Dave Harman

Dave Harman is Ferriot's Director of Sales and Marketing.
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Custom Mold Design: Part 2

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 14, 2019 4:34:49 PM

Part 1 of this blog post discussed some important considerations for custom mold designs for injection molding projects. Topics included the impact of resin selection and mold construction materials. Now, let’s consider how the resin is injected into the mold and the impact of the wall thickness of the part.

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Topics: Injection Molding, custom mold, mold design

Custom Mold Design: Part 1

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 6, 2019 2:40:49 PM

Designing custom molds for your injection molded products can be a complex process. However, working with the right team can greatly reduce the complexity and cost while improving the quality of the completed part and minimizing the length of the production cycle. Take the time to answer the following questions before you attempt to design molds for injection molding.

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Topics: Injection Molding, custom mold, mold design

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

Progress Updates on New Negri Bossi BI‑POWER Injection Molding Press Installation

Posted by Dave Harman on Jan 24, 2018 2:39:27 PM

As anyone who’s worked in construction can tell you, nothing draws a crowd of “sidewalk superintendents” quite like the sight of someone else hard at work. Now, you can join the crowd without ever leaving your desk. Ferriot has installed a Go Pro camera on the ceiling in the production area, above the area where we’re assembling our new 2,250-ton Negri Bossi BI‑POWER injection molding press. Each week, Ferriot will update the photographs to allow checking in on the progress of the installation. In addition to using these photographs for sales and marketing purposes, the camera will let us document this milestone in our company history with a time-lapse video. To check on project status, visit our Negri Bossi Press Installation Progress page

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Topics: Injection Molding

The Design Engineer’s Checklist for Injection Molding

Posted by Dave Harman on Oct 9, 2017 4:13:58 PM

The recognized industry journal Machine Design just profiled Ferriot’s injection molding checklist in a recent article published on its website.

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Topics: Injection Molding, Contract Manufacturing, design engineering

Ferriot Presents Metal to Plastic Conversion at ID&E Show

Posted by Dave Harman on Aug 15, 2017 2:22:44 PM

We were pleased to participate in the Industrial Design & Engineering show this past May in Cleveland, Ohio. This show brought together design engineers and plant managers from across the country to learn about emerging technologies and to share their experiences.

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Structural Foam Injection Molding: A Miracle Process?

Posted by Dave Harman on Aug 9, 2017 8:16:06 AM

Perhaps, But It’s Worth a Look To Get the Structural Integrity of Metal or Wood, with Lower Weight and Production Costs

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Topics: Injection Molding, structural foam, structural foam injection molding

3 Common Questions About Injection Molded Parts

Posted by Dave Harman on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How selecting the right design specs, resin and molding process can answer themInjection Molded Parts
Injection molding is a highly-engineered process, and demand for it only continues to grow as more manufacturers replace traditional materials like wood, steel and fiberglass with thermoplastic resins that are lighter in weight but just as durable. Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous and expanding, with increased use in the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics industries, to name a few.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

An Injection Molding Checklist Gets All Involved On the Same Page

Posted by Dave Harman on May 23, 2017 10:52:32 AM

We get it: some people are just not “list” people. But when it comes to a successful injection molding project, getting down to as much detail as possible is the best way to ensure a project’s success.

Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous Resin injection moldingand growing, with increased demand from the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics and many more industries. As such, more product designers, engineers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are inquiring about switching some parts or entire products to injection molded plastics.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

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