TCI Precision Metals announced the expansion of its precision sawing services to meet the demands of customers wanting more flexibility in materials processing. Customers with needs ranging from precision sawing to six-sided precision machine-ready blanks can now be accommodated. Computerized precision sawing helps TCI to serve more of the customer’s materials needs. TCI sources aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys mill-direct, which supports customers needing value-added materials, but the Company also works with customer-supplied materials.
The expansion of TCI value-added sawing services is made possible by the Company’s ongoing investment in high-production materials processing equipment to produce its precision machine-ready blanks. Blanks are close-tolerance materials that go directly from the customer’s receiving dock to finish machining or fabrication. By expanding the machine-ready materials processing capabilities to include traditional precision sawing, customers can now eliminate more time-consuming in-house material prep while still having the flexibility to source and supply raw materials for processing if they choose, or they can have TCI do it.
“As competition becomes greater and workforce development more difficult, many shops are looking for ways to do more with less. Expanding our machine-ready materials processing capabilities to our precision sawing customers is one way we can help them maximize their business,” said Ben Belzer, president and CEO of TCI Precision Metals.
Precision Machine-Ready blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, and squaring operations. Each blank arrives deburred, clean, and individually packaged to avoid damage during shipping. Blanks are available in two ways: Ready-to-Ship blanks can be ordered online for same-day or next-day shipping and arrive square, flat, and parallel within ± .002" of specified dimensions all around; custom-made-to-order blanks are made to customer specifications and are guaranteed flat, square, and parallel as close as +/- .0005" dimensionally and as close as .002" flatness.