Molder PTI Engineered Plastics launches design & development firm


Noting that, "Too often, new product ideas are compromised at the point of production," Mark Rathbone, founder/CEO of PTI Engineered Plastics, announced the startup of PTI Design, a stand-alone firm that will deliver a full range of product design and development services, bolstered by in-depth knowledge and experience with DFM—design for manufacturability.

PTI Engineered Plastics (Macomb, MI) has provided its medical, automotive, electronics, consumer products, aerospace, and defense clients with in-house design support incorporating DFM throughout its 25 years in business, but saw a need for an independent firm to focus and expand that service for both new and current clients.

Along with its own website, PTI Design will have separate office space on the top floor of the 115-ft2 building in Macomb that PTI EP inaugurated two years ago, and will have an initial staff of four experienced design and manufacturing professionals. John Budreau, PTI EP's executive director, said that two of them are industrial designers and the other two are strong in mechanical engineering, including hands-on work in molding and designing for manufacturability....
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