Secal's new vertical milling machine

This month we have commissioned a brand new XYZ SMX3500 3 axis CNC Milling Machine with 420mm of programmable ‘Z’ travel. This latest investment, driven by demand from the Automotive, Retail, and Agricultural Machinery sectors, means we will not subcontract any of the processes required to make parts and fabrications for most customers.

Jonathan Collins (Operations Director) says “Where we have to subcontract, we only use suppliers who take quality and service as seriously as we do, however we are happier to bring this process in-house within our control. Our customers tell us that they come to Secal for, among other things, our responsive service and flexibility.

To offer this level of service we need to have complete control of our core manufacturing processes. This investment will significantly improve our lead time for parts where milling is required; we will machine the parts quicker, and we will cut out the transport time to and from the subcontractor.”