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Lotion bottle? [message #58562] Thu, 13 December 2012 16:33 UTC Go to next message
avatar dilettante  is currently offline dilettante
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I'd love to be able to print a bottle to hold lotions.

Is it possible to print a bottle out of SFP and coat it to make it watertight and "reasonable" foodsafe?

Or using either Fine Detail Plastic and Frosted Detail Plastic?
Re: Lotion bottle? [message #58564 is a reply to message #58562 ] Thu, 13 December 2012 16:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Check the thread here:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=11960& amp;start=0&


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Re: Lotion bottle? [message #58567 is a reply to message #58564 ] Thu, 13 December 2012 17:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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What stonysmith just wrote. Also, the nylon material will probably be stiffer than the typical
blow-molded polyethylene bottles (assuming you want the squeeze-bottle type) and the
detail materials too brittle. If you aim for the dispenser-type instead, ceramics would be a
natural choice (with the plastic pump mechanism bought elsewhere or cannibalized from
some other lotion bottle)
Re: Lotion bottle? [message #58583 is a reply to message #58567 ] Thu, 13 December 2012 22:07 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks for the replies.

From what I read, Strong and Flexible, although not as flexible as normal bottles, should still be flexible enough, and would probably not be a problem to hold lotions (no alcohol, no risk of microbial growth, no need for cleaning).

So the last remaining question would be... is there a way to make it watertight, some kind of sealant maybe?

 
   
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