Designing something as ordinary as a bottle may not be considered a very difficult task. But a lot is required that is not readily apparent. The bottle design must reduce material to lower costs but be strong enough to protect its contents during shipping, twist open easily in a buyer’s hands and be pleasing to the eye. To achieve these requirements, many complex engineering and design decisions are made by blending art and science.
TECKDES, an engineering consulting company based in Buenos Aires, advises its customers on critical product development and project implementation and transforms how products are designed, developed and tested. Among its customers are global brands including The Coca-Cola Company, SC Johnson, Unilever and Novartis.
One of the most challenging aspects of the packaging industry is optimizing project lifecycles, from idea generation to product launch, in order to improve customer satisfaction and increase business. In the packaging world, every detail is important. There are many aspects that need to be considered, such as how the bottle cap interacts with the package, the type of labeling technology to use and how the product will react in transport.
Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, TECKDES develops a complete project from end-to-end without having to switch between software solutions, working on a single collaborative platform to perform product design, development, enhancement processes and activation at the point of sale. And with the ability to access the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, TECKDES customers stay in close touch with their projects.
Aside from enhanced collaboration, TECKDES uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to optimize package performance and reduce recalls. Using the simulation capabilities of the platform, the company is able to create functional, innovative designs, while at the same time drastically reducing plastic consumption.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform places TECKDES at the leading edge of industry innovation by enabling a continuous development of new design strategies and development processes. In the near future, the company plans to expand globally, developing environmentally sustainable solutions that benefit the planet and its people.
This post originally appeared in the Navigate the Future blog.