printed ceramics - microwave and dishwasher safe?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by eitand, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. eitand
    eitand New Member
    Hi there.

    Are the available ceramics microwave and dishwasher safe?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    This material is watertight, not dishwasher safe, is recyclable, and is food safe. It is heatproof to 500C/932F degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.

    I would say no to the microwave to be safe.
     
  3. bluelinegecko
    bluelinegecko Well-Known Member
    I've wondered for some time. If it is waterproof and heatproof to 500C/932F degrees, then why is it not dishwasher safe? Is it just a matter of some designs being too fragile or is it a material issue?

     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    The glazed area is waterproof. The unglazed, not so much. That mixed with the high pressure jets. Our ceramic process isn't as strong as traditional ceramic production.