Filament Chip TrayBy Cults on November 5, 2019 17:51
Early on in my printing at home, I started printing small squares ("chips") of filament as printing tests and as samples of the different filaments I had. Quickly I realized I needed a way to contain them and allow for easy display and organizing.
The large **Chip Tray** (207 x 87 x 9 mm) is designed to comfortably hold 40 chips.The tray could certainly be used to hold other household items as well. Each **Filament Chip** is 20 x 20 x 5 mm.
Before printing the large one, I experimented using the **Chip Tray Test** (32 x 32 x 9 mm). The smaller test trays I have now are great for catching drips under the second nozzle of my printer.
These are the first things I designed in Tinkercad.
The walls and base are thin (1 mm thickness). With just a few top and bottom solid layers and perimeters/shells, it is effectively 100% infill.
Pictured chips are a variety of brands and colors of PLA. Some are glow-in-the-dark and some are color changing in UV light.