Sometimes, all what you need is a simple box with lid for your gift or to store your cookies. I designed one of this very simple but functional boxes, perfectly optimised for 3D printing.
The design has 4mm thick walls, which make it very robust and it will look great if you print it with transparent or translucent filament and a special infill.
Free Sample Box
There is a free sample box, you can download and use as you like.
These free files are licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Use them as you like, to test the quality of the objects and check if you can print them at your desired speeds.
The files in the free sets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The complete set contains STL files for boxes in 12 different sizes. The following sizes are inside dimensions, you have to add 2×4mm for the wall thickness.
- 8×8×5 cm
- 8×8×8 cm
- 10×10×6 cm
- 10×10×10 cm
- 12×12×7 cm
- 12×12×12 cm
- 15×15×9 cm
- 15×15×15 cm
- 18×18×11 cm
- 18×18×18 cm
- 20×20×12 cm
- 20×20×20 cm
The License of the Sets in the Shop
You get these files in the shop under a different license. You will find the full text in the “license.txt” file inside of the package and linked in the shop. Basically, it consists of three parts:
- You can use the files personally to do everything you like to print the boxes and grids.
- You may use the prints (not the files) commercially. E.g. you can sell the printed boxes if you like.
- You must not make me liable if these model files destroyed your printer or similar. 😄
Additionally, if you buy one of the sets, I will send you updates or extensions of a set for free.
Photos of a Real Print
The box in the following images was made on a Prusa i3 MK3s printer, using Prusament PETG Transparent, with 0.2mm layer height with the default slicer profile “0.2mm quality”.
For each size, there is a pair of STL files. All file names start with the project number,
LR2061 followed by the size
S stands for the approximate inside width and depth and
H for the inside height in cm. After this, you find the part number.
1 for the body and
2 for the lid.
Print these parts in the orientation shown in the following images:
For best results, use the following settings:
- Filament: PETG or PLA
- Nozzle: 0.4mm
- Layer Height: 0.2mm or lower.
I hope you find this boxes useful and these well prepared models will save you some time. 😄
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