- Situation / Challenge:
Our customer presented Currier Plastics a unique package geometry that needed to be packed in shrink wrap as a side by side configuration. Previous attempts at processing this configuration led to critical negative elements that needed to be overcome.
The evaluation of this program clearly defined
three areas of most concern including;
- perpendicularity to the base of the bottle
- assembly panel area that was not flat
- very weak corners
The first step was to work with our customer to define specific fail conditions and bottle specifications. Collaboration was very important as time was also a factor in the production forecasts.CAD Models were then edited using Currier Plastics Design For Manufacturing (DFM) characteristics and sent to customer for approval. Within 30 days, Currier Engineering established a robust design with engineering details including overflow and subtle height adjustments.
Solution / Results:
Currier Plastics embraced the challenge and with the Design / Engineering & Customer collaboration drove:
- 1 cavity Prototype mold produced for first article inspection for proof of design
- Multi-cavity Production ISBM Mold produced
- Currier Team traveled to Japan to approve build on site
Product Launch was successful and currently in production with over 1/2 million sold year to date.