SnapLock Storage Boxes

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SnapLock Storage Boxes

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NEW : parametric with Fusion 360 and STEP files available here

 

I enjoy printing my own storage boxes, but I don't like to add extra hardware like screws. That's why I designed these boxes.  

I developed a completely new closing mechanism utilizing the natural elasticity of the plastic for a satisfying snap-close.

Filaments used in the pictures : Link

  • FormFutura Refill PETG Signal Blue
  • FormFutura Refill PETG Iron Grey

 

How to choose your size :

 

There are 36 different sizes available to accommodate your needs, with dimensions specified in the name of each STL file. The three numbers correspond to the inside dimensions of the box, the first one is the width, the second is the length and the third is the depth.

For example, the "Box_bottom_60_60_50" describes the box with inside dimensions of 60mm x 60mm x 50mm :

The top has only two dimensions (width and length), which should correspond to the first two numbers of the bottom.

For example, the "Box_top_60_60" will match the following bottoms :

  • “Box_bottom_60_60_25”
  • “Box_bottom_60_60_50”
  • “Box_bottom_60_60_75”
  • “Box_bottom_60_60_100”

The "Box_clip" is necessary for each box. The narrowest boxes will require one, while all the other boxes will require two.

 

All the STL files are already oriented for optimal printing. I recommend PETG and infill of 15% or more.

 

Assembly :

 

The top and bottom snap fit together. To assemble them, just press them onto a table like this :

It is important to assemble them with this specific orientation as a groove will aid in snapping them into place.

I find it easier to assemble one of the two hinges first with a twisting motion, and then press the second hinge as described above.

 

Then insert the clips with a twisting motion like this :

When they are instaled, they are very sturdy and will hold the box closed as long as they are in place.

Just make sure to install them with the right orientation to ensure easy box opening. The face that was on the print bed should be facing outward :

 

Enjoy :)

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All Boxes, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Fantastic model! It assembles easily and fits together great. Functions perfectly with nothing but printed parts.
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Love the look the build plate imprints!
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why You gave 4*? fantastic and great but not enough for 5/5?
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120x60, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Really excellent design and printed super well.
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That is an awesome box and closing mechanism you created there. I love printing boxes but was always annoyed to have to source screws for the closing latches, etc. I changed your printing profile a bit to give it some more sturdiness and cleaner / different looks. Printed in Formfutura reForm rPET light blue and orange. Thanks for this really cool model!
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When I attempt to load and use change parameters as instructed the resize works, but the box offsets and the rear hinges dont stay attached to the wall of the bottom half
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It never happened to my but my advice is whenever the model breaks down like this, try to re-open the original file. usually it fixes the issue.
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awesome print it works good
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60x60, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
toller Druck
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Awesome :) Printed 240x180 and everything fits together perfectly :)
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Good design, fits very well
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60x60, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
perfekt 👌🏻
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180x180, 0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Perfect and just what I needed!
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