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Consumer level 3D printing and product safety

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With the ability to produce many products using a 3D printer, it raises a number of consumer product safety red-flags. They may use hazardous materials or print banned, or unsafe products.

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Consumer level 3D printing and product safety

  1. 1. Consumer level 3D printing – what does it mean for product safety? Promoting consumer product safety in Australia and beyond . . .
  2. 2. The democratisation of manufacturing © Product Safety Solutions 2
  3. 3. © Product Safety Solutions 3 Anyone can design a product – but do they have product safety training?
  4. 4. Making products safe requires research and knowhow © Product Safety Solutions 4
  5. 5. © Product Safety Solutions 5 . . . unwittingly, or otherwise
  6. 6. Creativity of 3D design and materials has many positives, but … © Product Safety Solutions 6
  7. 7. Is it the right material for the job? © Product Safety Solutions 7
  8. 8. No formal testing, so . . . How’s the quality? Is it safe? © Product Safety Solutions 8
  9. 9. Spare part designs are increasingly available, but could you be . . . © Product Safety Solutions 9
  10. 10. Designs can be varied . . . and unsafe accessories made and fitted © Product Safety Solutions 10
  11. 11. White paper All these issues are discussed in a white paper - available free on the Product Safety Solutions website, along with a range of other materials on 3D printing productsafetysolutions.com.au
  12. 12. Everyone needs to contribute to addressing the issues Please see the white paper’s recommendations and think about what you can do – now and into the future © Product Safety Solutions 12
  13. 13. © Product Safety Solutions 13 You’re invited to share . . . Please share this slideshow, and any of our other resources on 3D printing and consumer product safety Thanks Gail Greatorex Director, Product Safety Solutions Melbourne, Australia

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