Fabricators add waterjet

11 Feb 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Precision fabrication specialist LTi Metaltech has installed new Ridder waterjet cutting machine at its Abingdon factory.

Complementing existing capabilities, the new waterjet machine provides crucial extra capacity to serve newer growth areas of LTi’s business, in addition to its ongoing cryogenic work for long-time client, Siemens for its MRI machines.

With its twin head cutting capability, a 8m x 4m cutting area and a high-pressure water pump with an increased capacity of 75KW that boosts cutting speeds, the new waterjet cutting machine will allow LTi to significantly ramp up its production.

Having for many years been successful in the healthcare market, LTi has recently secured contracts in new high growth sectors including energy, science and nuclear – the latest investment will allow the company to increase and consolidate its presence in these markets.

The company says it is the only UK manufacturer of its type with a machine of this size able to cut components.

2018 was a successful year for LTi, and 2019 looks to be even more exciting says LTi Metaltech’s Technical Director, Edgar Rayner. 

He says: “The next 12 months will be crucial for us, but it’s another year we are really looking forward to following the great success we had during 2018 in the energy, science and nuclear markets. The rigorous requirements of these sectors already play to our strengths in areas such as audit compliance and quality assurance. And with this latest investment on board, we will be in an even better position to seize on new market opportunities and grow.”