For 3D Printing
3D printing processes typically melt or sinter materials to create products. The heat used in these processes can create ultra-fine particulates, gases and/or vapors. These contaminants can potentially affect your health and even cause wear or damage to your equipment.
You can protect yourself and your equipment by using a 3D printing fume extractor that captures both the particulate and gaseous contaminants. The pre-filter and HEPA filter capture the fine particles while the gas filter captures the gases and VOCs.
Frequently Asked Questions: Filtrabox 3D Printing Fume Extractors
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What is a 3D printer fume extractor, and why do I need one?
A 3D printer fume extractor is specialized equipment designed to remove harmful fumes, gases, and ultra-fine particulates generated during 3D printing. When materials are melted or sintered, they can release contaminants that could be detrimental to both your health and the longevity of your 3D printer. Using a fume extractor, like those in Filtrabox’s line, helps capture these particulates and gases, providing a cleaner and safer environment for you and your equipment.
How does a Filtrabox fume extractor work?
Filtrabox fume extractors use a multi-stage filtration system. The pre-filter catches larger dust particles, followed by a HEPA filter that captures ultra-fine particulates. Finally, a gas filter absorbs gases and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). The system works together to remove particulate and gaseous contaminants from the air effectively.
Why use a Filtrabox fume extractor for my 3D printing setup?
Filtrabox fume extractors are engineered to handle the unique challenges of 3D printing, ensuring efficient capture of solid and gaseous contaminants.
How often do I need to change the filters?
The frequency of filter changes varies depending on usage and the types of materials and process you’re printing with. However, most filters will typically need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Longer intervals are common in FDM applications.
Are fume extractors noisy?
Filtrabox takes noise levels seriously and has designed its fume extractors to be as quiet as possible, generally below 55 dB. That’s about as loud as a normal conversation, so it shouldn’t be too distracting while you work.
Is it difficult to install a Filtrabox fume extractor?
Not at all! Filtrabox fume extractors are designed for easy installation. Most models come with a detailed instruction manual, and all the necessary hardware is included. It’s usually a straightforward process that can be completed in less than an hour.
Can a fume extractor handle multiple 3D printers?
Yes! It depends though on the requirements of each 3D printer in your multiple-printer set-up. Contact us and we’ll help you select the right fume extractor for your specific set-up.
What materials are particularly concerning when it comes to fumes?
Materials like ABS, Nylon, and Polycarbonate can release more harmful fumes than others. When using these materials, it’s essential to have a reliable fume extraction system, like Filtrabox.
Do Filtrabox fume extractors require regular maintenance?
Apart from regular filter replacement, Filtrabox does not require maintenance. Just periodically check that all-systems-are-go!
Where can I purchase a Filtrabox fume extractor?
Filtrabox fume extractors are available through various online retailers and specialty shops. If you have specific needs or questions, our customer support team is always ready to assist you in finding a suitable model for your setup.