Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

Unicorn Sheet Metal Works

Making metalwork

60mm thick steel, high quality cut, waterjet cutting

Quality cut on some 60mm thick mild steel for a company producing off-shore oil rig gangways.

Water Jet Cutting – How It Works

A water jet uses a high pressure pump to fire water through a hole as small as 0.28mm at pressures of up to 3600 bar. A small amount of fine grain abrasive is added before the water leaves the nozzle, making it capable of cutting almost anything. The material of choice is laid on a bed of slats and a computer controlled head moves around and cuts through the material as required.

Our Water Jet Cutting Capability

Our water jet is a Bystronic Byjet capable of cutting just about anything other than diamonds and some tempered / bulletproof glasses.

The bed is 4m x 2m, so any parts up to this size, we can produce.

The upper thickness limit for non specialist materials like steel, stainless steel and aluminium is 100mm. The thinnest we would attempt to cut with a water jet would be 2mm.

If you have a dxf and would like an instant quote, we have stainless steel, steel and aluminium up to 50mm in thickness available for online quotation. Follow this link to get a quote and order now!

Water Jet Cutting Steel, Copper & Granite

The water jet is unrivalled for versatility and there is no other tool capable of cutting materials as varied as steel, copper, plastic and granite as well as it does.

As with our laser cutters, we use AutoCAD and Radan to maximise material usage and guarantee that as many units as possible will be cut from each sheet.

DXF or DWG Format Drawings

If you provide drawings in DXF or DWG format our software can take your drawings and put them straight into production. Follow this link to get a water jet cutting online quote.

We’ve cut a wide range of materials for many industries and applications on the water jet unit, such as:

  • Thick aluminium bearing housings for water pump manufacturers
  • Hardox and RQT hardened steel plates for armoured vehicles and tanks
  • Offshore oil rig gangways and walkways using steel and aluminium up to 50mm thick
  • Decorative brass furniture features
  • Plastic and stainless steel industrial kitchen splash backs
  • 12mm thick tool steel chain links for a specialist chain manufacturer
  • 20mm thick steel moulds for the rubber industry
  • Structural steelwork for architectural companies up to 100mm thick
  • Decorative aluminium fittings and balustrades for architectural companies

Water jet cutting is a highly efficient way of cutting metal- and we are specialists in the trade.

Our talented team has vast experience in water jet cutting, so you can trust us to deliver your project to an outstanding quality.

We are professional and precise with every project we take on, so you can trust us to meet your water jet cutting needs.

if you would like to work with us, please request a quote here.

View our gallery of water jet cutting projects here.

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