The Ins and Outs of Screws and Fasteners

Whether you work in construction, production, or are prototyping a new product, you will likely need to utilize screws and fasteners to securely join your various components. Depending on your application, you may be able to get away with standard screws and bolts that can be bought at any hardware store.  For more specialized applications, […]

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Metal Fasteners 101 – What You Should Know Before You Invest

Metal fasteners are an integral part of manufacturing, construction, and even simple day-to-day applications from simple staples to heavy-duty attachments used in aerospace manufacturing. Metal fasteners are usually separated into two distinct groups – those that produce a permanent bond and those requiring either a releasable or a sliding bond.  Examples of metal fasteners that […]

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The Role of Sustainability In Global Manufacturing

Sustainable manufacturing has been a hot topic in the global manufacturing space for several years now. In simplest terms, sustainability involves utilizing sound, ethical economic methods to manufacture goods that also minimize negative environmental impacts. Sustainable manufacturing methods aim to conserve energy, preserve natural resources, and reduce generated waste. This type of manufacturing has also […]

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How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing The Healthcare Industry

In the past decade, advances in 3D printing technology have made significant contributions throughout the healthcare landscape. New therapies and tools created by 3D printing have brought targeted personalization and precision to patient care. 3D printing services have helped physicians, dentists, pharmaceutical companies, and medical manufacturers develop new devices and prostheses, create surgical models to […]

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The Primary Types of Threaded Fasteners

Currently, there are more than 300 billion threaded fasteners used in the United States annually. These fasteners are utilized in a variety of ways including complex manufacturing processes, commercial construction projects, or even just anchoring bookshelves at home. Considering the wide range of fastener options, it’s important to understand the primary types of fasteners before […]

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Metal Fabrication and Medical Device Innovation

From implantable devices to diagnostic screening equipment, metal fabrication plays a vital role in medical device innovation. Even the most basic medical tools, such as scalpels and forceps, are made from metal.  We learn more about the human body and disease every day. With these medical breakthroughs come cutting-edge technology that wouldn’t be possible with […]

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How to Anodize Aluminum

Anodizing aluminum parts can be an efficient way of adding enhanced mechanical properties to parts or improve their aesthetics. Many people don’t know how to anodize aluminum, even though the process is fairly simple. Read on to learn more about anodizing aluminum at home or in a production factory operation. Why You Might Want to […]

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New 3D Printing & Prototyping Capabilities

The Federal Group USA is excited to announce that we have been selected as the recipient of an exciting grant, which will improve our manufacturing capabilities. This grant will give us the opportunity to use one of the most innovative 3D printers in the world, the Markforged Mark Two. Markforged is one of the leading 3D printing companies […]

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A Guide to Proactive Supply Chain Management

The process of acquiring materials and creating a product to sell to customers involves extensive planning and collaboration between suppliers and manufacturers. With the final product depending on so many factors, sometimes a disruption in the supply chain is inevitable, but it is possible to reduce the disruption’s severity or even mitigate it entirely. Anything […]

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