HOLD UP: A few people smarter than me commented and noted that this doesn't get rid of UFP's (ultra fine particles) This respirator cartridge has a P100 filter in it but some of the super fine particles will still get through. It still does get rid of the smell and VOC's namely formaldehyde which is a carcinogen. There isn't much you can do for the UFP's except make sure your chamber is sealed and/or vent it to the outside (best way). Just thought I'd let ya know :)
Hey everybody! So I recently got a new 3D printer and I wanted to use it in the basement so I didn't have to walk out to the shop at 3am to start a new print for a customer. And since it's not particularly healthy to breathe in the "fumes" that come from the molten plastic, I did a few things that likely remove them altogether!
First I made an enclosure (first major step) and then I designed and 3D printed this air purifier that gets rid of a bunch of that nasty stuff you might encounter when you are around a running 3D printer. And it only cost ~ $50! It's extremely easy to print and uses easy to find and easy to replace respirator cartridges! This particular one I used is a "3M Formaldehyde Organic Vapor Cartridge/Filter 60925, P100 Respiratory Protection" which, as far as I understand, is the best type for this application. You could prob use this for other things too! Let me know if there are any improvements I could make.
Watch the build -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG7mGp6texM
Links to files and parts:
(1x) 120mm radial blower - - https://amzn.to/2COnenr
(1x) 12v wall adapter - - https://amzn.to/2VqPVxU
(1x) 2 pack of filters - - https://amzn.to/2VrJ4V9
cheap PLA I like to use - - https://amzn.to/2LPnO7b
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Here are some of the articles I've read-
Always check with your manufacturer and keep in mind that this air purifier has not been tested and I can not guarantee that it is effective.
You might be able to get away without supports but I would use em if I were you.