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Questions about 3D printing food or 3D printing food handling objects.

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SLA printers: food-safe resin parts

I've actually read that resin printed parts are not food-safe in Reddit and Formlabs guide. However, it also says that food-safe can be achieved applying some kind of food-safe coat to the printed ...
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Making a 3D printed surface easily cleanable

I want to FDM 3D-print an object, and be able to effectively clean the surface with standard kitchen cleaning solutions. While the 3D-printed object would not come in direct contact with food, it ...
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Would PC be considered food-safe in this setup?

I have one 3D printer with Makerbot mk10 extruder and I would like to print my custom cup for tea or coffee from PC. Other than that, I came across idea that FDM printer will always leave small holes ...
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Good food-safe print filament or method? [duplicate]

I want to create a drinking cup that is entirely safe to consume liquids from. I’ve done some research, but I can not seem to find a cheap or easily accessibly food-safe filament. I have also had no ...
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Does acid dissolve PETG 3D prints?

I want to print a lemon squeezer and I would prefer to use PET-G. I don't know if it is safe to use, because lemons contain lots of citric acid. Does it dissolve PETG? I haven't found an answer ...
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Which 3D filament is 100% (or close to being so) food safe and non toxic? [duplicate]

I've recently bought myself a preassembled Prusa i3 MK3S printed and made my first projects. One of them was making a cup with my name on it. I want to use it to drink tea, water etc. I know, however, ...
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Material for printing flowerpots

I want to print a flowerpots, for advanced watering system. Plants are going to be eaten. What is the most suitable material, when we consider the fact, that we do not want to just make forms and do ...
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Is it safe to use a 3D printed icing smoother?

I want to 3d print my own icing smoothers, but I'm not sure if its safe to have plastic from a 3D printer in contact with cake icing. Is there any harm in this?
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Is PETG filament food safe?

I've been trying to find a 3D printer filament which would not release any chemicals if in contact with heated water for a substantial amount of time. So far, I've easily ruled out both PLA and ABS, ...
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Ender 3 is capable of food safe printing?

I've been looking into the viability of manufacturing a replacement part for a kitchen blender that has a broken part. I found this page that talks about what makes a print food safe. One of the items ...
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Printing Chocolate with Ramps 1.4

Is it possible to print chocolate or food using Ramps 1.4? I have seen printers that are capable of printing food. But I am not sure if there is one that is open source. Does any of you have any ...
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Oven/Food safe Filament?

I just backed a 3d printer on kickstarter, called "Mooz", and I was wondering about some of the possible applications of it. I realized it would be cool/helpful to be make cookie models, and bake ...
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Can functional hinges be built with food printer? [closed]

In trying to understand 3D printers, I have watched some YouTube videos where the crafters make items with hinges. That in itself blows my mind. It is hard to grasp how something with moving parts can ...
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Can I repair my microwave with a PLA part?

The turntable support part in my microwave has broken. It is a three armed part, with small wheels at the end of each arm. I'm confident I could print a replacement, and reuse the existing wheels (...
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Creating positives for a food-safe silicone mold: safe?

First, a little background. A couple of years ago, I was researching making my own candy, and I came across this page: Lego brick shaped gummy candies, describing how to use real Lego bricks as a ...
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Travel Mug Woes

I have a 30ish year old travel mug from Sheetz that I intend to model and print using my OpenScad skills. The fact that it is an insulated mug means that the inside is hollow to an extent. What ...
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Micro 3D filament food safe

Before you put duplicate from this Which are the food-safe materials and how do I recognize them? please read I need to know if this 3D Ink™ (PLA Filament) is food safe
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Chocolate printing

I have seen lots of printers that print chocolate using a syringe with molten chocolate. But, even cooler, would it be possible to print chocolate using some kind of feed system for continuous ...
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What material can I use to make my own cake molds?

I would like to make custom cake molds. I've asked about this in a few stores that specialize in cooking equipment, they said this wasn't possible. I wonder if 3D printing makes it possible. It ...
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Can you use PLA material with food and drinks?

I would like to print fancy plastic cutlery sets or plastic glasses. Is it safe to do it? Or bad for your health, if so, why?
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How to print edible food?

I would like to print edible cookies or ornamentation for a cake. Is printing with edible materials achievable by standard thermoplastic-like 3D desktop printer? Or you need to buy a special printer ...
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How do I determine whether a print material is dishwasher, food, and microwave safe? [closed]

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)?
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Which are the food-safe materials and how do I recognize them?

What materials which are commonly used in 3D printing, are food-safe? Are there any certifications/grading process for such materials, which can help me with my cross-checking and selection? I have ...