arcylic box

Contest Closed
Description:
End product is a flat pack clear (acrylic box) - without one side.

5 clear plastic sheets snap together to make a box without any tools and for it to be fairly easy to assemble and dismantle but when assembled for it to remain sturdy.

Thickness of plastic sheet 3mm+

L50cm x H50cm x W50cm for box approx
Wants:
design of locking the sheets together, and how they dismantle.
Don't Wants:
The sheets need to be as flush as possible with the least amount of material protruding.
Ask for Sample:
I want samples
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2)

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#58 all-rounded box by Albertus Putra
instead of using interlocking parts, one sheet is bent using bending kerfs by laser cutting, the sheets locked together by extended curved legs that has interlocking joint
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2016-03-18 06:16:32
#57 curved box by Albertus Putra
the same interlocking parts and extended bending kerfs to lock the sheets together
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2016-03-18 06:11:28
#56 Arcylic Box by Asan Azad
This is a model, Maybe you need to change the dimensions and some details a little bit if you try with the production.
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2016-03-17 13:59:58
#55 Acrylic Box – RB01 by Rupak B
Fully Transparent Box – By Rupak B.
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2016-03-12 15:31:53
#54 V1_Box by ProtoTech Workbench
Hello,
I've attached some renderings of my idea. Entire item is made of acrylic. There are 5 faces of acrylic plates joined together using acrylic tubes like you'll see in the pictures. The item is tight up by the bars configuration. This configuration is strong, will keep the water inside sealed, it's easy to assemble and disassemble.
Waiting for a feedback and improvements requirements.
Thank you and looking forward,
Liviu Barbu
ProtoTech Workbench Team
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2016-03-11 10:57:38
#52 Acrylic Box by John Paulo
Simple Stable Standout
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2016-03-10 01:46:11
#51 Interlocking Plastic cube by Mike A
Four identical walls encapsulate the base and the locking / support structures. All parts can be fabricated from like material allowing for tight friction fit.
A minimum of two opposing walls must be removed from assembly in
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2016-03-09 14:45:12
#49 Submit Your Design by MRM1
2016-03-08 22:31:43
#48 Acrylic Box by Cadster
2016-03-07 19:05:36
#47 acrylic box by Herdito
just need lock system for assembly
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2016-03-07 16:09:35
#46 Autocad-Acrylic box by dani alfiani
snap together without any tools or screw
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2016-03-06 05:07:16
#45 All acrylic made rugged plastic cage with locking by shantanu
Assembly is very easy, in pic. 1 is illustrated locking mechanism on all four sides having trapezoidal cross- section of lock (only 26mm lt). as in pic 6. bottom is red, side panels (yellow) slide horizontally on bottom plate both in opposite direction. similarly other two green panels slide in vertical direction on yellow panels' side from bottom to top (provided there with slot). As sliding mechanism is shown in pic. 4 & 5. also bottom plate's slot way is shown. As the sliding slot are in circular cross- section and stoppers are provided ingeniously from being overrun of panels during sliding as well for holding making it rugged cage, sharp edges are eliminated and easy to dismantle
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2016-02-28 14:06:53
#44 Acrylic box of 5 sheets assembled with no external parts by Jeremy Benjamin
The goal of this design is to enable the 5 flat sheets to fit together without any screws or additional attaching parts, and to be as sturdy as possible with minimal protruding material. See PDF of drawing for full explanation of design.
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2016-02-28 10:51:37
