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Like any machine used in manufacturing there are risks associated with 3D printers and 3D printer safety should be addressed. Varying levels of risk are associated with different 3D printer market segments. For example, machines used in the production or professional market, such as an aerospace, medical manufacturing, or consumer product company, typically are fully enclosed and have a series of interlocks and control systems to minimize the risk of injury to users. This is important because the size of the machine and the level of energy it can produce can harm the operator or increase the risk of fire.

This white paper is part of a series of of technical documents produced by UL experts to address challenges and developments in consumer technology.