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Article archive for TFC Ltd;

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    Optimising drive design helps e-bikes pedal towards the future(08/01/2024)

    Why are e-bike manufacturers turning to components manufactured by edge winding, to solve e-bike design challenges? Simon Ward, Technical Manager of TFC, explains.

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    Medical wave springs: Designing with size in mind(02/08/2023)

    Medical device engineers strive for compact designs for a variety of reasons, such as portability, enhanced patient comfort, and increased efficiency. In many cases, a compact design requires compact components. To help designers to optimise the size of their devices, Simon Ward, Technical Manager of TFC, highlights the capabilities of wave springs.

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    TFC seals new acquisition to strengthen VMI portfolio(03/05/2023)

    TFC, an AFC Industries company, has added to its portfolio of services and products with the acquisition of EAP Seals. This move strengthens TFC’s position as a provider of vendor managed inventory (VMI) solutions and technical engineering products.

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    Managing the rail supply chain(22/12/2022)

    There is a growing awareness that automation can greatly improve productivity and increase supply chain transparency in the rail industry. When looking to implement new approaches, the technology selected for inventory management determines the level of visibility you have across a facility. Here, Chris Billinge, Business Development Director of TFC, explains the capabilities of digital inventory management technology in the rail industry.

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    Supply chain management: How to secure your inventory(06/09/2022)

    Stock management has been on every manufacturer’s mind for the last two years, as businesses adapted their operations to keep up with changing demand. While supply chain issues have turned much attention to the acquisition of inventory, controlling how it is used on site is also an important issue. Here, Chris Billinge, Business Development Director of TFC, highlights some of the key technologies that help manufacturers secure their inventory. 

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    TFC brings smart VMI solutions to Farnborough International Airshow(28/06/2022)

    On 18-22 July, TFC will be exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

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    TFC launches VMI Smart Solutions(30/05/2022)

    To help manufacturers in growing industries innovate, disrupt and create value, vendor managed inventory (VMI) provider TFC has partnered with Inventor-e to launch VMI Smart Solutions.

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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.