#43 LACAJA by mikron
This box was design following your sizes 500 mm. x 500 mm. x 3 mm w. and is prepared for assembly and block without tools like you can see in the assembly pdf file. If you increases the thickness of the plate the box will be stronger.
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2016-02-25 20:11:53
#42 Acrylic Box 2 by orbita3d
Sorry the last model had an image with wrong details. This is the same model with right image
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2016-02-25 16:07:45
#41 Acrylic Box 2 by orbita3d
Changed sides and bottom joints
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2016-02-25 15:56:55
#40 Acrylic Box - Screw Detail by mediabox
2016-02-25 14:24:57
#39 Acrylic Box - Dissasembled by mediabox
2016-02-25 14:24:15
#38 Acrylic Box- Perspective View by mediabox
2016-02-25 14:23:01
#37 Acrylic Box by mediabox
This is just a sketch. The box uses screws and laser cutting technology for assembling.
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2016-02-25 14:22:04
#36 arcylic box by Pranav calicut
box
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2016-02-25 10:34:24
#35 acrylic box by orbita3d
Simply box design. I made it with 3ds Max but if you like it i can do the same with solidworks if you want
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2016-02-24 16:44:18
#33 Acrylic Box Perpendicular Clip by Ridwan Septyawan
"Acrylic Box Perpendicular Clip"
All The Best,
Ridwan S
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2016-02-22 18:20:12
#32 box dimensions by Marco B
2016-02-22 14:33:51
#31 Arcylic Box_2 by Dmytro_Fedorenko
2016-02-21 20:52:28
#30 Acrylic Box_RB00 by Rupak B
Dear Jay Singh,
Please find forwarded my preliminary design, mainly to convey you the concept, based on the following major criteria:
1. Very easy Assembling & Disassembling – I have used Zipper for 4 corners to close the 4 sides very easily for making the box and as well as flat the same. Zippers will be fully Transparent & Self-Locking Nylon Zipper (easily available in the market). Two sides of the zipper are to be pasted on the outer surfaces of two adjacent sheets and the last end of the zipper is to be pasted on the bottom of the bottom sheet, with the help of a colour-less strong glue.
2. Easily pack to a Flat Box (like a pizza box) – I have used very flexible Nylon Strip to join the side sheets with the bottom sheet. So that, we can easily fold-down the 4 side sheets on the bottom sheet and then can easily insert the whole things into a flat box. The Nylon Strips will be fully Transparent and very Flexible (easily available in the same shop of Acrylic sheet). The nylon strips are to be pasted on the bottom surface of the bottom sheet and the outer surface of its adjacent sheet, with the help of a colour-less strong glue.
3. Very good transparency – I have used all fully transparent materials, no metals.
4. Sturdy in assembling condition – The bottom is already attached with its 4 side sheets with the help of strong & long durable nylon strips. So, when the 4 zippers of 4 corners will close & lock, then the whole things will be fully rigid & strong enough.
5. Very low manufacturing cost – I have used all simple plastic-group materials, no metals or complicated shapes materials. Moreover, there are no machines / special tools are required to make it; anybody can make it by hand with the help of a few very basic tools and by maintaining a reasonable precisions.
Kindly let me know your opinion on this design as early as possible.
After getting the same I will do the rest accordingly.
With regards,
Rupak Bhattacharya
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2016-02-21 08:02:32
#29 ACRYLIC BOX. by DesignerRavi
Sir,
i have mentioned and given all the files that can be used,
1. solid works original files.
2. .step converted file.
3. drawing files both sw-file and pdf converted.
4. the assembly instructions presentation.
Thanks for the opportunity to design. please feel free to contact me if anything need to be changed or updated.
Regards.
DesignerRavi
