Liz Knapp

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Ferriot Celebrates 90 Years as “Your Partner in Plastics”

Posted by Liz Knapp on Jul 2, 2019 10:49:57 AM

Full-service custom injection molder of engineered resins
pays tribute to its long history, with an eye on a bright future 

On June 11th, Ferriot began a year-long celebration of its rich 90-year history with a special event for employees at its Akron, Ohio facilities.

Privately held since its founding in 1929, the company spans over five generations of the Ferriot family. In 1999, Ferriot Inc. expanded to its current 200,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility at 1000 Arlington Circle in Akron, Ohio.

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What is Structural Foam Injection Molding?

Posted by Liz Knapp on Apr 30, 2019 8:14:04 AM

Structural foam molding is an option available to manufacturers who are looking for a way to create stronger, more rigid plastic parts.  It is also a method used to reduce potential part weight for larger parts. Almost any type of resin can be used with this type of injection molding. Structural foam  injection molding uses lower pressure and a foaming agent mixed in with the resin. The foaming agent expands within the resin, leaving a dense outer and inner wall with a foam or honeycomb-like center. This cellular core in the part is what contributes to the decreased part weight.  During the expansion process, internal shrinkage or "sink" is reduced which creates a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing part. This process can also contribute to less internal stress in the part with better stability. 
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Topics: Injection Molding, structural foam, structural foam 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: Contract Manufacturing, medical device

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

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: structural foam injection molding, Injection molding press

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: Contract Manufacturing, medical device, OEM

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

Expanding Options With Structural Foam Molding

Posted by Liz Knapp 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

When Does a Contract Manufacturer Need a Contract Manufacturer?

Posted by Liz Knapp on Oct 20, 2015 9:08:00 AM

Contract manufacturers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are large international companies with sites around the world that are finely tuned lean manufacturing machines. Others serve a niche and may be an American Small Business.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

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