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Growth in 5-Axis Machining

The 5-Axis machine sales continues to grow yearly, boasting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of almost 7 percent, and for good reason - Efficiency While typical CNC machines move in 3-axes (X, Y, and Z), 5-axis machines add two rotary axes, which opens up many more...

BETTER – FASTER – CHEAPER

BETTER – FASTER – CHEAPER

Remember back when your customers could only pick two of the three?  Well, welcome to 2021 where customers now expect to get their cake and eat it too.  There are still remnants of this model in the market, mainly to cost justify expediting a job- ‘if you want it Good...

Pizza Anyone?

Pizza Anyone?

With qualifying production quote, request a FREE made-to-order sample Blank, and we will include a voucher for a FREE made-to-order pizza along with your sample. More and more manufacturers are looking for a pizza-like ordering experience when it comes to buying...

Flat Machine-Ready Blanks Reduce Part Movement

Flat Machine-Ready Blanks Reduce Part Movement

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,...

Better Together

Yep, that about sums it up for me.  I tend to be pragmatic about most things, but when it comes to the power and resolve of the human spirit, I am highly optimistic.  In our lifetime we have met many challenges head-on and have gotten through them, together.  The...

Near Net Size Pre-Machined Materials

Near Net Size Pre-Machined Materials

Make or Buy? Near net size pre-machined materials, or what we refer to as Machine-Ready Blanks, are designed to increase the efficiency of production machining by eliminating material prep.  Machine-Ready Blanks can be virtually...

Near-Net-Shape Manufacturing

Near-Net-Shape Manufacturing

Helps Reduce Buy-to-Fly Ratios- Buy-to-Fly Ratio (BTF) is a term used mainly by additive manufacturing suppliers to substantiate the efficiencies of 3D printing.  The BTF analogy is a good one, all things equal, but they are not.  There are many different...