Clean air has been a hot topic for consumers using desktop 3D printers in homes, schools and small businesses. As a result, the first half of 2016 saw steady growth in the number of clean tech companies manufacturing eco-friendly 3D printing filaments from recycled materials.
Clean air and professional grade 3D printers have not been as widely discussed because air quality regulations and restrictions control where and how professional 3D printers are used.
Yet, the importance of non-toxic materials and user safety with professional 3D printers has never been more important as the industry continues to grow exponentially.
One company leading this trend is Boston-based start up, Rize, with the recent launch of their RizeOne zero-post processing industrial desktop 3D printer, and proprietary Rizium One filament which produces zero harmful emissions during the printing process.
"The 3D printers [that companies currently own] are all down in the lab, locked away from the engineer,” says Frank Marangell, CEO of Rize. "Rize’s goal is to 'break the chains of the lab' — to provide a machine that is safe to use in an office environment, without any special ventilation or protective equipment. You can't put a price on health."
Looking forward to more companies actively incorporating and promoting clean air solutions in their professional 3D printers and materials as we finish out the year.