At Lancer, we are more than a machine shop. We look beyond traditional materials and methods of manufacture used in the small arms industry today to expand the reliability and capability of weapon systems both large and small. Behind each new Lancer product is a long story of redrawn models, broken prototypes, scratched drawings, and failed tests. Each failure helps us to understand and solve problems, not just work around them. A dynamic engineering culture promoting cross-training and flexible project management allows us to draw from and contribute to advancements in our other business areas, including fiber optics, ceramics, and composites. A majority of the firearm world is dominated by billets, forgings, and extrusions. The time to change this thinking is now; and Lancer is leading the way. By combining modern technology from our varied business areas with the emerging tech of our time, we are able to realize our mission of bringing the firearm industry out of the ’60s and into the 21st century.
By allowing our engineers to help with and lead project efforts in many different markets, we are able to come up with unique and innovative solutions to industry problems. For years we have been known for combining composites into small arms in our reliable carbon fiber handguards made to fit a variety of weapon systems. Recently we utilized our Ceracomp© material, the same material used on the F-35 JSF, in a high-temperature handguard application. The low conductivity of the ceramic material helped to shield the user from the heat energy coming off the hot barrel. The same technology helped our fiber optics business area develop the only wellhead able to survive the 1000°F API 6FB fire test. Working in such demanding and competitive industries, Lancer engineering stays relevant by constantly experimenting and testing fresh ideas. With our different personnel and the technological developments in other markets, we are able to deliver pragmatic solutions beyond the status quo.