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Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56123] Sun, 28 October 2012 20:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar notlkk  is currently offline notlkk
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I'm thinking about making a pair of chopsticks and would like to know what choices do I have for the material. Thanks.
Re: Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56125 is a reply to message #56123 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 22:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Mswlik  is currently offline Mswlik
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I believe that ceramics is the only food safe material. If you want to use them it would have to be that.
Re: Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56126 is a reply to message #56125 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 22:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What about titanium or stainless steel? Are they food safe? And when we say they're not food safe what does it really mean?
Re: Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56129 is a reply to message #56126 ] Sun, 28 October 2012 22:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Mswlik  is currently offline Mswlik
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I'm not really sure about titanium because shapeways doesn't offer it, I know some other companies do. I'm not exactly sure why Stainless Steel is not food safe it might say here http://www.shapeways.com/materials/steel
Re: Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56143 is a reply to message #56129 ] Mon, 29 October 2012 08:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shapeways "Stainless Steel" is not pure stainless, but a mix of actual stainless steel and bronze. The bronze component will oxidize and discolor easily.

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Re: Choices of Material for Chopsticks [message #56302 is a reply to message #56123 ] Mon, 05 November 2012 13:41 UTC Go to previous message
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To achieve food safeness with any 3D printed item, you have to do a certified food safe process. Seeing the ceramics is glazed, which is a certified food safe process, we can say it is food safe. If you coat any of our other materials with a food safe material using a food safe process, then it would be food safe. Any none food safeness would not be on us though Very Happy


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