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Steel Extraction Flange For The Tyne Tunnel

Last week we received an order to produce a steel extraction flange for a company repairing the fume extraction unit at the Tyne tunnel. There was one issue with this .. it was 1.7 metres in diameter! Larger than the standard on-shelf sheet size of 2.5m x 1.25m or 3m x 1.5m for 6mm thick […]

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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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Grey Street Gathering Refurbishment Part 1

  Wayyyy back in 2018, we received an order from an architect acting on behalf of Newcastle city council. It was for some large metal planters situated on a pop-up communal area on Grey street in Newcastle city centre, take a look at them for yourself here –> https://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/show-me-newcastle/geordie-jackpot-s-grey-street-gathering  . They kept us busy for […]

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Online Quotation System

We’ve been working with software developers to bring our own online quotation system to customers for some time. Now, it’s finally live! Head to the “online quote” drop-down at the top or follow this link –> quote.unicornlasercutting.co.uk — to get quoting. This post is a quick guide for the first-time customer on how to use it. […]

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Laser Cutting Metal Art

Over the past few months we’ve been cutting some bespoke metal artwork on our laser for a company just across the Tyne from us, they take logos from pretty much anywhere and turns them into pieces of metallic art. How they’re made ;  This company uses our online quotation service to put AutoCAD drawings into […]

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