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How Can 3D Printers Help Rapid Prototyping of Cosmetic Packaging Containers?

Create Time: 04/18/2019

In the cosmetics industry, 3D printing is playing an increasingly important role, brewing a new wave of beauty.  It allows everyone to be their own fashion opinion leader.  Whether it is a cosmetic 3D printer designed by the consumer or a 3D printing automatic makeup device introduced by a professional manufacturer, the common selling point points to individualization and customization.  And this is the biggest feat of 3D printing technology.

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Personalization of Packaging under 3D Printing

The cosmetic packaging container or the display rack model is mainly made by manual or CNC process, which is not only complicated and cumbersome, but also costly, which greatly affects the time to market.  And 3D printing is known for its "design and production", which is undoubtedly a force that can not be ignored in the cosmetic packaging design studio to improve work efficiency.

3D Printing Helps Designers to Innovate the Appearance of the Container Design

Cosmetic packaging containers are the carrier of beauty and the key to impressing consumers at first sight.  In recent years, under the increasing “high value” appeal of consumers, more and more cosmetics manufacturers have begun to try to use 3D printing technology to innovate the appearance and structural design of containers.

“3D printing has great advantages for the irregular surface of complex curves and the generation of fine packaging components, which helps to optimize the verification process of the first draft screening and internal evaluation of packaging container design, shortening the design and development cycle of packaging containers. At the same time 3D printing has promoted the bold innovation of young designers and played an important role in the development and application of new patents,” said the person in charge of the design of the design of a domestic packaging design center.

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3D Printing Enables on-demand Modification and Accelerates Prototype Verification

In the past, the manufacture of prototype molds for cosmetic containers was time-consuming and laborious, and it was not easy to modify when problems were discovered.  The 3D digital model facilitates real-time data modification on demand, while also enabling rapid printing of physical prototypes.  This provides a more convenient and intuitive way to prototype container validation.  With its advantages in technology, equipment and materials for SLA printing services, Vistar(ProtoFab) has provided cosmetic manufacturers with conceptual models and samples for product design or prototype verification.

Packaging container SLA light curing 3D printing sample

As the leading 3D printing integrated solution provider in China, Vistar(ProtoFab) utilizes the complete industrial service chain of 3D printing to provide global customers with integrated service support from design to rapid production to mass production.  It provides excellent solutions for B-end customers, enabling fast updates and rapid mass production.  It provides C-end customers with more innovative and customized products.  Vistar(ProtoFab) is committed to using the Internet + 3D printing mode to open the door to intelligent manufacturing and personalized production.

Vistar(ProtoFab)'s disruptive innovation in 3D printing technology has greatly improved the printing efficiency of SLA technology.  Vistar(ProtoFab)'s self-developed printer model has a large-scale molding space, which greatly enhances the flexibility and diversity of cosmetic packaging container model making.  And it supports a variety of resin consumables, Vistar(ProtoFab) self-developed transparent consumables.  A cosmetic packaging container sufficient to simulate a glass or acrylic texture.  In addition, these 3D printing packaging container prototypes can help home container designers to quickly verify the appearance, feel, capacity, liquid level and other aspects.

Packaging container SLA light curing 3D printing sample

3D Printing Enhances Visual Effects

The emergence of 3D printing technology applications has provided more personalized and malleable solutions for modern brand visual marketing.

Last year, the Estée Lauder counter display model was completed with 3D printing of transparent resin material.  The model is sanded, polished, coloured and varnished at the end to achieve the ultimate shine of the water flow consistent with the theme.  The reduction simulation degree is over 95%.

In the past, similar shaped water flow patterns in the past are difficult to materialize, and most of them can only be presented in the special effects of rendered posters.  The emergence of 3D printing technology has brought new ideas and methods to the creation of personalized, complicated and difficult display frames.

The application of 3D printing in the cosmetics industry, whether it is the production process or labor costs, has brought unexpected surprises.  ProtoFab focuses on the development and production of 3D printing equipment and materials, and is committed to the application of 3D printing technology in various industries.  With its technical and quality advantages in SLA printing applications,  Vistar(ProtoFab) has now provided SLA industrial grade 3D printing equipment for customers to print display models for mall stores and large exhibitions.  In the future, Vistar(ProtoFab) will continue to increase its technical investment to provide new and low-cost, high-efficiency 3D printing application solutions for corporate customers, thereby helping cosmetic companies to improve their competitiveness.

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