TCI Precision Metals

240 E Rosecrans Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248 US

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Company Profile

Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a third-generation family-owned precision manufacturer producing a line of Custom, Standard and Feature-Added Machine-Ready Blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys.

Premachined Blanks With Guaranteed Tolerances

TCI Precision Metals provides consistent, close-tolerance premachined blanks in virtually any material, including aluminum, stainless, brass, copper,titanium, and plastic.

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TCI Precision Metals dovetail machine-ready blanks

Dovetail Blanks for Four-, Five-Axis Machining
TCI Precision Metals’ dovetail machine-ready blanks are designed for use with four- or five-axis CNC machining centers fitted with dovetail workholding fixtures.

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Precision Blanks Arrive Machine-Ready
TCI Precision Metals manufactures custom precision blanks that arrive ready to load directly into CNC machining centers.

TCI Metals machune-ready blanks

Shorter Lead Times for Custom Metal Blanks
With the help of newly-acquired duplex milling technology, TCI Precision Metals offers shorter lead times for its custom machine-ready blanks.

TCI Precision Metals manifold blanks

Metal Blanks for Manifold Production
TCI Precision Metals offers its machine-ready manifold blanks for shops producing manifolds and other components for the fluid power industry.

TCI Precision Metals Names President and COO
The family-owned company has appointed a member of its third generation to lead its operations.

TCI Precision Metals Reconfigures Shop Floor for Reshoring Flexibility
A new floor plan will help the company better serve the needs of reshoring customers who require flexible and creative solutions.

Global Equipment to Distribute TCI Precision Blanks
The machine-ready blanks will be available online and through the distributor’s catalog.

Fastenal to Distribute TCI Precision Blanks
Machine-ready blanks will be available for next-day delivery.

Machine-Ready Blanks Reduce Setup Time
TCI Precision Metals offers high-precision machine-ready blanks said to increase throughput.

TCI President to Serve on NTMA Executive Team
John Belzer, president of TCI Precision Metals (Gardena, California) has agreed to fill a vacancy on the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) executive team effective immediately through March 2013.

TCI President to Serve on NTMA Executive Team
Mr. Belzer has already served in various capacities at NTMA.

Custom Blanks Add Capacity
What if you could let your machines do less low-value prep machining and more high-value finish machining? How would that change the economics of your process?

Webinar: Material Sourcing and Processes to Help Shops be More Competitive
On Tuesday July 10, learn how material sourcing can help shops improve throughput and profitability.

 TCI machine-ready blanks

Machine-Ready Blanks Need No Prepping
Machine-ready blanks from TCI can be loaded directly into CNC machining centers, without the need for sawing, grinding, flattening and squaring.

Video: What is Duplex Milling?
This footage shows two-sided milling for fast production of square blanks.

Video: What is Double Disc Grinding?
This footage shows grinding of opposite surfaces at the same time.

Video: What is Blanchard Grinding?
This footage demonstrates rotary surface grinding of large parts.

Machine-Ready Blanks Save Time
 According to the supplier, its machine-ready blanks reduce overall part costs.

Coping With Today's Economic Pressures
 Shops and plants can't afford to overlook any opportunity to cut costs and improve their financial picture.

Creating Cost Savings With Machine-Ready Blanks
Eliminating pre-machining operations is often the difference between winning bids and profitability.

Product Categories of TCI Precision Metals

Aluminum
Brass & Copper Alloys
Carbon, Alloy & Free Machining Steels
Cast Irons
Fasteners
Machining Services
Nickel Alloys
Other Ferrous Metals
Other Non-Ferrous Materials
Stainless Steels
Titanium Alloys
Tool Steels
Vises & Vise Jaws
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Custom Machine-Ready Blanks
Dovetail Machine-Ready Blanks
E-Z Coil
E-Z LOK
Feature-added Machine-Ready Blanks
Machine-Ready Blanks
Manifold Machine-Ready Blanks
Standard Machine-Ready Blanks

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Premachined Blanks With Guaranteed Tolerances

TCI Precision Metals provides consistent, close-tolerance premachined blanks in virtually any material, including aluminum, stainless, brass, copper,titanium, and plastic. Ideal for job shops and OEMs looking to lower production costs and speed turnaround time, TCI¹s premachined blanks feature guaranteed dimensional tolerances and flatness, squareness, and parallelism tolerances held to .0002". 100% outgoing inspection and scratch-resistant package allow you to load the blanks right into your CNC machine without costly and time consuming secondary operations. TCI maintains extensive premachining and machining capabilities including Double-Disc Grinding to 625 sq. in., Blanchard grinding to 120" swing, and Duplex Milling to 12" x 84" x 84". Twenty-six CNC machines are on hand to help with off-load and secondary machining operations and precision sawing capabilities are offered up to 6" x 144" x 144" TCI Precision Metals is a warehouse distributor of Alcoa, Kaiser and Hulamin aluminum sheet, plate, rod, bar, and extrusion.

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Company Profile

Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a third-generation family-owned precision manufacturer producing a line of Custom, Standard and Feature-Added Machine-Ready Blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys. TCI also offers Sawing, Grinding, Milling, Machining and Finishing operations to meet customer needs.