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    3D printers to make parts

    The technology is out there to make these plastic parts for ice machines ,I will be looking into this and I will post my findings. A simple water curtain is now 135.00!

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    Will these home made water curtains have NSF certification and meet all local health codes?

    I realize that ice machines are usually pretty disgusting things, but there could be some liability in making your own parts that aren't certified by UL or NSF or the manufacturer or whatever.

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    Those are vacuum formed.

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    I'm sure you could have the UL symbol embossed on there somewhere.


    Quote Originally Posted by ammoniadog View Post
    Will these home made water curtains have NSF certification and meet all local health codes?

    I realize that ice machines are usually pretty disgusting things, but there could be some liability in making your own parts that aren't certified by UL or NSF or the manufacturer or whatever.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    I think it's all good till somebody chokes I one of the pieces that fell off and they find out it's not OEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freezeking2000 View Post
    I think it's all good till somebody chokes I one of the pieces that fell off and they find out it's not OEM

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    I wouldn't want to be the one that stepped on the needle in the haystack.:-)

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    not only the above, but the beds on 3D printers are generally pretty small.....unless you spend some SERIOUS cash.

    if you really want make some parts, get the titanium 3D printer.

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    I can tell you from experience and having a 3D printer that they definetley come in handy.

    I tried making barbed and threaded fittings today, like 1/8" NPT with a 1/4" barb on the other end. it's tricky, but it can be done.

    It's got potential for sure, but making something large like that will either have to be in pieces or you need a massive printer.

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    And the ability to program. So you can have that UL stamp embossed on it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Olivero View Post
    I can tell you from experience and having a 3D printer that they definetley come in handy.

    I tried making barbed and threaded fittings today, like 1/8" NPT with a 1/4" barb on the other end. it's tricky, but it can be done.

    It's got potential for sure, but making something large like that will either have to be in pieces or you need a massive printer.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    And the ability to program. So you can have that UL stamp embossed on it.
    Regardless, time is money.
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    True, doing writing or logo in 3D is really easy though.

    Making a model which is "solid" and where all intersecting geometry is done properly is much more difficult, took me a while to get the hang of it.

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    So is there different grades of plastic like the type that deters micro biological growth . I think Ice o magic advertises this , I forgot the term for it ?

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