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3D printing: a new industrial revolution

(Nanowerk News) A just published article on 3D printing ("3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing – The Implications for OSH") has been undertaken on behalf of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
It examines some key questions concerning the opportunities and challenges of the emerging 3D printing industry for employers, workers and the new entrepreneur, who is working from home or informal workspaces.
The aim of this discussion paper is to introduce 3D printing and explore its possible impact on both the existing and the new working environment.
Finally, some recommendations will be given at European level as to what measures can be taken to ensure that 3D printing benefits a more safe, healthy and fulfilling work environment, in the context of both the existing employer-worker relationship and the new, informal ‘self-entrepreneur’.
Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
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