Live Event

The Pepsi (3D Printing) Challenge

How PepsiCo streamlined their blow mold development process from 4 weeks down to just 5 days with the help of 3D printing
PepsiCo does a ton of molding. While most molds are machined, the engineers at Pepsi have devised a technique for 3D printing their molds, a process that has reduced tooling development time from 4 weeks to 5 days and cut costs from $10,000 to just $350 per tool. And now with their most recent 3D printers and materials they are capable of printing a complete tool in just 8 hours that can withstand 10,000 shots in a blow molding machine.

Tune in for this Zoom-based chat with the engineers at Pepsi as we talk through how this process works and why they choose Nexa3D printers and xPEEK147 materials to achieve these wild efficiency increases. We’ll also be joined by our partners from Dynamism (Pepsi’s Nexa3D service provider) and Henkel / Loctite (Nexa3D’s partner in material manufacturing).

When: July 28th, 1pm EST (10am PST)
Where: Live via Zoom

Question we'll answer:
  • How does Pepsi’s 3D printed molding process work?
  • How has the process changed over time?
  • How does the current solution of Nexa3D NXE 400 and Henkel xPEEK compare with the previous solution?
  • What does it take to set something like this up for other companies?
  • Max Rodriguez - Sr. Manager Global Packaging R&D, PepsiCo
  • Thangtip Tekanil - R&D Packaging Engineer, PepsiCo
  • Sarah Goehrke - Sr. Director, Strategic Communications and Ecosystems, Nexa3D
  • Hratch Gasparyan - Director of Enterprise Solutions, Dynamism
  • Sam Bail - Director of 3D Printing and Partnerships, Loctite / Henkel
Pepsi's additive mold-making switch

Thank you for attending!