Consumer Development Case Study

An inventor recently contacted TFGUSA for a new consumer product. They asked us for guidance on improving the initial design concept to refine the final production design and the manufacturing process for release of the product into the US and Global marketplace. Problem 1: TFGUSA was finding, after making a prototype of the two mating […]

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How to Prevent Casting Defects In Your Products

Your cast iron metal pan leaves the factory with pinholes, leading to a slew of complaints from your customers. What happened? How could you have prevented this from happening? Foundry production is a complex multi-step process. The technical level of each process varies greatly. Skills of the operator, quality management and equipment can all affect […]

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Your Intellectual Property Could Be At Stake

Offshoring for Manufacturers: 4 Intellectual Property Protection Tips The upside of offshoring manufacturing is obvious. You get a competitive rate for labor, create greater efficiency, scale faster, and get the chance to focus on the most critical parts of your business. But what about the potential downside? Poor quality, long lead times, and failure to […]

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Precision Machining and Automation

Precision Machining and Automation Trends Precision machining paired with computer aided design or manufacturing (CAD/CAM) delivers an unmatched level of speed, accuracy, and quality control for manufacturing processes. Machining can be performed on wide variety of materials including metal, glass, and plastic using lathes, drill presses, saws, grinder, and milling machines. But how much of […]

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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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