Parametric modelling of drinking bottles

C.K. Chua (School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
S.L. Lye (School of Engineering, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 April 1998


This paper describes the use of parametric modelling techniques in the design of drinking bottles. A customised application programme is developed and integrated for the design and manufacture of a blow mould bottle within a proprietary CAD/CAM software named Duct5. One such conceptual design is physically realized and verified through the use of the stereolithography technique. Overall, by equipping designers with a library of “bottle‐design” features from a CAD/CAM system, the design period is shortened and simplified, and the same geometrical data can be passed downstream for manufacturing.



Chua, C. and Lye, S. (1998), "Parametric modelling of drinking bottles", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 99-108.

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