Custom Mold Manufacturing
Mold making is art and science.
State-of-the-art technology, such as 3D CAD, is an integral part of managing part design. Just because a CAD system offers design capability, does not mean that the design of the geometry is right for a quality mold. It takes seasoned tooling engineers to spot trouble areas and to modify designs to achieve the functionality needed for the part. Catching issues before a mold is made can save a lot of time and money.
Making an injection mold can be done many different ways. Some are inclined to cut corners to reduce costs in the short-term, only to find that the total cost of ownership is greater over the life of the injection mold. At Ferriot, we have the customers’ interests in mind, and we have molds built to proven standards that incorporate durability, functionality and cost effectiveness over the life of the mold.
For us, it’s about accountability
Our productivity as a manufacturer and our ability to turn out superior products depends on ideal mold designs.
Whether it’s a softer-textured finish for easy handling in a hospital operating room, or a new kind of shingle that withstands 200-mile-an-hour winds, Ferriot’s engineers create the “what if” products that change consumer experiences.
We invite you to push us. In one such case, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of gas pumps challenged us to convert a metal part at the boot of a gasoline nozzle into a thermoplastic component. Ferriot engineers helped develop an innovative plastic alternative that resists gas vapors, allowing the OEM to save money without sacrificing functionality.
Ferriot engineers, in this case, helped set in motion a new course for the production of gasoline pumps.
Call us with your innovative ideas for transforming — and economizing — the products and equipment of tomorrow. As one of the early engagement companies in plastic mold making and production, we have been on many pioneering journeys to assist OEMs in bringing new products to market.
About the Custom Mold-Making Process at Ferriot
At Ferriot, the entire custom mold-making process is a collaborative effort, from design to production readiness. How you design a mold, build it and test it determines the foundational strength of the entire manufacturing process.
Ferriot also offers maximum flexibility because we draw on a global network of mold makers. With a wide range of capabilities within our talent pool, we match each job to the right skill set for each mold design, whether simple or complex. Each mold ships back to Ferriot for final inspection.
In most every product, it invariably seems there are a few challenging part designs. Yet those one or two challenging pieces can make the difference between mediocrity and excellence — both in the functionality and manufacturability of a finished product with consistently desirable results.
Size matters. Material properties matter. And fine distinctions make the difference.
Once again, the secret ingredient is the hand of a skilled engineer who tends to the details from inception to production.
We hope you’ll want to learn more about the engineering experience at Ferriot, where workers on the factory floor average 20 years of mold making and production experience.
Call us at any stage of product development. Ferriot can help take innovation to market. Or Ferriot can assume the production of parts and pieces when events require a transfer to a new manufacturing partner.
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Ferriot at a glance:Ferriot Inc. is a full‐service contract manufacturer and molder of engineered resins. Our production capacity, engineering support, and production capabilities include:
- A history of quality and commitment since 1929
- 200,000 square‐foot facility
- round-the-clock operations
- dedicated engineering team
- more than 150 varieties of resins in stock
- global network of suppliers
- auditors to validate quality in real‐time production
- product identification numbers traceable by lot
- injection molding machines from 40 to 2,200 tons
- reconfigurable work cells for final assembly
- paint booths
- sonic welders
- automatic and manual heat stakers
- hot stamping equipment
- 2‐ and 4-color pad printers
- EMI/RFI shielding