Following from the discussion with Scott and Neil. I started to look into how the lid could sturdily attach to the profile ‘rail’.
- The clip would need to ensure that the two parts were together very well so that they do not seperate after a short time or in bad weather.
- Still need to be easily separated if one of the two parts were broken or cleaned.
- Overall design of the flip lid needs to stay subtle and sleek – clip can not be a chunky function with taking away from the overall visual value.
- Can not interfere with the hinge mechanism.
After printing testing many clips with a range of sizes, nothing was successful. None of the designs meet the criteria it needed. They were rather well fitting and not to bulky but very weak and would snap after a few uses or too large that it effected the whole design due to the bigger width and height of the clip compared to the lid. Pictured are three versions that have not yet snapped.
VIDEO OF FAILED CLIP SNAPPING