Temperature Controlled Delivery Cabinets

Temperature Controlled Delivery Cabinets
In: prototyping, Blender, FDM Printing
Tools: Blender, FDM Printing

These lockers were designed by Panasonic to be a kind of Amazon drop-off locker, except for heated/chilled produce or other temperature controlled items. The full cabinet could not be created in time for a series of trade shows, and so I was tasked with reproducing a scale replica for display and presentation purposed.

3D Render of the windowed cabinet model. 


Panasonic provided the original CAD files for the cabinets, however they were designed for metal cutting and folding manufacturing processes, and so were largely unusable in their original form for 3D printing. I ended up having to recreate the entire cabinet design from scratch, in particular the internal structures, so that the final printed parts could be assembled and displayed without them being fragile.


Other than a complete redesign of the structure, I created the doors to hang from long metal rods that I used as a hinging mechanism. I also outfitted the doors on one set of cabinets to have acrylic ‘viewing windows’, as per the original specification for one of the cabinet designs.

The cabinets were mostly assembled using overlapping panel plates and secured with bolts and epoxy resin.

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