Dale Bodey

Dale Bodey, Manager of Engineering for Ferriot, Inc., has 40+ years of experience in the plastics industry and has held a variety of technical positions.
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Expanding Options With Structural Foam Molding

Posted by Dale Bodey on Mar 9, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Structural foam molding offers an alternative to traditional injection molding.

Here at Ferriot, we are 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 is one of several injection molding processes we offer. 

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Topics: Injection Molding

Resolving 3-D Data vs. 2-D Drawings for Part Definition

Posted by Dale Bodey on Nov 13, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Most engineers do not have ways to attach notes, tolerances, colors, etc. to a 3-D model, so they typically use the 2-D drawing to communicate important information. This blog post is an explanation of why 3-D CAD data is used as primary data and why it is critical for 2-D prints to not conflict with the source data. 

The arrival of 3-D CAD modeling and direct CNC machining have allowed mold-makers to program the machining of molds directly from the 3-D model. This has significantly helped with saving time and money in both design and machining over old manual efforts in mold construction. Due to these technologies, most tool build times are in the sub-10 weeks range, as opposed to as much as twice that in the not too distant past. 

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