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

Examining Manufacturing Trends for 2017

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 1, 2017 9:31:00 AM

As we look to a new year, with a new president, it’s an excellent time to take stock of the U.S. manufacturing industry and where it’s headed. With a recent report from The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) showing the manufacturing index at the highest level since 2014, chances are it’s going to be a good year.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing

Don’t Make These Mistakes with Final Assembly Services

Posted by Chip Keeler on Feb 22, 2017 12:40:53 PM

No matter how much experience a person has and no matter how hard they try, there comes a point when we must all accept that we are only human. Mistakes can be made. This is one of the reasons it pays to have a final assembly service provider that understands your industry and end goals.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, final assembly

How to Get More From Your Injection Molding Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Dave Harman on Jan 24, 2017 10:05:39 AM

Ensuring an injection molded product achieves its full potential demands careful planning. Much of this planning requires close cooperation between the engineer responsible for the design and development of the part and the injection molding contract manufacturer. The relationship between an engineer and a manufacturer will depend on a variety of factors, including the in-house resources available to the engineer and the level of assistance the contract manufacturing partner is equipped to provide.

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What To Expect When You're Expecting an Injection Molded Part

Posted by Brad Martin on Nov 17, 2016 6:20:42 PM

You’re thinking about making an injection molded part for your product. You want your part to be everything you hoped it would be, and it you want it to succeed in the world, long after your involvement in the project ends. Here are three ways you can conceive and deliver a great injection molded part.

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Topics: Injection Molding

Ferriot’s Injection Molding Company Honored with 2016 Family Business Achievement Award

Posted by Dave Harman on Oct 25, 2016 3:33:28 PM

Ferriot, Inc. has been around for more than 80 years and boasts a proud tradition of being a family-owned business. The company was recently recognized with a special award during the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference. The annual conference is a result of the partnership between Smart Business and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), and features an interactive workshop format to discuss how family businesses can plan for a smooth transition.

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Topics: Company Culture

Avoid Molding Mistakes with Injection Molding Simulations

Posted by Dave Harman on Sep 29, 2016 2:49:19 PM

As a kid I had a toy that purported to answer questions about the future. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a Magic 8 Ball® to answer life’s big questions? Should I marry this person? Should I buy this house? We would be able to make the decisions that get the happiest results.

While this is just a fantasy, when it comes to custom injection molding, actually there is a way to predict the future using plastic injection-molding simulation software. Enter the geometry of the part (via a CAD model), specify parameters such as the type of resin, locations of the feed system and vents, injection pressure and temperature, and then watch what happens.

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Topics: Injection Molding

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