14 Aug 2019
9 Aug 2019
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...
3 Jul 2019
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...
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...
3 Jun 2019
24 May 2019
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?
6 Mar 2019
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...
1 Mar 2019
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...
28 Feb 2019
The report, entitled “Measuring and Controlling Emissions from Desktop 3D Printers”, found that 3D printers emitted many particles of a size range that co...
28 Feb 2019
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...
28 Feb 2019
Kora MD Steve Burrows with the SC-01
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...
9 Feb 2019
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...
1 Feb 2019
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...
31 Jan 2019
Statistics Nickname(s) The Leeds Warrior Weight(s) Featherweight Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Reach 67 ...