[Lab] Maker Space Equipment Safety Certifications
steve at envirolaser.com
Mon Apr 17 13:02:07 EDT 2017
Good afternoon everyone!
Whenever I am asked to provide a quote for 3D printing, laser cutting
and 3D scanning equipment, I am often asked to provide proof of safety
certification for the quoted equipment.
CSA certification is typically stipulated by colleges and universities.
In Ontario, ESA certification may be sufficient. UL certification is the
American equivalent of the CSA. Many manufacturers will also get their
equipment UL-C certified, which is UL's certification for Canada.
Depending on how picky the institution is, UL certification may be
I had to arrange CSA device certification for a $110,000 3D Systems 3D
printer we sold to University of British Columbia; it cost around $1,500
for the certification. After that incident, 3D Systems made sure that
their X60 series were all CSA certified.
Envirolaser is the local authorized dealer for:
3D Systems 3D printers, 3D scanners, & software
Artec 3D 3D scanners & software
Flashforge 3D printers & filament
Full Spectrum Laser 3D printers, laser cutters, material, & software
HP 3D scanners, printing equipment,
software, & computers
MakerBot 3D printers, 3D scanners, filament, & software
Markforged 3D printers, filament, & software
Robo 3D printers & filament
If you, or any organization that you are affiliated with, is interested
in getting equipment from these manufacturers, please contact me
directly. I can provide the certification documentation and ensure that
you purchase equipment that meets your safety guidelines.
613-225-4726 Ottawa Local
800-565-9156 Toll Free
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