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Materials Shortages

Materials Shortages

These are strange times we are living through for sure, with seemingly new challenges around every corner.  So, the current global supply chain issue should not be a big surprise for any of us.  How we choose to handle it is another thing; we can all panic and let...

Cycle Time Vs. the Bottom Line – You be the judge

Cycle Time Vs. the Bottom Line – You be the judge

I find it interesting to hear how different shops quantify investments in new technology, equipment, and emerging processes that promise to reduce cycle time, increase spindle time, or otherwise provide improvement to the status quo of production machining. Anything...

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...