25 Aug '12, 9am

Four Open Source 3D Printable Mason Jar Lids

In the not too distant future we’ll be able to 3D print replacement parts for things that break, make art that matches our taste, toys to play with and design objects to fill our needs around the house. Personal 3D printers like the Thing-O-Matic and people like Alex English of Proto Paradigm are helping democratize manufacturing. Alex has released a useful set of 3D printable lids for canning jars to help around the kitchen. 1. Mason Jar Lid. Plastic lids for mason jars are available commercially, but as Alex points out, the design could be improved upon. His Mason jar lid design has facets around the outside that provide a better gripping surface. You can’t use these lids for canning but you can use them for storage in the refrigerator. As you can see from the photo, the seal is tight enough to hold water. Download the file at Thingiverse . It's available in wide mouth a...

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