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Post Production Uses [message #39992] Fri, 09 December 2011 04:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar jhall65  is currently offline jhall65
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What happens to the completed product if it IS exposed to food & drink or heat.............Products of plastic / stainless / silver.
I need to tell my customers what to expect!
Re: Post Production Uses [message #39993 is a reply to message #39992 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 05:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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White Strong Flexible (WSF) which is also known as Nylon 12, and has a MSDS listing of this:

Section 11 - Toxicological Information
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation.
Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Multiple Routes: May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or
skin absorption.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and
toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

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If the government-required documentation doesn't specify what will happen, you can bet that Shapeways does not have the resources to do a clinical trial to find out what would happen if you ingest some of these materials.

Use common sense: don't print items designed to contain or serve food, and don't eat food that has been in contact with items that have not been rated as food-safe.


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Re: Post Production Uses [message #40008 is a reply to message #39993 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 14:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think jhall65 was asking what the effects on the material would be to exposure to other substances, not the effect on the user when exposed to the material. Maybe someone with more experience than I have can answer this (complex) question.
Re: Post Production Uses [message #40009 is a reply to message #40008 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 14:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi all,

In a non clinical test, my child has managed to ingest both 3D printed WSF and Stainless Steel with no side effects evident,

though I do not recommend it on a daily basis.

Silver is pure sterling silver so it would be the same as any other silver object. Same with Glazed ceramics.

Cheers



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Re: Post Production Uses [message #40010 is a reply to message #39992 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 14:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laughing using your kids as guinea pigs? From what I've heard, ingesting silver can be good for you. One of the benefits of being born with a silver spoon in your mouth.


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Re: Post Production Uses [message #40012 is a reply to message #40009 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 15:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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duann wrote on Fri, 09 December 2011 14:21

my child has managed to ingest


Back when my first child was announced, a wise man told me:

To grow up, every child needs to eat a small amout of dirt.
It doesn't hurt them, and it's necessary for proper development.

Therefore, when your kid is sitting in the back yard eating mud pies...

"It's all part of growing up"


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Re: Post Production Uses [message #40019 is a reply to message #39992 ] Fri, 09 December 2011 17:06 UTC Go to previous message
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Swallowing a 7/8th of an inch metal bolt at 18 months didn't do my son any harm. During the three days waiting for it to re-appear, the impact of stress on us parents was much greater!

After the event I realised he was clearly showing us he had an iron defficiency! Laughing

 
   
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