Hinges - how I do it

Sometimes, I'm in need for a 3D printed box with a hinged lid. This article deomstrates one way to do it. I assume that you are familiar with 3d CAD design, or modelling.

The box

First I make the box. In this example its just a 40mm x 40mm x 40mm small box. As you might see, two of the sides are a bit thicker than the other. These sides are the sides where the lid is connected. Hinged box

The lid

The lid is made with two lips, which corresponds to marks in the box. Hinged lid


This is what it looks like when the two drawings are combined. Hinged complete

This is one simple, easy and quick way to make a box with a hinged lid.

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