Latest HSE Guidance on 3D Printers

Have you seen the latest guidance from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE)?

The report (number RR1146), entitled ‘Measuring and controlling emissions from polymer filament desktop 3D printers’ looked at the emissions of particulate from the process of 3D printing and assessed the effectiveness of control methods.

The research found that the process of 3D printing heated filaments which emitted large numbers of very small particles and volatile organic chemicals which could be breathed in. 3D printers are commonly used in schools, hence the increased priority to protect users!

Placing the printer inside an enclosure fitted with a suitable air filtration system will contain emitted particles and protect your users.

Biopharma Group is the UK’s number one distributor of Faster clean air products. Faster have had great success and much experience building bespoke and off the shelf enclosure to house all kinds of equipment which emit potentially harmful matter.

Contact us NOW for advice and pricing for a suitable air filtration system enclosure hood! 

Here’s a couple of examples of the enclosures we have previously manufactured.


What are our customers saying about us?

Our customers are great! They say such nice things about Biopharma and the Faster safety cabinets we sell. Sam from one of our key distributors Medline Scientific was talking to his customer and said:


“Faster cabinets are reliable and quiet and are favoured by service engineers as they are easy to take care of. Biopharma offer the full service of delivery, installation and commissioning and can also take away old cabinets if required.

Faster has been around since the 80’s, with their safety cabinets being marketed in the UK via various channels. Half of the safety cabinets in the new Francis Crick Institute in London are Faster units, so you can be confident in their quality and reliability.

Surprisingly, in many cases I’ve found that the prices of Faster cabinets aren’t much more and are sometimes better than many other brands on the market today!”


We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Thanks Sam. Find out more about Medline Scientific here. See if they can beat your safety cabinet quote.