TCI Fabrication Installs Robotic Arm, CNC Mill, CNC Lathe & Starts Expansion

TCI Fabrication Installs Robotic Arm, CNC Mill, CNC Lathe & Starts Expansion

TCI Fabrication, Neodesha, Kansas, has recently installed a robotic arm (in its polishing area), a CNC mill, a CNC lathe and is working on another expansion.

The custom fabricating firm offers laser cutting; waterjet cutting; AWS certified welding; machining/polishing; sheet metal fabrication and specializes in tube and pipe bending.

“The additional equipment enables us to shorten lead times,” stated Brandon Tindle, TCI’s president. “The robot in the polishing area has dramatically reduced the time needed for polishing, while the CNC mill and lathe help us with other projects such as fixtures and dies.”

The SNK CNC lathe has the capacity of 3″ through the chuck or 16″ between centers, while the AR-Tron CNC mill has a 60″ x 30″ x 15″ travel capacity.

Renovations are underway in a 22,000-sq.-ft. expansion in nearby Fredonia.

“The expansion will allow us to keep up with our growth,” noted John Newland, sales manager and 21year industry veteran. “Our wide range of services enables us to tackle projects that many companies won’t touch.”

The company offers delivery services within a 150-mile radius and serves a wide range of industries including: marine; medical equipment; food; trucking; transportation; construction; recreational; military and lawn & garden.

The firm has an AWS-certified welding inspector/trainer on staff and has been designated as an AWS-certified weld test facility.

TO Fabrication can be contacted at: (877) 200-5047; (620) 325-2520 Fax (620) 325-3840; 1217 West Main, Neodesha, Kansas 66757; engineering@tcifabrication.com; tcifabrication.com.

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