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November Lunch & Learn - Additive Manufacturing without Additive Hazard: Properly Protecting 3D Printers

  • Fire & Risk Alliance Conference Room, Department of Fire Protection Engineering 3106 JM Patterson Bldg College Park, MD 20742 USA (map)

As additive manufacturing (AM) becomes more cost-effective and widespread, large scale makerspaces and associated equipment are finding their way onto college campuses and into production facilities. This presentation will review the fundamentals of AM, combustible dust hazards, and protection methods for 3D printers in an effort to help determine the most effective way to protect users from the hazards inherent in this novel equipment.

The presentation will address:

- An overview of additive manufacturing fundamentals

- Combustible dust hazard overview

- Protection methods for 3D printers and other sources of combustible dust.


Scott R. Rockwell Ph.D., is a senior consultant with JENSEN HUGHES who provides direct engineering consulting services pertaining to combustible dust hazards including: performing Dust Hazard Analyses (DHA), development of testing recommendations and analysis of test results.

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