P5 Chooses EnvisionTEC 3D Printing Technology for Producing Prototypes
P5 Designers is a full-service project-based design and development company based in Milford, NJ. They hold more than a dozen patents in products, packaging and manufacturing design.
They have a prominence in the industrial design and development market. P5 assists businesses in the production of a wide range of products, from toys to medical equipment.
Comprised of a small elite team of cross-trained researchers, industrial designers and engineers; they ensure the design vision stays strong until the very end. P5 provides services that include project management, product preparation, product design, prototyping and packaging design.
Why look at 3D printing?
During the process of research and development, they needed multiple prototypes that were earlier produced using the traditional method that is either by hands or from molds and milled.
The whole process of manufacturing or crafting prototypes consumes a lot of time as well as expenses of the company and they also require a skilled person and tooling to achieve the accuracy of the prototype. The traditional method of producing prototype also requires the use of extra material which resulted in an ample amount of wasted material.
Additive Manufacturing is widely impacting the manufacturing industry. It is being used for manufacturing quick and cost-effective prototypes; One of the most significant advantage of 3D printing is that it is incredibly resource-efficient and generally doesn’t require any new tooling to manufacture the part.
P5 had adopted 3D printing technologies years ago and had noticed a significant decrease in the cost associated with the research and development process. Additive manufacturing helped P5 to speed-up the process of producing prototypes and prevent waste.
The research and development team at P5 was already involved with the 3D printing technology and have noticed a significant improvement in productivity and reduced cost. But these 3D printing technologies were unable to satisfy the company and were not providing accurate results they needed. The company then decided to upgrade its 3D printing technology with the best 3D printing machine in the market.
P5 was searching for a machine that could closely mimic the final injection molded part and give the customer a true reflection of what the final product will look and feel like.
After testing several brands and technologies, P5 decided to embrace EnvisionTEC Perfactory 3D Printer. Perfactory can print anything from tiny medical parts to large packaging models that deliver high quality and ultra-accurate production-grade 3D parts quickly.
Additionally, the range of resins available for the EnvisionTEC Perfactory provides a huge number of options. It includes hard and soft materials, flexible materials, tough materials, and even temperature resistant materials.
Since the procurement of the EnvisionTEC Perfactory 3D printer, the R&D team at P5 has largely benefited from its flexibility and speed. The accuracy of the machine has allowed them to produce prototypes with high tolerance and accuracy closely mimicking their digital designs.
Accurate prototypes that reflect the production items can be produced and handled by the customer very quickly. It allows clients to see and feel their vision and adjust designs to achieve the look and feel they desire.
After using the EnvisionTEC Perfactory for hundreds, if not thousands of jobs it has proved reliable and provides consistent results time after time. The team at P5 can rely on the machine, knowing that even when leaving it overnight to complete prints, they will return to a completed job and a printer ready to accept the next job.
Since EnvisionTEC machines are STL agnostic the team at P5 is not locked to a single CAD provider. Moving is simple.
Additionally, as all EnvisionTEC Perfactory machines are based on the same principles and are compatible with the same resins, expanding the printing capacity is simple. Machines can be added without the vast cost of retraining their team or implementing new software.