Additive Manufacturing Safety

AM methods and processes involve the use of moving and hot components, hazardous materials, and devices that produce radiation. Operators must be aware of these hazards as well as the safety protocols used to reduce them. For example, all AM materials have specific handling guidelines, including the required personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilation for that material. Though many AM safety protocols will be familiar to anyone who has worked in a manufacturing environment, there are also hazards unique to AM. Knowing these hazards and safety precautions will help ensure that an AM operation runs smoothly, efficiently, and safely. After taking this class, users will be able to identify AM hazards, understand common safety standards, and safely operate AM equipment.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe additive manufacturing and the importance of AM safety
  • Describe common AM methods
  • Describe different types of personal protective equipment
  • Describe AM mechanical hazards and how to protect against them
  • Describe AM electrical hazards and how to protect against them
  • Describe AM thermal hazards and how to protect against them
  • Describe AM radiation hazards and how to protect against them
  • Describe AM airborne hazards and how to protect against them
  • Describe general post-processing safety
  • Describe AM material-handling safety
  • Describe proper cleanup and disposal for AM methods
  • Describe the information on a Hazard Communication Standard label
  • Describe safety data sheets
  • Describe maintenance and lockout/tag-out procedures.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including supervisors, working with Additive Manufacturing equipment.
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Course ID

TU130

Skill Focus

Smart Technology

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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