I would like to print lunch boxes, which I can put into the microwave.

How could I determine, if the print material is appropriate (dishwasher, food, microwave safe)?

  • $\begingroup$ You should ask a more specific question, like "Is material X when printed using Y process Z safe"? Attempting to stuff information about all possible materials, processes and types of safety in to one question doesn't seem wise. $\endgroup$ Jan 13, 2016 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ I am not familiar with the print materials, so I would like to ask it before I buy one. Btw this is the top voted question in the definition phase. So it is considered a good question by the community. $\endgroup$
    – Iter Ator
    Jan 13, 2016 at 10:36
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    $\begingroup$ This is a very nice question, with a well define scope and parameters that can be addressed objectively. Expecting "is material X when printed using Y process Z safe?" as a question is an arbitrary expectation: one could object that formulation too is too broad, as it did not ask "...with a nozzle in W material and at temperature T, post-processed with technique Q", for example. This is a small site, with a tiny community around it. We should work to make it relevant and helpful. Comprehensively answering a question like "how to print functional microwave containers" would certainly help... $\endgroup$
    – mac
    Jan 29, 2018 at 21:39
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    $\begingroup$ This is an ancient pre-historic question (from before when the site was formed). None of the issues raised in the comments have been addressed - so it is still too broad and needs a narrower scope. A comprehensive answer would need to be many pages long (i.e. almost a thesis), needing to cover differences for X, Y, Z, W and T (as outlined in mac's comment). The OP has had 7 years to make the edits. Admittedly this could be a good and useful question. Maybe someone (else) should ask a newly formulated question (or series of questions) that addresses all of the issues in the comments. $\endgroup$
    – Greenonline
    Feb 1 at 22:23
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    $\begingroup$ TBH, I really don't know. Maybe, as that is certainly narrower (maybe try and see if it gets closed?). However, I think asking a question on Meta first, and asking what you've just asked in the comment, is probably a good idea, then you will (hopefully) get a discussion (and feedback) involving the community that could expand upon the reasons mentioned in the comments above - and hopefully a consensus arrived at. Discussing in comments is not a good place to discuss. $\endgroup$
    – Greenonline
    Feb 3 at 22:19


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