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TFC Ltd

Hale House
Ghyll Industrial Estate
Heathfield
TN21 8AW
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01435 866011
Email : enquiries@tfc.eu.com
Web : www.tfc.eu.com


Article archive for TFC Ltd;

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    Why supply chain security is more important than ever(20/05/2022)

    The price of steel has been steadily rising since 2020, with events such as Brexit, Covid-19 and the conflict in Ukraine impacting steel production. The rising price of steel has added pressure to industries like rail, construction and automotive, delaying projects and reducing profit margins. Here, Alan Jackson, Operations Director of TFC, shares insight into the current market.

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    Wave spring or coil spring?(03/05/2022)

    Both Crest-to-Crest wave springs and traditional compression springs can offer similar load and deflection characteristics, but the key difference centres on reduced operating heights.

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    TFC supplies new Revolox Self-Locking Retaining Ring(10/11/2021)

    In response to the higher rotational capacity requirements of modern applications, in automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing, TFC is now offering Smalley RevoloxTM Self-Locking Retaining Rings.

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    TFC to offer new product solutions at the Engineering Design Show(07/10/2021)

    From October 19 to 20, TFC will be exhibiting at the Engineering Design Show in Coventry at the Building Society Arena.

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    Fastener challenges for hybrid and electric vehicles(07/09/2021)

    In 2021, the UK replaced France as Europe’s second-largest electric car market, after 31,800 new electric vehicles were sold in the first three months of the year.

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    Designing with wave springs(04/06/2021)

    Welcome to the latest DPA video interview! Today I’m with Simon Ward, Technical Manager at TFC. We will be talking about designing with wave springs.

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    TFC expands specialist parts capabilities(12/05/2021)

    To meet customer demand in response to the pandemic, TFC has expanded its global sourcing capabilities to make it easier for its customers to access parts from high-quality specialist suppliers.

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    Designing wave springs: your questions answered(10/05/2021)

    The Juno space probe uses over 60 different springs to perform three major functions: to open the doors to the solar panels, to guarantee the doors remain latched during flight, and to position the arms it uses to measure Jupiter’s structure. Of course, it’s not just in space probes where projects require springs with very specific requirements. Here, Simon Ward, Technical Manager at TFC, answers some questions about designing wave springs.

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    The ins and outs of fastener quality assurance(01/04/2021)

    Fasteners play a crucial role in an assembly – yet quality standards are often overlooked by many businesses. If a fastener is not made to specification, manufacturers may be unable to assemble their products, facing long lead times before the right parts arrive.

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    A quick guide to eliminating fastener failure(12/02/2021)

    To help manufacturers reduce lead times and avoid product recalls, TFC has released a quick guide illustrating the common quality issues often encountered with fasteners and how they can be detected.

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    The benefits of wave springs for medical applications(04/01/2021)

    There are more than 500,000 medical technologies on the market, from thermometers to mechanical ventilators.

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    Turning our back on 2020(14/12/2020)

    Here Chris Billinge, Group Business Development Director at TFC, explains why UK industry is ready to take on 2021.

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    Three unusual applications of wave springs(01/05/2020)

    It may come as a surprise that top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Stevie Wonder and Madonna have performed on stage and in the studio with wave springs. When examining potential uses for wave springs, aerospace, automotive and medical applications are usually the first that come to mind – not live music.

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    Choosing the right material for industrial springs(17/12/2019)

    When choosing a spring for your industrial application, one of the major considerations is the material, as this will determine the spring’s suitability for the environment it is working in. Choose the wrong one and you could be facing a costly redesign or repair job down the line. Justin Lawrence, Applications Engineer at TFC, explains the suitability of different alloys for specific environments.

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    What is bearing preload?(03/05/2019)

    When assembling individual bearing components, the outer race, inner race, balls, and retainer all work together so that there is a controlled amount of internal clearance between the rings and balls.