Packaging Design & Manufacturing at The Warren Group

The Warren Group located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, designs and manufacturers prototype and production packaging solutions for the industrial, automotive and consumer products industries. For the past seven years, The Warren Group has relied on VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS to program the toolpaths they need to drive their two 5×10 Multicam CNC machining centers.
For packaging design & drafting, The Warren Group uses Impact from Arden Software, a database driven packaging design application. Once the design is complete, 2D flat patterns are opened in VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS, a fully integrated, Gold Certified SOLIDWORKS partner application. The Warren Group takes advantage of VisualCAM’s ability to create custom knowledge bases that capture the CNC knowledge specific to their manufacturing processes. A typical packaging design is shown below.

Impact from Arden Software is used to design corrugated packaging. Here we see the flat pattern of a corrugated display package.
VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS is used to produce toolpaths automatically from the company’s CNC Knowledge Bases. The G-Code posted from VisualCAM drives both of the company’s Multicam CNC Routers. This lettering is cut from PVC sheet stock to be mounted on the front face of the corrugated packaging design shown in Impact above.
Here we see the a prototype of the corrugated packaging and lettering cut with VisualCAM toolpaths.

A special thanks to The Warren Group for allowing us to share their VisualCAM success story!

More about The Warren Group

The Warren Group specializes in custom packaging, displays and signage for the industrial, automotive and consumer products industries from their 15,000 square foot facility in Santa Fe Springs CA. From concept & design to prototype & production The Warren Group uses only the best CAD/CAM tools and software on the market, including VisualCAM-MILL for SOLIDWORKS! For more information about The Warren Group we invite you to visit them online at

One of the The Warren Group’s Multicam CNC Machining Centers in action.


Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse

Don LaCourse is an Application Engineer with MecSoft Corporation. Don brings over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM operations in both automotive and mold design applications. Don also has extensive experience in documenting CAD/CAM products and is actively involved with writing the on-line help as well as creating training tutorials for MecSoft's products.
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