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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?


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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.
  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...

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 ...
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