Close



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1

    Is 3d dangerous good for kids?

    i saw some article that stated some(or may be all) 3d printer is dangerous to kids especially the FDM one because they use heat to melt the filament which oxidize the toxic out of the plastic.

  2. #2
    Staff Engineer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    937
    Some plastics are more toxic than others. PLA is low on the toxicity scale, although it may emit hormone-mimicking nano-particles when heated. ABS is worse, though. SLS printers melt particles of plastic or metal with lasers, so they require positive ventilation as well. Other types of printers have problems of their own - the photo-reactive resins used in SLA or DLP printers aren't something you want in your kid's mouth or on their skin, while powder-bed printers (like the Z-corp machines) use proprietary powders and binders of unknown composition, so it's hard to say how toxic they might be, although no powder is good to breathe. Probably the safest type are the LOM printers, like the Mcor Iris, which use regular paper as a feedstock, laminate them with glue and print on them with inkjet inks. They aren't cheap, though...

  3. #3
    Children under six should be banned from stereoscopic technology such as 3D movies, computers and video games, says France’s health and safety agency, ANSES. It is also calling for children up to 13 to moderate their use of the technology.


    The call follows recommendations by the agency’s Italian counterpart last year and cites “pioneering analysis” of scientific research into the possible effect of 3D viewing on the developing visual system.


    So is its recommendation reasonable? Not if it’s based on existing evidence. Crucially, the agency’s report is unclear about what exactly this “pioneering analysis” is. However, what is clear is that there is no published research, new or old, showing evidence of adverse effects from watching 3D content other than the short-term discomfort that can be experienced by children and adults alike. Despite several years of people viewing 3D content, there are no reports of long-term adverse effects at any age. On that basis alone, it seems rash to recommend these age-related bans and restrictions.

  4. #4
    Thanks. I'd heard that about stereoscopic movies.

  5. #5
    Student
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by cuongit View Post
    Children under six should be banned from stereoscopic technology such as 3D movies, computers and video games, says France’s health and safety agency, ANSES. It is also calling for children up to 13 to moderate their use of the technology.
    .

    i agree with this one, cause children under 13 is easy to doctrin with wrong or toxic person for some specific purpose. better to teach something else right? or can teach they are what u get, emm maybe like home schooling but u r be the teacher.

  6. #6
    Staff Engineer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    937
    I've never heard that before. What is stereoscopic viewing supposed to do to them? My mother said that when she was a kid, she was forced to view stereo slides by doctors, who prescribed it to strengthen her eyes - I guess the thinking has changed on that...

  7. #7
    Stereoscopic viewing can cause excessive squinting in kids.

  8. #8
    Technician
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    67
    3d printed objects are safer for kids over the age 3, depending upon the material used and construction of the object. The process of 3d printing has many potential risks, but one product especially, Cube is suitable for kids over 8.

  9. #9
    Student
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    4
    The heating pan is dangerous for kids as well. If you put your hands in the darn hot thing. Of course, if printer is cheap, it's probably made of cheap and not very high-grade parts.

  10. #10
    Technician
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    67
    I agree with @Harley, never leave young kids alone with a 3D printer. By all means, 3D printers are not any toys. So, must be handled with caution.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •