Hi folks – this is my first post, so hopefully I’m putting it in the right place. I’ve had my GF for about a month now and it’s really accelerating my projects in a fun way. I do a lot of design for retail and packaging, and one thing I’ve been trying to figure out is a clip system to connect pieces of cardboard. Think of it as a fancy version of an old wooden clothespin – not the springy kind, the kind that’s just a dowel with a slot . I cut a bunch of prototypes out of draft board and acrylic and the form works great but they all just snap under pressure. Can anyone suggest a material that would have more flex to it but still be able to cut by laser? Even if I had to send out to have it cut, at least I could prototype at home first. I’m worried I might have to 3D print or injection mold this to make it work.
Oh and I started out using actual clothespins but they generally wear out (the springy ones) and the dowel ones aren’t the right size for the materials I’m using. And none of them look good.
Any advice is really appreciated - thanks!