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Sushi Maker Set

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Sushi Maker Set by MEH4d May 29, 2014

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Making sushi has never been so fun and easy. With this set you can be a sushi master in no time!
-Fully printable. No support material needed.
-Includes 4 different shapes. (Large rectangle, small rectangle, round and heart shaped)
Let's see how it works for you. Show us your creative sushi!

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Printing:

-Straight forward printing for all the parts at any preferred layer height.

-Please check the object dimension to make sure you can fit the parts on your bed.

-Highly recommend using a heated bed as all the parts are more than 100mm in length.

-You can print a fitting test (test models included) for the Heart Shaped Press handle before you print the whole thing to ensure best fit with the dovetail joint. If they really can't fit, consider running a calibration on your printer for part fitting (Thing:342198) to ensure you have an optimal extrusion rate. However, the Heart Shape Press can still work without the handle, it is just less convenient to take it out of the base.

Sushi making:

-Use a wooden spatula to handle the rice. Dipping the spatula in water can help with preventing the rice from sticking to the handling tool. Or, just use wet fingers.

-Trim or fold (tuck in) the sides of the seaweed sheets to fit the frames if needed.

-If you can't find seaweed sheets, you can also make egg sheets, or coat the sushi rice with sesame seeds at the end.

-If you want to cut the sushi, you must use a very sharp knife to get nice clean edges. Dull knives will ruin the sushi.

-No need to use traditional ingredients, you can be creative. Antipasto, pickled food, veggies.... anything you like!
Now show us your sushi!

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That's maki...... not sushi

Maki is a type of sushi bro, you must not know much about sushi.

Nobody gives a shit.

^^^^^^^ this

From 1 (the worst) to 10 (the best) id give this 1000!

what type of material should this be printed with? petg? abs?

Oct 31, 2016 - Modified Oct 31, 2016

This is a copy of a set available commercially (I bought one at least 15 years ago from a local Asian market).
The idea one person posted about using saran wrap is a very good idea (or waxed paper) because is keeps the unit clean, and it make getting the sushi out of the model easier. 3d Printed objects have lots of microscopic holes which will hold bacteria so cleaning it may be very difficult.

Brilliant! To make it food safe, put some saran wrap between the sushi and the mold when you use it.

its not food safe already?

The issue is that PLA and most 3d printed surfaces will be very porous and can't be cleaned out. Over time the build up of bacteria in this thing would be awful and smelly!

Absolutely Amazing Idea, Love it , just love it.

I've made the round one so far.
I printed it in PET-G. I also have a silicon spray, but the sterilization cycle in the dishwasher should be enough.

My daughter says the round ones are WAY too big. (I don't use it to make sushi, I just print the molds.)
Is there a suggested scale to use to match common sizes of that kelpy green leaf wrap thingy? In other words, what are
the common sizes of the wrap, and how could I scale down my print without losing a bunch of wrap
during the use of the mold due to using something like 53% of wrap use (instead of 50%) of the wrap...

Would I scale X&Y&Z or just X&Z? etc etc etc.

She is a vegetarian in case that makes any difference... (Cows, pigs, fish don't need to fit.... (Seriously,
that wasn't funny at all??? I try...))

I printed it at 60% x, 60% z and 100% y (for the length) works awesome

Thanks.. I may reprint. It's getting kinda old.

So...the thingi here... who is cooking tonight? Look like I am reading a gamers YouTube channel hahaha

Hey, is there a way to print this in two pieces? It seems my print volume is too small (6x6x6).

Use meshmixer to cut it in half.

Mar 28, 2016 - Modified Mar 28, 2016

Brlliant my daughter is into sushi and i am going to make this for her thank you

I look forward to trying this for my first sushi making experience!! Thanks a lot for sharing your work!

Apr 10, 2015 - Modified Apr 10, 2015

1000 ! wow, thanks all !

I love it , can you make a youtube on using it and maybe show your "king size" one ?

nice design! its awsome!!.
but i dont understand how to work with the small set.
i have the rect&the press its seems to me that a floor is missing in the rect

The floor is the (bigger) rectangle press.

For everyone wondering, pla and abs plastics are NOT food safe, at all. You can get sick. However, there are some products that you can coat this with. Not sure where, but I've heard conversation in other places of this. Just to let all know

PLA is not food safe because there is no way to clean it after use. You may think you get it clean, but bacteria will still form. The issue is bacteria, not the filament, itself. And, frankly, ABS imparts a taste that is not at all pleasant. Get yourself some PETG.

I absolutely would not use PLA for sushi, unless you throw it out after one use.

