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3-D Printing Specialists

Work Environment

The work environment for 3-D printing specialists varies by their job title and employer. For example, software designers spend most of their time at computer-aided design workstations in office settings, while technicians and engineers work in production areas, which can be noisy. The noise level of the average 3-D printer is around 50 decibels (or as loud as a normal conversation), according to, but if several machines are printing at once, it can be very loud. Industrial 3-D printing equipment is much louder. As a result, many 3-D printing specialists in industrial settings wear ear protection devices.

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