Craig Ferriot

Craig Ferriot, President of Ferriot Inc., has 35+ years of experience in the plastics industry, holding technical, manufacturing and leadership positions.

Recent Posts

The Benefits of Insert Molding in the Injection Molding Process

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Jul 14, 2016 12:00:15 PM

Insert molding is another type of injection molding (IM) process: In this process an insert is placed in the mold either manually or through automation before injecting resin material around it to secure it in place. This insert can be made of different types of metal, including steel and aluminum and/or non-metal components. In some instances, the inserts are simple designs such as electrical leads, fastener, pins, or sheet metal. Other times, wire meshes and plates are used as inserts, strengthening the final product of the injection molded unit.  These are not the only options for injection molded inserts—more complex designs can also be molded as inserts.

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Topics: Injection Molding, insert injection molding, insert molding

Is It Time to Break Up with Your Custom Injection Molder?

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Jul 6, 2016 1:06:04 PM

Consider this scenario: Despite your best efforts, your custom injection molder is missing deadlines or producing or assembling your project at an unacceptable error rate. Perhaps it's just costing you a lot more than you had budgeted. In any case, it just isn't working out. What are your options, and can you really afford to switch to a new manufacturing partner?

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Topics: Expert Knowledge, Injection Molding

Three Ways a Full-Service Contract Manufacturer Adds Value

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Jun 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ferriot, Inc. was recently featured in the July/August issue of Manufacturing Today magazine. The full article discusses three key areas that assure the success of any contract manufacturing endeavor. Here's what you need to know if you're looking for the best manufacturing partner for your unique assembly challenges.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

Guidelines for the Design and Injection Molding of Electroplated Plastics

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Decorative metallic coatings allow plastic parts to function as lightweight, economical alternatives to metals in a variety of applications (i.e. automotive, appliance, business machines, etc.). One such process is electroplating, which provides a high-quality, durable finish to plastic. Today, plating grades of ABS and PC ABS meet the stringent performance requirements of automotive and appliance applications.   

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Topics: Injection Molding

14 Reasons Why Prototyping is Beneficial When Designing Plastic Parts

Posted by Craig Ferriot on May 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When working with an injection molding company to help create your new product, it’s important to create a prototype for long-term success. While the initial process may feel expensive and cumbersome, it’s much more beneficial and cost-effective to prototype and identify issues early, than to make an expensive injection mold only to find out something doesn’t work or look the way you and your team envisioned it. Prototyping helps to avoid huge headaches and let you enjoy the creation you’ve worked hard to build.
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Topics: Injection Molding

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