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: medical device, Contract Manufacturing

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

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: medical device, OEM, Contract Manufacturing

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: Contract Manufacturing, design engineering, Injection Molding

Top 5 Finish Assembly Questions to Ask Your Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Chip Keeler on Mar 22, 2017 11:29:00 AM

When working with an injection molding company, many do not offer final assembly services. If you do find a contract manufacturer you are planning on working with that can take care of final assembly tasks, there’s a host of questions you will need to ask them. During the vetting stage, here are five of the most important questions to ask your contract manufacturer about their final assembly services.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Finishing Operations

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: quality, testing, Contract Manufacturing

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: testing, quality, Contract Manufacturing

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

Don’t Make These Mistakes with Final Assembly Services

Posted by Chip Keeler on Feb 22, 2017 12:40:53 PM

No matter how much experience a person has and no matter how hard they try, there comes a point when we must all accept that we are only human. Mistakes can be made. This is one of the reasons it pays to have a final assembly service provider that understands your industry and end goals.

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Topics: final assembly, Contract Manufacturing

Three Ways a Full-Service Contract Manufacturer Adds Value

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Jun 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ferriot, Inc. was recently featured in the July/August issue of Manufacturing Today magazine. The full article discusses three key areas that assure the success of any contract manufacturing endeavor. Here's what you need to know if you're looking for the best manufacturing partner for your unique assembly challenges.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing

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