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I am so happy that Walt Noon
put his article about his home-built
flight sim in the April 2014 issue! I
just had to share that with you. I am
now collecting the materials for the
sim. Thanks to you for your mag and
to Walt for taking the time to share
A Cautionary Tale
After reading Bryan Bergeron’s
perspective in the May 2014 issue, I
have been inspired to think of
hazards relating to 3D printing that
would have otherwise never
occurred to me.
The hazard is the microscopic
slivers Bergeron found in his fingers.
They could be problematic in many
ways like glass fibers. What if the
plastic slivers work their way into the
blood stream? What if the dust gets
into the eyes (contacts)? What
happens if the dust is inhaled? What
are the long-term health issues from
the above questions? Remember
how long asbestos was in use before
we learned of its hazards?
It seems to me that it will be
best to err on the side of caution,
and take all possible precautions to
protect oneself from the potential
hazards — real or imagined.
St. Augustine, FL
Good points, Gene, especially
given the history of asbestos.
Remember, it used to be used in
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