Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

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Laser Marking & Etching

Marking and etching of metals on a CNC laser cutter has always been a tricky art to master; but after 20+ years of running lasers here, we’ve got it perfected. Having your laser power slightly too high can cause burning or even an accidental piercing of the material, having it too low can cause the […]

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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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Waterjet Cut Aluminium Parts

Photos below show a large order shipped to one of our better customers, who specialises in fabricating thick aluminium plate for off-shore gangway production. With aluminium being one of the softest and most malleable alloys out there; the waterjet goes through it like a hot knife through butter! Once you get onto thicker aluminium sheets […]

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Instant Online Laser Cutting Quotes – £60 Minimum Order

Get an instant waterjet cutting quote yourself from our website. It instantly quotes waterjet and laser cutting of steel, stainless steel and aluminium from your dxfs right up to 50mm in thickness! We’ve even got a simple shape drafter to work out prices for your simple parts that shouldn’t require a CAD drawing. Circles, squares […]

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Instant Online Waterjet Quotes – £60 Minimum Order

Get an instant waterjet cutting quote yourself from our website. It instantly quotes waterjet and laser cutting of steel, stainless steel and aluminium from your dxfs right up to 50mm in thickness! We’ve even got a simple shape drafter to work out prices for your simple parts that shouldn’t require a CAD drawing. Circles, squares […]

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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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Bug Fixes Applied

A few of our online customers informed us of some bugs on our online quote page. Bug fixes for the following have now been programmed in : Multiple setup fees / minimum orders – Certain grades of aluminium would cause multiple setup fees to be added when selecting laser cutting for cut type, this is […]

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Steel Concrete Moulds for Beamish Museum

Every person who went to school in north-east England will have been on an almost identical school trip to Beamish victorian museum. So, when we recieved a PO from one of our better customers with “Beamish Museum” followed by an order number, we were naturally curious! The parts pictured below are 3mm thick steel liners, […]

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Online Quote Page Improvements

We’re currently working on some exciting new features for our online quote page. Prepare to order your laser and waterjet cut parts on your phones and tablets! Currently, our online quote page is only compatible with laptops and desktops. This was because we believed a mobile version wasn’t necessary, because customers normally wouldn’t store the […]

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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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