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Shallow Trepanning™ Using Plate Stock

When people think about trepanning they typically envision large, deep, round holes or hollowing of bar stock, but at TCI Precision Metals we provide a variation of trepanning, using plate stock, that we call Shallow Trepanning™. Typical trepanning is the process of... Read More >

How to Start a Job Flat and Keep it That Way

Many of the close tolerance Machine-Ready Blanks we produce at TCI Precision Metals are flat and designed to stay that way.  Demand for flat material that resists movement during machining is high for two reasons, one, part movement can turn parts into scrap, and two,... Read More >

Be careful when you blindly follow the masses

      Media Preference Survey Results In December we conducted a survey among our customers to better understand their preferences for gathering information about new products and services.  The results were interesting and some of the data proved to be... Read More >

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR THROUGHPUT

Without Adding Equipment or More Overhead –  When business is good the challenge becomes how to move more work through your shop, while maintaining profitability.   So before you run out and buy more equipment or hire additional help you should first make sure... Read More >

What is a Machine-Ready Metals Distributor?

TCI Precision Metals is a mill-direct Machine-Ready Metals Distributor, proving 6061, 2024 or 7075 aluminum plate and sheet, stainless steel plate, and several other alloys; stocking over 500,000 lbs. of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements. TCI... Read More >

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