Data Management System

Description of the model

The model consists of three boxes in different sizes. You can put them one in another. This shows the structure of folders. The last layer is for documents. They are represented by little plates with a microphone for example to be a mp3-file (lines = .docx, table = .xls, picture = .jpg).

Print the amount you want. For the files you need some more, to show more options (sorting and so on).

You can print the boxes or manufacture them via laser cutter, which is faster and cheaper.

This model was designed and tested as part of the 3D4VIP project.

Printing instructions and tips

The optimal print settings are highly dependent on the slicer used. We usually use Ultimaker Cura. Six settings in Cura have proven to be favourable, sometimes in combination: (1) Adaptive Layer Height ensures accelerated printing in the areas of the object where details are not important. (2) Make Printable ensures that support is usually not needed because overhangs are “bevelled”. (3) Use Brim to ensure that the print adheres well to the print bed. Brim can be easily removed later. (4) Initial bottom layer a maximum of two or three layers so that the object has a flat surface and warping does not occur. (5) Maximum two or three wall layers to save material. (6) Infill maximum 15%, but six to seven top layers. If printing is done with support structures, other settings are usually required.



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  • Rotate with the left mouse button.
  • Zoom with the scroll button.
  • Adjust camera position with the right mouse button.
  • Double-click to enter the fullscreen mode.
  • On mobile devices swipe to rotate.
  • On mobile devices pinch two fingers together or apart to adjust zoom.
  • On mobile devices 3 finger horizontal swipe performs panning.

Additional Models

  • Sound-e.-g.-mp3-v1-1.stl
  • Photo-e.-g.-jpg-v2.stl
  • Folder-box-v2.stl
  • Folder-box-cover-v2.stl
  • Folder-2-box-v2.stl
  • Folder-2-Cover-v2.stl
  • Document-with-table-e.-g.-xls-v3.stl
  • Document-with-lines-e.-g.-docx-v1.stl
  • Directory-cover-v2.stl
  • Directory-box-v2.stl