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Laser Cut Stainless Steel Components

The piece being placed into the box in the video below was the final piece of a bulk order we’d been cutting, folding and fabricating for a couple of weeks. They’re internal machine components that make up the metal part of a complex assembly one of our customers is producing. These were laser cut from […]

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Ordering On Your Mobile Device

Our online quote page is now fully mobile and tablet compatible! We previously prioritised desktops and laptops as most customers have their CAD drawings stored on those devices. We also added a feature where customers without dxf files using the simple shape drafter can add holes to their parts as well as threads and countersinks. […]

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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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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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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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6kw Fiber Laser Arriving

As we seem to do every 5-10 years, we’ve decided it’s time to purchase a new piece of CNC machinery to keep wowing our customers! This time, a new laser! A 6kw Fiber Trumpf 3030 L49. It’s almost 15 years younger (and therefore, more advanced) than our current 5kw c02 Trumpf 3050, offering faster cutting […]

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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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Merry Christmas To All

It’s been a challenging year for everyone both personally and economically, but we believe 2021 will be a better year for and we can’t wait to carry on putting all your ideas into production. We wish all our customers and everyone reading this a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year, to you and […]

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Plastic Moulding Tools

In September we got a job to make two identical cooling guards for a customer in the automotive industry, we laser cut the framework and two pieces of perforated steel before welding the frame together and rolling up the piece of perforated steel to suit. When in action, car parts made of hot, flexible pieces […]

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