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3D-printing solutions for packaging

Stratasys 3D printing for packaging

3D printing in the packaging industry is a huge and rapidly-growing sector that employs millions of people around the world. Packaging is becoming an increasingly important area for innovation.

The packaging industry is a multi-trillion dollar global business that’s responsible for producing the packaging used to protect our goods throughout the supply chain – from raw materials to the final product in the consumer’s hands. And, it has traditionally been dominated by large-scale manufacturers who are able to operate on a larger scale due to their scale economies and greater economies of scale.

Now, small and medium sized businesses can compete and large businesses can customise with ease, at low-cost and with consistently high-quality, high resolution output – putting their 3D printed packaging into the future.

Regulatory approval

3D printing food packaging, medical and other packaging requiring regulatory approval is commonly done with additive manufacturing. With an array of approved materials specific to each industry, you can have peace of mind that the packaging you put out is already industry-approved, saving on delays and details.

Reduced cost and improved efficiency

One of the key benefits of 3D printing technology is its ability to dramatically reduce the cost of production and reduce waste.

Greater customisation

Another benefit of 3D printing is the ability to create customised products and packaging that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the customer.

Less waste

3D printing eliminates the need for excess packaging and the materials used in the production process, thus reducing the amount of waste generated during the manufacturing process.

From packaging prototypes to end-use packaging

Simple, fast and efficient solution for prototyping your next packaging move. Enabling designers to freely design, refine and iterate with GrabCAD Print, and communicate with the team involved, as well as customers using GrabCAD Shop – the possibilities are endless. 

And for packaging where composites are required or desired, 3D printing is freeing you to make more enticing packaging for your products – communicating your vision to your customers head-on. 

Over 640,000 colour combinations & multiple materials

Plainly put, customers associated packaging with the product within. Is it durable? Is it sleek? Is it colourful? Is it functional? No matter what you want your product to say – you can try and test 640,000 colour combinations and multiple materials until you get it done your way.