|Box shown from front with name dropped into the side|
Background: At the end of the year one of the students who had been working on designs during the school year (which in New Zealand runs February to December) wanted to finish the year by producing something special. He wanted to design a box that would test the limits of the 3D Printer in terms of design, such as features on it including size and a drop down lid. The design was always going to be complex, large and detailed. Originally it had been conceived as a Glow-in-the-Dark Filament print - however attempts to do so given the scale of the print were less than satisfactory so a change was made to go with a dark blue instead. Each of the four panels of the box
Left: Design on the second side of the box featuring a motorcycle. Some of the detailed required minute rafting removal.
|Above: Third side featuring Rugby|
Timeframe: Thirty six hours for the printing of the box - which was completed with starting with a full roll of filament. The lid took a further twelve hours. Again this is not normal but rather a reflection of the scale of the design, there was significant 'rafting' in this design, each of the panels on each side of the box had a false
|Above: the final panel with a goat.|
the box that was a 10mm square to allow for the drop down lid. The box from top to bottom measured 100mm. The width of the sides of the box was 15mm, with an edge of 5mm on the top of the box, the rest of the sides maintaining a 10mm width. The lid for the top of the box reflected the dimensions of the base - it had a raised drop down lid which overlapped with the top of the edge of the box. The lettering that dominated the top of the box was raised 10mm. The handle used for the positioning of the top of the box was 45mm from the top of the lid.
What we would do differently/Next steps for students: There was one or two slight issues created by the removal of the rafting, this created some marks visible in the final print (in the name panel and the motorcycle panel) these perhaps could have been larger.