After singing the praises of some of our friends and web partners on our blog, Unicorn Sheet Metal have decided it is time to blow our own trumpet for once. The thing is, we’re are exceptionally good at what we do.
With a strong history in sheet metal fabrications,Unicorn embraced the digital revolution and was one of the first engineering workshops in the UK to invest in laser cuttting technology. Our first piece of kit was the Trumpf Trumatic 3030: a machine capable of precision engineering 0.5mm to 20mm metal sheet with a bed capacity of 3 metres x 1.5 metres. The Trumatic 3030 very quickly proved its worth, prompting Unicorn to move to bigger premises where we added its big sister, the Trumpf Trumatic 3050.
Unicorn would be the first to say that traditional sheet metal fabrication techniques, including guillotining, milling, grinding and tapping, will always have an important role to play, and at Unicorn Sheet Metal we continue to practise the old crafts in a modern context. All we would add is that precision sheet metal laser cutting brings certain advantages not available through other metal fabrication methods.
- Laser cut materials are produced at a faster rate
- Raw material costs are lower, especially when produced using computerised ‘nesting’ techniques
- The quality of laser cut edging is higher leading to more efficient welding and finishing
Laser cutting techniques are applicable to a multitude of products in every industry. Recent projects include engine fan assemblies and engine carrier components for the automotive sector, armour plated vehicle parts, aluminium vents for shipping manufactures, machine parts for the textile industry, tool making components and signs and lettering for the retail industry.
For further information on how high precision laser metal cutting can help shape your business, give us a call at Unicorn Sheet Metal on 0191 262 2882.
Unicorn High Precision Laser Metal Cutting