Material Handling and Safety

   TIP: You may wish to wear food-safe gloves when finishing printed parts.


Before parts are de-powdered and otherwise finished, they are considered "green." Green parts from the 3D Culinary Printer are considered safe for human interaction. However, please use the following guidelines when handling these parts:

  • Always practice standard kitchen hygiene.

  • Waste powder from the finishing process may not be consumed or reused in the 3D Culinary Printer.

  • Binder contains food dyes and will stain clothing/skin; it may also cause eye irritation. Unless you skipped the drying cycle in the 3D Culinary Printer, the binder should be dry during the finishing process.

  • Build powder is a form of sugar and will tend to become sticky when exposed to the moisture of bare hands.

  • The dust generated by the transportation and handling of waste powder is an explosion hazard; measures must be taken to avoid the creation of dust clouds and to abate any dust created.

  • Only finish parts in the Finishing Station work area to avoid powder clouding. Take care not to spill powder when emptying the Waste Drawer. If powder clouding occurs outside the machine, let all powder settle before attempting to clean.

  • Keep all waste materials away from heat, sparks, static discharge, and flame.

Material Characteristics

See Material Handling and Safety section of the Brill 3D Culinary Printer User Guide.

Material Disposal

You must discard all waste materials collected in the Waste Drawer and Filter Drawer. Dispose of materials according to the guidelines given in the SDS included with the material, and according to all government regulations. For more information on material disposal, please see the Material Handling and Safety section of the Brill 3D Culinary Printer User Guide.

Material Spill Containment

See Material Spill Containment section of the Brill 3D Culinary Printer User Guide.


Care should be taken when cleaning windows, panels, and other parts of the Finishing Station. Follow all cleaning procedures in this guide. Do not use any cleaning agents that are not recommended herein. Accidental contamination of finished parts may change the performance characteristics of parts to such an extent that acceptable parts can no longer be reliably created or consumed.