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

How to Get Your Injection Molded Parts On-Time and Keep Your Production Lines Running

Posted by Liz Lipply on Feb 16, 2021 10:26:49 AM

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.

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Topics: Company Culture, Injection Molding, resin

Industry Week Reveals Key to Making Your Culture Fit New Technology

Posted by Liz Lipply on Feb 3, 2021 10:15:01 AM

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.

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Topics: Company Culture, Injection Molding

Ferriot Honored as a 2020 Business Growth Awards Recipient

Posted by Liz Lipply on Jan 5, 2021 12:09:03 PM

The year 2020 has been a tough one, especially for manufacturing. Duelargely to the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturing industry saw a decline of nearly 23 percent in 2020. The simultaneous shock and demand from shutdowns, the financial crisis, and increased workplace regulations have created the perfect storm for what’s likely to be the worst hit to manufacturing we’ve seen in decades.

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Topics: Expert Knowledge, Injection Molding

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

Top 10 Injection Molding Blog Posts of the Last Decade

Posted by Liz Lipply on Jan 15, 2020 9:55:16 AM

Truth be told, although Ferriot has been around for close to a century accumulating an unlimited wealth of experience and applied expertise, we've really only been blogging for a short time. However, since 2020 marks the start of a new decade, we felt it was apropos to share our TOP 10 injection molding blog posts. The front-runners are determined by you, our frequent readers, after nearly 20,000 views of dozens of blog articles on a variety of topics. The majority of these articles are a quick read, requiring only a few minutes to consume. No doubt you'll find them quite valuable. You be the judge...  

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Topics: Finishing Operations, 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

Structural Foam Molding vs. Injection Molding - Expanding Your Options

Posted by Liz Knapp on Aug 27, 2019 12:07:52 PM

Structural foam molding offers an alternative to traditional injection molding. 

Here at Ferriot, we’ve been 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 molding is another capability we offer when traditional injection molding may not meet part design requirements.  The structural foam process creates parts with a high strength-to-weight ratio and is often used for large parts and in metal to plastic replacement.

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Topics: Injection Molding, structural foam, structural foam injection molding

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

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