Columbus UK, Darlington Office Based

Additive Manufacturing

Processes used in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, can create non-conductive combustible plastic powder dust which must be safely removed once the process is complete.

An industrial vacuum cleaner can undertake tasks such as the removal of dust from the production chamber/printer, floor and surrounding areas, as well as from the finished product.

Having equipment in place to effectively clean up dust will help to:

  • Protect operators from harmful dust which can cause serious skin and respiratory conditions
  • Prevent explosions
  • Reduce housekeeping and maintain machine functionality
  • Improve product quality by preventing cross contamination
  • Protect the environment

Potentially explosive dusts, such as those used in additive manufacturing, must be handled with appropriately certified ATEX equipment. Kerstar manufacturers a range of ATEX vacuums that are certified for use in zone 22.

Columbus UK is an approved distributor of Kerstar


Columbus UK based in Darlington, County Durham is your total solution for all types of indoor and outdoor cleaning equipment. We supply high quality industrial cleaning machines to all industries and commercial businesses in mainland Britain, including Newcastle Upon Tyne, Teesside, Durham and Wearside.

Our friendly dedicated team are available to help you with purchasing advice to ensure that you have the correct machine for your industrial floor at an affordable and cost effective price. Columbus offers premium services while ensuring affordability for all Industries.  We cover all areas from Scotland, North East of England, West Midlands down to London.

We also offer mobile service & repair support to all locations.


Tel: 01325 371 439