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Stackable Component Bins / Louvre Panel Trays

by 4ndy, published

Stackable Component Bins / Louvre Panel Trays by 4ndy Jun 8, 2011

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For hanging on a Louvre hook panel, or simply stacking up in a pile, to sort all your nuts and bolts, bits and bobs, odds and ends in.

I don't currently have access to such a panel, so the clip on this tub is a generous estimation, and there is a matching hook that can be easily stuck all over a scrap bit of plywood by using some countersunk screws, to turn it into such a panel.
If anyone does have access to one and would like to share some dimensions for the hooks on them, then I could redesign this for a better fit.

The current design is only two parts for simplicity's sake, and on its side to keep stress in-plane and remove overhangs, but I might consider making one in more flat parts.
Suggest some alternate sizes and I'll make them, otherwise go fiddle around with the IGES part files.

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I stacked 4 of them on our kitchen scales, and it read about 150g, making that 37.5g/tub, which I think is probably about 40-50g with the hook included, though I'm sure someone else can take more accurate readings.

Anyway while I hate monetary costing, assuming that you print in ABS costing £15/kg and spend an hour printing each one using an average of 150W, with electricity costing £0.12/kWh, this puts the cost/tub at:
(Material cost 0.0375*15=£0.5625)+(Energy 0.15*1*0.12=0.018)=£0.5805/tub

The cheapes
t set of tubs that turned up on a quick google product search was £13.50 plus shipping for 20 PP tubs slightly larger than this, making that £0.675/tub and there are plenty of higher quality sets that cost more, including individual bins about the size of a mendel print volume for £20...

Industr
y, please try harder.

P.S. I don't actually remember how long the print took for me, I think it was less than stated, but the energy cost is tiny anyway. The screws I used were salvaged from a dumped machine, and I only needed one/hook to clamp them well to a similarly salvaged bit of plywood.
Hi.

This is a nice design. What is the weigth of your boxes ? How does the cost compare to commercial solutions ?
Soon as I start making some to sort out my nuts and bolts, my partner sees the result and is all "ooh! can I have a wee rack of them to sort out my jewellery and bits?"

Silly woman. Metal fasteners go in machines, not in ears. ;)

Anyway, I just printed off some hooks, and they seem to grip the tray quite well without being too thick.

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Hi.

This is a nice design. What is the weigth of your boxes ? How does the cost compare to commercial solutions ?
I stacked 4 of them on our kitchen scales, and it read about 150g, making that 37.5g/tub, which I think is probably about 40-50g with the hook included, though I'm sure someone else can take more accurate readings.

Anyway while I hate monetary costing, assuming that you print in ABS costing £15/kg and spend an hour printing each one using an average of 150W, with electricity costing £0.12/kWh, this puts the cost/tub at:
(Material cost 0.0375*15=£0.5625)+(Energy 0.15*1*0.12=0.018)=£0.5805/tub

The cheapes
t set of tubs that turned up on a quick google product search was £13.50 plus shipping for 20 PP tubs slightly larger than this, making that £0.675/tub and there are plenty of higher quality sets that cost more, including individual bins about the size of a mendel print volume for £20...

Industr
y, please try harder.

P.S. I don't actually remember how long the print took for me, I think it was less than stated, but the energy cost is tiny anyway. The screws I used were salvaged from a dumped machine, and I only needed one/hook to clamp them well to a similarly salvaged bit of plywood.
Soon as I start making some to sort out my nuts and bolts, my partner sees the result and is all "ooh! can I have a wee rack of them to sort out my jewellery and bits?"

Silly woman. Metal fasteners go in machines, not in ears. ;)

Anyway, I just printed off some hooks, and they seem to grip the tray quite well without being too thick.
Very useful thank you, I have all these pots of things on my desk, just what I needed! :)
Glad to help! ^_^ Let us know how it prints for you.

I ought to do some tidying up around here too...
This is the kind of stuff I want to see more of, stuff that can be used daily.
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