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Food safe materials? [message #13654] Mon, 14 June 2010 00:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar Ooze3d  is currently offline Ooze3d
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Hi all,

I've been thinking about mugs or cutlery for a few weeks now and I was wondering if Shapeways was thinking about offering any food safe material soon.

Thanks.

P.S. Anyway if you guys ever offer wax, we can always make moulds.
Re: Food safe materials? [message #13659 is a reply to message #13654 ] Mon, 14 June 2010 10:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, we have been looking at these materials for quite a while. But, the real issue at stake is not really a material but the process. In order to, for example, offer food safe materials we have to certify the entire process. So we have to certify the machines, the production location, what the guys wear etc. We are exploring this at the moment.

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Re: Food safe materials? [message #15943 is a reply to message #13659 ] Wed, 11 August 2010 20:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Joris,
Hello from Cyprus

I m interested for food safe materials, specialy to order and create mold's.

If you still dont have certify the machines and the rest, which material do you think is very close to certified for this purposes?

I look something like silicon because it is flexible and heat resistant.

For testing reasons i dont care so much about the typical certifications.
But the health safety is the top for me.

Regards

Angelos
Re: Food safe materials? [message #15948 is a reply to message #13654 ] Wed, 11 August 2010 21:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Angelos,

I sent you an email from the 3D Modelers Needed forum, but I think that maybe we can find something to suit your needs.

My assumption for a preferable mold material (as food safe as possible) would be the Stainless Steel (really expensive) or the Grey Robust (would not make a very smooth mold without post production)

However, for testing purposes we could design the core of the mold, then create a silicone mold from that. I also have contacts who can take the core and mass product the silicone molds when you are ready to go to market.

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Re: Food safe materials? [message #32520 is a reply to message #13654 ] Thu, 11 August 2011 17:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anything new about food safe meterials? Or have I missed something?
Re: Food safe materials? [message #32521 is a reply to message #13654 ] Thu, 11 August 2011 17:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You have missed something! Shapeways now has food safe Ceramic.


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Re: Food safe materials? [message #32522 is a reply to message #32521 ] Thu, 11 August 2011 17:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh yeah! Thanks a lot!
Re: Food safe materials? [message #32729 is a reply to message #32521 ] Mon, 15 August 2011 15:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 11 August 2011 17:11

You have missed something! Shapeways now has food safe Ceramic.


Not anymore...


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Re: Food safe materials? [message #32730 is a reply to message #32729 ] Mon, 15 August 2011 15:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lensman wrote on Mon, 15 August 2011 15:15

Youknowwho4eva wrote on Thu, 11 August 2011 17:11

You have missed something! Shapeways now has food safe Ceramic.


Not anymore...



Not? Have you taken a look at the available materials list, recently? There is a material called ceramic which is glazed with a food safe glaze.
Re: Food safe materials? [message #32733 is a reply to message #13654 ] Mon, 15 August 2011 15:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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SeveQ,

It was in a trial period, that ended this morning. Hopefully it will be back full time soon, as I haven't got to try it out yet Razz


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Re: Food safe materials? [message #32736 is a reply to message #32733 ] Mon, 15 August 2011 15:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, alright, got it. A pity there are no other food safe materials (flexible ones) as I have some ideas I'd like to make real, some little kitchen helpers.
Re: Food safe materials? [message #33308 is a reply to message #32736 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 15:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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OH MAN! I so wish there was a food safe material, I have been thinking up so many designs for flasks. I am just curious if the stainless steal would be safe to use?

Is there anything I could do to the material to make it food-safe?

I also wanted to make cookie cutters-A workable Sherlock Homes pipe-Goblets-A fancy spoon collection.



When do you think they will commit to a material for these uses. In the mean time are there any other 3D printing sights that offer food-safe materials?




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Re: Food safe materials? [message #33309 is a reply to message #13654 ] Thu, 25 August 2011 15:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ceramics will be back, hopefully soon. As far as a food safe metal, shapeways for liability reasons can't say they are food safe. Stainless, I would just clean thoroughly. Silver, I would say is good after a cleaning. It's cast silver, Which I've heard silver is actually good for you.


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Re: Food safe materials? [message #33341 is a reply to message #33309 ] Fri, 26 August 2011 05:27 UTC Go to previous message
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As something to eat with there are questionable benefits, but it is apparently anti-microbial. They are even adding it to underwear designed for long term wear (military).

One thought, that might make it food safe but not dishwasher safe, would be to have your printed items plated in food-safe metals to form a barrier.

 
   
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