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STANDARD MACHINE-READY BLANKS ™

Our Standard Machine-Ready Blanks ™ are pre-configured in hundreds of dimension/alloy combinations. Each precision Standard Blank arrives square, flat and parallel within ± .002”, ready to load directly into your machining centers. Standard Machine-Ready Blanks are available in a wide range of materials and sizes with quick delivery for short and long runs.

Our ready-to-ship precision blanks are available online or through catalog distribution partners. Our distributors carry stock, so you can have most parts next day.

 

 

There are Four Types of Standard Machine-Ready Blanks to Choose from:

  • 2-Side Precision Blanks — Each blank is precision ground or milled 2-sides for thickness and flatness to +/-.002˝. Width and length for aluminum are saw cut to +.063-0˝. Width and length for stainless steel are saw cut or waterjet cut to +.125-0˝.
  • 6-Side Precision Blanks — Each blank is precision ground or milled 2-sides for thickness and flatness, and milled 4-sides for width and length. All dimensions +/-.002˝.
  • Round Precision Blanks — Each blank is precision ground to +/-.002˝ on thickness; diameter based on stock.
  • Aluminum Strip Blanks— Thickness based on stock; saw cut to +.063-0˝ on width and length.
Save Time

Standard Machine-Ready Blanks eliminate the need for specialized machines or tying up machines that are better served performing other operations. Bottlenecks created by time consuming setup and squaring operations are avoided, saving even more time. This increases shop capacity without adding overhead.

Machine-Ready Blanks arrive ready to go directly from your receiving dock onto your CNC machines. By ending prep time and minimizing setup time, your operators and machines get to the high-value work of finish machining, faster.

Consistent tolerances from blank-to-blank reduce operator and machine time spent adjusting setups and work holding fixtures, which saves valuable spindle time.

Machine-Ready Blanks are Flat and Made to Stay that Way

Improve Quality

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.

Custom-Size Machine-Ready Blanks

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.

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TCI Precision Aluminum Blanks are precision ground or milled, on either the thickness, or all 6 dimensions. Tolerances on precision dimensions are +/- .002".

Precision Stainless Steel Blanks

TCI Precision Stainless Steel Blanks are precision ground or milled, on either the thickness, or all 6 dimensions. Tolerances on precision dimensions are +/- .002". Available in 316 and 304 alloys.

Precision Carbon Blanks

TCI Precision Carbon Steel Blanks are precision ground or milled, on either the thickness, or all 6 dimensions. Tolerances on precision dimensions are +/- .002".