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¿Peligrosas a la salud las impresoras 3D segun estudios?

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Un estudio realizado en el 'Illinois Institute of Technology' y en 'The University of Texas' arroja los resultados de que las impresoras 3D en base a filamentos pueden emitir gases y particulas que son potencialmente cancerigenas. Basicamente se refiere a las impresoras 3D que usan termoplasticos [ABS, PLA], que seria el filamento de plastico que es calentado por el extructor.

Los resultados son publicados en el 'journal Environmental Science & Technology' para quien quiera ver mas detalles. Y es recomendado realizar este trabajo de impresion en lugares ventilados y con extractores de aire/gases.

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Ponemos tal cual el resumen o abstract del articulo publicado.


Emissions of Ultrafine Particles and Volatile Organic Compounds from Commercially Available Desktop Three-Dimensional Printers with Multiple Filaments

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Previous research has shown that desktop 3D printers can emit large numbers of ultrafine particles (UFPs, particles less than 100 nm) and some hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during printing, although very few filament and 3D printer combinations have been tested to date. Here we quantify emissions of UFPs and speciated VOCs from five commercially available filament extrusion desktop 3D printers utilizing up to nine different filaments by controlled experiments in a test chamber. Median estimates of time-varying UFP emission rates ranged from ∼108 to ∼1011 min–1 across all tested combinations, varying primarily by filament material and, to a lesser extent, bed temperature. The individual VOCs emitted in the largest quantities included caprolactam from nylon-based and imitation wood and brick filaments (ranging from ∼2 to ∼180 μg/min), styrene from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) filaments (ranging from ∼10 to ∼110 μg/min), and lactide from polylactic acid (PLA) filaments (ranging from ∼4 to ∼5 μg/min). Results from a screening analysis of potential exposure to these products in a typical small office environment suggest caution should be used when operating many of the printer and filament combinations in poorly ventilated spaces or without the aid of combined gas and particle filtration systems.