2020 Global Trade Data Reveals Insights About Future of Manufacturing Sector

From a recently published article we wrote for Thomas Insights: Imports fluctuate. The manufacturing industry is well aware of this fact. However, 2020 has taken everyone by surprise. Imports into the United States have had to deal with a lot, from pandemics to uncertain government elections. These trends are important to understand as companies need […]

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When Does It Make Sense to Invest in Custom Metal Fabrication?

From food processing to energy generation, metal fabrication is vital to countless industries. If you’re in one of those industries and find yourself trying to choose between mass-produced components and custom solutions, you’re in the right place. Today, we’ll be exploring what custom metal fabrication is, its applications, and, most importantly, when it makes a sound […]

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The Advantages of Using Cast Aluminum

When it comes to versatility, cast aluminum is tough to beat. The lightweight, attractive metal is a component in thousands of products, from personal hand-held devices to big trucks. Due to its strength, heat resistance, and lightness it’s also popular in home goods like cookware or patio furniture. Cast aluminum is affordable and long-lasting. When […]

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Which Metals Work Best for Die Casting?

As of 2018, the global aluminum die-casting market size was valued at USD 24.91 billion. It was then projected that the industry will experience a 10.1% Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2019 to 2025. The reason for this growth rate is that die casting is becoming one of the most relied upon manufacturing methods. Die […]

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Understanding Metal Forging Processes, Methods, and Applications

Metal forging is the process in which metals are formed and shaped using compressive forces. The forces are delivered using hammering, pressing, or rolling. There are a number of forging processes – cold forging, warm forging, and hot forging – which are classified by the temperature of the metal being worked with. Forging is one […]

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The Pros and Cons of Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing is the process of outsourcing certain production processes to a third-party company. For example, a company may outsource the production of specific components for a product that they then assemble. Many firms employ contract manufacturers to help them overcome challenges associated with product production, scaling, and supply chain management. What is Contract Manufacturing? […]

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KN95 Face Masks Available

Dear TFG USA Customers and Friends, Due to our extensive overseas relationships we have just received 15,000 KN95 FDA Registered Face Masks into our inventory. We are selling these masks at 500 pieces minimum as a favor to our customers.   Above: A video of the masks being trimmed. In addition, we’ve included a PDF of […]

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Different Types of Stainless Steel

When people use the term “stainless steel,” they often use it as a “catchall” term, but in reality, there are several different types of stainless steel with a variety of uses. Stainless steel is an alloy that is produced by combining a variety of different base metals to create a new material. Like with other […]

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What Is Metal Injection Molding?

Metal injection molding (MIM) is a metalworking process in which finely-powdered metal is mixed with binder material to create a feedstock. The feedstock is then solidified and shaped to produce the final product. Metal injection molding is ideal for simplifying the production of high-volume products or products that have complex shapes. Why Is Metal Injection […]

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Using High Strength Bolts for Structural Bolting

High strength bolts or structural bolts are made to be used with heavy hex nuts to connect structural members. To be considered a structural connection, it has to conform to specific ASTM standards; specifically, ASTM A563 or ASTM A194. Structural bolts are also categorized by grades. The grading system takes into consideration the bolt’s material, […]

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