Cold Forming Versus Machining = Cost Reduction

In the distant past, artisans called blacksmiths used the earliest “process” to generate a usable shape from metal, a hammer and anvil. Manufacturing was “one at a time” and very slow. Approximately 140 years ago the first automatic forming machine was invented to produce a high volume component – fasteners. Benchmarks evolved – considerable quantities […]

Read More »

Ultimate Tapping Screw for Plastics

The marketplace is flooded by offerings of some format of high performance selftapping screw that claims to work better than anything else for threading into plastic. Most seem to have more than just general buzz going for them; different flank angles, tailored pitches, graduated point diameters, etc. Sometimes it appears as though they’re all overlapping […]

Read More »

China Trip Overview

By Robert Levy – CEO TFGUSA © Copyright 2017 Images from a recent overseas excursion to visit our partner factories. We came back with a new found appreciation and we think you will agree. Precision Machined Parts New plant with new lines being installed Electric Power Systems Cast Parts Inspection and Packaging Casting and Lost […]

Read More »