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Product Development Lifecycle

Pratt & Miller's Product Development Lifecycle illustrates our value and breadth of service and product offerings. While robust in all phases of the lifecycle, our Team is the strongest and most effective when given the opportunity to integrate into each facet of the product development process, taking products and technologies from concepts to marketable solutions.

Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

All successful programs begin with a solid foundation of Research & Innovation and at Pratt & Miller, we understand and respect the entire process. With an appreciation and passion for the art of the possible, our Team's unique perspective and diverse engineering skill sets provide customers with innovative solutions to challenges that may have once been considered impossible.

  • Principle and Applied Research
  • Discovery
  • Concept Creation
  • First Principles Analysis
  • Proof of Concept and Feasibility Studies
  • Trade Studies
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • IP Management
Engineering & Design

Engineering & Design

Using the latest Computer Aided Engineering technologies, Pratt & Miller engineers work alongside our machinists, fabricators, and technicians throughout the development process, ensuring delivery of the highest quality product. By front-loading the product development process with advanced engineering, Pratt & Miller is able to compress the overall project timeline and improve vehicle and system performance prior to building hardware. 

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Prototype Build

Prototype Build

Pratt & Miller was founded in the ultra-specialized prototype world of sportscar racing, building one-off, state of the art race cars. Since then our Team has grown in size, capability, and portfolio, however, Prototype Build and the level of precision that goes along with it, is still very much at the core of what Pratt & Miller does.

  • Full Vehicle Build
  • Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Composites
  • Electronic Systems 
  • Assembly
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing
Test & Development

Test & Development

Pratt & Miller's Test & Development Team is composed of qualified engineers and technicians with diverse real-world testing experience. Utilizing state of the art software tools, specialized test equipment, and efficient product development planning, our team can accommodate a wide variety of projects.

  • Race Operations
  • Full Test Program Execution and Management 
  • Specialized Vehicle/System Testing Support
  • Vehicle/System/Component Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, and Analysis
  • Hydraulic System Development
  • Prototype Commissioning
  • Vehicle Model Characterization
  • Simulation Correlation 
  • Driver in the Loop Testing
  • Hardware in the Loop Testing
  • Software in the Loop Testing
Low Rate Production

Low Rate Production

Pratt & Miller provides customers with the complete Product Development experience. For products ranging from components to software to full vehicle systems, we can help transition a concept or prototype into a production product. Our team engages with a sense of partnership, resulting in long lasting relationships that make our customers successful.

  • Low Volume Manufacturing
  • Life Cycle Product Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Production Validation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production Quality

 

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