Dave Harman

Dave Harman is Ferriot's Director of Sales and Marketing.
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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

Don’t Fall into These Three Traps When Selecting Molding Resin

Posted by Dave Harman on May 17, 2017 4:36:26 PM

Resin selection can be a tricky business. On top of balancing cost, performance, function and moldability to figure outResin Selection Tips the right resin for the job, it’s necessary to think how the part will be cleaned and if it will touch food or be used in a sterile medical environment. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into a few traps. We’re here to share our experience to help you to avoid them.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

Does Your Manufacturer Have a Product Quality Audit in Place?

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 15, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Manufacturers need to be confident that they are providing their customers with quality products that meet agreed upon and necessary specifications. This is where a product quality audit (PQA) comes into play.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, testing, quality

Does Your Contract Manufacturer Do Product Testing?

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 8, 2017 4:52:00 PM

Over the years, we have worked with a variety of different companies that all had different needs. This experience often lead us to discover interesting questions. When that happens, we always try to pass along the information, because we want customers to be knowledgeable and prepared.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, testing, quality

Examining Manufacturing Trends for 2017

Posted by Dave Harman on Mar 1, 2017 9:31:00 AM

As we look to a new year, with a new president, it’s an excellent time to take stock of the U.S. manufacturing industry and where it’s headed. With a recent report from The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) showing the manufacturing index at the highest level since 2014, chances are it’s going to be a good year.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing

How to Get More From Your Injection Molding Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Dave Harman on Jan 24, 2017 10:05:39 AM

Ensuring an injection molded product achieves its full potential demands careful planning. Much of this planning requires close cooperation between the engineer responsible for the design and development of the part and the injection molding contract manufacturer. The relationship between an engineer and a manufacturer will depend on a variety of factors, including the in-house resources available to the engineer and the level of assistance the contract manufacturing partner is equipped to provide.

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Ferriot’s Injection Molding Company Honored with 2016 Family Business Achievement Award

Posted by Dave Harman on Oct 25, 2016 3:33:28 PM

Ferriot, Inc. has been around for more than 80 years and boasts a proud tradition of being a family-owned business. The company was recently recognized with a special award during the 2016 Smart Business Family Business Conference. The annual conference is a result of the partnership between Smart Business and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), and features an interactive workshop format to discuss how family businesses can plan for a smooth transition.

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Topics: Company Culture

Avoid Molding Mistakes with Injection Molding Simulations

Posted by Dave Harman on Sep 29, 2016 2:49:19 PM

As a kid I had a toy that purported to answer questions about the future. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a Magic 8 Ball® to answer life’s big questions? Should I marry this person? Should I buy this house? We would be able to make the decisions that get the happiest results.

While this is just a fantasy, when it comes to custom injection molding, actually there is a way to predict the future using plastic injection-molding simulation software. Enter the geometry of the part (via a CAD model), specify parameters such as the type of resin, locations of the feed system and vents, injection pressure and temperature, and then watch what happens.

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Topics: Injection Molding

12 Steps for Choosing the Right Injection Molding Resin for Your Part

Posted by Dave Harman on Sep 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Creating a successful injection molded component is never a solo accomplishment – it involves multiple people with a range of expertise. One of the most important areas of expertise is the selection of the resin to be used. You’ll want the resin that best suits your design goals,  performance specifications and budget—and a great team of injection molding experts to help you engineer your solution.  Here is a quick overview of the 12 steps you and your team can employ as you think about the right plastic for your project:

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Topics: Injection Molding

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