New Amada THV460 Precision Duplex Mill Supports Continuing Customer Demand for Machine-Ready Blanks™
TCI Precision Metals today announced the installation of a new Amada THV460, its latest addition to a growing line of precision duplex milling machines. The new THV460 joins an existing THV430 and THV800 used by TCI Precision Metals in the production of Machine-Ready Blanks. The ongoing addition of Amada mills to TCI’s shop floor improves efficiency and shortens customer lead time as demand for Custom Made-to-Order and Ready-to-Ship Machine-Ready Blanks continues to rise.
TCI Machine-Ready Blanks are milled in width and length, using Amada’s specially designed twin spindle, in one set up instead of two. This reduces setup time and increases efficiency. One or more Machine-Ready Blanks can be produced together, up to the machines' overall dimensional capacity, which in the case of the THV460 is 18.4″W x 18.4″L x 5.9″H. The value is passed to TCI customers through shorter lead times and competitive pricing.
“We are committed to providing our customers with value in the form of precision high-quality blanks, delivered on time and at a price that is less than they can produce the same materials in their shop,” said Ben Belzer, President, and CEO of TCI Precision Metals.
Precision Machine-Ready blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, squaring operations, and outside processing. Each blank arrives deburred, clean, and individually packaged to avoid damage during shipping. Blanks are available in two ways: Ready-to-Ship blanks can be ordered online for same-day or next-day shipping, and arrive square, flat, and parallel within ± .002” of specified dimensions all around; custom Made-to-Order blanks are made to customer specifications and are guaranteed as close as +/- .0005” dimensionally and as close as .002” flatness, squareness, and parallelism.