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Structural prototyping and the modern design process

Prototyping tools and 3D printers are getting more affordable each year.
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Materials Product Brief
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Klöckner Pentaplast: Blister design service

Klöckner Pentaplast’s next generation of Pentapharm BlisterPro integrated predictive modeling and prototyping for blister design includes new design and optimization services for pharmaceutical packaging, and illustrates the effects of tool geometry, film types, process conditions, and protective barrier properties on the final package.
Column/Opinion
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Rethinking package design

If you’re involved in package design and you aren’t taking advantage of the many new tools that have emerged recently to streamline and improve the work you do, maybe it’s time to resolve that in 2013 you’ll learn more about what’s out there and put some of it to work.
Machine Product Brief
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R&D/Leverage: Virtual prototyping tool

R&D/Leverage's new
 Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping process lets PET
 packagers anticipate a bottle concept's impact on 
engineering, operations, and marketing, to provide optimal design performance,
 cut prototyping costs, speed time-to-market, and optimize 
sustainability.
New packaging for Ciao Bella gelato and sorbet offers multiple cues to the consumer on the product type and flavor.
Package Case Study
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Science informs design to perfect gelato pack

Ciao Bella Gelato uses ‘survival of the fittest’ testing method to evaluate 6.7 million design concepts that take its award-winning package design to the next level.
Kallik study
Feature Article
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Managing language complexity a pharmaceutical packaging challenge

Research by artwork management firms points to text and regulatory challenges in labeling and packaging for different countries.
Feature Article
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Insights on eye tracking

Beyond knowing what consumers shop, here's how you an use the power of eye tracking to give your package its best chance of getting noticed on the shelf.
Feature Article
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Balancing risk with innovation

One of the major roles of the packaging R&D function is to identify and address all the risk areas in a project, one by one.
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