3d print dishwasher part?


#1

Hello! I have broken a small part of my dishwasher and I was happy to design and print it with my delta.

It’s a wheel that helps the carriage to go in and out.

All was ready but suddenly I asked myself : this piece will stay inside the dishwasher during the wash process, with dishes and glasses, at 60° 70° C. Could it be a bad idea?

So I ask here… What do you think?

This is the part:


#2

70 degrees is pretty much the max temp for a part like that as this temp is where PLA starts to break down. ABS filament is ideal, but the petg filament may be best.


#3

Thanks for your reply


#4

since the flux doesn’t have a heated bed for ABS you can’t print big ABS parts but the part you have… it should print fine without a heated bed, one more thing you can do is create a raft with PLA then pause your print and switch it with ABS,
but because the ABS is gonna melt the PLA your gonna have a stuck raft, so you should be better with a 2 layer raft…
anyway… Good Luck!


#5

As someone who has put something printed with PLA into the dishwasher, I wouldn’t recommend it. I had a sponge tray that I printed and put in the dishwasher. It came out bent/misshapen and discolored.


#6

lol… yeah… what was it… glassification at 60c or something for PLA? So if it’s at 60-70 degrees and under mechanical stress… expect bad things to happen! :open_mouth:


#7

nice short form, just check online(didn’t remember it) it PLA glass transition teperature