3-D Printer Injuries
3-D printers that are defective can cause injuries in a variety of ways: entrapment from moving parts, explosion, UV exposure, toxicity and failure of the manufactured component.
The materials used in 3-D printers include flammable products, such as, thermoplastics and powder metals. The building process uses high heat and explosions could occur. Materials used to create the manufactured part may also be toxic, which could cause irritation and skin sensitivity. The moving parts on a 3-D printer are hazardous and could cause injury.
3-D Printer Technology
Computer-aided design (CAD) files are used to provide the printer the exact specifications to create the design. With this information, the 3-D printer produces a series of horizontal cross-sections of the desired object and "stitches" them all together. When a failure of a 3-D printed product occurs, there are a number of potential defendants and an experienced defective products attorney is critical to the case.
3-D Printed Product Liability
As product liability attorneys in Chicago, 3-D printers present a variety of legal questions involving the printed product. Product liability law is intended to keep the consumer safe and to provide consumers recourse in the event of an injuries with damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, a 3-D printer or 3-D printed product, contact an experienced attorney at Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum, Ltd. at 312-327-1840.