News Adds MIC-6 Aluminum Cast Plate
Ready-to-Ship Blanks from TCI Precision Metals

Gardena, Calif. April 24, 2024 - TCI Precision Metals announces that its MIC-6 aluminum cast plate, Machine-Ready Blanks, is now available from, the World’s leading e-commerce metal and plastics supplier. MIC-6 Machine-Ready Blanks eliminate material prep and arrive ready to go directly from receiving to finish machining. Customers can order flat, square, and parallel materials to close tolerance specifications.

MIC-6 aluminum cast plate is a blend of the most desirable features of many individual metals with zinc as its primary alloying element. The result is a cast aluminum plate that meets the challenge of product accuracy demanded by today's industry. MIC-6 has excellent machining characteristics and is dimensionally stable and flat compared to 6061 rolled plates. MIC-6 is stress-relieved and has very low internal stresses. It is a popular choice for tooling and base plates and is often found in aerospace, marine, electronics, hydraulic equipment, machine components, and automotive applications.

“MIC-6 Machine-Ready Blanks help customers shorten setup time, reduce scrap, and increase overall throughput up to 25% or more by eliminating material prep. Blanks arrive machine-ready for production,” said Ben Belzer, President and CEO of TCI Precision Metals.

Precision blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, squaring operations, and outside processing. Blanks are consistent, part-to-part, which reduces setup time. In the case of MIC-6 aluminum cast plate, the production process at the mill turns out flat and stress-relieved material that reduces part movement during CNC machining.

MIC-6 Machine-Ready Blanks are available in standard thicknesses from 0.25” to 1.00” and tight flatness tolerances from the mill. Each blank is duplex milled on length and width to +/- .002”. Each blank is deburred, cleaned, and individually packaged to avoid damage during shipping.

“We are seeing an increase in demand for MIC-6 aluminum cast plate from our customers.  At, we specialize in cut-to-size, small-to-medium-quantity orders shipped directly to any location. MIC-6 material provides that extra processing value that lets customers order exactly what they need, and it arrives ready to go directly from receiving to machining. They can use the time they previously spent in setup and prep for more productive use of their CNC machining centers,” said Matt Holzhauer, Marketplace Manager at

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