There are multiple additive manufacturing techniques, each one having problems with exposure to specific particles.
The techniques that implement metal powders are among the most critical, as some powders may cause dangers due to their chemical composition and whether they contain nanoparticles. It is therefore not rare to see companies deploy high-level protection strategies for this type of application.
Another category consists of polymer extrusion, and as such certain phases and machines emit nanoparticles. Measurement is useful in order to determine emissivity and thereby define a suitable prevention strategy that also takes usage into account.
If you’re in the detection stage (initial assessment), a single measurement may suffice. In the case of metal particles, the protocols to be applied are traditional and proven. You can view them and get a quote instantly right on this website.
In the case of organic particles, the protocol to be applied during detection and exposure measurement depends on the situation. Contact PARTICLEVER to examine the specific case.
Evaluating exposure makes it possible both to obtain information about how dangerous the substances are (chemical compositions, particle size, morphology, etc.) as well as a quantification of actual exposure in order to judge whether the risk seems acceptable.