Quadpack has announced that its department of Design and Advanced Technologies has invested over €200k in the latest 3D printing technology at its UK research and design facility. The Stratasys J750 will accelerate the early stages of bespoke package design and development, while helping to test new ideas. The new printer is also expected to speed up custom projects.
The department has started using the new machine for three kinds of model-making. Prototype models help trial ideas for new references in Quadpack’s own Q-Line range of packaging solutions. Development samples are created for bespoke models for clients. Closer to production, trial molds can now be printed for low-volume testing of the final product, in the end material. The trial molds are compatible with the production lines at the Quadpack Plastics injection-molding plant.