Introduction: 3D Printed Mug With Snack Compartment

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Step 1: Step 1: Modify the Dimensions

Using a 3D modelling program like Tinkercad, you can modify the dimensions of this project and download it as a .stl file.

Step 2: Step 2: Download Makerbot Desktop

With Makerbot Desktop, you can export the .stl file to a .x3g file and check all the printer settings like the temperature of the printer so that you can have a hassle-free printing experience.

Step 3: Step 3: Print

Make sure you have checked that you have the desired settings for this project and export it onto a SD card. The printing process may take several hours.

Step 4: Step 4: Sucess

Comments

AcrimoniousMirth (author)2016-06-08

What material? Because ABS is full of chemicals you don't want in your system. Chemicals that leach into your drink and can do harm to your body.

PLA is more friendly and approved for water bottles but thats LOW temperature.

Also, the layers create micro-ridges that promote bacteria growth.

Basically, its too soon to use 3D printing for hot food storage.

Precisely! My concern is the promotion of ideas that are potentially very dangerous. If the author had added the epoxy glazing as a stage then the quality of the entire Instructable would be vastly improved.

sk8r540 (author)AcrimoniousMirth2016-06-13

I've looked into using 3d printed pieces for food, and even when they are food safe materials, after you've used them once, the bacteria gets into the microscopic crevaces and can NEVER be removed, which is definetely a health hazard.

The only way to do it is to coat the piece with a food safe epoxy effectively making a seal on the surface of the plastic.

AcrimoniousMirth (author)2016-06-08

What material? Because ABS is full of chemicals you don't want in your system. Chemicals that leach into your drink and can do harm to your body.

PLA is more friendly and approved for water bottles but thats LOW temperature.

Also, the layers create micro-ridges that promote bacteria growth.

Basically, its too soon to use 3D printing for hot food storage.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-06-05

I love it when people use technology to find a better way to snack.

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