Storage Box with origami folding lids.

Storage Box with origami folding lids.

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0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
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6.1 h
1 plate
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Dual Color 2 Plates, 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
Dual Color 2 Plates, 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
6.3 h
2 plates
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Adjusting parameters for quick dual color production
5.6 h
2 plates
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0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
6.6 h
2 plates
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Operation of the lids.

Below is an impression of how the lids work.

 

 

Printing

The lid parts.

 

The lids consist of three separate parts that have to be assembled afterwards.
The two front parts (part 3L and 3R) are NOT the same! This is because the holes are slotted to achieve the mechanical locking of the lids.
Part 3L is marked "L" on the side.
Part 1 & 2 must both be printed 2x.

Printed in PLA, nozzle 0.4, layer thickness 0.2, infill 20% and support everywhere.

 

 

After printing, all support residues must be removed. Do this thoroughly. There is often some extra residue on the axles due to the use of support. If necessary, cut this off so that the shaft becomes as round as possible. Make sure that the ends of the axle are slightly chamfered so that they can be mounted easily.

 

The Knob, Lock and Axle Lock

 

You need 1x the Knob & Lock and 2x the Axle Lock

For the different parts and the correct orientation on the bed, see the image below.

Printed in PLA, nozzle 0.4, layer thickness 0.2, infill 20% and no support.

 

 

The Box

 

For orientation on the bed, see the image below.

Printed in PLA, nozzle 0.4, layer thickness 0.2, infill 20% and no support.

 

Assembly

 

The lids

 

Slide the different parts of the lid together. Pay close attention to the orientation! This is indicated in the image below. Notice that the shafts are pointing upwards!
Once pushed together, the recess in the shaft falls over the cam in the opposite part, securing the two parts against sliding apart.

 

Mounting the Knob and Lock

 

See image below. Notice that the axles are pointing downwards.

Push the knob through both holes in the lids. Then press the Lock from below over both axes of the Knob.
To obtain a firm anchoring, you can first put a drop of glue in both holes of the Lock and then press firmly.

 

 

Mounting the Lids on the Box

 

Place both axes of the lids in the holes of the Box.
Rotate both lids to create an open Box.
Now place both Axle Locks in the holes in both corners of the Box. The round part of the Axle Lock should be facing upwards.
You can use a little glue to keep them in place. Be careful not to glue the axles!

 

 

Operation of the mechanical lock.

 

The lock works by interlocking 2 small printed tabs.
Due to the rest position of the Knob, which is then vertical, they remain hooked together. By tilting the Knob backwards (which is possible through both slotted holes in the lids) they can unlock and you can open the lids.
When closing the lids, you must ensure that the Knob is well pressed and is vertical. To be sure, you can additional tilt the knob towards you. (see video below)

 

 

Box size and scaling

 

The size of the Box 200x100x50 (knob not included) was created after a number of test prints for the hinges. I managed to stay within that 200mm, so it can be printed by almost all printers.

But nevertheless the Box can be scaled. For FDM printing I would advise not to go below 80%). This already gives a very large saving on material and printing time, while the hinges still remain strong enough. It may be that the hinges are less flexible or operate less smooth due to the layer thickness of 0.2mm. By printing with a smaller layer thickness and/or nozzle, can you probably improve this.

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How did you get the top to have a carbon fiber design?
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Replying to @MKO_D :
I used a textured plate.
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That’s so cool! Where’d you get it?
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works very well, if you want all all the lid pieces to have the same orientation assembled then you need to flip the middle piece.
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Awesome box, flipped the large section over for a consistent top finish.
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I don't understand why the 2 big top panels were facing up versus down like the rest of the lid components. This caused me to reprint those sections unnecessarily. I also had to reprint one of the corner pieces as the post snapped off while trying to get the plug properly inserted. I recommend tweaking the model so the post runs almost all through it. Otherwise it turned out OK. The joints are stiff even with cleaning the supports, but I hope that will change over time. Thank you for sharing.
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Downgraded my rating because within about 30 movements, the post of the top left piece just snapped off. The post really needs to continue into the tile, not end/transition at the tile, otherwise this will just happen again and again. I don't think I can fix this particular print. If I try to glue this as is, I can't tell how the post best fits into the tile and glue will likely get onto the box seizing it in place. I can't get the axel lock out to release the post because it was difficult to get in as it was. I would have to drill the axel lock out and frankly I think I will just trash this as even if I did manage to get the post out and glue it back it would just snap off again due to the weakened state. I'm pretty disappointed this required printing, reprinting, and now a failure pretty soon after assembling that will be very difficult to fix. :(
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Dual Color 2 Plates, 0.2mm layer, 3 walls, 20% infill
Box turned out awesome, thanks for the file!
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Nice print, cool engineering
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Wow!
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Nachdem ich die erste Box in NeonGelb gedruckt hatte... musste ich eine 2te drucken um SehNervKrebs vorzubeugen ... 🙃 Perfektes Profil mit perfektem Support. Danke für's Teilen... 🤗
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Beautiful and functional print. My daughter's gonna love it!
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imprimer pas cette objet sa tien pas
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For this model good layer bonding is essential for the axles. In the past I made a version for use with a M3 bolt to make it stronger (see attached screenshot). Use 2 bolts M3x16. I have added that extra STL file. For the latching mechanism: ensure all, but realy all remnants of supports are removed. Mostly there are a few hard to remove remnants. Use a bore for the holes and a knife for the axles to make them smooth. Use correct temperatures and other settings for the used filament for bonding.
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