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Ravioli Maker

by MEH4d Apr 16, 2014
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sliced it in Slic3r and it came out great. DO NOT USE CURA!!!

I tried to print it after slicing in Cura and the top came out terrible. holes everywhere, things didnt line up. it is completely unusable. gonna try Slic3r next and hopefully it will work

to make this tool truly amazing (and complete) I was wondering if could be at all possible to create another mold which could replace the imprecise job of the rolling pin, I mean: something you can press on top of this you already have to provide a clear cut to the Ravioli!

Amazing idea!

Anyone interested in developing it?

if printed on a good printer this works fine as is...
I make fresh pasta dough in my kitchenaid mixer..
.roll pasta out with my pasta maker....
and then lay 1 sheet of pasta down...
add filling
cover with more rolled out pasta
roll over with a rolling pin.
Flip it over and the holes in the top let you push it out

Covering the entire ravioli mold in flour helps it not stick to the raviolis.

Not sure if I totally get what you mean here.. You are right that sometimes the rolling pins don't reach every little corner of the mold if the top is not totally even. But this is easy to solve. All you need to do is press your fingers on the zigzag edges, and the raviolis will have a more clear cut.

great idea, I will give it a try as soon as I can

I've tried to print this and there was a problem with the design not being flat on the build plate, any suggestions?

Level your bed.

Do you mean the bottom side of the model is not totally flat? I just checked again and it is indeed flat unless I'm missing something. Or do you mean the model is not touching the floor of the slicer view port that you are using? Or are you getting curled up corners of your printout? If so, using a heated bed will help a lot, or try applying more glue to help adhere the first layer better. This model is 150mm wide so that will most likely happen if you don't use a heated bed.

I have used this 4 times now and it works awesome!

There's no "food safe plastic", the term was introduced by FDA lobbyists from the plastic industry few decades ago. Just Google "plastic leaching" if you want to learn more.

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I think its a great idea! I am printing it now! Were trying it out tomorrow! Its safe enough for me, your cooking it anyways! Thanks!

Someone should do a real study about prints and food safety.
I've watched acetone dissolve ABS under a 20X-40X magnifier. Thousands of bubbles are produced. I think it is a chemical reaction where the polymer is broken down into monomers. And, or, it might be the plasticizers dissolving. Whatever the case, it seems to me ABS is no longer ABS once acetone attacks it.
The residue does not create a seamless film coating over the part. It's just difficult to see all the holes and cracks with the naked eye. Plus some bubbles rise to the surface, burst, and create a small cavity of their own.
Sure the coating looks shiny, and is great for cosmetic reasons... but it doesn't seem to make the surface sufficiently smooth to have faith in it.
I don't mind using prints for dry goods and dry environments. Doughs dry out and get crusty and flake off the tools. Plus the food will be cooked later. It's not like a fresh food container, where a bacterial culture might thrive in some hidden corner, and get a head start the next time fresh food was added to the container.
I really like this ravioli press. I make my own too, and bought one of the long pot-metal racks.
Almost purchased a rotary ravioli maker attachment for a Kitchen Aid... and btw its ravioli rolling wheel things are plastic... I think maybe a hand cranked device might be printed. From a distance, it seems like a challenging project..

That's true, cymon.
For "food safe", I print with PLA. I think you can just wash it with water and dry well after use. Usually when making pasta, the working space is quite dry. I made my ravioli with the print many times now, I don't even wash it after. If it gets to the point of too gunky, maybe I'll just print another one, I guess. :)

As with all 3D printed object that will be touching food, a dip in the acetone vapor is a good idea to reduce the layer lines where bacteria likes to grow. That won't make it in the technical or legal sense "food safe", but it will be more safe in general.