lock (cardboard)

whodouthinkyouare

Senior Member
Spanish
I don't get the meaning of lock here.

context:
Cardboard box
Material: standard folding carton with locks and angles for automatic packaging process

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I suppose it refers to the box's ability to keep its shape when assembled.
    That is an excellent definition. Just to add that the "locks" would often be interlocking slots that are die-cut into the cardboard, so that once they're put together (interlocked) they tend to stay in position so that the box keeps its shape.
     

    pwmeek

    Senior Member
    English - American
    A flat assembly that can be reformed into a box by a simple (easy to automate) motion, and which locks into place when opened up in that way. A combination of locks and slots or notches and pre-glued seams make this possible.
     
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