A micro-company that develops and manufactures inks for 3D printing aims to become more environmentally and human friendly
“Ameralabs” develops and manufactures blends for 3D printers, i.e. 3D printer inks for professionals and home users. The company has tested a number of alternative materials and is gradually improving the composition of its products. The long-term goal is to create a product that is as safe to use as possible and as environmentally friendly as possible.
3D printing requires UV-sensitive blends that harden when printing a 3D shape on a 3D printer. Such mixtures are usually in liquid form and may have undesirable properties or pose a risk to human health and the environment, so their packaging is marked with warning signs and accompanied by instructions for safe use.
“Ameralabs” director Vaidas believes the product used for 3D printing should be harmless, so the company has already replaced a large portion of skin-sensitive acrylates that may also be harmful to the aquatic environment or have other toxic properties. Ameralabs continues to strive to improve the performance of its products.
Through the LIFE Fit for REACH project, the company gained more knowledge about good chemical management and tested a series of safer components and applied some of them in the production of its products. After implementing several innovations and improving product safety, they say they will not stop here - the team continues to look for alternative components and develop new products that will not only have exceptional features and quality, but will also be more friendly to human health and the environment.