers – which continuously feed thermoplastic material through a filament – often have no receptacle to trap potentially harmful particles that are emitted.
Respiratory health Workers at ri...

Kora 3D Develops Safety Cabinet to Protect Against FFF Desktop 3D Printer Emissions

28 Feb 2019

The company suspended sales of its extrusion-based desktop machines for four years while the research was carried out.
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Kora 3D has developed a safety cabinet to protect the users of extrusion-based 3D printing from potentially harmful emissions transmitted by the machine.
The company had previously suspended sales of its Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) systems, after entering into a research collaboration with the Health and Safety Executiv...

The Journey to Utilising 3D Printing Across the Manufacturing Space

9 Feb 2019

by Stephen Burrows, Founder of Impex Parts
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention and that is certainly the case with Kora.
Founder Steve Burrows was already enjoying considerable success with his first and long-term venture, Impex Parts Limited, a company that has been supplying OEM and Aftermarket parts to the motor trade for over 20 years. Changes to EU Motor Vehicle Block Exemption had seen demand for "Original Equipment Parts" increase rapidly and Impex was regularly receiving re...

Woodhouse Grove gets 3D Printer Donation from Kora

1 Feb 2019

  James Allison, head of DT, and students at Woodhouse Grove with the new 3D printer donated by Alex McIntosh, right, and his manufacturing firm Kora
  ASPIRING engineers at a Bradford school are set to benefit from the latest 3D printing technology from a Yorkshire firm. Woodhouse Grove School, based in Apperley Bridge, was donated the 3D printer from Leeds-basea. IT will allow students in Design and Technology lessons to take part in interactive sessions, and be able to pro...

Josh Warrington IBF Sponsored By Kora

31 Jan 2019

British professional boxer Josh Warrington has held the IBF featherweight title since May 2018. He has previously held the WBC International, European, Commonwealth, British, and English featherweight titles. He recently made history with his win over Lee Selby been the first from Leeds to win a world boxing title. Video here winning his World Title.

Statistics Nickname(s) The Leeds Warrior Weight(s) Featherweight Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)[1] Reach 67 ...