SafetyAM - Work safety in additive manufacturing

Work safety in additive manufacturing
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In the case of laser beam melting, metallic components from powder material are generated by layered construction and a selective powder melting by means of a laser. Due to the processing of metallic powder materials, however, there are also hazards in the production environment, which are to be classified with regard to compliance with applicable regulations in the area of ​​occupational health and safety.

The application of additive manufacturing processes creates new challenges in the process of factory planning to the companies. These requirements result from the required process components and the materials used for the individual production processes. From the resultant instructions for work safety, practical guidelines have been derived for factory planning regarding handling, storage, constructional conditions and processing of the materials.





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