Gridfinity Box For Stuff (BFS) - 20 BIN Ver 2.1

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Gridfinity Box For Stuff (BFS) - 20 BIN Ver 2.1

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Description

6/29/2024:  There is a new version 2.3 of this case with the following improvements:

  • Thicker and wider gasket
  • New mounting cleat system (which can be previewed on this design)
  • No changes to the overall dimensions of the case
  • Available in 6U, 9U and 12U deep sizes

You can find the new version here:

https://makerworld.com/en/models/518096

 

Ever needed to get your stuff together, y'know, get it all together and put it in a box, all your stuff, so it's all together? Well I did, so I made this thing. It's a Box For Stuff, which will hold twenty 1x1x6u Gridfinity bins (all together).

The files here have been updated to Version 2.1 with the following improvements:

  1. Improved label design with more robust pins. (v2.0)
  2. Improved handle design (which should be easier to install) (v2.0)
  3. Increased the hole diameter where the M3 SHCS install into the hinges (increase to 5.8mm) (v2.1)

 

This requires the following hardware:

(2) M3 x 12mm SHCS (these hold the latch “cleats” to the top of the case)
(4) M3 x 20mm SHCS 
(4) M3 x 25mm SHCS
(2) M3 x 30mm SHCS
(80) 6x2mm Cylinder Magnets - OPTIONAL (I used 6x3mm, which seem to work OK too)
(SHCS = Socket Head Cap Screws)

 

There are two versions of the base included, one is “plain” and the other has a groove for a TPU gasket. I printed the TPU gasket version and with A98 shore TPU (what I had around), and it will not be water tight. So I think the gasket is only going to be helpful with a much softer TPU (or possibly by filling the groove with soft silicone). I'm open to suggestions on improving the gasket design, but I prefer it, and it does not cause any functional issues to use it (or not).

 

If printing the gasket version of the base, I recommend that you test that your printer can run TPU without issues first.  The cap of a sharpie is the tool I use to press the TPU gasket into place.  The gasket is not symmetrical so make sure to verify the position before installing it  Start by pressing in the middle of the gasket along all 4 sides, then once it's set in position, press in the corners.  

 

There are also two versions of the top, one is designed for an MMU/AMS and features the "Unofficial Gridfinity Logo" (or at least the best copy of it I could make of it, since the .svg's did not load correctly from github). The other version is, you guessed it, plain with no logo, for single color printers.

 

Finally, there are three versions of the labels for the front of the case. The first is designed to be used with 12mm Brother P-Touch (or similar) labels. The second is a multi-color label using the “Unofficial Gridfinity Logo”. And finally, there is a plain label included, in case you want to use the slicer tools to add embossed text to it.


I have a build guide on my blog with some tips on assembly. The instructions are for a case with more features, but it shows how to assemble the latches and hinges.

 

The parts will need to be oriented in the slicer, and are designed to print without supports. I recommend using gyroid infill, and arachne for the “wall generator”. Arachne is needed at least for the multicolor parts, which have some thinner lines that may not resolve well using the “classic” wall generator. Adaptive layer height may also help cut down on print time on the larger parts. The print settings I used are the OrcaSlicer defaults, with the following changes:

 

Strength > Infill > Sparse Infill Pattern > Gyroid

Quality > Wall Generator > Arachne

Others > Bed Adhesion > Brim Type > Mouse Ear

If using the top with the logo, I recommend disabling the prime tower, unless your bed has room for it:

Others > Prime Tower > Disable

The STEP file will be included for easy remixing.

