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How to Make Your Own 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

How to Make Your Own 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

In order to make your own cookie cutters, you first need a 3D printer, filament, and clip art. Next, you must turn these line drawings into a 3D model and a cutting handle. This process should take a few hours and should not take more than a day. You should clean and dry the cutters between uses. Then, you can begin making your own cookie cutters.

Easy to Design

Easy to Design

The first step is to make a design with your CAD software. It’s important to use reputable design software for this project. You’ll be able to find hundreds of different 3D models, so it will not be hard to find something that works for you. You can also use a stencil converter online to create a face for your cutter. Once you have the outlines of your face, just trace them using the CAD software. Once your design is complete, you can save it as a STL file. Custom cookie cutters aren’t possible with CAD software, but you can always contact a 3D printing service and get a quote.

Print Settings

Next, you need to import your design file. You can do this by selecting File > Open and choose your saved design. Once the file is opened, you can choose the printing mode. The print speed is crucial. A high speed can affect the outcome. A minimum print speed of 40-45mm/s is necessary for producing high-quality cookie cutters. Once you’ve selected your desired material and print settings, you’re ready to begin.

Use the Trace Tool

To start your project, you’ll need to select a unit of measurement – millimeters. To use the Silhouette Design Studio software, choose the mm unit. Now, use the trace tool to draw the shape. After that, you can upload your design to the printer and begin the printing process. If you’re a beginner, the smallest offset is 5mm.

Setting Offsets

After importing your image, you’ll need to set the offsets. To make your own 3d printed cookie cutters, you’ll need a cutting handle, and a cutting handle. If you’ve already made the base for your cutters, you can use the cutting handle. Then, you’ll need to add the offsets. Then, you’ll need to choose the cutting handle and the cookie cutter.

Select Cutters

Once you’ve set up your print settings, you’ll need to select your cutters. For example, you can make a cookie cutter with a face on it, but you’ll need to make it with an inside face as well. Then, you can use the CAD software to design the rest of the shapes. You can also make other shapes using your own CAD.

Once you’ve selected the right unit of measurement, you’ll need to draw the cookie cutter. Now, you’ll need to choose your cutting handle and the offset for the cookie cutter. Once you have done that, you’ll need to choose the type of material you’ll be using for the rest of the object. Usually, the materials used in the printing process are suitable for food.


After choosing the desired material, you’ll need to choose the right filament. Many FDM printers can handle ABS, PETT, and PLA filament. You can choose a print platform that is compatible with your particular printer. If you want a cookie cutter with different features, you can opt for an advanced model. If you don’t want to make a heart, you can even make a circle.

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Cory Robertson
Cory Robertson
Tom Drury was born in Iowa in 1956. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Drury has published short fiction and essays in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Ploughshares, Granta, The Mississippi Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. His novels have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. “Path Lights,” a story Drury published in The New Yorker, was made into a short film starring John Hawkes and Robin Weigert and directed by Zachary Sluser. The film debuted on David Lynch Foundation Television and played in film festivals around the world. In addition to Iowa, Drury has lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and California. He currently lives in Brooklyn and is published by Grove Press.