RE: [rp-ml] Toasting the 3D Printer

From: Hadley Laurence Brooks <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:03:00 +0000

Of course! I printed the mini-mugs using hot and slightly over-extruded PLA. The mini-mugs came out water tight and with fairly smooth services. Was the start of a good night and there were no ill effects. That said wouldn't recommend printing coffee mugs.

Dr Mojito

From: [] On Behalf Of Dr. Glass DPM
Sent: 21 January 2013 08:12
To: Marshall Burns
Cc: 'Stewart Dickson';
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] Toasting the 3D Printer

If the material used for printing is PLA, then the toxic concerns are not quite as much the issue.

PLA - Poly lactic acid is quite safe for human consumption. Cups and such are made from PLA in mass production already.

In fact: hundreds of pounds of PLA are implanted and absorbed every day in the form of Suture material and absorbable implants in medicine.

As for the culture and tradition: I'm not certain one way or another. Please post your findings with us, so we can know.

Nicholas Giovinco
Dr. Glass DPM - Video Podcast<>
Nicholas Giovinco
Dr. Glass DPM - Video Podcast<><><>

On 20Jan, 2013, at 5:45 PM, Marshall Burns <<>> wrote:

I've never heard of such a tradition, and here's a good reason:

Has anyone ever checked if any machine is capable of making materials that
are safe to eat or drink out of? I don't think so. Especially something
alcoholic, which might tend to bring nasty components out of the materials?

I would be very careful about participating in such a tradition.

-----Original Message-----
From:<> [<>] On Behalf
Of Stewart Dickson
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 13:49
To: Hackerspaces General Discussion List
Subject: [rp-ml] Toasting the 3D Printer

The Makerspace Urbana has a SoliDoodle

During the meeting(s) we had to plan how to get the machine set up and begin
printing objects on it, it was mentioned that...

A tradition exists within Hackerspaces that, after the Calibration Pyramid
is printed, the next object to build is a shot glass - Or, preferably one
glass per person in attendance - And a toast is drunk to the 3D printer
using glasses that it printed.

Can anyone confirm this tradition and say whether it is documented anywhere?


-Stewart Dickson
Received on Mon Jan 21 2013 - 11:53:44 EET

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