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Let Zimpure aspirate these toxic fumes!

Have you noticed this strange and irritating smell when you’re near your 3D printer? It is actually a mix of harmful gases and nanoparticles. This is due to thermoplastic fusion. Professionnals in the thermoplastic industry or folks with an average sense of smell alike, you have already smelled this melted plastic and you know it can’t be good for your health.

Toxic fumes issued by 3D printers

Detrimental health effects

Nanoparticles or ultrafine particles (UFPs) can be dangerous because of their chemical composition but especially because of their size (less than 100 nanometers). When inhaled, UFPs can be trapped in the smallest areas of the lung’s alveoli, which are tiny sacs covered with blood capillaries where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between the bloodstream and the lungs. UFPs are small enough to pass directly from the lungs and into the bloodstream. This way they accumulate in other organs of the body such as the brain, the liver, or the spleen.

And the particles need not be toxic in and of themselves in order to cause problems or poisoning : even PLA particles (which are currently widely believed to be non-toxic) can build up in the lungs and cause serious harm.
As for for VOCs, they can include any number of different chemicals and in varying amounts. For example, the VOCs released when an ABS filament is melted can contain 10 to 20 different chemicals, most notably Styrene, a chemical classified as being toxic, and possibly a carcinogen.

Ultrafine particles destructive health effects

What really happens in your room

With one 3D printer operating continuously in a 45 m3 (1600 ft3) furnished and conditioned office space (complete air renewal rate of once every hour), we observe an ultrafine particles concentration of 58 000 particles/cm3. This is more than 11 times what we observe in a typical home, office or school ambient air.

Regarding the gases : In this configuration, the predicted styrene concentration is about 150g/m3, which is 20 times more than the highest styrene concentrations measured in commercial buildings in the U.S. In France, particle pollution is the 3rd cause of death : more than 48 000 people die every year as a result of particle pollution. We do not accept even more pollution in our homes! Source

Zimpure plug and play filtering system for 3D Printers

Un système efficace et certifié

Il était très important pour nous de tester et faire certifier notre nouvelle manière innovante de filtrer les nanoparticules et les gas émis par les imprimantes 3D.

C’est pourquoi nous avons travaillé avec un laboratoire spécialisé (LSCE, CEA) pour tester, améliorer et faire certifier notre produit.

Nous sommes maintenant fiers de pouvoir fournir un système de filtration efficace, fiable, compacte et abordable, et ce pour tous les utilisateurs d’imprimantes 3D !

Efficient and certified ultrafine particles filtering system


Pour pouvoir utiliser Zimpure sur votre machine, vous devez télécharger et imprimer l'embout d'aspiration spécialement conçu pour votre imprimante. Pour accéder à cet embout, veuillez sélectionner votre imprimante dans la liste ci-dessous. Votre imprimante n'est pas dans la liste ? Aidez-nous à rendre Zimpure compatible !

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Nicolas Roux

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Antoine Franz

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Web Dev et Data Scientist, étudiant en école d'ingénieur (ENSAE ParisTech).

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