P5 provides de-risking and verification of design functionality, a vital step to ensure product success. One way we achieve this is with our in-house production- like tools (CNC machines and molding equipment) to bring the highest level of reality into de-risking your design.
Bench work models are created to prove out concepts inside our facility through an extensive array of labs and workshops (wood, metal, rapid prototype, & computer labs).
We are a multiple-disciplinary company. Our team members are skilled in form, function, & human factors to accomplish the design intent.
Proof of Concept Collaboration
We develop concept models for preliminary verification, benchwork the functionality (proof of concept) and most importantly build production prototypes that make the concept real. This is vital before bringing a product to manufacturing operations. In the benchwork phase we can see how components function in the real world and understand how to overcome part limitations. Here at P5 we can alter the design needs quickly with our in-house capabilities to accelerate the design process.
With 3-D printers we can get an understanding of the look and feel of your product and discover the best approach to human factors, making your design intuitive and functional.
This is a crucial step in traditional risk-management functions. As an industrial designer you must approach each design challenge by physical testing in real materials, to assess the design and identify areas of vulnerability along the way. Computer aided software programs can only get you so far. The real data is in the physical observation and testing of actual part behavior. It is here we can discover how to engineer out areas of failure before commitment to the costly and timely production line of manufacturing plants.
P5 Designers accomplish this all on premises, doing all the design, CAD/CAM, CNC tooling, molding, and fabricating ourselves.
We are knowledgeable in manufacturing, materials, and assembly capabilities and restrictions. In design development we know when to follow the rules and when to make new ones.