Citrus Juicer

by walter, published

Citrus Juicer by walter Jan 25, 2013

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Citrus reamer for juicing oranges, lemons, limes, etc. Two versions are included, a solid version and a hollow one with internal ribs.

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Yea I think I have read somewhere that they may help, The only problem that I would foresee is not actually getting all of the surface smooth or if the acetone bath just makes it seem smooth but If you put it under a microscope you would still find a pores structure. I am not sure if this is the case just something to keep in mind, best bet would just be to glaze anything food wise like what they do with ceramics.

Failed twice for me on a MakerBot Replicator2 at different stages. Was using PLA

Would an acetone smoothing step followed by some outgassing perhaps fix the pore issue? Seems like it would, and it would make the result quite pretty. Acetone evaporates quickly, leaving just the smooth, shiny plastic.

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The default size is probably too large (unless you want to juice grapefruits), adjust size before printing.


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hentie on Apr 7, 2014 said:

Failed twice for me on a MakerBot Replicator2 at different stages. Was using PLA

Tyscof on Mar 20, 2014 said:

Is this safe? I hear a lot about how because of the pores in 3d printing making things that come in contact with food will make a bacteria breeding ground. Any thoughts?

YLAG on Mar 25, 2014 said:

Read below.. PLA = Safe. ABS = not

Anonymous on Mar 20, 2014 said:

nice juicer

brakkkk on Feb 10, 2014 said:

Can anyone help me? I need this in any other format, for example SOLIDWORKS. I need tu cut it because I print it and I don't remember that I have my PRUSA i3 with software limitation of 100 mm height. I don't want to re-print it again, I only want it in any format that I can work with.
Or anybody that can send me it the part over 100 mm.

iCloud on Mar 2, 2014 said:

Why not just use another slicer Eg Cura ? i use it with my prusa i3 if you need support just send me a message

nathanschmetter on Sep 22, 2013 said:

Could it possibly be published with a longer handle?

argas231 on Aug 16, 2013 said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... watch this and wonder...

Bumblecat on Jun 13, 2013 said:

Making this right now in clear blue! Thinking it will be perfect key lime size.

SteveCaplin on Feb 11, 2013 said:

A really beautiful object that's caused more comment than anything else in my kitchen. I've made it my Thing of the Week on http://3dgeni.us so do take a look and leave a comment!

walter on Feb 15, 2013 said:

That's awesome, thanks! It's cool to see one at full size, I haven't tried that myself. Looks like a great site.

Bebekah on Feb 8, 2013 said:

Which model printer did you use for this? Looks great!

walter on Feb 8, 2013 said:

Thanks! I used an Afinia H-Series 3D Printer (same as the Up! Plus)

chowderhead on Jan 27, 2013 said:

Great design and a blast to print! Thanks for this one...

walter on Jan 28, 2013 said:

Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

TigerBot12 on Jan 27, 2013 said:

How long did it take to print?

walter on Jan 28, 2013 said:

I think the prints in the pictures took around 1-2 hours each, but they're significantly smaller than the original dimensions.

naught101 on Jan 26, 2013 said:

Yes. Awesome. Do you know if this is safe with all common printer plastics?

Lincoln on Jan 26, 2013 said:

Many people have talked about nothing being food safe if made in an FDM machine. The reason is that not only is ABS made for the machines not food safe, but that also there are parts of the machine that are not food safe that comes in contact with the melted plastic.

So even if the PLA itself is food safe, it will be contaminated with non food safe materials in the process of making it. It probably wouldn't effect you very quickly, but it could take years off your life. I don't think it's worth the risk.

walter on Jan 26, 2013 said:

Hopefully someone who knows more about this will answer, but I believe ABS is not food safe. Some PLA plastics claim to be food safe, but I don't know if they all are.

smartroad on Jan 25, 2013 said:

Does this print without support?

wemperor on Jan 25, 2013 said:

Looks absolutely possible without support.