Also know as the pull-me-through-thingi-ma-bob ...
A strainer tool is used to create colour patterns when making round soaps in tubes.
These are strainers we have designed for our own projects. Of course you will get a freshly printed strainer.
We can also supply you with a centre stainless steel rod to pull the strainer through. We have designed our strainers to go
with 3mm threaded rods, but we have successfully experimented with 3mm wooden dowels. If you only make one batch at a time,
you will only need one stainless steel rod and the assorted nuts we supply. Because the strainer is fixed at the bottom with
two nuts, you can simply replace it depending on the design you want to use.
For ease of shipping we recommend to use 200mm long rods, but we can supply longer (up to 320mm) if you don't mind the higher shipping cost. Each rod comes with a set of Nyloc (self-locking) and flanged nuts. The nyloc nut is preset for the thickness of our strainers.
The rod is DIN975, which is an A4 grade 18//8 stainless steel (Type 316 S16). It has a higher level of corrosion resistance than A2 S/S. This is suitable for use in most food, medical, chemical applications. The nuts we supply are 304 stainless steel.
All of our Soaping Tools are 3D printed on one of our printers, depending on what they are needed for we use different filaments. For these strainers PLA is the best material. It is biodegradable and of medium strength and flexibility. Just perfect for this kind of tool. The main thing for you as a user to watch out for is heat: Do not heat the PLA strainer to more than 60°C or it will deform. This will almost certainly happen when you try to clean your strainer in a dishwasher.
Even if we call it ready-made design, you can still define the final look of the strainer you get. The basic parameters are:
Even if you settle for "like on the image", we would need the size from you as explained above.
Our designs fit a standard PVC down pipe with 65mm inside diameter or a standard milk carton, but if you want different sizes or your very own design, then you need to talk to us.
In order to make your own design, you either need pen and paper (yes we know how to use these ancient technologies) or use a computer and draw your design electronically.
E-mail us before you embark on your design journey, as we have a few finer points to follow to help you creating a successful product. Once all is finished we convert this into the language a 3D printer understands and you will receive a unique strainer - Just for you! If you can agree for us to use the design ourselves or sell, then you will be charged a discounted price.