Progress Updates on New Negri Bossi BI‑POWER Injection Molding Press Installation

Posted by Dave Harman on Jan 24, 2018 2:39:27 PM

As anyone who’s worked in construction can tell you, nothing draws a crowd of “sidewalk superintendents” quite like the sight of someone else hard at work. Now, you can join the crowd without ever leaving your desk. Ferriot has installed a Go Pro camera on the ceiling in the production area, above the area where we’re assembling our new 2,250-ton Negri Bossi BI‑POWER injection molding press. Each week, Ferriot will update the photographs to allow checking in on the progress of the installation. In addition to using these photographs for sales and marketing purposes, the camera will let us document this milestone in our company history with a time-lapse video. To check on project status, visit our Negri Bossi Press Installation Progress page

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Topics: Injection Molding

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: Injection Molding, Contract Manufacturing, design engineering

Structural Foam Injection Molding: A Miracle Process?

Posted by Dave Harman on Aug 9, 2017 8:16:06 AM

Perhaps, But It’s Worth a Look To Get the Structural Integrity of Metal or Wood, with Lower Weight and Production Costs

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

3 Common Questions About Injection Molded Parts

Posted by Dave Harman on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How selecting the right design specs, resin and molding process can answer themInjection Molded Parts
Injection molding is a highly-engineered process, and demand for it only continues to grow as more manufacturers replace traditional materials like wood, steel and fiberglass with thermoplastic resins that are lighter in weight but just as durable. Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous and expanding, with increased use in the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics industries, to name a few.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

An Injection Molding Checklist Gets All Involved On the Same Page

Posted by Dave Harman on May 23, 2017 10:52:32 AM

We get it: some people are just not “list” people. But when it comes to a successful injection molding project, getting down to as much detail as possible is the best way to ensure a project’s success.

Applications and uses for injection molded parts are numerous Resin injection moldingand growing, with increased demand from the medical, automotive, industrial, housewares, electronics and many more industries. As such, more product designers, engineers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are inquiring about switching some parts or entire products to injection molded plastics.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

Don’t Fall into These Three Traps When Selecting Molding Resin

Posted by Dave Harman on May 17, 2017 4:36:26 PM

Resin selection can be a tricky business. On top of balancing cost, performance, function and moldability to figure outResin Selection Tips the right resin for the job, it’s necessary to think how the part will be cleaned and if it will touch food or be used in a sterile medical environment. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into a few traps. We’re here to share our experience to help you to avoid them.

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Topics: Injection Molding, resin

What To Expect When You're Expecting an Injection Molded Part

Posted by Brad Martin on Nov 17, 2016 6:20:42 PM

You’re thinking about making an injection molded part for your product. You want your part to be everything you hoped it would be, and it you want it to succeed in the world, long after your involvement in the project ends. Here are three ways you can conceive and deliver a great injection molded part.

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Topics: Injection Molding

Avoid Molding Mistakes with Injection Molding Simulations

Posted by Dave Harman on Sep 29, 2016 2:49:19 PM

As a kid I had a toy that purported to answer questions about the future. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a Magic 8 Ball® to answer life’s big questions? Should I marry this person? Should I buy this house? We would be able to make the decisions that get the happiest results.

While this is just a fantasy, when it comes to custom injection molding, actually there is a way to predict the future using plastic injection-molding simulation software. Enter the geometry of the part (via a CAD model), specify parameters such as the type of resin, locations of the feed system and vents, injection pressure and temperature, and then watch what happens.

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Topics: Injection Molding

12 Steps for Choosing the Right Injection Molding Resin for Your Part

Posted by Dave Harman on Sep 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Creating a successful injection molded component is never a solo accomplishment – it involves multiple people with a range of expertise. One of the most important areas of expertise is the selection of the resin to be used. You’ll want the resin that best suits your design goals,  performance specifications and budget—and a great team of injection molding experts to help you engineer your solution.  Here is a quick overview of the 12 steps you and your team can employ as you think about the right plastic for your project:

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Topics: Injection Molding

The Benefits of Insert Molding in the Injection Molding Process

Posted by Craig Ferriot on Jul 14, 2016 12:00:15 PM

Insert molding is another type of injection molding (IM) process: In this process an insert is placed in the mold either manually or through automation before injecting resin material around it to secure it in place. This insert can be made of different types of metal, including steel and aluminum and/or non-metal components. In some instances, the inserts are simple designs such as electrical leads, fastener, pins, or sheet metal. Other times, wire meshes and plates are used as inserts, strengthening the final product of the injection molded unit.  These are not the only options for injection molded inserts—more complex designs can also be molded as inserts.

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Topics: Injection Molding, insert injection molding, insert molding

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