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This is how the packaging design of your Snapmaker products is improved

“Beautiful packaging, superb manual, an unpacking experience on par with Apple products.” This was the feedback from the Snapmaker original users. We felt very encouraged by that. When designing the packaging for Snapmaker 2.0 products, we have done further research and discussed frequently to see how we can improve our product packaging even further.

We could simply adopt the similar packaging design as the original model for Snapmaker 2.0 products. We knew that would be very beautiful and reliable. However, we also heard that some of you prefer a more environmentally-friendly design. Meanwhile, we saw the trend of replacing single-use materials with paper-based sustainable packaging. So, we started to work on the new design.

First, we conducted a #SnapPoll in our facebook group in late August. 515 users voted. Over 70% users voted for using cardboard boxes since it will be more eco-friendly than plastic foam.

Second, we designed and made a series of packaging samples to test out the best packaging solution. Using corrugated box as our main packaging material, we have performed four iterations in total. We focused on two main objectives. The first one is to ensure the new design has the same or better structural protection performance as the design for Snapmaker Original. The second is to get the best balance between unpacking experience, the versatility of the inner boxes, and the ruggedness of construction.

As you know, Snapmaker 2.0 products are modular. When you see them as part of the modular system, you will find that it’s natural to design a packaging box for each type of module. However, we could not simply do that since we also need to keep unpacking experience in mind. It will be a tedious process to unpack thirty boxes to get started on a new product. Therefore, we designed and tested our solutions for many times to find the optimum balance between controlling the number and type of packaging boxes and allowing these boxes to be commonly used in the whole system. In addition, the packaging needs to provide effective protection to the products.

Multiple Test Samples

  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Standard Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 10mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Honeycomb Paperboard + Inner Corrugated Boxes

Note: The Hardened Corrugated Box is twice as strong as the Standard Corrugated Box.

For the protective buffer layer between the box and internal modules’ boxes, A uses 20mm Foamed Polyethylene while D uses 20mm Honeycomb Paperboard.

Here is one of the critical tests that we conducted on our packaging. We simulated the potential greatest impact during the transport process on the test groups and then compared and analyzed the protection performance of them. It can test the packaging material’s quality and stacking strength.

Simulated the transportation scenario of suffering the force to burst or puncture on the packaging box.

After all the tests, the overall performance of Test Sample A is the best. Now we are going to improve the design details and start the visual design on the packaging to improve the unpacking experience.

What do you think of this packaging design? Click the below button to learn more about Snapmaker 2.0 and seize the last chance to save 600 USD for the A350!

 

Much love,
The Snapmaker Team

“Beautiful packaging, superb manual, an unpacking experience on par with Apple products.” This was the feedback from the Snapmaker original users. We felt very encouraged by that. When designing the packaging for Snapmaker 2.0 products, we have done further research and discussed frequently to see how we can improve our product packaging even further.

We could simply adopt the similar packaging design as the original model for Snapmaker 2.0 products. We knew that would be very beautiful and reliable. However, we also heard that some of you prefer a more environmentally-friendly design. Meanwhile, we saw the trend of replacing single-use materials with paper-based sustainable packaging. So, we started to work on the new design.

First, we conducted a #SnapPoll in our facebook group in late August. 515 users voted. Over 70% users voted for using cardboard boxes since it will be more eco-friendly than plastic foam.

Second, we designed and made a series of packaging samples to test out the best packaging solution. Using corrugated box as our main packaging material, we have performed four iterations in total. We focused on two main objectives. The first one is to ensure the new design has the same or better structural protection performance as the design for Snapmaker Original. The second is to get the best balance between unpacking experience, the versatility of the inner boxes, and the ruggedness of construction.

As you know, Snapmaker 2.0 products are modular. When you see them as part of the modular system, you will find that it’s natural to design a packaging box for each type of module. However, we could not simply do that since we also need to keep unpacking experience in mind. It will be a tedious process to unpack thirty boxes to get started on a new product. Therefore, we designed and tested our solutions for many times to find the optimum balance between controlling the number and type of packaging boxes and allowing these boxes to be commonly used in the whole system. In addition, the packaging needs to provide effective protection to the products.

Multiple Test Samples

  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Standard Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 10mm Foamed Polyethylene + Inner Corrugated Boxes
  • Stretch Film + Hardened Corrugated Boxes (BC Flute) + 20mm Honeycomb Paperboard + Inner Corrugated Boxes

Note: The Hardened Corrugated Box is twice as strong as the Standard Corrugated Box.

For the protective buffer layer between the box and internal modules’ boxes, A uses 20mm Foamed Polyethylene while D uses 20mm Honeycomb Paperboard.

Here is one of the critical tests that we conducted on our packaging. We simulated the potential greatest impact during the transport process on the test groups and then compared and analyzed the protection performance of them. It can test the packaging material’s quality and stacking strength.

Simulated the transportation scenario of suffering the force to burst or puncture on the packaging box.

After all the tests, the overall performance of Test Sample A is the best. Now we are going to improve the design details and start the visual design on the packaging to improve the unpacking experience.

What do you think of this packaging design? Click the below button to learn more about Snapmaker 2.0 and seize the last chance to save 600 USD for the A350!

 

Much love,
The Snapmaker Team

4 comments

  • Looks great

    Carl Price
  • I consider this a great contribution to the development of practical utilities that can be implemented with Snapmaker. It is very helpful, especially for underdeveloped countries like mine. Thank you

    Carlos Merino
  • Hi Snapmaker team. First of all I would like to express my gratitude to you guys on you providing consistent updates on the manufacturing process. I come from an electronic assembly background and I can state quite confidently that giving consumers these updates is unheard of – mainly because these areas are rife for exploitation where corners can be cut, leading to a poorer quality product. I believe the updates are a great way to ensure your consumers that you are indeed committed to ensuring they receive a quality product. As for the amount of thought you have put into the packaging, I am blown away, as it is usually the normal procedure to just go with whatever is cheapest. I like the design you guys have got, and all the better if it can resist damage in transit. Married with the visual element i think it would be an exceptional unboxing experience. My only regret is having to wait until June next year before i get to experience it

    Dave Morey
  • I recently bought a Laguna desktop CNC router. We spent over $16K to get the Laguna. I’m considering your Snap Maker but my finances are holding me back at the moment.

    Ahmed E Badawy

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