Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

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Back With a Bang

We’re now back in the factory and producing some of the lovely metal parts you’ve all been ordering. We hope you’ve all re-charged the batteries and are coming back feeling better than ever as 2024 is going to be a fantastic year for us all! (the crystal ball is out once again) As always, any […]

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That’s a Wrap!

That’s our last order posted out to be received over the holidays, any automated online orders placed from now will be processed when we’re back in the factory on Wednesday 3rd January. We’ve had one of our best years so far, first launching our online quotation tool to the general public. Then producing all the […]

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24/7 Instant Online Laser Cutting Quotes

Need a laser cutting quote fast? Take a look at our online quote page and see if it can help out! It gives you an on-the-spot quote and allows you to place online orders for both laser and waterjet cutting, hole threading and countersinking options included too. Serving the whole of the UK! Not just […]

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Grey Street Gathering Refurbishment Part 2

A few months back we posted about the planters pictured below (click here to view the first post) , they’re part of a project that comes to Grey street Newcastle-upon-Tyne every summer. We laser cut and fabricated the original planters way back in 2018, and by time they were due to come back out of […]

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Instant Laser Quotes For Stainless & Aluminium 8mm+

Up until last week, our online quote page offered laser cutting quotes for aluminium and stainless up to 6mm in thickness. This is because our old c02 laser cutter tended to lack consistency in edge quality on non-ferrous materials 8mm+. Cutting with our new fiber laser, that’s an issue of the past! Edge quality in […]

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Waterjet Cutting 70mm Thick Aluminium Part 2

After the 6 or 7 hours the waterjet took to cut our giant slab of aluminium, we had the task of getting the piece onto the fork truck and getting the pieces out of the material. Which was an ordeal to say the least, and none of us felt the need to go to the […]

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Waterjet Cutting 70mm Thick Aluminium Part 1

      A rather beasty chunk of 70mm thick aluminium was loaded onto our waterjet yesterday morning! Look at cut quality achieved on the test piece in the video too 👌 Updates to follow on this one, as you can guess, it takes a few hours to cut! We don’t quite offer instant online […]

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Laser Cutting 20mm Steel

The usual thickness limit of steel when laser cutting is 25mm, however the edge quality deteriorates a lot when cutting inch thick steel due to the material heating up whilst cutting. This can even be a problem with 20mm on a lot of C02 lasers. You can avoid this by waterjet cutting which we also […]

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Laser Cutting & Its Limitations

Laser cutting is pretty much always the most precise and fastest (and therefore, the cheapest!) way to cut up your metal. However, there are a few exceptions! In some instances engineers request a waterjet cut from us even when more expensive to prevent a HAZ (heat affected zone) on their parts, this is normally for […]

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Online Quotation Page Live Again

After launching our online self-quotation page at the start of the year, we’ve carried on serving our old customers through it and even gained some new ones! We’ve listened to feedback and opinions from all of you and decided to make some alterations.   As some of these alterations were tied into the checkout screen, […]

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