Unicorn Sheet Metal Fabrication & Precision Engineering
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 Unicorn Sheet Metal Fabrication & Precision Engineering Waterjet & Laser Cutting from


Unicorn Sheet Metal Works Ltd is a sheet metal fabrication specialist based in the north east of England. Unicorn supply precision engineered metal products and components to clients across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

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Precision Engineered Metal Parts & Components

As acknowledged experts in our field, Unicorn Sheet Metal Works provide precision engineered products to customers in every industry. Unicorn regularly supply parts and components for:

  • Aviation Sector
  • Automotive Industries
  • Electrical Goods Manufacturers
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Retail & Design Companies
  • Shipping
  • Tool Manufacturers

Recent projects have seen us produce ductwork for air conditioning systems and Unicorn has developed an expertise in the production of acoustic enclosures. From engine components to armour plated panels, machine parts to signs & lettering, Unicorn can turn our vast experience – and our highly specialised fabrication equipment – to almost any purpose.

Laser Cutting – Lower Cost / Greater Precision

Unicorn Sheet Metal Works continue to invest in state of the art production techniques. Many of our clients demand high quality, precision engineered components and at Unicorn we make every effort to meet and often exceed the highest expectations.

It is sometimes a surprise to learn that highly accurate fabrication techniques can lead to significant cost savings.

Laser cut components are produced at a much faster rate than traditional processes and raw material costs are lower due to greater efficiency and reduced wastage. With laser cutting there is no warping or variation in the edges of materials. The quality of laser cut products is superior to all other sheet metal fabrication techniques including guillotining, milling and machining.

We currently have two laser cutting machines: the Trumpf Trumatic 3050 and the Trumpf 3030. Our laser cutting machines enables us to work with 0.5mm to 20mm metal sheet with a bed capacity of 3000mm x 1500mm.

CAD Design & Digital Nesting

Unicorn Sheet Metal utilises digital nesting programmes. Digital nesting automatically configures all components to maximise units per sheet. Our laser cutters are able to accept DXF files and electronically transferred drawings. Savings in preparation and production costs are passed on to customers making Unicorn highly competitive in all areas.

Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet engineering is an excellent alternative to laser cutting when it comes to the shaping of reflective metals including stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, copper and brass. In fact, high quality waterjet cutting is so finely controlled it can be used for cutting glass, synthetics and ceramic. Innovations in the technology mean that in some circumstances waterjet cutting can be quicker, cheaper and more efficient than laser metal cutting.

A waterjet cutting head uses water pressure over 30 times greater than a standard pressure washer. The key to precision waterjet cutting is the constancy of the stream, the fine focus of the spray head, and the addition of sand, garnet or other abrasive material injected into the spray in exact quantities.

At Unicorn Sheet Metal Fabrication we use a Bystronic ByJet Classic 4022 with a waterjet stream that operates at pressures up to 3600 bar. It has a 4000mm x 2000mm area cutting bed and the spray heads are finely controllable to cut through thin metal plating and powerful enough to slice through sheet metal over 100mm thick.

Traditional Sheet Metal Fabrication

Of course, there are some components that still lend themselves to traditional sheet metal fabrication techniques. Unicorn provide a comprehensive range of sheet metal services, including MIG and TIG welding, guillotining, rolling, machining, drilling, tapping, folding and bending.

We are able to guillotine sheet metal up to 3050mm in length to a thickness of 6mm and our 120 tonne Press Brake machines can fold tubing of up to 3m x 6mm plate.

Further Information / Contact Us

For a more comprehensive list of our services, visit our website at or contact us at any time.
Tel – 0191 262 2882
Fax – 0191 295 1685
E-mail –

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