Machine-Ready Blanks Save Time and Money on Custom Mold Bases - Composites World Magazine
TCI Precision Metals will be showing its high precision machine-ready blanks capabilities to injection moldmaking customers.
According to the company, TCI Machine-Ready Blanks help moldmakers increase throughput and reduce costs when producing custom size mold bases. With a single purchase order customers receive custom precision blanks ready to load directly into their CNC machining centers.
Precision blanks eliminate 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.
Customers can use the time they previously spent in setup and prep for more productive use of CNC machining centers, adding to their bottom line profitability, according to TCI.
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 ginishing operations with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor make More than 30 CNC machines, including 5-axis capabilities, allows TCI to machine a wide range of parts. 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 more than 500,000 lbs. of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements.