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Knightingale Posted - Jan 22 2018 : 10:18:23 PM
Hello all,

Ive been considering 3D printing some glider toys, but I havent found a lot of info on what types of plastics are okay for gliders in case they chew them. Does anyone have info on that or know where I can find out?

We have PLA and ABS currently, but we can look into others if there are safer varieties. (My cats like to try and sneak bits of the PLA to chew on and play definitely want to make sure its not harmful to gliders before attempting.)
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gogogo202 Posted - Jul 15 2018 : 10:08:00 PM
Hey so I thought these is a really cool idea so could one or both of you send a pic if you do it?
JLR Posted - Jan 24 2018 : 05:29:41 AM
I've used PLA as it is supposed to be safe to eat off of for humans. I have read that ABS can give off some nasty fumes while printing so I would be concerned at least during the printing process if not for the chance of ingestion.
We have several 3d printed toys in their cage and I don't believe my little ones have chewed any of them even though they chew other plastics like monkeys and their kitchen