TCI Precision Metals in Gardena, CA, completed installation of a new high precision plate saw. The saw is the latest in a series of investments the company has made over the last 12-months in precision, high-volume equipment intended to reduce turnaround time for the production of machine-ready blanks, increase efficiency, and continually improve quality.
The new Schelling fm8 plate saw is capable of cutting aluminum and other nonferrous metals up to 6-inches in thickness at speeds up to 100 ft/min. The saw is computer controlled to cut consistently at close tolerances of +/- 0.005 inches and within 0.005 inches of squareness, while ensuring minimal scrap. For even tighter tolerances, duplex milling, double-disc, and Blanchard grinding services deliver blanks within +/- 0.0005 inches all around.
“Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations in quality and efficiency. Our machine-ready blanks are custom produced to net or near-net size with close tolerances, both dimensionally and in flatness, eliminating the need for shops to do in-house materials prep,” said Ben Belzer, President and COO of TCI Precision Metals. “Machine-ready blanks arrive clean, deburred, and individually packaged, ready to go — from receiving to directly into the customers’ CNC machining center(s).”