TCI Precision Metals Expands Duplex Milling

Larger Parts and Increased Throughput of Machine-Ready Blanks

TCI Precision Metals announced the installation of a new You JI DSM1200 Series duplex mill. The machine is the latest addition to a growing number of duplex mills used in the production process of precision Machine-Ready Blanks. The DSM1200 Series boosts an impressive X-axis travel of 68.9” (1,725mm) and a Y/Z-axis travel of 29.3” (745mm), with a max load capacity of 11,024 lbs. (5,000kg). The addition of the large new format mill is intended to support the production of larger parts while improving efficiency and shortening customer lead time as demand for Custom Made-to-Order and Ready-to-Ship Machine-Ready Blanks continues to rise.

“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. Our investment in this new large-format duplex mill helps us produce larger and more machine-ready blanks in less time. The value is passed to TCI customers through shorter lead times and competitive pricing,” said Ben Belzer, TCI Precision Metals’ president and CEO.

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.

Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a family-owned, wholesale, machine-ready metals distributor that produces precision-cut parts and Machine-Ready Blanks from aluminum, stainless steel, and other alloys. Sawing, Waterjet Cutting, Grinding, Milling, and Finishing operations, with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor, make TCI Precision Metals a one-stop shop for value-added metal services. TCI serves the needs of the medical, oil & gas, aerospace, industrial equipment, defense, food packaging, semiconductor, and many other industries.

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