Parametric Vertical Storage

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About this device
VerticalStorageContainer.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, storage, containers, cabinet
Uses development, industry
Authors Cole Van Camp
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Designed in United States
Cost USD $ 1.67
SDGs SDG10 Reduced inequalities
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/parametric-vertical-storage-container
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

Parametric Vertical Storage[edit | edit source]

Project developed by [Cmvancam]


Abstract[edit | edit source]

  • This device is meant to help 3rd world countries who do not have access to small containers. This device could be used to protect from animals and have a more sanitary place to put items like spices, pills, or any other small valuable object.
VerticalStorageContainer.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Food safe filament if using for food. Some food safe filaments can be found here.
    1. Could use other filaments if it is not used for edible items.
    2. All files are located at YouMagine.

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
    1. Could also use an Ender V3

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit | edit source]

  • None required

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Download all the STL files for the project for the device at YouImagine.
    1. If you want to make a larger container, change the dimensions, download the OpenSCAD files and customize them to however you want.
  2. Print time was 2 hours and 19 minutes with these settings
    VerticalStorageContainerPieces.jpg
    1. Standard options in OpenSCAD
    2. PLA filament
    3. 1.32 mm wall thickness
    4. .2mm layer height
    5. 50mm/s speed
    6. 15% infill density
    7. Printing temp of 200 C
  1. Assembly is pretty intuitive. The keyBase is the insert for the bottom holder, while the key file is for any additional storage added into the OpenSCAD file. Normal settings would require 1 keyBase and 1 key print along with the container print.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Tolerances can be a bit finicky. If you are not very familiar with tolerances, I would recommend a smaller print to test them. The standard tolerance in the OpenSCAD works but doesn't stick well with repeated uses. May need to make the tolerances smaller.
  • Some plastics are not food safe. Please make sure it is food safe before printing. Again, here is a link to some food safe filament.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Here is a pill holder for $1.67 [1]
  • Assuming $20/kilogram, it would cost $.38 to print all the pieces (with no customizations to OpenSCAD and 1 piece each), thus having a 77% decrease in cost for the standard settings

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

  • World Food Programme [2]
  • Doctors without Borders [3]
  • International Medical Corps[4]
  • CARE [5]
  • The Global FoodBanking Network [6]