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New Gaskets for Old Equipment

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,...
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Aerospace Relies on Injection Molding

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...
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Urethane Outperforms in Construction

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 Read more

High Volumes, Minimal Waste with Injection Molding

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...
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Prototype? Cast Urethane is Ideal

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...
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Why Plastic Injection Molding is Efficient

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...
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Harkness Industries Recertified as ISO 9001-2008 Compliant

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...
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Why Our ISO 9001:2008 Certification Matters

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...
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