Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

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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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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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Waterjet Cutting 30mm Thick Rubber

Normally, we’re a sheet metal works! Cutting specifically metals. However occasionally, when you have a waterjet in house. You get asked to cut something a bit different. 4 meter long strips out of 30mm thick black rubber we cut for a customer of ours, Aquaseal Rubber Ltd in Longbenton. As you can see in the […]

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Online Waterjet Quotes

Here at Unicorn our waterjet is cutting aluminium pretty much all day, everyday! Of course, it still makes an excellent finish with no HAZ (heat affected zone) in steel, stainless steel and almost anything else you can think of. However, it’s time consuming cutting hard materials like steel and stainless (and therefore, expensive!). Aluminium being […]

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Waterjet Cutting 2″ Thick Aluminium

Last month we got an order from a long-standing customer to cut some 2 inch (50.8mm) thick off-shore gangway hooks. When cutting sheets of this thickness, the handling of the material is always as challenging as achieving the outstanding cut quality that we pride ourselves on, but we think we did a decent job! Take […]

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CNC Waterjet cutting & when to use it

The waterjet is a versatile tool that’ll cut through just about anything bar diamonds and bulletproof materials. Steel, aluminium, copper, brass, plastics and even ceramics and stone, you name it, it cuts it! Due to waterjets not using any heat when cutting, they are the only way to produce certain parts without any deformation or […]

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