To choose the right box, you need to know the inner dimensions. There is the width (x), depth (y), and height (z) to choose from. If you want to print a box with the inner dimensions 35×70×60mm, search for a file named like this:
For the matching lid, search a file like this:
y dimensions are interchangeable, there is no file
LR2103S-x070-y035-..., for these dimensions, always put the lower value in
There are two different types of lids for each box size. The regular lid, with the suffix “-lid” has a spacing of 0.1mm, which should work with all 3d printers. If this lid feels too loose for you, there is a lid with the suffix “-lid-tight” which has a spacing of 0.05mm.
You find the STL files for all boxes in the following GIT repository:
There are multiple subdirectories for the different ornaments. Look into the directory
LR2103S for the boxes with the line pattern.
How to Print the Box
It is a very simple print and should work on most printers. For best results:
- The box is made for FFF. I recommend using a Prusa printer.
- Use PLA for the box. I recommend using Prusament filament.
- Use a 0.4mm nozzle. With larger nozzles, the fine line pattern will not look detailed enough.
- Use 0.1mm or 0.2mm layer height for the print. The object is optimized for these layer heights.
- Do not scale the model!
With the large boxes, there is a risk of warping. Make sure the ambient temperature is high enough.
Generating these boxes was much faster than the ones with the line patterns. Here I could prepare all the smiley patterns in advance, which speed up the whole process.
As before, many of the generated boxes had issues in the generated mesh. So I run a repair script over all files to optimise and fix everything. Nevertheless, if you run into problems with a file, please let me know.
If you have any questions, missed information, or simply want to provide feedback, feel free to comment below or contact me on Twitter. 😄