Press-fit Briefcase 2015

Laser-cut briefcase.

Press fit joints hold the briefcase together. No adhesives.

21” x 13” x 1”

Cardboard, laser

This weeks assignment was to make something using press-fit construction. So I made a cardboard briefcase.
I originally wanted to make the briefcase one piece, though when laid out, it did not fit in the laser-cutter's bed. This resulted in it being a three part design. The laser does not perform a full vector cut on the base joint (in red), allowing me to remove the excess cardboard that would otherwise build up on the joint. This results in a cleaner seam.

When holding it by the handle, the weight secures the joints and adds strength and support.

The Press-fit Briefcase fits my 13" Macbook Pro Retina perfectly.