Gift Box Series This is the first gift box in a series of boxes that I’m designing for Christmas this year. All the boxes are similar in size and shape but each one opens differently. If you print one I would love to see it, be sure to post it here or tag me on your socials.
I hope everyone enjoys printing them as much their loved ones will enjoy receiving them! 🎅🎁
Gift Boxes Season 1 Gift box #1 Gift box #1 Quantum Addition Gift box #1 Print-In-Place Gift Box #2 Gift Box #3 Gift Box #4 Gift Box #5 Season 2 Gift Box #6 Gift Box #6 Print-in-Place Gift Box #7 Gift Box #7 Print-in-Place Gift Box #9 Gift Box #10 Gift Box #11 Print-in-Place
Gift Box #1 This gift box has a little twist! I wanted to design something for Christmas this year that everyone could print for their loved ones to show the amazing ability's of a 3D printer. This is the first in a set of boxes that all have a little trick to open.
To open it just turn the bow, the bow rotates a spur gear which pulls back the catches and unlocks it. The catches are spring loaded so you don’t have to worry about the box opening when you don’t want it to. There is a stop so the bow cannot be over rotated.
Its roughly 100mm x 100m x 80mm tall. The top prints in place as one part, none of the parts require supports. The bow and ribbons are printed separately and glued on. I printed all the parts in the orientation provided. I prefer the vertical orientation for the ribbons for a smoother surface finish. I added helper pads to them to keep them stable during printing. I printed everything at .2 layer heights but the box could definitely be printed at a larger layer height without issue.
I used Gorilla Glue(aff.) for gluing on the ribbons. Put the glue in the middle and let it naturally spread out. If you don’t already own as set of these clamps(aff.) you should pick them up, they really help with gluing the ribbons on.
Printed on the Muldex rep-rap IDEX printer.
Note: Assembly model for reference only.
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