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

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

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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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MetLase is unique in that we can develop the right answers to complex problems far quicker than conventional methodologies. This means we can provide you with the best solution just when you need it most.Steve Dunn, Managing Director