Gardena, CA – TCI Precision Metals announced an agreement with Fastenal to distribute TCI Precision Machine-Ready Blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog, and online sales at www.fastenal.com – Go to Products/Raw Materials/Precision & Raw Blanks/Tight Tolerance Blanks.
“Machine shops and other custom precision manufacturing companies realize cost-saving benefits from using custom Machine-Ready Blanks, especially in terms of decreased cycle times and increased productivity and now Fastenal makes buying them easier than ever, said John Belzer, President of TCI Precision Metals. “Fastenal has a large customer base that has come to rely on quick access to OEM, MRO and manufacturing parts and supplies. Customers can order and receive precision ground Machine-Ready Blanks the very next day.”
Machine-Ready Blanks are available through Fastenal in 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless and 316 stainless. They are ready to be placed directly onto the customer’s machining centers, eliminating time-consuming prep work. Machine-Ready Blanks are ground and milled to tolerances of +/- .002” all-around with consistent flatness, squareness and parallelism. Actual productivity gains vary depending on job specifications, but many customers gain as much as 25% increase in productivity using Machine-Ready Blanks, without adding equipment or people.
Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a family-owned precision manufacturer producing precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys, and providing contract manufacturing services. Sawing, Grinding, Milling and Finishing operations with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor make TCI Precision Metals a one stop source for quality aluminum, stainless and other alloy blanks. TCI is a warehouse plate and sheet distributor for Alcoa, Kaiser and Hulamin Aluminum, including 6061, 2024 or 7075 aluminum plate and sheet, stainless steel plate and several other alloys, TCI stocks over 500,000 lbs. of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements. TCI serves the needs of the medical, oil & gas, aerospace, industrial equipment, defense, food packaging, semiconductor and many other industries.