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Determination of hazardous substances exposure during "Additive Manufacturing" – Application of powder-based systems

Project number: F 2410 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) / LASER Zentrum Hannover e.V. Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2020-02-29


Additive manufacturing processes gained in importance in the last years. Therefore, not only prototypes are constructed but also industrial components are made more and more in serial production. Because of the huge width of different techniques it is possible to handle a variety of new materials. Beside powder and solids also liquids with different physical or chemical characteristics can be applied.

The aim of this project is to identify workers' exposure performing workplace measurements in the field of additive manufacturing processes and especially for powder-based processes to produce construction parts. Based on the measurements of the inhalable and respirable particle fraction as well as relevant constituents or possible volatile compounds and through comparison with occupational exposure limits and assessment criteria practical instructions for good working practice as well as control guidance sheets will be derived.


Unit 4.4 "Measurement of Hazardous Substances"

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