Stacking box

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Stacking box by CreativeTools Feb 20, 2015
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Stacking box

Think inside the box, you can never have to many boxes.

Print a few of your own stacking boxes to keep your things in order may they be screws, nuts, bolts, toys or other miscellaneous things.

Just like our Candy Bowl we designed this box specifically for testing 3D-prints with large-bore nozzles. The result is a semi-transparent box 3D-printed at 0.8mm layerheight with a 1.0 mm nozzle.

Even though it is possible to print this box at higher speeds, we kept it down to achieve a high-gloss shiny surface toghether with a all together higher quality print. This shows very well in the two attached pictures with the lower part being printed at a higher speed than the top part. Not only will the result have a higher degree of transparency but the print quality will also be alot better since the plastic can be extruded and cooled down at a lower rate which is needed when extruded with a larger size nozzle.

The outer dimensions of the box is 120x120x80mm. At around 20-30 mm/s it took less than two hours to print.

We have kept the geomtry as simple as possible to make it easy to print. To get rid of the layer-change zipper-line we used vase-mode in our print settings.

To make the box strong and achieve optimal transparency we 3D-printed the candy bowl using taulman 3D t-glase (PETT) filament.

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These boxes look awesome, unfortunatly I don't have a large nozzle (yet), I have a standard one 0,4mm. Do you think that will work, or do you recommend a bigger nozzle? (I already ordered the taulman 3D t-glase (PETT) filament.)

Only drawback I can think of, is that it's not paramterised, so we can create our own sized boxes as needed.

Nevertheless, awesome work!

Nice set !
Could you do a remake of it with 4 handle instate of two ?
... I need to do that... This will be my new filament tester.

I've printed a bunch of these things...thanks for the upload! The only thing to be careful of is if you scale them down too small, the bottom will break apart from the rest of the box when removing from build plate. I've never had that problem above 50% though. Painting with a clear glaze makes even the really small scaled prints strong.

Thanks PowerScissor for your comment and appreciation!

If one 3D-prints the solid version of our box there is a simple way to fix the thickness of the bottom part. Using the following customised 3D-print settings would make it possible to define the wall-thickness-values.

  • Shells/perimeters: 1, 2 or more (as desired)
  • Infill: 0%
  • Top layers/thickness: 0
  • Bottom layers/thickness: As many solid layers, or distance as desired

Thanks for the recommendations, I will have to see if I can accomplish the same thing with my printer. I don't have as many options as some of the more expensive models out there.

We downloaded and installed the Dremel3D and can confirm that even with the advanced settings you won't be able to print is the manner described by us earlier.

Nevertheless there is another software you can use to run your Dremel Idea Builder. It is called Simplify3D and it will give you almost endless possibilities to define your 3D-prints. (http://simplify3d.creativetools.se or http://simplify3d.com)

Wow, thanks for the information. I was a little disappointed by the lack of print options. I wouldn't have thought a non-proprietary program could be used to print on the Dremel...so I will definitely give that a try.

We are glad you appreciated this information. :) Regarding 3D-printing for power-users, Simplify3D leads the way.