Fume extractors are useful pieces of equipment for affording protection of personnel for various activities that could release harmful fumes. Some of these activities include, but are not limited to: soldering, welding, laser cutting, and 3D printing. Use of a fume hood or other appropriate local exhaust ventilation can provide protection of personnel engaged in these activities; however, local exhaust ventilation may not always be available or feasible for a particular task. When this is the case, alternative controls must be put in place to keep personnel safe. Fume extractors that rely on filtration technologies are cost-effective and appropriate control strategies for well-defined, lower hazard operations that can be easily implemented. The various types and parameters for selection are discussed in this document.