Friday October 30, 2009 at 2:59pm
This week is has been announced that SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design and engineering package was extensively used to help develop the squeezy bottles now used for Marmite and Colman's Mustard.
Key to the designer’s choice to use SOLIDWORKS for this project is SolidWork’s capablity of assembling and also testing the design in a virtual environment, enabling engineers to analyse in detail the design and perfect it prior to releasing the product into production.
SOLIDWORKS photo-realistic renderings mean that the design teams are able to generate package images quickly for use in focus groups whilst in the design stage. Changes are able to be made very quickly as as feedback trickles though, meaning changes can be sent out to people very quickly.
One of the keys to designing a product such as the Marmite squeezy bottle was the sculpting of the body and the thickness of the walls. With a thick viscous product such as Marmite it becomes essential that the bottle can suck such a unique product back into the bottle, but at the same time not leaving the bottles distorted and keeping the cap clean. SOLIDWORKS’ ability to generate a product body with differing wall thicknesses is absolutely essential. The final Marmite bottle has a 1mm front and back, thickening to 2mm at the sides.
SOLIDWORKS can cope with all types of design projects and can help your business with its 3D design needs. For all your SOLIDWORKS needs including SOLIDWORKS training courses and SOLIDWORKS support, Solid Solutions are here to help you out.