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:
-Reduced time to market.
-Flexibility to handle changes quickly.
-The ability to handle complex shapes and tolerances without changes to the part design.