I looked around at drawer organizers for the IKEA Alex and saw some that were really good, but missing one feature - some way to keep the bins from moving around if one was removed. Some systems use a grid to get around this but that means a more complicated print. I also don't need the compartments to be held in too tightly since there is not going to be any lid to keep them secure anyway, I just want to keep them in position. I'm gonna try to use some pyramid shaped "keys" to help keep things aligned, and they will be placed with a guide so things can hopefully stay consistent. The keys will be held in place using clear VHB tape and they are sized 12.8mm square, so a 1/2" wide VHB tape should work. This system has one major drawback, being that once the design of the drawer is set up, it will be hard to change, since the grid is only where it needs to be. The keys could be removed and moved, but with VHB tape will be hard to remove. Additionally these will be long prints. The largest box is more than 8 hours, but since they are simple, I should be able to increase the print speed. Although with a 0.6mm nozzle they only have 2 walls, the smallest box still takes about 2 hours on my printer. I did test with "spiralize" (or vase mode), which prints with just one wall, and though it prints quickly, it is not strong enough and missing the corner tab details. I have no idea when this may be posted, but I wont be posting it until it's tested, and that again is gonna take some time to fit out a drawer with these.
Update 9/30/2021: I decided to cancel this project after printing several of the boxes. I feel that it could work, but I've come around to the idea of using the grids to index the bins, as long as I can print the larger ones without supports, which I don't think will be any issue. I'm currently working on a design similar to this, but the bins are larger for the Ikea Alex drawers, and I made the bins a bit thicker since my printer is using a 0.6mm nozzle. The design I'm working on is not a direct remix, but I am definitely taking design queues from Duke Dok's design.
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