ISO 9001 2015 Certification

The Federal Group Achieves ISO 9001 2015 Certification. At The Federal Group USA, our commitment has always been to procure the highest quality parts and components for our partners. Best practices require strong standards, and we’re taking that seriously with our certification to the new ISO 9001-2015 requirements. This update includes an increased focus on […]

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New Photo and Video Inspections

Here is a video inspecting form fit and function of customers parts in Jinan before packing and shipping. Ensuring 100% satisfaction. We also included some images of our bending factory at Shuzo bending pipes for another satisfied long term customer.   We sincerely hope you found this article informative and valuable. We welcome your comments […]

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Passivation of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is subject to corrosion if the carbon steel (free iron – Fe) is not protected by a layer of chromium oxide (Cr203). This happens naturally when the chromium makes contact with the oxygen (O2) in the air. The problem is when this oxide barrier is scratched or damaged and the newly exposed carbon […]

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New Video Inspection

Here is a new video inspection of 2507 super duplex stainless pump housings by our quality manager and SQE at the China foundry.  

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Corrosion of Stainless Steel Components in Seawater

Stainless steel is an iron alloy made up with 12-30% chromium. The chromium present on the surface when exposed to oxygen creates a protective coating. This coating, commonly called a “passive layer’, works to slow or prevent corrosion from entering into the substrate, thus making it to appear as a “rust less” surface. But, like […]

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TFGUSA Welcomes Ken Burrows

The Federal Group is pleased to welcome Ken Burrows to our engineering team. Ken brings over 20 years of experience working with many different types of castings and forgings in Automotive, Military and Medical applications. Ken is a Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and follows Lean Manufacturing principles. As our Quality Manager, Ken will focus on […]

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Castings or Forgings? Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part 2 The Practical Purchaser Design and Design Modifications—Although castings and forgings have many design criteria in common (the need for generous radii, for example), each has its own recommended practices. When changing from one process to the other, the design should be reconsidered and new drawings made, or problems are likely to […]

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TFGUSA Welcomes John Hua

The Federal Group is pleased to welcome John Hua. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with 5 plus years of experience in many fields as well as working directly for Daimler Automotive Group. Additionally, he is returning to the Federal Group with a Master’s degree in Supply Chain from the University of […]

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Castings or Forgings? Part 2 of 3

A Realistic Evaluation An honest presentation of the advantages and limits of both steel component forms allows users to make informed choices when considering a forged or cast design. By Malcolm Blair and Raymond W. Monroe Steel Founders’ Society of America, Crystal Lake, Illinois Mechanical Characteristics The principal mechanical properties of interest to designers are […]

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Castings or Forgings? Part 1 of 3

A Realistic Evaluation An honest presentation of the advantages and limits of both steel component forms allows users to make informed choices when considering a forged or cast design. Malcolm Blair and Raymond W. Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America, Crystal Lake, Illinois Much has been said and written recently by the forging industry about […]

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