The use of 3D Printers has exploded over the past 5 years with the majority of those in the educational, home and small business environments being of the FDM or FFF type. These 3D Printers use a spool of filament that is made from a wide range of materials such as PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, Wood, Metal, Flexible, Polycarbonate, Carbon Fiber to name a few.
Some of these materials such as ABS and ABS/Polycarbonate will off- gas fumes when they are heated to their printing temperatures of 240 degrees C and higher. ( which is over 430 degrees F). These gases produced from the Styrene portion of the material can be harmful when inhaled in large quantities or over long periods of time.
The manufacturers of ABS filament recommend that the materials be used in a well ventilated area or within an enclosure using Carbon or some other adsorptive media to remove the gaseous pollutants.
D-Mark, Inc. has been manufacturing Carbon filters since 1970 and produces small, compact carbon filters for 3D Printer enclosures. One of them is made by LiteWorld LLC based out of Florida. ( www.liteworldllc.com ) These small CarbonWeb filters remove the odors and gases from the printers using a small fan to pull the air from the enclosure both keeping the air in the surrounding environment safe and the 3D printer clean. The use of the enclosure also aids in the printing process when printing materials that are affected by cold air hitting the build platform during the 3D Printing operation.
D-Mark makes a wide variety of Carbon medial and other adsorptive materials for the commercial, institutional, industrial, medical and residential markets. 47 years of experience has put them in a league of their own. They are currently moving to a new location as they have out grown their production space.
For more information on the complete line of Carbon filters please go to our website at: http://www.dmarkinc.com or call us on our toll-free number at: 800-343-3610.