Existing products on the market were researched to see the materials they were manufactured from, the style and materials they were made from.
After initial concepts are drawn up, FDM/SLA printed models were used to explore different concepts.
Final design verification.
A full SLA printed model was used to verify the final design.
Simulation to verify design.
Plastics analysis was done using PTC Creo’s Plastic Advisor to ensure parts were mould able using a suitable injection moulding machine. This led to adjustments to the design where required to reduce cooling times and shrinkage.
The final design was to be manufactured from HIPS with a black Masterbatch additive for the bottom two components. A standard part godet would be stuck into the powder palette and the logo screenprinted onto the lid of the packaging.