Machine-Ready Blanks are made flat and designed to stay that way. Flatness is especially important as it eliminates the tendency for part movement during the machining process, especially with large surface area parts.
Demand for flat material that resists movement during machining is high for two reasons, one, part movement can turn parts into scrap, and two, creating flat material, on your shop floor, that resists movement is harder than many people might think. The top and bottom surfaces of machine-ready blanks are processed simultaneously, which maintains flatness and reduces hidden stress introduced into the material when it was milled.
All Standard Machine-Ready Blanks arrive deburred, cleaned, and packaged to eliminate the possibility of damage in handling and shipping.
When Even Tighter Tolerances are Required
Custom Machine-Ready Blanks are available through special order. They provide all the benefits of standard blanks but are precision ground and/or milled to your net specifications and can be furnished as close as +/-.0005˝ dimensionally and as close as .0002˝ in flatness, squareness and parallelism.