Ok, looking for some basic information. I have a pizzeria over here on west street and I am in need of some very specialized items. The first I want to print is called a sauce ring. During the process of making pizzas my overly zelous kiddos will fling sauce everywhere. That however is bad for the crust. So I want to make a sauce ring. Very simple Ring 13 inches on the outside edge and and 10.5 on the inside. I am thinking printing as the fastest way to get made what I want. But How big is the deck on a the largest 3d printer we have??? Height not a big deal 2 inches.
Second option would be making a positive out of wood and shrink molding plastic sheet over it but thought I would start with printing first.
The largest print volume we have is actually the CR-10s, at 300x300x400mm (11.8"x11.8"x15.7"). Still not quite big enough to print that in one piece.
3d prints from an FDM printer are generally not considered food safe. This page gives a pretty good rundown of the issues and potential solutions:
You could cut a circle out of a material using a router jig pretty quickly. A 2 inch thick piece of plastic would probably be pretty costly, though. A wooden ring might be the quickest/cheapest way to go about it.
A ceramic piece might work too, though it would be much more breakable and you would have to account for shrinkage.
Ok so reading the article I am seeing Food safe PLA from MakerBot.
I was thinking of the multiple sections and then designing in a snapping similar to snap modes and using
epoxy to shore up the joint. Thoughts