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Injection Moulded Clip, 2018

Solo university project to create a two-part injection moulded clip.


I opted to design the clip for the transport industry, developing a shape that was strong enough and simple enough to open in an emergency. The project also questioned the topic of material perception, using plastic instead of metal. 

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Above shows a section view of the clip as well as the draft analysis which allows it to be manufactured using a two-part mould for each part of the clip.

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The clip's design requires no side actions, keeping tooling simpler and much less expensive. It blends what would typically be manufactured from a minimum of three parts into just two using a live hinge and uses haptic communication with specific grooves and ergonomics.

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