Printing Our Way to Safety: Applications of 3-D Printing in Lockout/Tagout

Guido Bender, Phillip Clark

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This article describes how a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory used 3-D printing to manufacture custom lockout/tagout devices to isolate valves that were clustered too tightly to allow for generic lockout/tagout devices to be used.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalThe Synergist
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

The Synergist is the official magazine of the American Industrial Hygiene Association

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-67417


  • 3-D print
  • ESIF
  • fuel cell
  • lockout/tagout
  • manufacturing
  • safety


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