The reason for injection molding delays is that resins – the materials that your plastic parts are made from – are in short supply. With lead times for resins increasing and their cost going up, it’s only natural that your injection molded parts will face the same challenges.
When it comes to new technology, what makes it a success? The platform? The interface? The added features? No, in fact, it’s all about the talented people involved with implementation.
In Part 1 of our discussion of the importance of TQM to the injection molding process, we introduced George Popov, our Quality Supervisor, and provided you with a behind-the-scenes look at what George and the Ferriot Quality Team are doing to implement and improve TQM on a daily basis.
In Part 2, George and I discuss a new technology acquisition, the AICON smartScan Structured Blue Light Scanner, and how it is helping Ferriot meet and exceed quality goals.
Total Quality Management is critical to everything we do for our customers. At the end of the day, the goal is production readiness. Injection molded parts must be optimized for functionality, production consistency and ease of manufacturing. TQM includes everything from start to finish, from mold qualification to production quality.
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.
Topics: Company Culture
To introduce you to the Ferriot blog, I wanted to give you some insight to the company. As the newest employee, I feel that I have set of fresh eyes on who Ferriot is and how they compare to the rest of the industry.
When the opportunity came for me to join Ferriot as a Senior Account Manager, several things convinced me it was the right place for me.
HISTORY AND EMPLOYEES
- A strong company legacy with a history of growth and innovation. Ferriot’s history in plastics goes back over 70 years, with a family history in manufacturing that goes back 180 years.
Topics: Company Culture