Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the branded, healthcare and multi-media markets, has invested in 3D printing technology for creating plastic prototypes.
As an extension to its design services for premium packaging, MPS recently installed the CubeX Duo 3D print system at its design studio in Scotland and now offers customers printed plastic models in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
The new prototyping capabilities translate product and packaging concepts into tangible models, helping customers visualize the complete product experience. Virtually any 3D object can be printed directly from digital files, reducing the traditional production time from weeks to hours and eliminating the need for expensive test molds, the company reports. 3D printing offers customers more freedom to explore design options and make alterations without compromising product launch schedules.
“Expanding our in-house design capabilities to include production of plastic prototypes is of tremendous value to our customers,“ comments Julie Kennedy, design manager for Multi Packaging Solutions. “We’ve already successfully printed rigid box lids, tube tops and plinths, as well as a number of premium ‘one off’ speculative designs for several new product launches. We also envision opportunities to print prototypes of bottles, jars, glassware, and promotional items to fully support customer product launches and marketing programs.”
In addition to the new prototyping capabilities, MPS offers turnkey design resources from concept through production for premium packaging, including rigid, tubes, and folding cartons in a variety of materials, finishes and decorative technologies.