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Machine-Ready

TCI Precision Metals was built based on providing value to our customers by reducing or eliminating material prep, which significantly increases a shop’s throughput and efficiency. We talk a lot about Machine-Ready Blanks, which is at the core of what we do. Custom...

NTMA Southwest Regional Conference

NTMA Southwest Regional Conference

As President of the LA NTMA I am looking forward to a productive 3-days of exchanging ideas, learning best practices and hearing informative presentations, all centered around improving business.  Whether you are a current NTMA member or not, I would like to...

In Memoriam: John Martinez

In Memoriam: John Martinez

Dear Friends and Colleagues, It’s with a heavy heart that I inform you that John Martinez passed away on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. I’ve known John my entire life, as he was with TCI for 38 years. He was a mentor, a co-worker, a family man and a friend.  I’m not sure...

NTMA Japan Technology Tour

NTMA Japan Technology Tour

Ben and I recently had the good fortune of attending an NTMA-organized trip to Japan.  The purpose of the trip was to expand our point-of-view (outside of the U.S.) and to understand how technology is implemented in manufacturing operations in Japan.  We attended a...

NTMA Switzerland Visit

A Passion for All Things Precision I write this month’s blog returning from a week in Switzerland where Ben and I joined 20 other members of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA), 7 execs from our hosting National Associate Members and 4 NTMA staff...

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Happy New Year, all! We can all point fingers at who is to blame for the serial closing of secondary school vocational training programs and the fact that many of our young people, with the tacit complicity of their parents, were persuaded not to pursue industrial...

Customer Survey

We figured this month’s motto would be a shoe-in for some and maybe a point of frustration for others, either way we send our best wishes to all for the Holidays and a prosperous 2015! Like many of you, as we move forward into the new year we are faced with the task...

Customer Survey

Motto of the Month I must say that I’m always somewhat surprised at the number of you who comment on our mottos. Thanks for those comments and know that you, too, can have your spark of genius headlining our newsletter. Just email your submissions to me… As we...

TCI News – IMTS

Hello All, I would like to start this month's message with our “motto of the month” right up front… Well, having said that let's jump right to it. It's that time again, show time. IMTS begins on Monday and TCI Precision Metals will be in the mix. If you are planning...