Milwaukee Low-Profile Packout Middle Bins

Milwaukee Low-Profile Packout Middle Bins

Description

These are a second version of my Milwaukee Packout Organizer Middle Bins for the low-profile organizer that I posted to Thingiverse. I did not have the low-profile organizer when I created the STL files, I only had measurements that other people had given me.

The problem is that I made too many assumptions. I assumed the space would be the same width — it’s actually wider. I assumed it would be the same length — it’s longer. Also the indentation in the top interacts with the bins differently, requiring me to cut a channel in the top of the bins.

Milwaukee Low-Profile Packout Middle Bins Cutout

I designed these bins as best I could to prevent small parts from leaking out of the bins. that required me to create a special bin for the back that only had the groove passing through one wall instead of two.

Milwaukee Low-Profile Packout Back Middle Bin

There’s yet another issue, the lid doesn’t sit flat, it bulges up on the middle. As a consequence, each succeeding bin going forward has a wider and wider gap for parts to escape the top. I did nothing to account for this. I could have made several different bin heights, but that would be too complicated, you’d need to make sure you put the bins in the proper order. I also could have made all the bins the same height as the front bin, but then the back bins would press against the lid of the Packout. I didn’t want to do anything that could lead to damaging the lid.

Even though very small parts could leak from the front bins, this design is still miles ahead of my previous design. So if you want to store really small parts like thin washers, do it in the back most bin.

Files

Printer: Prusa i3 MK3
Slicer: Cura Slicer
Material: Inland PET-G
Resolution: 0.3mm with a 0.4mm nozzle
Wall Lines/Perimeters: 3
Infill: Minimum 20% Gyroid. If you are using 3 perimeters, all this will matter for is the fill between the bottom layers.
Notes: You may want to try PrusaSlicer, I’ve been getting cleaner printing results for these bins using that software.

Instructions

You can fit four “Quarter” sized bins in the middle of a low-profile Packout. You can fit six “Sixth” sized bins and by extension you can fit two half sized bins. You can also mix and match: One “Half” bin and three “sixth” bins, two “Quarter” bins and one “Half” bin, etc. All the fractions need to add up to 1.

Again remember if you are storing small part in the back you need to print the “Back” bin.

I show photos of “half height” bins below, but I do not provide any files. This is intentional. They are more experimental. I’m not 100% pleased with the way they nest. They are perfectly functional, but not up to my standards. I’ve included the ability to create them in the SCAD file (if you aren’t sure how, see my Customizing page.)

There’s also options for creating “Third” length bins and for changing other parameters like wall thickness if you want more robust bins.

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