Located in Washington, Tyne & Wear, the centre represents a £1m investment by the established independent plastic food packaging manufacturer.
While the industry average time to deliver concept designs and packaging prototypes is six weeks, the new centre aims to complete packaging design-to-prototype even on the same day.
The Centre features a Subtractive Rapid Prototype CNC milling machine while the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software delivers powerful design functionality to speed up the design process. The Centre also incorporates the PowerMILL specialist machining software for the production of complex packaging shapes and formats more typically found in the aerospace, automotive, medical device and toolmaking industries.
Group managing director Andy Bairstow said: “The Innovation Centre is a cutting-edge, creative hub for packaging innovation and sustainability, and it is turning what is traditionally a long and sometimes complex process completely on its head. As well as freeing up precious time for individuals who may have previously been involved in long creative processes, this fast response service will also help manufacturers get their products into store much more quickly than ever before.”
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