Lambert & Searle Precision Engineers has now invested in an X5 5-axis machining centre from Dugard Machine Tools to machine parts in one-hit, something that will enable the Worthing company to counteract the cost pressure placed on it by customers.
Commenting upon its route to acquiring a 5-axis machine, the motorsport and F1 subcontract company’s Director, Mr Keith Humphrey, says: “We had cost pressures from our customers and we realised more companies were investing in this type of 5-axis technology. With the customers looking for cost reductions, a 5-axis VMC was the obvious route to take.”
“We looked at available machine tools but as an existing Dugard customer, we have always been extremely happy with their service and support and having the company local to us is also a benefit. With regard to the X5 machine, we looked at others but it really was a lot of machine for the price tag. Something we couldn’t resist.”