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2016-02-20 20:54:36
#28 Acrylic Box by PULKIT JAISWAL
Simple in design and easy to manufacture.
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2016-02-19 11:10:22
#27 Multiutility Box by CS
Hi Jay,
Have made the side strips thin and sleek, it wont be visible from outside and it will be user friendly too.
It wont look bulky now.
Strength too is important so needs required thickness to withstand.
Regards,
Chintan
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2016-02-19 09:49:44
#25 arcylic box by REDA
;) thank you
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2016-02-18 20:26:08
#24 Acrylix boX (v2) by Donis
2016-02-18 20:11:33
#23 Acrylix boX (v2) by Donis
2016-02-18 20:09:53
#22 Acrylix boX (v2) by Donis
My 2nd version of acrylic box.
To use steel thread insert i think we need at least 8 mm thickness acrylic ( or even 10 mm). Bu there is no need to use 8mm thickness to all box side. So i think it just enough to glue on side 45x30x8mm small sheets. Then we can put in insert threads in it. See attached images.
12 pcs. Type 316 Stainless Steel Flat-Head Socket Cap Screw
M2.5 Size, 10 mm Length, .45 mm Pitch
http://www.mcmaster.com/#93395a179/=116ivno
12 pcs.
18-8 Stainless Steel Standard Helical Insert
M2.5-.45 Internal Thread, 5.0mm Length
http://www.mcmaster.com/#91732a770/=116iytx
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2016-02-18 20:07:52
#21 Acrylic Box by CS
Thick Plastic strips 7 (Both side cut and extrude) +1(One flat side), Lock strip on top and bottom for packing. Acrylic sheet size will be 5 qty (44 x 44 x 44).
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2016-02-18 10:07:31
#20 arcylic box by REDA
;)
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2016-02-18 09:10:47
#19 BOX by Marco B
2016-02-17 21:54:17
#18 Smart (Puzzle Like) Aclyric Box by Mohamad Nasser
Hi Jay...
I have designed you a bit simple, smart Acrylic Box...
I have made it on the 50x50x50 basis, Dimensions may be edited...
The Coolest thing about this that I have designed it to be:
1 Light weight
2 Cost Effective
3 Easy to assemble
The assembly doesn't need any thing except the 5 sheets and 2 simple acrylic square cross-section rods, Its all about Grooves and notches...
The assembly is fully defined, feel free to delete the mates and view the locking mechanism and the parts...
For Grooves, interior dimensions tolerance is +0.01 mm
and for notches outer dimensions -0.01 mm...
Higher Accuracy will be better...
I couldn't attach anything but the assembly, parts may be sent by any way you want...
Contact : Email : mohamadny93@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +0201141033234
Best Regards...
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2016-02-17 19:21:50
#17 Acrylic Box V1.1 add. photo by JKF Engineering
2016-02-17 13:48:49
#16 Acrylic box JKF V1.1 by JKF Engineering
connection to bottom added, otherwise same as V1.0
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2016-02-17 13:45:45
#15 Acrylic Box Clipper by arunkumar0514
Acrylic box
For more details message me.
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2016-02-17 13:16:33
#14 Acrylic Box JKF V1.0 by JKF Engineering
Base Plate with milled slots, side plates all the same, connecting to each other, on the top 4 plastic (or very thin metal) clips in each corner to hold everything together.
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2016-02-17 13:08:18
#13 Acrylic_Box by arunkumar0514
Simple to assemble and dismentle. Just use clippers, they can be made up of plastic or sheet metal.
Cheap and effective.
Harmless also.
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2016-02-17 13:01:44
#12 Acrylic box - locking system by DEEPOO
2016-02-17 12:10:12
#11 Hamster Box by Dwi l.
2016-02-17 04:57:57
#10 Acrylic Box by J.Osechas
The clamps fix it to the spot, and makes it easier to remove or replace any sheet. It also won't have any accesible materials for the hamster to bite through
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2016-02-17 03:09:27
#9 BOX by Marco B
2016-02-17 01:44:48

