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TCI Precision Metals Offers Rapid Response Program for Blanks
March 30, 2020
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s executive order, N-33-20, TCI Precision Metals remains open and in full operation to help mitigate the crisis surrounding COVID-19. The company will continue to support the needs of national health and safety, and critical infrastructure by providing near net size machine-ready materials designed to reduce the production time of products, including ventilators, durable medical equipment and other essentials.
“As part of our ongoing operations we have implemented a Rapid Response Program, which includes an ‘all-hands’ mandate to prioritize and expedite the production of any and all parts associated with the spirit of the executive order,” said Ben Belzer, president and COO of TCI Precision Metals. “We are currently producing and shipping machine-ready blanks for critical ventilator and medical testing equipment at a rate of 1,000 parts per day. But we also know there are other manufacturing companies out there trying to respond quickly to critical needs, and we have additional capacity, which is why we are putting out this communication.”
Precision machine-ready blanks can improve production throughput of a part by as much as 25% by eliminating the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, squaring operations and outside processing. Each blank arrives deburred, clean and to customer specifications – guaranteed as close as +/- .0005” dimensionally and as close as .0002” flatness, squareness, and parallelism. By utilizing machine-ready blanks manufacturers realize increased capacity, using the time they previously spent in setup and prep to produce more finished parts, faster.