DFM Tip: How to Handle Flatness
and Parallelism Specifications in
Your Print

This document was created by Reata Engineering and Machine Works, and repurposed with permission.  When you request prototype or production machining services, it’s essential to call out the part specifications accurately in your print. Inaccurate information could result in a part that doesn’t function as intended or extends your lead time as you and your […]

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Evolve For Your Customers

Remember when you could only choose two of the three? Well those days are gone. Today, if you can not deliver on all three you best be looking over your shoulder because someone else will figure out how to do it. It is called evolution. To stay lean and agile (or effectively evolve) you need […]

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TCI Precision Metals Expands Duplex Milling Capacity

TCI Precision Metals Expands Duplex Milling Capacity Larger Parts and Increased Throughput of Precision Machine-Ready Blanks TCI Precision Metals announced the installation of a new You JI DSM1200 Series duplex mill. The machine is the latest addition to a growing number of duplex mills used in the production process of precision Machine-Ready Blanks. The DSM1200 […]

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It’s Tough to be in Business Without it. Efficiency is one of the most essential attributes businesses aspire to today. Nowhere is this more the case than in metalworking. The concept is applied to lean strategies, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and almost every other aspect of manufacturing that requires effort. The concept of efficiency applies […]

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Machine-Ready Blanks from TCI Precision Metals Help Mold Shops Reduce Production Time

Machine-Ready Blanks from TCI Precision Metals help mold shops shorten setup time, reduce scrap, and reduce in-house machining time by eliminating material preparation for a cavity, core, mold blocks, and other components. Made-to-order machine-ready blanks are produced to tight tolerances and exact customer specifications; they are guaranteed to arrive machine-ready for production. Every successful mold […]

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Who is Responsible for Your Company’s Brand?

Good question. The right answer is everyone. Branding is a classic example of the saying, ‘The sum of the parts is greater than the whole.’  Look at all great products, parts, or organizations, for that matter.  They are viewed in their entirety as great or, in some cases, as something less than great. Take the […]

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Aluminum Plate and Sheet Material

'Part of the Global Aluminum Metals Market' Aluminum is one of the world's most abundant, used, and recycled metals; it is light, strong, flexible, non-corrosive, and infinitely recyclable.  Aluminum is a worldwide commodity, with different regions vying for production, recycling, and consumption.  Though the U.S. demands nearly 10% of the worldwide volume of aluminum, it […]

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TCI Precision Metals Expands Sawing Services for Flexible Material Processing - Power Transmission Engineering

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, […]

Read More Adds C110 Copper Adds C110 Copper Ready-to-Ship Blanks from TCI Precision Metals TCI Precision Metals announces that its C110 copper, Ready-to-Ship blanks are now available from, the World’s leading e-commerce metal and plastics supplier.  The pre-machined blanks allow customers to order flat, square, and parallel materials to close tolerance specifications. C110 copper is 99.9% pure copper […]

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Happy Holidays

As we close out 2023, I find myself, yet again, compelled to pause and reflect on another year’s journey.  This year’s canvas was painted with a myriad of challenges and experiences for our manufacturing community but also splashed with more world news and topics that we couldn’t have foreseen. A very smart man (my dad) […]

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TCI Precision Metals Achieves ITAR Registration - Manufacturing News

TCI Precision Metals Achieves ITAR Registration TEC Precision Metals announced its successful attainment of ITAR registration. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration signifies TCI Precision Metals' dedication to national security and adherence to rigorous compliance standards. READ MORE

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TCI Precision Metals carbon steel blanks available at - The Fabricator

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has announced that its ready-to-ship A36 carbon steel blanks are now available from, an e-commerce metal and plastics supplier. The blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, and squaring operations and outside processing. They are available in sizes from 0.250 to 2 in. thick, 6 to 36 […]

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