Flattening, Straightening and Finishing

Flattening, Straightening and Finishing

Sample parts shown above:

  • Material: 5052-H32 Aluminum
  • Application: Target Plate Automotive
  • Finished Thickness: .160″ +/-.001″
  • Flatness Required: .003″

Flattening, Straightening and Finishing

High-quality Flattening, Straightening and Finishing services are provided by TCI through an array of hydraulic, mechanical and abrasive machines, producing close tolerances with superior finishes to 600 grit. By having TCI grind your material and apply our flattening process, your parts will arrive without stress, will sit flat on your fixtures, and won’t spring as you start cutting.

Flattening Metal

Flattening metal is an art-form. Our highly experienced and technical flattening team can hold parts as flat as .001″ and use state-of-the-art CMM metrology equipment to ensure quality parts. Parts then ship either interleaved with protection, or on sturdy boards, to prevent movement in transit.

Line Graining

TCI can provide a uniform surface finish for customers requiring it for scratch-free or cosmetic purposes. Our specialized machine (Timesaver) applies a uniform, one-direction pattern to the part, with use of coated abrasives. This lightly sands the material to create this uni-directional, sanded appearance.

Your Stock or Ours

TCI Precision Metals is a mill-direct wholesale plate and sheet distributor and can deliver machined parts to your specifications. We also welcome customer supplied material. Provide us with your out-of-flat material, and let us bring it to size. Let TCI flatten or straighten your next job!

 

All orders include shipping – FOB customer destination

Flattening, Straightening and Finishing Equipment List

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Precision Waterjet Cutting

Fastest cutting speeds available in the industry with inventory on hand for quick turnaround. LEARN MORE

CNC Milling, Turning

Complete-to-print finished machined parts. LEARN MORE

Rough machining, including hog outs. LEARN MORE

Duplex Milling

Duplex milling removes material from two sides at the same time, producing dimensionally square parts.  LEARN MORE

Grinding

Blanchard and Double-Disc grinding provides close tolerance, flat, stress free material with superior finish. LEARN MORE

Flattening, Straightening and Finishing

Hydraulic, mechanical and abrasive flattening, straightening and high quality finishing to 600 grit. LEARN MORE

Precision Sawing

Precision sawing of plate and sheet to within +/-.005” and squareness to within .0005” per linear inch. LEARN MORE

What Our Customers Have to Say

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I received my blanks today. These look beautiful. Quality product, excellent customer service, on-time delivery, and exceptional packaging… unheard of these days!! I’m anxious to start using them. Thank you for all your help on this. I’ll definitely order again.

Just want to say thanks. I recently ran a job with some blanks ordered from TCI. The blanks saved me two setups and more importantly put extra profit into my pocket. I don’t usually have the luxury of waiting to get material for a job but this time everything worked out fine. You guys rock!

Anonymous Note from Survey

I receive my material on time or early. I have to say it’s a pleasure not having to keep following up on my product and just knowing it’s going to be here when promised.

Aerospace manufacturer (Corona, CA)

Very pleased with the quality of the product and the price was very competitive even considering the cross country shipping costs.

Precision manufacturer (Philadelphia, PA)

Very happy with product (dimensions and finish), packing and shipping protection – excellent.

Tooling company (Spring, TX)

TCI is my favorite vendor to do business with! Thanks for making my life a little easier.

Medical device manufacturer (Pittsburgh, PA)

All of my suppliers should be as good as TCI! 30 years without a failure!

Custom precision machining and manufacturing plant (Louisville, KY)

We have had an excellent relationship with excellent service for 20 years.

Precision manufacturer (Louisville, KY)

Staff were all professional. Delivered quality parts on time.

Small machine shop (Spring Valley, CA)

Great quality – turned a job from a loser to a winner.

Family-owned business (St. Louis, MO)

Sales people are great to work with!

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