I really like my TS100 soldering iron. It came in a nice but ultimately non-durable cardboard box, so I was looking for a case in which to put the iron and accessories.
The best, from my point of view, was vchan3m's design but I have 8 tips/bits so decided to expand on the existing model, using the STEP file kindly provided with the original. I also found my iron stand/sponge-holder was bigger than in the original, so I increased the space for that. I also added a little storage compartment for odd bits like emergency solder & spare tip screws - just in case ;-)
Full details of the changes are shown further down, under "How I designed this"
To make, just print Bottom.stl and StorageCover.stl, as normal.
If your magnets sink too far into their recesses, print as many copies of MagnetShim.stl as required (see other comments under "How I designed this").
Decide on how you want to deal with the top cover...
If you don't want the labelling on the case top, or don't have MMU capabilities, simply print Top (plain.stl).
If you DO want to include the text/logo shown in the first pic, you will need a printer with multi-material capabilities (either with 2 or more extruders or the ability to change filaments - E.G Prusa MMU2s). To print with an MMU machine, and if your slicer understands AMF files, extract and then load the resulting AMF file from Top (with labelling - requires MMU).amf.zip Otherwise, load into your slicer both Top (with labelling - requires MMU).stl and Labelling for Top (requires MMU).stl and tell it they are part of a single model.
FYI: If you want labelling but don't have MMU capabilities, you could try printing Top (with labelling - requires MMU).stl on its own, without the actual labels. It should work if your printer is setup well and can properly bridge the gaps where the text is - try this at your own risk.
15% Gyroid (change as desired)
Although I printed this on an i3Mk3s with MMUS2, this was really only so I could embed the white text and logo on the top of the case.
If you're not bothered about embedded/coloured labelling, you can probably print this on any printer, by using TS100 Top (plain).stl (you can disregard the other 'top'-related files)
I used the .STEP file, kindly provided by @vchan3m, to edit the case in Fusion 360:
- Increase the number of bit/tip slots from 3 to 8 - this only increases overall size by around 4mm (W) and 1mm (H)
- Enlarge the stand/sponge space as, for some reason, the one that came with my TS100 is bigger (it's 40.2x46.8 mm)
- Add a small storage compartment (E.G. for the tip hex screws and a spare bit of solder - whatever)
- Added lips to the tip slots so they don't easily fall out. Important, now that the case contains tips in the lid as well as the base. NOTE: If you find it difficult to remove tips with these in place, either edit the STLs or, more simply, just gently sand them down.
- Embed/Emboss the TS100 labelling on the top cover. This includes the MiniWare logo which, please note, is A REGISTERED TRADEMARK of theirs: http://www.miniware.com.cn (I could not get the TM symbol to print properly unless it was comically large). I hope that's OK - it's done out of appreciation for the TS100, and not for profit or to undermine MiniWare. If this is a problem, I will remove the logo on request.
- Accommodate bigger magnets. I couldn't find those used by vchan3m. Mine are 8mm x 3mm appx (see note re shims)
- My magnets do not appear to be consistently 3mm high, so I also made a MagnetShim to pack out the magnet recesses (print as many as required - test the fit before glueing !!)