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R&D/Leverage unveils new prototyping tool for PET packaging industry

Global idea-to-mold provider R&D/Leverage has announced the launch of its new Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping tool, which lets PET packagers anticipate a bottle concept's impact on engineering, operations and marketing.

R&D/Leverage engineering vice president Dave Brunson said the new Opti-Sim cuts tooling and prototyping costs and enhances sustainability for both new and existing designs by performing a complete range of diagnostic, real-world simulations addressing myriad variables speeds time-to-market.

"It harnesses our decades of historical data on injection stretch blow packaging, represents years of development and delivers uncanny industry-specific knowledge for accuracy and efficiency superior to other virtual prototyping schemes," Brunson added.

The Opti-Sim appeal is enhanced by the amount of variables involved in the PET packaging process and the time and money invested.

R&D/Leverage also offers an entire spectrum of services from virtual pre-testing to prototyping, tool development and full production molds.