Why Use Pad Printing to Add Your Brand to Injection Molded Parts?

Posted by Liz Lipply on Mar 16, 2021 12:00:56 PM

When reviewing projects with your injection molder, remember to discuss what value-added or secondary services they provide beyond molding your parts. Consider selecting one company that can handle all of your custom injection molding, painting and decorating needs. Using an injection molder with comprehensive services that include painting and decoration capabilities saves time and lowers your cost.

Two-color pad printing machine 

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Topics: Injection Molding, custom injection molding, quality, injection molded, Printing, Painting

New Scanner Adds Color and Clarity to Injection Mold Inspection Data [Plastics Machinery]

Posted by Liz Lipply on Feb 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard that a picture’s worth a thousand words. However, according to George Popov, quality supervisor at Ferriot, a picture’s actually worth a million numbers — at least in the world of custom injection molding part inspection.

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Topics: Injection Molding, custom injection molding, quality, injection molded

Cobots Enable More Efficient Manufacturing in Injection Molding

Posted by Liz Lipply on Oct 19, 2020 2:53:11 PM

If there’s one thing that every manufacturer knows, it’s the value of a good operator. Operators are champions of production, driving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of your plant processes.

Unfortunately, great operators are often wasted on repetitious manufacturing processes, where most of their time is spent on mundane tasks instead of work that requires more “brainpower” and finesse. On those monotonous tasks, if operators are being forced to act like a machine doing the same thing over and over again, why not get an actual machine to do it?

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Topics: injectioon molding, custom injection molding, injection molded, ultrasonic welding for plastic, cobots

Ultrasonic Welding: What Designers Need to Know

Posted by Liz Knapp on Aug 13, 2020 11:51:32 AM

Custom injection molders use ultrasonic welding as a secondary operation when two thermoplastic parts need to be joined together. The bonding of two parts into one may be specified when there is a complex design that is not feasible to mold as one part – so the part design is changed to be manufactured as two or more parts that must be assembled. This is determined early in the Design for Manufacturing phase (DFM) of new product development.
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Topics: Injection Molding, insert molding, custom mold, mold design, custom injection molding, resin, ultrasonic welding, ultrasonic welding for plastic

ICYMI: Ferriot's Best Injection Molding Blogs of 2019

Posted by Liz Lipply on Dec 11, 2019 8:42:54 AM

Is it just me, or did 2019 fly by? Where did the year go?

Although Team Ferriot has been very busy this past year, we made sure to cover a number of important topics that help our customers and soon-to-be customers achieve successful results in their injection molding projects. We've covered the gamut, from structural foam molding and custom mold design to ultrasonic welding and selecting custom resins.

Below are featured the best blogs of 2019. These are the blogs our visitors, subscribers and customers have read the most in the past year. Enjoy!

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Topics: structural foam injection molding, custom injection molding

One Size Does Not Fit All: Why Use Custom Resins for Injection Molding

Posted by Liz Lipply on Sep 26, 2019 12:48:29 PM

Injection molding is a tried and true manufacturing method that has experienced small, incremental changes over the years. It used to be, if you had a product or part to be manufactured, your injection molding manufacturer would provide you with a list of polymers to choose from. Your design and engineering team would work together along with the injection molding team to select a resin that would suit your needs. A variety of factors would be considered including durability, cost, flexibility and cosmetics.

Ready for a secret? It still works like that.

With most manufacturers, you are going to need to select the resin for your part from a list of available options. However, modern facilities have moved into a more advanced method of providing an option not previously available on that list—custom engineered resins.

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Topics: Injection Molding, design assist, custom injection molding, resin

Understanding EMI / RFI Shielding for Injection Molded Components

Posted by Chip Keeler on Mar 29, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Today, so many different parts are being injection molded. These parts include laptop and mobile phone cases, medical and military electronic components, and a variety of other materials across industrial, consumer and specialty markets. Because of this, EMI and RFI shielding is becoming increasingly important.

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Topics: Finishing Operations, materials, custom injection molding

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