No Food or Drink
When hazardous materials are being handled in the lab, food and drink consumption is prohibited.
Safety glasses must be worn while handling hazardous materials such as Nylon 12 powder or printer resins.
N95 Mask or Equivalent
An N95 mask or equivalent respiratory protection must be worn while handling hazardous materials such as Nylon 12 powder or printer resins.
Nitrile protective gloves must be worn while handling hazardous materials such as Nylon 12 powder or printer resins.
The lab has two Class IV lasers which operate as Class II lasers when fully closed and the interlocks aren’t defeated. When run as Class II lasers, no PPE is required as the windows protect the operator from harmful radiation.
Printer outer surfaces and, especially, internal build chambers will become hot during use. Additionally, lasered material may be warm, even hot to the touch immediately after lasering.
Many printing materials are toxic when ingested such as Nylon 12 powder and printer resins, so appropriate PPE must be worn when handling.
Entanglement & Pinching
Rotating machinery in the lab may present entanglement and pinching hazards during operation. This includes operation of the Fuse Sift’s cartridge mixer and laser rotary functions.
Combustible & Flammable Materials
Many of the materials frequently utilized in the space present flammability hazards, especially during laser operations.