Japanese Beverage Manufacturer Streamlines Bottle Design with 3D Printed Mold

Suntory Group, a Japanese brewing and distilling company, is a global leader with annual sales of approximately 2.6 trillion yen. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest companies in Japan that distributes alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as well as health and wellness products. The design team at Suntory always found it difficult to complete the bottle prototyping in time, and started to turn its eyes to new technologies for help.

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Designers at Suntory use 3D software to design their next bottle.

“The time needed for trial production evaluation was shortened from one and a half months to three days, and the product design was also significantly improved.”

Tatsuki Kado, Supervisor of Packing Material Department, SCM Division