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Swiss Army Tube Block

Kyle Lawson has designed a versatile tube holder capable of being printed with a 3D printer.

In biological sciences, we use 6 different sizes of tubes for samples. This two part block, is the only block I know of that can accept all 6 types of tubes. I designed it so that I could split into 2 halves to be used as 2 separate racks. I’m really excited about scientists and hobbyists being able to produce useful equipment at home… provided they have access to a 3D printer.

Tube sizes that it holds include: 0.2mL, 0.5mL, 1.5/2mL, 5.0mL, 15mL, 50mL

If you are interested in printing the tube block, Kyle has made the design available on thingiverse(link below) under a CC BY-NC license

Swiss Army Tube Block of Science V.1 by IdFarmer(aka Kyle Lawson)