Disposable drinking cups are often made from PLA. I /think/ the food safety concern for PLA comes from the additive manufacturing process allowing for lots of nooks and crannies for things to live and grow in after the first initial use.

A food grade epoxy coating might be a good solution. Failing that, at a stretch, some food grade wax might be suitable.

Disposable drinking cups are made from food certified PLA. There's no guarantee that spool from a Chinese eBay seller has unknown additives accidentally or intentionally introduced in the manufacturing process.

Even food grade 3D printed objects are only safe for single use. I wouldn't dare wash and re-use any of this unless it has been coated with a food safe coating. Everyone lost their minds in the last few years with BPA. BPA alternatives are a lot more expensive. I wouldn't put random plastic into my food chain, and wouldn't suggest anyone try either.

eBay is simply overflowing with absurdly inexpensive food grade sushi accessories that are injection molded with food grade plastics. I love making sushi, and I wouldn't even touch this with someone else's pole.

Where are you getting your filament from? Is there a food safe filament available? I believe ABS has a toxic chemical in it and would not be the ideal choice.

Aug 9, 2014 - Modified Aug 9, 2014
MEH4d - in reply to nefiwashere

I printed this (and my other designs ) with just the regular PLA ,not with the food-grade filament, because I'm fine with using it for dry and non-acidic food processing. It is fine if you are printing something like cookie cutters which are not in contact with high moisture or acidic content. Also, as much as anyone likes sushi, I don't think anyone will make it for daily consumption.

But for something like mugs or cups which are directly in contact with liquid for a significant amount of time ( either hot or cold ) like tea or juice, it is better to use food-grade filament AND it is better to make the surface as smooth as possible. Regardless of food-grade filament or not, the printed layer lines will still provide a perfect place for bacteria to grow.

"Food-grade" means the filament is "safer" for food (not "safe") due to its non-leaching property.
It does not mean the printed objects are totally safe for food. There are many other factors that affect food safety.

If you are looking for food-grade filament:
http://makergeeks.com/fogrplafi.html
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140111-food-grade-pp-filament-for-3d-printers.html
http://www.3dsupplyworld.com/food-safe/?sort=bestselling

"Also, as much as anyone likes sushi, I don't think anyone will make it for daily consumption. " I'm a sushi chef and I make it everyday.. for everyones consumption. So you are very much wrong with that statement. As for the models I think it would be great to use the heart shaped one just for quickness and consistency of its shape.

Apr 13, 2016 - Modified Apr 13, 2016
blackt1ger - in reply to Nicklaus

Really, a Sushi chef that makes sushi everyday? Wow. And you printed one of these and use it for daily consumption? Don't you have better tools?

I think "MEH4d" means that NON-PROFESSIONAL don't make sushi for daily consumption. And I believe PERSONAL consumption was implied.

And no, "MEH4d" is allowed to think what s/he wants to think. I think you are wrong. How can you positively say that MED4d is not actually thinking that.

Haha..That's hilarious! Didn't think a pro sushi chef would use this to make sushi commercially. But if you think it's fine for your purpose I don't see why not. Definitely would love to see your sushi.

He probably has a high temperature commercial dish washer that sterilizes all utensils. 3D prints are hospital trips waiting to happen if someone just uses their kitchen sink for washing.

How long does it take to print a single set? Like just a heart or just a rectangle set?

Hi,
The printing time depends on your slicer settings and configuration. You can find out about how long any model will roughly take by sending the models to the slicing program and run it. After the gcodes are generated it will say about how much time and how much filament is required.

These things are for sale in Amazon?

I just want to know: when and how I can buy suschi's making forms?

not really sure if PLA is safe to with food :)

I was informed that there actually is no real food-safe plastic out there. However, some people (including myself) have no problem using PLA or ABS printed parts for most purposes. Also there is no heat or strong acids involved in the sushi making, it should be fine. I believe there is a lot more harmful stuff we don't even know we consume from our daily environment.
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I'd say go ahead and use them. If you really are paranoid about PLA or ABS, like with this sushi set here, you can lay a sheet of foil or food-grade plastic wrap (which is probably not 100% safe either) first before you put in the food.

that make a lot of sense :) have you printed this yet ? or just rendering only for now?

Yes, I printed them multiple times. I do this for all of my designs and test them too before I upload them. We have been using a bigger sized sushi maker set that fits store-bought 210x180mm standard seaweed sheets for many years actually. The set uploaded here is a scaled down version that fits most common printers' bed sizes. You should give it a try, start with a smaller sushi press. It's almost no fail.

Thank you. It's C4D R15 native renderer.

Those are some amazing renders.

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