MakerBot Clean Air™, the smart-controlled HEPA filtration system, was designed for the MakerBot METHOD® and MakerBot METHOD X® 3D printers. It filters out ultra-fine particles during the printing process through the built-in HEPA filter. Tests at MakerBot show that they are effective in removing up to 95% of ultrafine particles compared to printing without this device. The system takes into account ambient temperature conditions and model material allowing for integration into the intuitive METHOD workflow.
METHOD, METHOD X and SKETCH™ 3D printers already possess several safety features. Designed with enclosed build chambers, this prevents touching the parts or extruder during printing. METHOD printers include an automatic pause system when the chamber door is opened during printing while SKETCH printers benefit from a built-in particulate filter ensuring safer printing in school environments.
“We are committed to being world-class in safety as we advance 3D printing’s use worldwide,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “From meeting industry certifications to delivering 3D printing solutions that support safety, our goal is always to exceed global industry benchmarks.”