Job role:Product Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing
Skills:PTI Engineered Plastics together with its product design division, PTI Design, provides services that bring products from “art to part”. The team at PTI Design is driven by innovation, designing products with aesthetics & manufacturing in mind, supplying all the necessary elements for product production. PTI Engineered Plastics provides custom tooling & part manufacturing. Having in-house design capability at PTI makes product development, prototyping and manufacturing a streamlined process!
The PTI Design team includes Creative Design Directing Manager Steve Elliott, and Principal Designer Mike Vettraino. Steve has been a “maker” since he was little and Mike likes being able to use his imagination each day at PTI Design and describes himself and Steve as having a “DIY Mindset” especially when something does not exist! Together they bring over 40 years of education and experience to the product design board and are excited to help bring Little Inventors’ visions to life!
Recent project reports
Even when you think you are making great progress on a project unexpected delays can and will occur! In creating the "guts" of the Ocean Snake of Doom, mainly the conveyor belt to move doomed trash, the 3D printer malfunctioned and ruined the parts.
Back to the beginning for the team!
The team has been working on the details , including the paint and texture for physical model of the Ocean Snake of Doom. Different techniques were used to recreate the look of a snake's skin, using painter's tape and mesh and layering colors of paint.
The team created a project summary to document the design process in preparation for the final physical model being made.