Ferriot Presents Metal to Plastic Conversion at ID&E Show

Posted by Dave Harman on Aug 15, 2017 2:22:44 PM

We were pleased to participate in the Industrial Design & Engineering show this past May in Cleveland, Ohio. This show brought together design engineers and plant managers from across the country to learn about emerging technologies and to share their experiences.

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Structural Foam Injection Molding: A Miracle Process?

Posted by Dave Harman on Aug 9, 2017 8:16:06 AM

Perhaps, But It’s Worth a Look To Get the Structural Integrity of Metal or Wood, with Lower Weight and Production Costs

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Topics: Injection Molding, structural foam, structural foam injection molding

3 Common Questions About Injection Molded Parts

Posted by Dave Harman on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How selecting the right design specs, resin and molding process can answer themInjection Molded Parts
Injection molding is a highly-engineered process, and demand for it only continues to grow as more manufacturers replace traditional materials like wood, steel and fiberglass with thermoplastic resins that are lighter in weight but just as durable. Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous and expanding, with increased use in the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics industries, to name a few.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

An Injection Molding Checklist Gets All Involved On the Same Page

Posted by Dave Harman on May 23, 2017 10:52:32 AM

We get it: some people are just not “list” people. But when it comes to a successful injection molding project, getting down to as much detail as possible is the best way to ensure a project’s success.

Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous Resin injection moldingand growing, with increased demand from the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics and many more industries. As such, more product designers, engineers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are inquiring about switching some parts or entire products to injection molded plastics.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

Don’t Fall into These Three Traps When Selecting Molding Resin

Posted by Dave Harman on May 17, 2017 4:36:26 PM

Resin selection can be a tricky business. On top of balancing cost, performance, function and moldability to figure outResin Selection Tips the right resin for the job, it’s necessary to think how the part will be cleaned and if it will touch food or be used in a sterile medical environment. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into a few traps. We’re here to share our experience to help you to avoid them.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

Infographic: 10 Questions Industrial Designers Need to Ask About Injection Molding

Posted by Chip Keeler on May 4, 2017 6:47:37 PM

There are ten key questions designers must have the answers to for a successful conversion from other materials to resin injection molding. Whether the design is for medical devices, business machines or for an industrial application, arm yourself today with this valuable infographic checklist.  

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Understanding EMI / RFI Shielding for Injection Molded Components

Posted by Chip Keeler on Mar 29, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Today, so many different parts are being injection molded. These parts include laptop and mobile phone cases, medical and military electronic components, and a variety of other materials across industrial, consumer and specialty markets. Because of this, EMI and RFI shielding is becoming increasingly important.

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Topics: Finishing Operations, materials, custom injection molding

Top 5 Finish Assembly Questions to Ask Your Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Chip Keeler on Mar 22, 2017 11:29:00 AM

When working with an injection molding company, many do not offer final assembly services. If you do find a contract manufacturer you are planning on working with that can take care of final assembly tasks, there’s a host of questions you will need to ask them. During the vetting stage, here are five of the most important questions to ask your contract manufacturer about their final assembly services.

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Topics: Finishing Operations, Contract Manufacturing

Does Your Manufacturer Have a Product Quality Audit in Place?

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 15, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Manufacturers need to be confident that they are providing their customers with quality products that meet agreed upon and necessary specifications. This is where a product quality audit (PQA) comes into play.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, testing, quality

Does Your Contract Manufacturer Do Product Testing?

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 8, 2017 4:52:00 PM

Over the years, we have worked with a variety of different companies that all had different needs. This experience often lead us to discover interesting questions. When that happens, we always try to pass along the information, because we want customers to be knowledgeable and prepared.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, testing, quality

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