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Authors Kirsi H. Kukko
Jan Sher Akmal
Anneli Kangas
Mika Salmi
Roy Björkstrand
Jouni Partanen
Joshua M. Pearce
Location Michigan, USA
Status Designed
Verified by Aalto University
Links https://www.academia.edu/44155129/Additively_Manufactured_Parametric_Universal_Clip_System_An_Open_Source_Approach_for_Aiding_Personal_Exposure_Measurement_in_the_Breathing_Zone%7C
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Design files https://osf.io/6u3zr/ OSF.io
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
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Design for additive manufacturing is adopted to help solve problems inherent to attaching active personal sampler systems to workers for monitoring their breathing zone. A novel and parametric 3D printable clip system was designed with an open source Computer-aided design (CAD) system and was additively manufactured. The concept was first tested with a simple clip design, and when it was found to be functional, the ability of the innovative and open source design to be extended to other applications was demonstrated by designing another tooling system. The clip system was tested for mechanical stress test to establish a minimum lifetime of 5000 openings, a cleaning test, and a supply chain test. The designs were also tested three times in field conditions. The design cost and functionalities of the clip system were compared to commercial systems. This study presents an innovative custom-designed clip system that can aid in attaching different tools for personal exposure measurement to a worker's harness without hindering the operation of the worker. The customizable clip system opens new possibilities for occupational health professionals since the basic design can be altered to hold different kinds of samplers and tools. The solution is shared using an open source methodology.


  • Kirsi H. Kukko, Jan Sher Akmal, Anneli Kangas, Mika Salmi, Roy Björkstrand, Jouni Partanen, and Joshua M. Pearce. Additively manufactured parametric universal-clip-system: An open source approach for environmental emission detection in breathing zone. Applied Sciences 2020, 10(19), 6671; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10196671 open access

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open hardware, RepRap, 3-D printing, additive manufacturing, personal protective equipment, safety equipment, medical hardware, open source medical hardware, design for AM; open source; personal exposure; parametric universal clip

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Type Project, Device
Keywords open hardware, reprap, 3d printing, additive manufacturing, personal protective equipment, safety equipment, medical hardware, open source medical hardware, design for am; open source; personal exposure; parametric universal clip, health
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Joshua M. Pearce
Published 2020
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Affiliations MOST, MTU, Aalto University
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