This post on the Fastcompany.com blog shows a clever desktop manufacturing invention.
But what really got my attention was the development process that starts at 3:40 in the video. It shows the process of developing it. They may not call it “3P” but, by and large, this is what it looks like.
As they develop ideas, they try them out in simulation, learn, improve, try, learn, improve. As the design matures in stages, they are moving forward, step by step, with concepts that are solid. This process is fast, flushes out problems early, while they are cheap to fix, and fun.
Contrast this with what might be created by a traditional process with the assignment of making a “tabletop NC cutter for cardboard.”