Truth be told, although Ferriot has been around for close to a century accumulating an unlimited wealth of experience and applied expertise, we've really only been blogging for a short time. However, since 2020 marks the start of a new decade, we felt it was apropos to share our TOP 10 injection molding blog posts. The front-runners are determined by you, our frequent readers, after nearly 20,000 views of dozens of blog articles on a variety of topics. The majority of these articles are a quick read, requiring only a few minutes to consume. No doubt you'll find them quite valuable. You be the judge...
The year 2019 was a very special one for the Ferriot team, marking our 90th year in business. Wow! Ninety years! As you can imagine, we've enjoyed learning more about the colorful history and numerous accomplishments of Ferriot's early years. Many on our team weren't aware of our early history with Disney or early Star Wars toys. The year has also been full of reminiscing over family, friends and business associates that have come and gone through the nine years of our existence. It's only fitting to recap some of them by sharing the following 90th anniversary posts from the past year.
Is it just me, or did 2019 fly by? Where did the year go?
Although Team Ferriot has been very busy this past year, we made sure to cover a number of important topics that help our customers and soon-to-be customers achieve successful results in their injection molding projects. We've covered the gamut, from structural foam molding and custom mold design to ultrasonic welding and selecting custom resins.
Below are featured the best blogs of 2019. These are the blogs our visitors, subscribers and customers have read the most in the past year. Enjoy!
When it comes to plastics manufacturing, choosing ultrasonic welding services compared to traditional welding and adhesive methods offers a variety of benefits.
- Traditional methods of welding plastic components require higher temperatures or chemical adhesives.
- Ultrasonic welding takes less time.
- An ultrasonic welding machine doesn’t require as much power and/or fuel.
- Results of ultrasonic welding are more reliable than order methods.
In short, ultrasonic welding is faster, safer, and cheaper than other means of bringing plastic components together.
Read on to learn more about what ultrasonic welding is, how it compares to traditional methods and some considerations you should take before selecting a plastics manufacturer.
Topics: Finishing Operations
Injection molding is a tried and true manufacturing method that has experienced small, incremental changes over the years. It used to be, if you had a product or part to be manufactured, your injection molding manufacturer would provide you with a list of polymers to choose from. Your design and engineering team would work together along with the injection molding team to select a resin that would suit your needs. A variety of factors would be considered including durability, cost, flexibility and cosmetics.
Ready for a secret? It still works like that.
With most manufacturers, you are going to need to select the resin for your part from a list of available options. However, modern facilities have moved into a more advanced method of providing an option not previously available on that list—custom engineered resins.
Our 90th anniversary celebrations continue as Ferriot is the featured story on the front page of this week's Plastics News magazine!
Topics: Plastic News
Craig Ferriot’s Speech at 90th Anniversary Event for Employees on 6/11/19
Celebrating 90 Years of Excellence in Building Ferriot’s Future
This is our 90th year celebration. I can't believe it. I've been here a third of it. 33 years! And over the last couple of weeks, I've taken the opportunity to go back and look at some old literature, and I was able to get a lot of information from my dad, my grandfather and some others. I was reminded of all the things that took place at Ferriot that made it successful.
Structural foam molding offers an alternative to traditional injection molding.
Here at Ferriot, we’ve been proud to be a leader in thermoplastic injection molding since the 1940s. Our clients turn to us for professional assistance with contract manufacturing, custom injection molding, painting and assembly. Structural foam molding is another capability we offer when traditional injection molding may not meet part design requirements. The structural foam process creates parts with a high strength-to-weight ratio and is often used for large parts and in metal to plastic replacement.
Company History Highlights by Gene Ferriot (1916-1970's) from steel engraving to injection molded plastics, from Disney characters to Polaroid aviator glasses – a nostalgic look back
In 1916, I started working at the Die Sinking and Machine Company, a machine shop started by my father, grandfather and uncle. I was joined a year later by my brother Glenn. I learned the steel engraving trade and Glenn learned the machinist trade.
Full-service custom injection molder of engineered resins
pays tribute to its long history, with an eye on a bright future
On June 11th, Ferriot began a year-long celebration of its rich 90-year history with a special event for employees at its Akron, Ohio facilities.
Privately held since its founding in 1929, the company spans over five generations of the Ferriot family. In 1999, Ferriot Inc. expanded to its current 200,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility at 1000 Arlington Circle in Akron, Ohio.