Prototype Implementation Group
The Prototype Implementation Group or P.I.G. Lab, founded by Don Peters in 1996, functions as a team of engineering consultants. Projects taken on by the group vary in scope from production of individual components to complete system design. The members of the group have completed formal training in Mechanical Desktop, the AutoCad-based parametric modeling and drafting. Modeling techniques are standardized, and part and assemby models can readily be shared. This, along with the standard drawing-numbering system used since 1994, results in a high degree of standardization in both our modeling and drafting. A project library accessible to all members of the group is maintained on a central file server.

In all cases, the output from the group is not merely the finished parts, but also documentation of the work in the form of a complete and accurate mechanical drawing package. The emphasis on solid documentation is central to the idea that our product is not merely finished parts, but sound engineering.