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Gummy Bear Maker

by gibleteousjack Dec 30, 2016
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Please be careful with this and do a google about 3d printing and being food safe. Lots of information out there already.

3d prints in PLA cannot be cleaned properly, and the dyes used may be toxic (as well as passing through a nozzle containing lead)
3d prints in ABS are not food safe, chemicals may leech out, especially if you use alcohol.

Of course, an option is to print this, then mould it in food safe silicon.

Not only would it be better for you, it would also be easier to get the gummies out later.

Loads of videos/sites showing you how to do something like that. ;)

just because the filament is food safe doesn't mean that it's 100% safe. Bacteria can still get in the layer lines and grow there.

Very true, but the stuff linked to says dishwasher safe up to 125C, so can at least wash hot enough to kill bacteria.

Good to know, thanks for the link. Found some uk equivalents.

I haven't been overly concerned about bacteria with as little as gelatin is in the mold. I do let them dry out after use and spray/rub with oil to help remove my objects. My gelatin mix is also 50/50 vodka/juice, so it's antibacterial, no? :P

If you're worried about food safety, you can do what candy makers do - start with a positive, press it into corn starch, then cast your gelatin into that. If you use a food-safe PETG and keep it dry in a bag, it will be good for a long time.