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Galleries // 2020 Spark:Spring Student // Four-Sided Clip

Four-Sided Clip

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: JiaYi Cai - postgraduate
Design Type: Binder Clips
Company / Organization / School: Macau University of Science and Technology
Team Members: JiaYi Cai, ZhiPing Chen, JiaLiang Cai & Advisor: Prof. ShaoShi Yan

For nearly a century,the structure and shape of traditional three-side long tail clip do not have great changes since it was invented 100 years ago.Although it is widely used, three-side long tail clip still has shortcoming that is our fingers need to bear more power and hand pain. The traditional three-side long tail clip has been upgraded to four-side long tail clip.With a longer,smoother finger handle and also maintained with the old long tail clip's firm clamping force,it has significantly improved the disadvantage of excessive load when pressing the handle.And the four-side long tail clip can save 50% of the lever force.It has adopted the lever principle and moves the bearing point forward,saving more effort than the traditional one.Quadrilateral long tail clamp body distributes a more uniform load,solving the disadvantage of finger pain when users are using the clip.By making a new stress point at the turning point of the quadrilateral long tail clip,we save the cost. At the same time, users can use it more gracefully.This design solves the disadvantage and upgrades the product functionality,Suitable for turning pages,13% less material,four sizes available to choose which can be labeled for better classification.