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Hinge for a box - 3D printer

by claudiapinto Dec 10, 2015
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I really like this design. But could you please upload a picture of the electronics and where did you put your screen?

Olá, alguém podia mandar os tamanhos de caixa queria fazer uma parecida, gostei da ideia

Olá. As dimensões da caixa são 520x520x520 mm.

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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Thanks ;)

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Is that just eggshell foam you used to line the interior of the box?

Congratulations for the project was great, you have the list of all the pieces I want to make a box like this

Thanks a lot. I do not have a list of the parts, but you can find the pdf in the "Thing Files" tab where is explained how to build the box.

The hinges look robust, but are waaayyy too tight. Is it possible to get the CAD file, so I can adjust and make it looser. Thanks.

Why is the file in that orientation? would it be stronger and the holes better formed if it was on its side? like with the pin in the z axis? I actually came here to find a hinge for my enclosure build!

Thanks for the suggestion. I was trying to avoid the use of supports. But although I have not had problems so far I completely agree with you.

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Hi Claudiapinto, I'd like very much to realize one of this box.
You wrote 'I put right now a new file on "thing files", is a .pdf file. Feel free to download it :)' but I can't find where to download from.
Could you kindly help me?

Me dumb! I hadn't looked at files to download... Sorry for bothering.

Hi. There's no problem. Feel free to ask and/or comment anytime you need.

Good work.

Hi Claudiapinto, it´s a fantastic box ¡¡ You´d be so kind as to tell me the steps (measures) of this wonderful box ??. Thank you for your contribution and greetings from Spain.

Hi 3d_clonic. I'm sorry just for answering now. There's a .pdf in the "Thing Files" with the steps you need to make the box. The measures are according to the dimensions of your 3D printer..so there's no fix measures to the box as you can see in the steps of .pdf document. Feel free to build your box with the dimensions and the format you like, the idea is to be the most creative and original you want :)
You're wellcome and cheers from Portugal.

Good work.

Hello claudiapinto, first successful print UHU worked great, superb design,thank you

Hello. Sorry for just answering now. I am glad to hear you did it. Thanks for the feedback.

Good work.


thank you , I am in process of printing but have a glue issue on heat plate

hello, what did you use for the pin

Hello. It was used an aluminium shaft of 5mm. But you can use a screw, for example.

I like the box. It's a good idea.

Thanks for the opinion :)

how much roughly did this box (case) cost you in total ?

In total, it was less than 100$.

Could you share your plans/designs for that box? I've been trying to design one similar, but with the sides cut in half on the diagonal, corner to corner. I really like how yours looks.

Sure! :)
I put right now a new file on "thing files", is a .pdf file. Feel free to download it :)
The author name and e-mail name on the pdf is related to the person that do the file, so don't worry.
Give me a feedback if you build it :)

Thanks. :)

Unfortunately, it seems it requires the use of tools I have no access to. I'll have to stick to my plan of a basic box cut in half on the diagonal.

Do you keep the filament in the box, or on top? It sounds like you're using PLA?

The filament is on the top of the box, I update right now a photo that is on post-printing which you could see where is the filament and how it is. In the photo the printer is printing ;)
Yup, I'm using PLA.

And how do you solve the problem of the ventilation sys... (The fan) isn't it too hot to be hermetically closed?

All the electronic system and the ventilation system are outside the box. And I dont work with the heated bed. So there's no problem.

I like this too. I will print it and test it. Will comment again after I am done.

Okey. Good print :) If you have some problem or quest you can send a message to me.

That is a really nice enclosure! When printing with the thing closed, what would you compare the noise to?
(Without any sort of enclosure, I'd say my printer's comparable in noise level to a dish washing machine)

Well, my printer reduce the noise 75% with the box close, I can say that the noise is less than the noise of a microwave.