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4ndy

Stackable Component Bins / Louvre Panel Trays

by 4ndy Jun 8, 2011
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What's the recommended print settings?

I like how you figured it out while I was gone over the weekend :D

These can be printed with a very inaccurate printer, but the only crucial part is the strength of those tabs, which may need some thick & strong glue for support. One of my original ABS printed ones broke at the base of those tabs during a flat move, but was easily stuck back together with cyanoacrylate 'superglue'.

Also liking how a thingiverse update garbled my old comment on cost...

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 0.037515=£0.5625)+(Energy 0.151*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.