PPD has captured the attention of both the development and glass communities recently for several reasons. We typically will offer extremely low or even no tooling costs mainly due to our progressive approach to tooling. Whether it is our traditional Metal tooling or our newest Hybrid or Composite tooling, we can meet your budgetary cost and timing goals. If there is a tooling cost, we are usually less than half of our nearest competitor, and we benchmark often.
Another advantage is our overall program timing. PPD understands our customer’s constraints when it comes to program timing, we have demonstrated fully encapsulated working, and testable samples in as little as 3 working days from receipt of glass. A typical value add or encapsulation glass program timing is 3 to 4 weeks with no compression timing extra costs.
Reverse engineering of samples or utilizing customer supplied data happens in just hours, rather than weeks. This is also one of our strengths, and we can make this a reality with both internal and external local resources. PPD also has multiple CAD seats with experienced designers that are fully engaged with our customers to assure the communication is clear and concise. We also provide the services of 3D scanning finished products for ease of replication for traditional manufacturing or printed products if the need is immediate. As always, we will utilize the appropriate technologies to fulfill our customer’s needs.
PPD has been developing programs and encapsulating glass for almost 20 years with a core group of dedicated seasoned professionals. Our engineering and manufacturing team’s experience spans more than 70 years combined. We have completed engineering evaluations and reverse engineered over 1,500 unique products for many different industries. With this wide range of products and experience, we truly believe we have solutions to all of our customer’s needs.