Glass Bottle Redesigned with Confidence Using Clear SLA 3D Printing 


Orora earns client buy-in on new bottle design using color-matched 3D printed appearance models with identical heft and hue of glass.

Packaging redesigns are a serious undertaking. On the marketing side, changes are visual and emotional; on the manufacturing side, changes cost money. Before making the investment to overhaul its glass bottle tooling systems, the maker of Australia’s James Boag’s Premium Lager needed to know an update to its bottle would not be change for change’s sake. It needed to be sure the new bottle would look good and be well received by customers. Ideally, this confidence would come before spending major time and capital on the project.

As the supplier of Boag’s bottles, Orora had skin in the game to validate the design quickly and accurately. Orora’s Innovation & Design team put wheels into motion by contacting 3D Systems On Demand, a long-time partner, to develop a state-of-the-art 3D printed prototype.

Read the full case study to learn how a new-look bottle was designed to comply with the manufacturing infrastructure, saving Orora significant cost and speed to market.

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