Precision Machine-Ready Blanks

Since 1956, we have been providing precision machine-ready blanks saving our customers time and money. Eliminate prep time, minimize your setup time, increase your throughput and gain the competitive advantage by using precision cut and ground material from TCI.

Did you know?

Tight-tolerance blanks are guaranteed to increase your productivity.

A current customer was able to shave just under a minute off their cycle time using blanks supplied by TCI. Over 1,000 parts later, they had reduced their total machining time by 16 hours and had their parts shipped to their customer on-time with two extra days for more production. How much time you'll gain is up to how much time you're spending squaring up your parts prior to machining.

Aside from the gained throughput, they actually saved money overall because the minute of machining time saved, surpassed the increase in material cost.

Call us today to find out how much time you'll save on your next job.

President's Corner

"Boston Centerless and TCI - a Powerful Combination"

"TCI Precision Metals is the Boston Centerless of flat work." - Steven and Michael Tamasi
"Boston Centerless is the TCI Precision Metals of round work." - John Belzer

Thus, a lasting relationship was created when we met at a meeting in Washington, DC and nurtured for close to 20 years now. Having been introduced to each other through theNTMA (there they are again), our two companies complement each other in an industry that is often segmented into different machining disciplines.

While TCI specializes in flat, rectangular and square Precision Machine-Ready Blanks, ready for final machining, Boston Centerless specializes in supplying precision ground bar to extremely close tolerances, ready for finish machining for the CNC Swiss screw machining industry and other precision machining applications.

Here are just some of the qualities that our companies share:

Boston Centerless... a family-owned company.
...operates a clean, state-of-the-art facility. ISO 9001 and AS9100 registered.
...provides quality that is unsurpassed by any competition. material precision ground to you exact specifications.
...will provide the same exacting tolerances on customer-furnished material or parts.
...offers Kanban and JIT stocking programs.
...ships nationwide. customer-focused and excels in providing solutions to manufacturing issues. a member of the NTMA (and is also a member of PMPA).
...delivers a high-quality product with outstanding value.

Get the picture?

I encourage those of you whose applications call for close-tolerance precision ground bar to visit the Boston Centerless website or click through on our Affiliations page to find a direct link to their site. Better yet, give them a call at 781.994.5000.

Boston Centerless. At providing close tolerance precision ground bar, they're the best in the business.

Oh, just one thing. We can't seem to agree on Lakers/Celtics or Red Sox/Angels. Go figure. But it's a small price to pay for such a great relationship with our histories, integrity and values.

-John Belzer

This Month's Featured Process - Duplex Milling

Duplex Milling is the most cost effective way to produce high quality square-corner blanks. Duplex Milling provides blanks with squareness and parallelism tolerance to .0002" and reduces pre-machining costs up to 50%. To achieve such a close tolerance, blanks ready for Duplex Milling are clamped in place with two sides exposed for milling. Then, opposing cutters run the length of the material removing equal amounts of material from each side. Pre-machining costs are reduced by milling two sides of the blank simultaneously. This combination of accuracy and speed provides a blank with superior tolerances, squareness, parallelism, and surface finish (up to 16 Ra) at significantly lower costs.

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