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Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #53987] Thu, 13 September 2012 14:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar Daniel Baamonde  is currently offline Daniel Baamonde
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Hello,

I have a model that I am intending to have come in contact with drinks and I really can't print it in ceramic. I was wondering how unsafe the other materials are. Is it negligible like a slight chance of a stomach-ache, or really worrisome like a high chance of cancer.
Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #53989 is a reply to message #53987 ] Thu, 13 September 2012 14:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pretty much all the materials have elements that would come off in food or drink. Ceramics is glazed, and the glaze is food safe. Hence it being listed as food safe. Nothing else is coated in a food safe material so you will get pieces of the materials. I wouldn't risk it, or suggest risking it with any other material without giving it a food safe coating.


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Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #54031 is a reply to message #53987 ] Fri, 14 September 2012 15:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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To echo Michael:

Shapeways does NOT recommend using any material besides glazed ceramics for food or liquids!


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Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #54044 is a reply to message #54031 ] Fri, 14 September 2012 21:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Phxman  is currently offline Phxman
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Are Ceramics available unglazed, esp. for non-food applications.
Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #54045 is a reply to message #53987 ] Fri, 14 September 2012 21:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Unfortunately, we can not offer ceramics unglazed, as they are too brittle for transport in their unglazed state.

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Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #54048 is a reply to message #54045 ] Sat, 15 September 2012 00:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Phxman  is currently offline Phxman
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Natalia, it is that very fragility that requires regular replacement in the application.

The raw ceramics is used as a good bearing material, once it has been laid-in,
then for use in the application.

If suitable travel holders were supplied, would you consider?
Re: Health effects of using non-ceramics for food? [message #54104 is a reply to message #54048 ] Sun, 16 September 2012 01:57 UTC Go to previous message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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I honestly don't think we could do that, it really is very brittle....but I can double check for you with our Materials Manager?

I'm curious now as to what you are creating?!


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