Firms in the medical device industry—an certainly other sectors as well—are increasing their demand for outsourcing partners in all areas of the product development and manufacturing process. Design certainly is part of that equation.
To that end, PTI Engineered Plastics launced of PTI Design, a stand-alone product design and development firm. PTI Design will deliver product and industrial design services with a focus on manufacturability across diverse industry segments, the company said.
“Too often, new product ideas are compromised at the point of production,” said Mark Rathbone, CEO of PTI Engineered Plastics. “The PTI Design team will conceive great products, but equally their manufacturing insights will assure delivery of innovative ideas that can be efficiently produced without compromise to the design or to the original intent.”
PTI Engineered Plastics, based in Macomb, Mich., has been in the injection molding business for more than 25 years. According to Rathbone, PTI Design grew from a market need for a product design and development firm able to conceive great concepts, yet have the experience and capability to convert ideas into quality, viable and manufacturable products and components.
The PTI Design center is staffed by an integrated team of industrial designers and manufacturing experts and is organized to assist customers who require complete design services as well as independent designers who require insight and support to product manufacturability.
“Our five-step design process, from mind-to-manufacturing, ensures that each idea achieves its optimal potential from first consideration of features to in-field performance,” continued Rathbone. “When the market won’t wait, PTI Design won’t let a great idea become a victim of design failure.”
PTI Engineered Plastics is a privately held, full-service plastic injection molder that currently employs 190 and serves multiple industry segments including automotive, medical products, electronics, military and performance sports.