MedFab Ltd. is a large structural and architectural metalworker based in Rochester, Kent. They offer a vast range of metalwork and large steel structures. Up until recently Medfab Ltd. outsourced all their cutting needs. They didn’t realise the savings they could make on buying their own machine until Selmach stepped in. Now they are the proud owners of a RVD laser cutter. We spoke to Kevin from Medfab Ltd. about their experience with the laser.
I have to say that we’ve not been disappointed.
What prompted you to buy the RVD laser?
We cut aluminium plates and we were outsourcing this job, so I didn’t think we needed a one until Bruce convinced me that the laser cutter would be perfect for us. I have to say that we’ve not been disappointed.
What features attracted you to this particular laser?
We wanted something that could cut the plates more quickly and therefore save money.
Why did you choose Selmach?
We’ve used them for years, we’ve probably had in the region of £1 million of goods from them. They’ve always been pretty good.
What has been the specific impact of the laser on your business?
It has definitely sped up our cycle of work; it makes us look good to potential customers because we now have this facility. But we’ve not yet used it to its full potential – there’s so much more it can do for us.
Did the machines meet your expectations?
Yes, it cuts quicker, that’s what we wanted it for – it does the job.
How has it affected your running cost?
We’ve not measured the savings to running costs etc as yet, but I can guess that its quite substantial, not to mention savings on the outsourcing.
It has definitely sped up our cycle of work
What would they say to someone else considering investing in one?
It’s a good machine – invest in one. Makes sure you get the after-service you need though.
Published 29th January 2020