PTIs production prototyping — a proprietary capability known as P3 — is a central element in the company’s ability to leverage the power of imagination and deliver competitive assurance to its customers. P3 is an innovative approach to prototyping that delivers benefits most customers are not used to in the product development process: the speed of a prototype at the quality of production.
When you buy a traditional prototype you are only getting a prototype, and there are still several steps to complete before you’ll have an approved, saleable product. With P3 from PTI, the same tool that provides the prototype for testing and validation can be used for the initial production run. In some low-volume scenarios the one tool is used for the entire production run. P3 provides faster time to market, lower overall development costs and functional injection-molded products without compromise to the product design or a limited offering of injection-molding resin.
The primary benefits of P3 include:
* Speed and time compression (reduced number of steps).
* Flexibility; the ability to accommodate changes quickly.
* The ability to handle complex shapes and tolerances without changes to the part design.
P3 offers a no-limit tooling and manufacturing process for customers wishing to reach their market quickly. The process is ideal for highly detailed, high-tolerance molded products and assemblies, and gives customers a high-quality alternative to rapid injection molding or rapid prototyping. Customers are able to stretch program budgets further and reduce the number of manufacturing processes it takes to bring a product to market successfully and economically.
In addition, our tryout area offers two unique customer suites for viewing the molding of P3 prototypes and first-off samples. Customers can personally monitor all activity of the initial mold tryout, either right at the press or from the comfort of a fully outfitted office suite via a video monitor system.