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What’s That?: Plastic Cardboard Box Latch

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Okay, here’s your next bit of plastic part design geekery: This single polypropylene part is a latch mechanism that holds a corrugated carton closed (like for plasma TVs). It’s passed though a hole that goes through two walls of corrugated (the top and the bottom) and then the two locking surfaces are pushed inward, hooking onto the backside of the inside of the carton. The latch is locked in place with a snap, which can be opened by squeezing…

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