Parametric paper/cardboard bin box (Fusion 360)

I’m starting to get a hang of Fusion 360, and after many false starts I got my first project working, a parametric box design so I can put our scrap cardboard to use:


0.1" cardboard there. The folds were cut at 500/75%, and I’ll dial the power down a bit next time to keep more meat on the corners–that was just starting to cut into the bottom ply. 500/full power was perfect for doing the outline cutout. I’ll probably also make the tabs a hair longer, too. They hold, but just barely.


And after:



I havent opened the model yet to give this a good look but did you use the sheet metal features to create this?


Very nice! Thanks for sharing the file! :grinning:


Thank you so much for sharing this file!

I’m a bead vendor, and I really need to revamp my inventory/storage situation. This is a project that has been on my to do list, and you just made it exponentially easier.


Really Slick. Well done!!!


Yep! Here’s the tutorial that got me started:


Looks like someone is about to get very organized!


This is great! Thank you so much for sharing your work!

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Suggestion: Use 500/1% for your fold lines, and then use a straight edge and boning tool to crease the folds. Your box will end up being much sturdier.


Very nice is there any way we can get the blue print for this

Ah, thank you! I was wondering if there was a good way to make creases, didn’t know about boning tools. I imagine I’ll have to play with the bend radius a bit to get it to fit just right, but it sounds like it’ll be worth it. I unfolded the box above and tried bending it the other way, wound up tearing a couple of flaps off.

I’m not sure what you mean. The link in the original post is the Fusion 360 file, which can generate an SVG file for any height/width/depth/thickness combination you’d like. But you need to have a copy of Fusion 360, of course… If you mean the SVG file, I could upload one for the box above, but the dimensions were totally arbitrary. If you have specific dimensions you’d like me to generate SVG files from, I’d be happy to! I guess… post it in this thread? I’m still new to the forum here, not sure about best practices.

ok got I just did not see a blue print for it I am also new and never heard of that site but I am going to do some research looks like a very useful site.

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