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TGI Precision Metals Increases Waterjet Services

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TGI Precision Metals has increased its waterjet cutting services to meet the growing demand for its machine-ready blanks. The variety of shapes, sizes and quantities of pre-machined metal plates cut from full sheet material requires maximum utilization, creating as little scrap as possible. Using computer-controlled material layouts and cutting guidance, TCI can simultaneously cut materials for multiple orders, shortening lead times and passing the savings on to customers.

Machine-ready blanks are close-tolerance materials that go directly from the customer’s receiving dock to finish machining or fabrication. TCI originally started providing waterjet cutting to customers as a service, using customer-supplied materials or materials sourced mill-direct, including aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys.

“As our blanks business continued to grow, we realized the value of cutting shaped blanks (other than square) using waterjet, which has proven a win/win for our customers and the environment, as we have reduced scrap by as much as 90 percent on shaped blanks,” said Ben Belzer, president and CEO of TCI Precision Metals.

The company continues investing in additional waterjet machines using the most advanced equipment. The OMAX 80X series waterjet, with its patented Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, ensures high precision, square and finished edge cuts. Precision waterjet cut blanks continue to secondary operations, making them close tolerance and machine-ready to meet customer specifications.