 

Other stuff:

If you need some bins for small parts, the following bins with covers are a good option to use with the Box For Stuff 20 bin and 25 bin cases (or other 6U tall cases):

  1. 1 compartment 2x1 (6U) bin with a magnet pickup tool
  2. 1x1, 1x2 (3 Compartment) and 1x4 (6Compartment) bins with lids (6U) - version 2.1
  3. 1x2, 1x3, 1x4 (6U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0
  4. 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 (6U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0
  5. 3x3, 3x4 (6U and 12U) Lidded Bin for Stuff with Latch Version 2.0

If you want to check out my other Gridfinity cases, you can find them at the links below:

  1. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 20 bin (6U)
  2. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 25 bin (6U) (max size for a Bambu X1C/P1S)
  3. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 16 bin (6U) (Ender 3 size)
  4. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 16 bin - 12U deep version (Ender 3 size)
  5. Gridfinity Box For Stuff 2 bin (6U) (small test version)

Additionally, there are some alternate latch parts, which may help if you do not have the M3x30mm screws or have difficulty installing the latch “cleat”.

 

If you want to store some metric hardware in this, Ch3vr0n posted some segmented bins for the Gridfinity system here:

https://www.printables.com/model/732655-gridfinity-boxes-for-gridfinity-box-for-stuff-20-b


If you find these models useful, please post a like or a comment with some pics of your prints. 

You can find the other things I'm working on at my blog here.  You can also follow me here or on Printables, to see what new stuff I post.  If you would like to support my work, you can Buy Me A Coffee using this link:

 

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mystoopidstuff

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

UPDATE 20 Jan 2024: Thanks to some helpful feedback, the files here have been updated to the version 2.0 design, which will help with assembly. The images included here are of the V1.0 design (which is cosmetically very similar to the V2.0 design).

 

Update 2/10/2024: I had two reports that installing the M3 SHCS would crack the hinge on the V2 models. The problem seemed to be related to slightly different size screw head diameters between M3 screws (I have measured between 4.9-5.6mm diameters). To address that problem, I've updated the files here to Version 2.1, which has a bit more clearance for larger M3 SHCS heads (the pockets are 5.8mm diameter).


Update 2/12/2024: I missed updating the bottom of the box with the gasket with the v2.1 model. That was just updated so the models should all be at the version 2.1 level now.

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I just finished printing the main case and label. This is exactly what I've been looking for, and I'm going to be printing up a bunch more. You really did a great job with this. My only note is to consider adding a base that's configured for press-fitting the magnets.
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That looks great! Thanks for the feedback too! The magnet pockets are designed at IIRC 6.4mm diameter, which is 0.1mm tighter than the gridfinity spec (https://gridfinity.xyz/specification/). I think there may also be some minor variation between the 6mm magnets or the prints themselves, so making them press fit would probably be difficult, since it may press fit OK on some and be too tight on others. Press fit magnets are a good idea and would be ideal, but I don't think it would work universally unfortunately.
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Replying to @mystoopidstuff :
I'm also planning an update to this design to make them print using a bit less material. I have no ETA on that yet but it's on the to-do list.
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Replying to @mystoopidstuff :
I actually found a trick for modifying any bin or base to match my standards. In this case, I imported one of my 4x5 magnet bases (uploaded if you're interested), combined it into an assembly with the box's base and moved it into position.
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Absolutely love this whole line of boxes for gridfinity, I'm just waiting for some hardware to arrive to finish off the latches. I also printed a bunch of the other boxes to go with the BFS. Boosting your work too because I have a feeling I will be printing lots more! 9x20U and 12x20U boxes next up!
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Thanks for the boost, the case looks great! There is a newer version 2.3 of this model too, you can find it here: https://makerworld.com/en/models/518096 The version 2.3 has a thicker gasket and a 9U and 12U version.
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I don't see the gasket file... is there a specific file to print the TPU gasket or did you just have a roll of a certain thickness that fit in the groove?
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Hi, the gasket is in the folder "BASE WITH GASKET" and named "GRIDFINITY_V3C_BASE_TPU_GASKET.stl". Note that you will probably need to rotate (flip) it since one side has a grooved texture (top) and the bottom will be flat. I just noticed that the profile posted for this does not include the gasket or some other parts/options. I will work on a profile for this with all the parts and options, should be up next week. Edit - I forgot that I had planned to rework this design a bit, but that is taking longer than expected. In any case I will get a profile for this design posted next week, and the updated version will follow some time after that. The update is to make it print faster with less material, but it will be functionally the same.
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Great design, easy to assemble.
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