Hex Key Holder - Metric (Compare 3D Printing vs CNC)

A simple hex key holder.
Holds 4 keys:

  • 3.5 mm
  • 3 mm
  • 2.5 mm
  • 2 mm

Made with some HDPE; cuts and mills so good!
I wanted an excuse to try modeling something in Fusion 360.

Fusion 360 Model: http://a360.co/2FHh3Ug

Eventually I will compare CNC vs 3D printing the same model (See this post for the 3D printed version)


I wanted an excuse to try modeling something in Fusion 360.

Just use Easel… no need to drive a Cadillac when the vw-bug will do…

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Unless you just want to drive a Cadillac. Nothing wrong with learning for the sake of learning.

@JeremyJohnstone You could probably use a simpler pocket operation to save time over the adaptive when milling something as forgiving as HDPE. Keep it up!


While true, another reason I wanted to use Fusion 360, is so I could CNC as well as 3D Print the same object from the same CAD model.

Here is the 3D printed version for those curious:

This looks great, nice work! Great stuff getting into fusion too, while there are easier options for basic jobs there is a lot to be gained from getting experience using it

I’d like to try something similar to tidy up my toolbox a bit, HDPE looks like a good option too

Ages ago did a similar project:


but modeled the tools in OpenSCAD: