### #Safety Warning: Wearing Cut-Resistant Gloves
I have been warning students and friends of the risks behind 3D printing, especially when removing parts from the bed with a spatula. Without enough adhesion to the bed, the print fails a lot. With too much adhesion (using glue or hairy spray), it can be difficult to remove the part from the bed. A heated glass bed might be a better choice.
Anyway, I was hurt so many times when removing parts from the bed. The issue is that when the part comes off, it pops off all of a sudden, leaving behind many risks. Recently, I ran the spatula right into my hand when removing a small part without wearing my cut-resistant gloves.
Long story short, I had to drive myself to the ER and got a few stitches. It was not that bad. But I wanted to send out a warning to the 3D printing community.
Do please wear protective gloves when removing parts from a 3D printer bed. Of course, there are other safety cautions that are worth our attention.
Stay safe and keep up the imagination.
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/.
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