DS Smith Brand Logo: Electronics

Formlab 3D printer packaging solution

The  3D printer manufacturer, Formlab,reached DS Smith to require assistance in the creation of a packaging solution which could fit their products. 

The challenges of this project were to respond to a quick and easy un-packing process while protecting the product during transportation. Additionally this packaging needed to be compliant with  ISTA1 test requirements.



Thanks to a detailed customer brief, our designers were able to understand the requirements and functionalities needed by the packaging. The production and distribution flow were also taken into consideration when developing this solution. 




The designers team created a EPE fitment top and bottom solution to protect the product in the distribution flow for shipments all over the globe.

The corrugated box has a  high-quality printing which creates an outstanding  visual appeal.

In addition,  DS Smith created samples and made in-house drop tests to make sure that the solution would be able to meet the ISTA1 verification tests.




  • Product is easy to pack in the production due to the top and bottom fitment  design solution.
  • The product is protected in the whole logistics flow which is verified through the ISTA1 testing.
  • DS Smith solution did not just meet the requirements from Formlab regarding function, image and protection, the solution also helped to optimize the packaging process and outbound logistics and as a result offered a lower TCO.