Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

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Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

Post by saildude » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 pm

Made a couple of cookie cutters using ABS, can they be just thrown in the dishwasher of should they be washed by hand?

Thanks

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Re: Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

Post by nopick » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:40 am

Warping is a possibility in the dishwasher. You will just have to test it.

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Re: Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

Post by saildude » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:24 am

Thanks - thought might be the case - also depends probably on if it is air dry or heated drying

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Re: Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

Post by kcchen_00 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:33 pm

Be careful with FDM prints and food. Use a stainless steel nozzle to minimize exposure to lead. There may be little gaps between the layers that can be difficult to clean.

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Re: Is ABS Dishwasher Safe/OK?

Post by saildude » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:18 pm

This is a cookie cutter

I have seen concerns about the microscopic cracks on FDM and would be hesitant to use it for say soup bowls, mugs etc. Seems I saw way back (just got my Mini 2 a few months ago - so still real new to things and have only designed one original project) that some folks would slop acetone on things to try and seal little cracks.

Thanks much for the heads up.

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