Tech Breakdown: BOFA 3D PrintPRO 3 All-in-One Fume Extractor
Fume extraction is the name of the game for BOFA and their 3D PrintPRO 3, an all-in-one fume extraction powerhouse.
3D printing is a unique manufacturing process, not just because of the new possibility to create custom designs, but because of the versatility in where you can keep your new tool. Where other tools often need their own workshop or room, a 3D printer can be right next to you on your desk printing away all day long. Some users have expressed concerns about the odors given off from 3D printing materials and BOFA seeks to ease their minds with the 3D PrintPRO 3, a compact air filtration system designed specifically for 3D printers.
Let's break it down-
Features and Uses
The BOFA 3D PrintPRO 3 is a purpose-built, filtration powerhouse. Specifically designed for 3D printers, the system has multiple levels of filters to pull as much particulate and fumes from the air and return the filtered air back to you. Air moves through the first layer and removes larger particles like dust and debris, pulled through a second filter to remove ultrafine particles, and a final filter captures fumes. At a glance, the font panel will tell you if your filters are ready for a change and let you select one of five speed settings for the internal fan. The two side latches make it easy to pop open the PrintPRO 3 system, change out your filters, and get back up and running.
Installation and Setup
Depending on your individual application, there are different ways you might want to set up the PrintPRO 3. It comes with two flexible hoses, one for exhaust and one for intake, and free 3D printable files for you to customize the connection with your 3D printer. Install the intake plenum above the 3D printer’s build volume to pull in the contaminated air and vent the exhaust back into your office with assurance that you’re breathing clean, refreshed air. Or if your 3D printer is in an enclosure and you need to keep temperatures consistent, design a custom bracket to connect both the intake and exhaust to the enclosure and continuously cycle the hot air while keeping it clean.
Safe Working Environment
When it comes to having a safe environment around your 3D printer, there aren’t many factors to consider. 3D printers are basic and simple machines, but some workplace, office, or school environments might require extra precautions when using 3D printing thermoplastics. Using a BOFA 3D PrintPRO 3 is a fantastic way to achieve the peace of mind you might be looking for or might even be the solution you need to meet your classroom or office’s 3D printer requirements.
If you want to purify the air around your 3D printer out of an abundance of caution or peace of mind, BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO 3 is the solution for you. To learn more and to order your filtration system today, check it out here.