The packaging sector has been a perceptive 3D printing technologies adopter. This is, especially in the leisure business. Additive manufacturing has generated opportunities for bespoke or bound series items.
For example, last week, Formula 1 launched a 3D printed F1 fragrance collection created by Ross Lovegrove. It illustrates how 3D printing can be utilized for unique product wrapping.
Formula 1 is not the only one that can use additive manufacturing for scents. Early in 2019, French luxury cosmetics and perfume house Lancome launched a distinctive version of its Jasmines Marzipane bouquet. It included in a 3D printed container.
The original fragrance bottle is characterized by its conventional rectangular glass mold and an etched jasmine blooming design. This pattern, designed by artists Maine and Alex, was re-envisioned for the special release bottle as a 3-dimensional artwork. It encases the fragrance bottle.
According to Lancôme, the special edition bottle is evocative of a jasmine plant growing. It is also evocative of Jasmine plant rising on the grille of a country backyard.
The decoration of the bottle was 3D printed as one piece and was created completely in France. It combines the nations’ additive knowledge and its artisanal talent.
While we know not who Lancôme collaborated with for 3D printing, we know that the fragrance packing was 3D printed. This is by use of a powder bed liquefaction procedure and was created from steel.
As stated by the cosmetic house, every perfume covering needed more than 12 hours to 3D print. It is also labeled with a unique edition number out of fifty. After the printing is finished, every part was polished by hand by an area artisan. It was also consequently plated in 24-carat gold.
The firm in charge of creating glass perfume bottles for Lancôme was asked to assemble the distinctive edition fragrance containers. That’s ere sending them back to Lancôme where every container was top up by hand using its iconic smell.