Monday, September 19, 2016

3D Printing Food Safe Items?

I wanted to throw this one out there to the makerspace/Ultimaker community. Has anyone had experience printing food safe items?

I just stumbled upon Cookie Caster, a free website to make your own cookie cutters and thought it would be a great program for the upcoming fall/winter holiday season. However, with some introductory research from one of my co-workers, it seems like we might have to go with buying food safe filament.   Granted most of the plastic people use still has harmful chemicals like BPA even though it was FDA approved but that's a different rant for a different day. So the question is, if it is just a one time use cookie cutter, printed in regular PLA, with take some safety instructions, will it be OK? or should we venture food safe? Or should we just wait for more research......I think use-able bowls and cups are definitely out for the near future.



On a fun food end note, our custodian is leaving who LOVES Cheez-Its so we're 3D printing him a bowl with fake cheez-its as a going away present. I couldn't find an already made print (go figure) so I designed one in tinkercad. The file is available for public use in case anyone else wants to have a low calorie version of the delicious snack food. They're making me very HUNGRY.

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