Plywood : Initial Acrylic Clip Fabrication Testing

Moving forward with the precedent design where clips combine the plywood panels to create an inherently structural form that relies completely on those connections, these tests were done to ensure the connection strength. With 2 clips per side of each panel (shape undecided), the clip need to be efficient in material, laser cut time, and ease of assembly. This high-strength .118″ acrylic allows the machining time to keep to a minimum given the shallow depth. The different tests analyzed which curves cut faster (straight lines are fastest given that the motor needs to slow down for continuous change in path for curves). In addition, labeling and correct calipering of the slots to most efficiently fit the wood will be crucial during assembling and need to be payed attention to moving forward. 

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