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Introducing VI-6™ The Next-Generation Virtual Drop Test Simulation Tool

Traditional physical drop testing vs. VI-6™ simulated drop testing

In 2023, SES/Force-4, a division of Stress Engineering Services, Inc., unveiled a groundbreaking advancement in the packaging sector: VI-6™. This state-of-the-art drop test modeling and simulation tool is a flagship software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering support to consumer-packaged goods companies and the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). VI-6™ provides a streamlined, intuitive platform, empowering packaging professionals to test the effectiveness of ecommerce-designed packaging virtually. Packaging professionals like you will benefit from rapid, high-fidelity simulations that visualize the outcome of 17 drops on your proposed product packaging, including primary and secondary case configurations. Thanks to AWS's high-performance computing, VI-6™ allows you to accurately forecast packaging efficiency, adhering to ISTA® 6 Amazon Ships in Own Container (SIOC), Overbox, and ASTM standards across various sectors, including consumer goods and life sciences.

Key Features:

  • Digital Package Performance Visualization: Digitally test your packaging candidates with in-silico ecommerce analysis.
  • Performance Testing: Delve into realistic ecommerce situations. Evaluate the resilience, steadiness, and efficacy of your packaging concepts and eliminate the need for physical models in testing.
  • Digital Prototyping: Experience the speed and versatility of VI-6™ to validate the survivability of your creative designs quicker than conventional physical methods allow.
  • Eco-friendly Analysis: Assess the environmental impact of your packaging materials and configurations, steering you toward greener, sustainable alternatives.

Advantages for Your Enterprise:

  • Sustainability: Cut down on waste produced by physical models and adopt a greener design methodology with digital simulations.
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Accelerated digital design processes lead to shortened development timelines, which allows you to introduce your packaging innovations to the market faster than before.
  • Cost Efficiency: Condense your overhead by slashing costs related to physical testing, preserving both time and capital.
  • Enhanced Brand Image: Present packaging that is not only visually appealing but also that which thrives under practical ecommerce conditions. Highlight your brand's dedication to eco-friendliness, reduce unnecessary spending, seize opportunities using leading-edge technology, and raise the bar in packaging excellence.


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