Intro: Trash Box - Interlocked Slices
This is a simple Trash box which was made with 2D laser cutting system.
Step 1: Shape Shifter to Create a Base Shape
I used Shape Shifter website to create a base shape.
There are many presets and you can adjust parameters as you like.
I exporetd data as OBJ format for 2D Laser cutter this time.
It is also possible to export as STL format for 3D printing.
Step 2: Editing in 123D Make
I imported OBJ data in 123D Make to specify subdivide divisions and so on.
2D layout data was exported in EPS format.
Step 3: Edit in Illustrator
I used Illustrator to clean up layout.
I also edited sharp corners to round.
I exported it in .ai format for cutting
Step 4: Laser Cutting !
Let's start a laser cutting.
I used a facility Fablab Shibuya in Tokyo.
I cut 4 sheets of 3mm acrylic acid resins.
Step 5: Finishing
I used a sand paper to make edges smoother.
The last step is to assemble components.
Step 6: Finished Goods
It's a simple design, but it's good enough for a practical use.