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Rotating Organizer / Parts Assembly Sequencer / Display Stand

by muzz64, published

Rotating Organizer / Parts Assembly Sequencer / Display Stand by muzz64 Dec 19, 2015

Summary

An easy and practical print that has multiple uses in every home, office or workshop. Great as a gift.

This design features independently rotating layers with cubicles for organizing and /or displaying small parts, jewellery and other things... and can be used to make disassembly / reassembly of things a much easier process. Printed according to the recommended settings this doesn't use much filament, can be printed on small machines and provides a practical solution to everyday problems / needs.

There are three parts to this design:

  • The Base is the static part that sits on your shelf / bench / desk. If necessary, to stop sliding / movement while rotating the layers above, place a non-slip rubber pad or similar underneath.

  • Layers are the mid sections in this design. Print as many as you need to store as many parts or things as you want in the 5 x cubicles available on each layer.

  • The top is the same as the Layers (above) but doesn't have a shaft coming out the top to accept another layer. It has a flat top instead.

This also features a clever 'Part Sequencer' facility...

When you are dissembling something and need to remember the order to reassemble parts, make sure you are using the correct screws in the right places and not forget parts along the way then this could be a great solution.

As you start disassembling something place the first small part/s removed in Cubicle 1 on the bottom layer. Place the second part/s removed in Cubicle 2 and so on... when all five on Layer 1 are full move to your Layer 2 and start by placing subsequently removed parts in Cubicle 1 etc. until your disassembly is completed.

When it's time for reassembly just refit the parts in the reverse order. You won't forget parts and should get the right part as/when required in the correct order... no more forgetting how to reassemble things!

This is designed to accommodate small things only. Each Cubicle measures approx. 40mm at it's widest point, narrows to 10mm wide at the inner / narrowest point over 30mm depth. Each Layer height is approximately 35mm. If you need to accommodate bigger things increase the scale uniformly as required. It should scale up fine.

When assembled the clearance between the Layer Shafts and Layer above is just 0.35mm to make sure they rotate freely within each other but do not have excess clearance that would make layers slightly wobbly. On a Replicator 2 / 5th Generation Replicator these print really well in PLA. They fit together snuggly and free up to rotate smoothly with just a few turns. However, for even freer movement give each of the internal surface a quick spray with silicone lubricant. This isn't essential but just improves ease of independent layer movement.

Please refer to the Print Settings and Images for additional details.

This is a really versatile and practical multi-purpose thing that can be put to use in a endless number of ways. Print yourself one then post images of how you are using it...

Note: If you like this check out the rest of my fun and practical designs.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

MakerBot

Printer:

MakerBot Replicator 2

Rafts:

Yes

Supports:

No

Resolution:

Standard / 0.20mm

Infill:

2 or 3 Shells / 20% infill


Notes:

Raft recommended. No support required. 2 Shells and 20% infill works well on MakerBot Replicators / Replicator 2's using PLA.

If your layer clearances are too tight to assemble increase the scale slightly (uniformly) as this will increase the clearances.

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These files have a mesh problem of some sort. I sliced them using Simplify3D 3.0.2 and the first layers would not slice properly; part of the layer was missing and the stacking hole was filled in. I ran the files through https://netfabb.azurewebsites.net/ which fixed the problem.

Would you make the design files available? I would like to try some remix ideas using the source design files rather than build from the stl files.

Sorry to hear you've had issues slicing these files. I usually check all my files before uploading them but checked them again due to your issues. I design in Rhino (which includes a mesh checker) and, having rechecked the meshes today, haven't found any issues with them. The check I run shows no errors.

Having said that, some software picks up things that others don't have an issue with which appears to be the case here. I'm not sure having the design files will be if use as you would need to have Rhino. If you do let me know...

u should make this parametric

Thanks for the positive feedback... it is a handy thing particularly for the first time you pull something apart. Women also like it to display their rings etc. as it makes selecting what to wear easier.

Really awesome clever design

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