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3D printed toys?

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by SheepOfBlue, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. SheepOfBlue

    SheepOfBlue Premium Member

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    So I had a grip for a motorcycle that I printed in TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and it fell to the floor. So as expected Angus said "this could be Angus's" and was chewing it. He loved it and I was thinking I could print him some chew toys. Any opinions on safety?

    The biggest issue I can see is that it would go out the other end and not degrade well in the yard LOL. The harder materials would worry me on the potential sharp edges once injected but TPU is soft (I have three grades of softness available)
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Premium Member

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    Did you google it? There may be something out there. I woould think that as long as it doesn't splinter and isn't toxic, it should't be a problem.
     
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    Couldn't find much which surprised me. I did find an article on 3D printed cat armor....Spitfire was enthused....
     
  4. MissyGallant

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    I wish I could help you. But honestly, the whole "3D Printing" thing seems like magic voodoo to me. I am fascinated by it. But I really don't understand it. Sorry.
     
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  5. Caro

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    Many years ago, when mine were pups, there was a warning about giving dogs plastic toys because of potential carcinogens - and that they put them in their mouths and chews which risks exposure. I remember the recommendation was rubber rather than plastic for chew toys. But it was a long time ago, before 3D printing, so yu may just want to do a search on kids toys - theyre always more careful with kids thatn dogs.
     
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