TCI Precision Metals has announced the addition of specialized round stock conversion to squared, high precision Machine-Ready Blanks.
Depending on job specifications or customer preference, round and square, precision Machine-Ready Blanks are now available, starting from round raw stock. “Some customers prefer to start with round stock material even when the finished machine-ready material needs to be square, but most of the time it comes down to alloy selection and availability,” said Ben Belzer, president and COO of TCI Precision Metals. "For example, 144 Cold Finished Carbon Steel and 465 Stainless Steel are both far more readily available in round stock. There tends to be more waste converting round materials to square machine-ready blanks, but if specifications or material availability dictate, TCI can now efficiently deliver on the request with our ‘round to square’ milling services,” added Belzer.
TCI sawing, milling, and grinding equipment are all designed for high volume production and are configured to convert and prep virtually all materials to precision machine-ready specifications much more efficiently than most shops can do in-house.
Machine-Ready Blanks from TCI Precision Metals help shops increase throughput up to 25%. With a single purchase order customer receive custom precision blanks ready to load directly into their CNC machining centers. Precision blanks eliminate the need for in-house sawing, grinding, flattening, squaring operations and outside processing. Each blank arrives deburred, clean and to customer specifications – guaranteed as close as +/- .0005” dimensionally and as close as .002” flatness, squareness, and parallelism. Customers are able to use the time they previously spent in setup and prep for more productive use of CNC machining centers, adding to their bottom-line profitability.