MetLase is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart. We are a mechanical engineering consultancy whose technology-based approach and patented tooling techniques allow us to design and manufacture bespoke engineering solutions with speed and precision.

Using precise laser-cutting methodology and press-brake material forming, MetLase can design and produce simple and complex tooling, fixturing and components for a wide range of industries, often bringing lead times of months down to just days.

Why MetLase?

MetLase has the unique ability to apply patented techniques, honed in the demanding aerospace industry, to a vast range of problems across all manufacturing sectors, and all parts of the value chain, and to do so with amazing speed and precision. We combine excellence in mechanical engineering, innovation and ingenuity to deliver a valuable new service for British manufacturing.

We can reduce lead times from more than three months to less than one week.

Our work has been measured as repeatable to within 20 microns.

Our tools, techniques and solutions can be utilised in any manufacturing sector.

From research to aftermarket service, MetLase can help your business at any stage in the production cycle.

We can design and manufacture iterations within hours to accelerate product and process development.

Our agility delivers value to your business right away

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White paper, comparing MetLase with Additive Layer Manufacturing.

MetLase technology has similar beneficial attributes to those achieved by Additive Layer Manufacture. Our free White Paper compares both processes, in terms of speed, size, materials, value and accuracy.In the final summary it discusses a fundamental difference between the two, which places one significantly ahead of the other

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The Nuclear AMRC is leading two new projects to tackle challenges of large-scale manufacturing

The Inform and Simple projects, backed by government funding of almost £2.5 million, will investigate two contrasting approaches to producing large-scale nuclear components. Inform aims to improve the process of moving large parts between multiple machines, while Simple aims to do more operations on a single platform.

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Elegant and functional: the Bird embodies the spirit of MetLase, and showcases many ingenious fixings and technologies.

MetLase to take centre stage at Advanced Engineering 2017. See us at stand M54 in the Performance Metals Engineering section

Delegates attending Advanced Engineering 2017 could find this year’s visit particularly productive, thanks to a range of demonstrations by MetLase - the joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart Group.

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Williams Advanced Engineering Reveals Lightweight Electric Car Platform at LCV2017

A new composite chassis concept, aimed at showing car makers an efficient way of changing from petrol to electric cars, is being launched at the Cenex LCV show by Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE).

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Steve Dunn, Managing Director of MetLase at AMRC Factory 2050 with IMG Theme Lead in Automated Assembly, James Illingworth.

MetLase joins the AMRC to develop the fixtures of the future

MetLase has become the latest member of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) following a recent collaboration in which it developed a set of 14 fixtures for the assembly of complex parts.

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The Unipart Way Award for Innovation: Best in Group, awarded to MetLase, AME, UMG and UPA.

MetLase wins Unipart Way Awards

Unipart Way Awards 2015: MetLase is part of the winning team for the "Best in Class for Innovation" award.
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Rolls-Royce use MetLase technology across manufacturing, assembly, development and repair activities, with excellent results - many of which could not be done any other way. Over the space of the few years MetLase's contribution has grown dramatically delivering large savings and significant process capability improvements across the company Stephen Burgess, Director, Rolls Royce, Manufacturing Technology