The purpose of this study is to apply 3D modeling to improve the design and functionality of the packaging materials. This is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program known as SolidWorks. Lately, there have been many advance features being added to the existing software to make it more capable in executing complex designs. This has been able to satisfy most of the industry requirements. The packaging industry strives for an efficient design and this can be achieved in a simpler way by using 3D modeling. The software helps in making the desired digital model, which can then be printed using a 3D printer. This method gives us the flexibility to analyze the physical characteristics of the model and make modifications if necessary. Any decision about making necessary changes that might increase its efficiency and/or its functionality can be made before actually giving it for commercial level production. There is, however a downside to this technique, that is the building of the complex components that make an entire part always proved to be difficult as the assembly would fail due to improper values. This would result in a faulty design. To overcome this, we have introduced a new method where, a raw model of clay or similar material is made first keeping the desired design in mind and then it is recreated digitally using the above software, where many aspects can be altered to suit the requirements of the user.
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