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Engineering_Aesthetics

Threaded Container

by Engineering_Aesthetics Apr 4, 2018
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Great Design! :)
Prints great! I have printed a couple dozen of these at least! More probably... :)
I do get some stringing inside the container, but its easy to clean up.
I probably need to do something to my slicing profile.
Anyway, these are a big hit at work! Everyone wants 2! Ha ha! :)
This is a must print!

Thanks for sharing this awesome model with us! :D

Getting weird gap on bottom piece. Looks like layer shift, but top prints fine. Not sure what's going on here. Gonna attempt to let it finish. If it finishes and will post pics.

Can you make one that uses bottle caps? That way the bottle caps can be repurposed and one less part to be printed.

The diameter of this container is 60mm I don't know of any bottle caps that would be near that size.

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I have not tested it. If your printer can handle making a watertight print the container can be made waterproof by cutting a gasket for the lid. You may want to start with a margarine container lid, cut it to fit inside the lid of the printed container. That would provide a gasket for the bottom of the container to press against when the lid is screwed down. Similar to the little blue gasket material in a soda bottle cap.

Just printed this and definitely like it! I feel like the thickness of the flat surfaces on the top and bottom pieces could stand to be a little bit thicker. Same goes for the thinner part between the threads. I used Simplify3D, and the whole print came out great. I just think having those parts a little thicker would help the whole piece seem a bit more solid. That's also just a personal preference, and not an issue with the model itself.
Great model that prints and works really well!

I get what you mean. The model was designed to be as filament efficient as possible without compromising strength. Since you use simplify, the model thicker by making a cup from a cylinder with a wall thickness of about 1.5mm. Intersect that with the model and slice it. Simplify will treat it as one solid.

Thank you for the loveliest design. What a pleasure to spin the cap open and closed. I printed one and it is just perfect.

weird bottom gap - scrapping the print

Must be something wrong with your settings or printer. I've printed out about a dozen of these in all kinds of scaled versions and they all came out beautiful! This is by far one of the best screw together designs that I've seen so far.

yeah... it was my printer... switched from cura to slic3r... dunno what happened

Awesome! At least you're back up and running.

I agree. Great model. I want to print another one even though I don't need it for anything. Best screw top container on TV IMHO.

May I ask if you could add the source files for these? Just scaling might not be proper way to adjust size.

TIA & best regards,
kai

Hello Kai,

Try scaling it first. There is a make posted that was scaled down proportionately and in the Y-axis only. He's had a lot of success with the scaled models. https://www.thingiverse.com/make:474147

The files I have can't be edited by your software because I'm using an older CAD package. The only things I can export as a solid models are STEP files. As you already know STEP files do not carry the parameters and when you import a STEP all you get is the solid, without any dimensions that can be edited. You would have to redraw / trace over the model to get something that can be edited.

Threaded Container

I thought about scaling. This will work well in x/y direction but not on z. I would like to get higher containers but use the same cap still.

NB: I'm also interested in the surface itself, this is really cool - it stabilize the build, hides any glitch etc.

Too bad you can't share the source or the source might be useless.

Found https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:612709 which seems to solve my scaling issue.

Customizable Container with Knurled Lid
by wstein

The models have been exported to STEP format and posted. You should be able to import the models and trace over them as a template for your surface texture. The files have also been emailed to you.

Hope it helps! ;-)

This thing is amazing, the knurling was top notch, the threading great for 3D Printing.

One of the best things I have printed to date...

Printed beautifully, the knurling looks and feels great. Thankyou.

Lovely model. Quite satisfying.