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  1. #14
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    there are many food safe filaments

    i use a few, made gatorade lids for a friend, wanted her daughters name on it

    the problem is not printing, its the cad work needed

  2. #15
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    Plenty of food safe filaments and there's ways to make them food safe after the fact if you are worried about it, I find that nylon gives the cleanest seams between the layers where another common filament for food safe is PETG which to me, has some pretty rough seams.

  3. #16
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    The water curtain is vacuum formed plastic. No computer or expensive printer needed. Just a warm piece of plastic sucked over a mold.

    They make them a lot better now. They sure don't break like the used to.

  4. #17
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    A printed one would probably be a waste of material and time.

  5. #18
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    Yeah, it all depends on the part you are trying to make.

    Some things are not feasible to 3D print, others definetley are. Unless you drop a couple of grand on a printer, you won't be able to print really large objects.

    I have one that costs a little over half a G and I can do 8" X 7" X 8" parts and so far it's coming in handy a lot.

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