Reduce ultra fine particles (UFP), sound intensity and VOCs by placing your 3D printer in a Owlson 3D printer Enclosure

3D printing is not clean. Even PLA will create emissions above the healthy levels*. Usually indoor rooms would assume nano particles up to 2.000-3.000 pt/ccm. In this test case, printing a Benchy boat in PLA for around 2 hours creates a level of app. 175.000 ultra fine particles averaged. By placing your printer inside one the Owlson Enclosure and combine it with an air cleaner, you will reduce this to a level below 25.000 UFPs after some print time. Have a look at the similar result for micro particles ranging from 0.4 micron up to 10 micron (PM1.0-PM10.0). All of our test results was generated by 3D printing the Benchy boat #3DBenchy on a Prusa I3MK2 printer with  Owlson PLA grey filament at our lab facility.

*According to WHO guidelines human should not be exposed to the following particles

PM2.5:
10 microgram/m3 annual mean
25 microgram/m3 24-hour mean

PM10.0

20 microgram/m3 annual mean
50 microgram/m3 24-hour mean

The reduction in emission will also be seen for micro particles.

Summarized the following performance can be obtained:

UFP reduction with Owlson 779T Enclosure & Owlson HAC3019 air cleaner by 99.1%

UFP reduction with Owlson 779T Enclosure & Owlson HAC1210 air cleaner by 75.8%

UFP reduction with Owlson 779T Enclosure & Owlson ventilation unit by 77.2%

UFP reduction with Owlson 779T Enclosure & ventilation unit & Owlson HAC1210 air cleaner by 89.9%

Sound Intensity reduction by 22.4%

Below you see all curves mapped into the same chart.

Have a look at the research done at Georgia Institute of Technology which confirms that 3D printing is bad for the air quality. Read the article here.

Browse through our products and see how the air cleaners perform inside the Enclosures