Discussion

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:44:11 +0000
Hi all,
I hope buyer prepaid this contest and announce the winner soon.
If this contest still pending without winner, Cad Crowd must do something to prevent it happen for upcoming contest.
Buyer must be professional and respect all designer effort.
Good luck to all.
Regards,
BRAVO

Rupak B

Designer

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:32:26 +0000
Hi Jay Singh,

Yesterday I have uploaded my modified design. The number is 55. Have you checked it?

Regards,
Rupak B.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:14:19 +0000
To solve your problem, May i Know the purpose of use to 12 year kids

Herdito

Designer

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:28:50 +0000
dear jay sighn,

can you open my drawing?

thanks

Rupak B

Designer

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:52:03 +0000
Hi Jay Singh,

Could you please fuelling us (Designers) a little, by removing the condition “Payment Pending”?

REDA

Designer

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 09:51:26 +0000
Hi,
after all these Entries , is still pending here ... has

CS

Designer

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:01:19 +0000
27 is the number

CS

Designer

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:41 +0000
@ Jay - Have you checked the design I reposted, ?

Does it fulfill your requirements?

Rupak B

Designer

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 06:00:25 +0000
@ Jay Singh,

Yes, you are right. Sorry for taking time. Actually I am preparing a revised design by eliminating all sorts of negative possibilities, which is requiring a thorough analysis.
However, I will return to you as soon as possible with a best design.

Regards,
Rupak B.

jay singh

Buyer

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:26:18 +0000
@ Rupak B - It's great idea but the 5 sides aren't truly flat pack they have a wide footprint or surface area rather than being able to stack ontop of each other - they must come 100% apart for upgradeability too. We await your new designs.
@joshhubbuch - Yes but its going to be costly + heavy so whatever design you do will score less due to this.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:45:16 +0000
Is one centimeter thick acceptable??

Rupak B

Designer

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:13:39 +0000
Dear Jay,

Thanks for your opinion.

But the hamster will not get access to the zipper by any means. It is because, the zippers are completely at outside of the box and when the sides are closed by a zipper, the inner edge of each side will completely pressed each other to make the box rigid in assembling condition. Only we have to paste the zipper on the outside of box edge, in such a way, so that, it will completely pressed each other side when the zipper will close.

So, you can think over it further, and in the meanwhile I am also trying to develop further better solution for the above said box.

Regards,
RB

jay singh

Buyer

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:32:59 +0000
I like the idea but the gap(zip) between the each sheet will be chewed by the hamster.

jay singh

Buyer

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 01:43:24 +0000
@CS ok waiting - @Yontash I really don't mind as long as manufacture can read but solidworks preffered.
@Reda please read all the description + comments. The box can't have anything on the outside - needs to 100% flush.
That's a great fiting but can't see how it fixes to the bottom - concerned about it coming out - when slided out and moved.
Great interlocking system will it hold without any screws - need technical drawing ot see how thin/thick things are becoming, but really good, I think this could work but I think we need to go up 6-8mm per sheet due to the thin cuts.
Nothing can be protroding needs to be 100% flush -please read description + comments
I like the concept but same as 27

REDA

Designer

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:03:20 +0000
Hi jay singh,
I do not understand you want screws or other elements that take? or self-snap?Please ..
we explain what is not clear
Thanks
REDA
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:09:24 +0000
You only want the designs in Solidworks? Not Autodesk Inventor?

CS

Designer

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:08:06 +0000
Hi Jay,

I am working on it. It can be made sleek and user friendly.

Regards,
Chintan

jay singh

Buyer

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:10:27 +0000
the tabs need to be inside rather than outside and then a countersunk hole ofsetted. Can sheets be moulded like this or bent rather than glued - I'm trying to keep optical clarity 100% - glueing PMMA will make that section blurry. Great idea though just need weight out cost.
@adam I agree with 3mm thickness is too thin I was thinking of bending the sheet somehow the way sheet metal is and somehow fixing.
Like I said we can go upto 10mm but remember a 12 year old girl or even younger is going to open and assemble this - we are trying to make it that easy but keeping in mind weight + cost of each process, we save in shipping + storage.

Adam

Designer

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:33:42 +0000
what happened to the 3mm thickness specification. you're not going to get anything that snap together in this large of a sheet size that is structurally sound.

jay singh

Buyer

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 19:10:08 +0000
Hi Jay Singh,
To be confirmed, what is mean by 5 clear plastic sheets snap together to make a box "without any tools"? Is screw accepted? Sorry but I just confuse by your description of without any tools.
Thanks

@bravo screws are accepted i want to change the description I doesn't let me so. Screws, pins other fasterns are accepted was thinking even metal cam system one turn and its locked but you need to understand these fixtures aren't usually used in sheet platic plus you need to make the thickness of the sheet 6-10mm which is ok but thinner the better not too thin but 6mm is about right. We dont mind going up to 10mm but doing so needs to solve the problem in the best way.

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