3D Printing & Imaging

The Kitchen is often called “The Heart of the Home”. The models in this collection will help you cook, clean, and organize. In the future, maybe the most important tool in this vital room of your home will be your 3D printer.

Cooking

With the help of your 3D printer, you can create tools to help make cooking a snap. Customizable designs can allow you to create your own cookie cutters or chocolate molds. Try setting the table with a salt and pepper pig for your next big family function and see what kind of reactions you get.

Storage

In relation to cooking, the great Alton Brown once said “Organization will set you free”. Use these items to help get your kitchen in order. Mount your tea bags in an easily accessible cases. Try turning a blank wall in your kitchen into a spice rack for easy storage and access while cooking.

Cleaning

Keeping your kitchen clean is crucial to keeping your food safe. These models will help keep your kitchen neat and tidy.

Egg Cups

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day why not enjoy it with the help of your 3D printer? For those of you who enjoy soft boiled eggs for breakfast, here are a few egg cups to liven up the experience.

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5 thoughts on “3D Printing Around The Home: The Kitchen

  1. Nice ideas but I’m concerned about the toxicity of plastic used on 3D printing, is safe to be used with food ?

    1. It depends on the type of plastic you use and what additives are in it. PLA tends to be fine for many food tasks, especially natural PLA that doesn’t have coloring agents in them. Taulman is working on a series of Nylons that will be FDA approved and perfectly food safe.

    2. Most of the materials on shapeways have a disclaimer that says they are not food safe…

      I think the only ones that are are the glazed ceramics… I would have to double check, but it kindof makes sense, since you’d typically use those for things like coffee mugs, etc…

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Matt is a community organizer and founder of 3DPPVD, Ocean State Maker Mill, and HackPittsburgh. He is Make's digital fabrication and reviews editor.

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