New "genetic" software technology claims to dramatically accelerate design of PET bottles.

New "genetic" software technology claims to dramatically accelerate design of PET bottles. GenoForm software generates thousands of variations from one core model, enabling the designer to browse and choose the most desirable design. Each model can be generated in as little as 10 sec depending on part complexity. This product of Singapore's Genometri Pte. Ltd. works with standard CAD packages such as SolidWorks. It generates variations through parametric interpretation of a starting model. Manufacturing constraints such as draft angles and bottle volume can be built into the genetic model. Photo-quality renderings make it possible to build a catalogue of models and avoid the cost of prototyping. GenoForm is available through Genometri's website for $4850, including support and training. Tel: + 65 67789456 . www.genometri.com