Injection Molded Parts that Shine, Part II: Planning for Effective Chrome Plating of Plastic Parts in Product Design

Posted by Kevin Coleman on Nov 16, 2018 10:15:56 AM

As discussed in Part I, chrome plating offers an attractive, durable finish for plastic parts used in a wide range of applications. Although chrome is the ultimate finish for a plastic part, adding chrome plating can’t be an afterthought in your product design. Any surface defects on the part will only become more pronounced once a decorative chrome finish is applied. Chrome requires advance planning and attention to detail in the design of the part, the mold and the specific molding techniques used.

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Topics: Finishing Operations, chrome plating, Injection Molding

Medical Industry Contract Manufacturing Success featured in Medical Design Briefs

Posted by Liz Knapp on Oct 24, 2018 10:22:57 AM


At Ferriot, we realize that many (if not most) savvy medical industry OEMs want to focus on their core competencies 
and let another company perform the details of the actual product build. Contract Manufacturing provides numerous opportunities to greatly reduce capital expenditures and operating costs while ensuring the highest quality for the final product.   

What we’ve learned over our years of experience is that there’s a clear process to follow to guarantee success when using a contract manufacturer. When done correctly, applying the right process results in both great customer satisfaction and great performing products.

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Topics: medical device, Contract Manufacturing

Craig Ferriot to speak at MFG Day Event

Posted by Liz Knapp on Sep 24, 2018 12:28:30 PM


We're pleased to announce that Craig Ferriot, President, Ferriot, Inc. will be speaking at the MFG DAY event on October 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Akron, OH. Craig's presentation will highlight some of the technological innovations being utilized in the injection molding industry.

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Topics: injectioon molding, event

Injection Molded Parts that Shine: What to Consider When Chrome Plating Plastics

Posted by Kevin Coleman on Jul 26, 2018 9:46:15 AM

Are you designing injection molded parts for a new product or looking to update an existing product? There are numerous finishes that may be of interest. Perhaps you are considering a chrome finish on your ABS or PC ABS part? Beyond the snazzy, visual appeal, there are other good reasons to use chrome. First and foremost is that it adds an attractive, decorative finish. In addition, it may also provide a level of corrosion protection, make cleaning the surface easier and increase the overall durability of the part.

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Topics: Injection Molding, Finishing Operations

Ferriot featured in Plastics Machinery Magazine!

Posted by Liz Knapp on Jul 11, 2018 8:33:17 AM

It’s not every day that your company gets featured in a trade publication! It’s even more unique to be worthy of the cover story! The Ferriot team is proud to share with you our BIG IDEAS as they come to fruition.   

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Topics: Injection molding press, structural foam injection molding

Case Study: How to turn an Injection Molding Vendor into a Partner

Posted by Dave Harman on May 2, 2018 1:48:29 PM

Design engineers and their employers have shifted focus from the days when their company created an injection-molded part, turned it over to a contract manufacturer, and the purchasing department followed-up on delivery.  

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Topics: Injection Molding, Contract Manufacturing

Structural Foam Molding Produces Lighter, Stronger Parts at Lower Cost

Posted by Dave Harman on Apr 12, 2018 10:15:01 AM

Structural foam molding has become a highly evolved technique. Today, thermoplastic resin can be mixed with a chemical blowing agent to expand the melted resin and produce high-strength parts for use in industrial applications. The thermoplastic microcellular structure weighs 10% to 30% less and is stronger and more resilient than traditional injection molded parts.

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Topics: structural foam injection molding

Steps to Building an Optimal Relationship between a Medical Device OEM and a Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Liz Knapp on Mar 28, 2018 1:16:29 PM

Many medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) work with a contract manufacturer on the fabrication  and assembly of products for new product designs, especially when the parts need to be precisely machined or cast. In the case of parts made from engineered resins, it is essential that OEMs of medical devices find contract manufacturers (CMs) that do excellent, precise work the first time, every time.

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Topics: medical device, OEM, Contract Manufacturing

10 Critical Questions to Ask Before Starting an Injection Molded Project

Posted by Liz Knapp on Feb 23, 2018 11:36:26 AM

Questions are a good thing. Ask better questions, get better answers.

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Topics: injection molded

Plastic News Features Ferriot’s Latest Injection Molding Press Install

Posted by Liz Knapp on Jan 29, 2018 7:35:10 AM

As we mentioned in our blog last week, Ferriot is in the process of installing a new 2,250-ton Negri Bossi Bi-Power injection molding press. We were very excited to see this announcement featured in Plastic News and are both thrilled and a little humbled by the mention.

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Topics: Injection Molding, Plastic News, Injection molding press

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