At Harkness Industries, we offer both injection molding and cast urethane. Understanding the difference between these two types of products can make a big difference in your bottom line. Injection Molding Injection molding starts with the creation of what is called a hard tool. Think of this like a mold, a hard mold. The...Read more
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From October 4 to 7, 2016, most industry leaders in the performance plastics business will be converging in Phoenix Arizona for the annual IAPD convention. The convention is celebrating its 60th anniversary and is sure to be a show-stopper. Harkness is proud to be one of IAPD's longtime supporters and we're looking forward to...Read more
Finding parts for old equipment can be difficult or even impossible depending upon the age. So when a machine is still capable of years of performance yet a gasket goes that can't be found the answer is to get a new one custom made to continues the life of the equipment. At Harkness Industries,...Read more
Plastics are one of the few materials that work for both the outside and inside of an aircraft. Many industries rely on the durability and versatility of injection molded plastics, but perhaps none as much as the aerospace industry where the materials involved must withstand high forces and extreme temperatures all in the name...Read more
Concrete is a big part of construction and yet, wood and other materials continue to be the most common choice for concrete molds. Sure for foundations, and large areas, that may make the most sense, but when it comes to footings, concrete stamping and other smaller items, urethane molds are impossible to beat. Urethane is
In previous posts, we've mentioned that injection molding is very efficient for large production numbers, but just how it's so efficient is often a mystery to those outside of the industry. It begins with the mold itself. When we get specs from a client, we ensure our molds are absolutely precise to reduce the...Read more
Injection molding is great for high volumes, but when it comes to small runs, what you really need is a cast urethane process. That's what makes it ideal for prototypes. Cast urethane processes are fast and cost-effective so whether it's the medical equipment industry or robotics, a durable plastic component can be made quickly at a...Read more
At Harkness Industries, we understand that decisions around your plastic needs often involve more than just the ability to output a finished product. Sometimes, knowing which process can be quicker, uses less material, or outputs a more consistent piece is what contributes to the ultimate choice. If you're considering plastic injection molding, here are...Read more
Harkness Industries successfully completed a recertification audit by DQS Inc. in December, 2015. The certification verifies that the Quality Management System implemented and maintained by Harkness meets the requirements of the ISO 9001-2008 standard for the manufacture of urethane sheets, tubes, rods, bars, as well as custom-molded urethanes and injection molding and extrusion of engineering resins. Harkness...Read more
Those in the manufacturing industry are familiar with the importance of being ISO certified, but sometimes even people within manufacturing and other lines of business aren't clear on what that certification means and why it's important. We're proud to be ISO 9001:2008 certified because this proves we have met a valuable set...Read more
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Harkness has done a great job for us over the last 8 years. I want to let you know we see Gerry Steele is a real asset to Harkness. He has gone out of his way to be extremely helpful to us and we appreciate the his technical knowledge of injection molding along with his customer focus! We like doing business with you. Don’t change anything, just keep doing more of the same.
Joe Gordon, Differential Pressure Plus
The first person the customer meets will give them an idea of what your company is like. We want customers to come back again and again.
Sue Jones, Operations Manager