What is Product and Manufacturing information?

Product and manufacturing information, or PMI, allows product teams to create a visualisation of a product’s manufacturing process through the use of CAD. This can be used to inform the manufacturing process and to instruct manufacturers on what needs to be done with the product in question.

PMI is compliant with industry standards for the definition of 3D products. This means that PMI can be used to fully document manufacturing information and this information can be relied upon by manufacturers. This has allowed inventors, designers and product teams to streamline processes and incorporate manufacturing considerations into the overall design process.

PMI adds more detail to the overall design process and allows design clients to have more information earlier on in the process. They will know what is going to be required for product manufacture, which also allows the design process to be streamlined, making it more efficient for designers and clients.