Chorley-based, Lyndhurst Precious Engineering has installed a state-of-the-art Waterjet facility in response to increased demand for its bespoke engineering services.
Installed to complement the wide range of precision engineering solutions offered by Lyndhurst, the Omax 55100 Waterjet Machining Centre cost £120,000 and has already contributed to Lyndhurst’s projects across the aerospace, nuclear and energy sectors, with its high-speed precision machining capabilities.
The Waterjet was provided, alongside training for the Lyndhurst team, by local firm, Aquajet Holdings. The machine is capable of precision cutting a range of materials up to 250mm thick, including cast iron. Unlike laser cutters, the Waterjet can slice through both metal and non-metallic materials such as rubber, plastics, ceramic tiles, even carpets and ceramic tiles with amazing precision.
Mark Marriner, managing director, Lyndhurst Precision Engineer, said: “Our investment in the Waterjet facility is a clear reflection of the growing demand for our precision engineering services and offers a potential revenue increase for the business of circa £250,000 a year.
“The Omax 55100 is already proving to be a vital tool for us and is being utilised in a variety of projects across several sectors.
“Furthermore, as demand for our precision cutting service increases, we aim to employ an additional two more experienced Waterjet operatives, who will join the Lyndhurst team.”