PDT was founded in 1995 by ex-Motorola engineers with a fresh approach to product design. Today, PDT is a 280+ multidisciplinary team providing turnkey product development services and contract manufacturing across industries. Seamless collaboration between disciplines helps us deliver - concept through commercialization - with accelerated project timelines.
Grounded in creativity, our work is balanced by an understanding of your business, needs of your customers, and demands of your market. We scout the latest design and technology trends to help our clients accelerate innovation, from the Internet of Things (IoT) to Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, and Medical Devices. PDT was named to Crain’s List of Chicago’s Largest R&D Labs. Our work has been recognized by distinguished authorities and 120+ awards.
Cynvenio LiquidBiopsy Platform for Cancer Cell Detection
"I think this kind of personalized medicine can be the future of the fight against cancer."
Jim Cramer, Mad Money
Dell Adamo, World's Thinnest Laptop
"The Adamo XPS is a daring slice of design and engineering. Quite frankly, it's batshit insane. I mean that in the best possible way."
Aesir AE+Y Luxury Mobile Phone
"With a mentality that was not stuck in mobile phones, a desire to be a crossover between designer and manufacturer, and a passion for engineering the designer's vision into a product, PDT managed to find answers to a set of extremely challenging questions."
"...it's impressively svelte, and for such an early device it's impressively constructed."
Swingline Stapler Redesign
"The product platform marks one of the most significant points in the history of Swingline."
Jeff Ackerberg, VP of Marketing, Sales and Product Development, Swingline
HumanToolz iPad Stand
"I found the design full of attentive details, similar to the Apple iPad itself."
Patrick Moorhead, Forbes
Named 22nd Fastest Growing Private Company by Inc. Magazine
Founded by a team of ex-Motorola engineers
Earned ISO 9001 certification
Received DDTC and ITAR registration for work on products and equipment to be supplied to the military, defense, and homeland security markets
PDT opens state-of-the-art 5,500 square foot prototyping facility
PDT among the first product development firms in the world to become ISO 13485 certified
PDT adds EMI Test Chamber to Lake Zurich
PDT joins the Astronics family as PDT, an Astronics Company
PDT expands state-of-the-art 167,000 square foot contract manufacturing facility