How To Order Parts from SendCutSend

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Getting started with SendCutSend using our instant quote tool is simple and fast. We’ve made ordering custom laser cut and waterjet cut parts easy, so watch the video guide and follow along with the article below to learn how to order SendCutSend parts in less than 5 minutes!

Video guide to ordering custom parts from SendCutSend

Step 1: Get an instant quote

Head to www.sendcutsend.com and select “Get an Instant Quote.”

Screenshot of the home page for SendCutSend with the red "Get An Instant Quote" button

Step 2: Upload your file

Drag and drop or select your part files. We accept DXF, DWG, EPS, and .AI Adobe Illustrator files. Check out our Parts Builder if you don’t have a file and make a simple design easily; no CAD experience required!

Screenshot of the opening screen for the SendCutSend ordering process with an interaction box that says "Drop your files here to get started" and a red "Browse Files" button

Step 3: Confirm measurements

Confirm your drawing’s measurements are correct. If not, select the desired unit type: inches or millimeters. Make sure these measurements match the measurements in your uploaded file.

Screenshot of the "Verify Units" dialogue box in the SendCutSend ordering process

Step 4: Choose your materials

Select Next, and choose your material category, such as Metals. If you’re not sure what material to choose, you can learn more about all the materials we offer and get a better understanding of which material is best for your project on our Materials Page. After defining a material, select the desired thickness.

Screenshot of the "Select a Material" dialogue box in the SendCutSend ordering process

Step 5: Select your order quantity

Define the quantity of the current part. Note the price changes based on quantities. If you’re looking for a different price, go back a step and define a different material or thickness. Compare prices and quantities to find the quote that matches your budget.

Screenshot of the "Select Services" dialogue box in the SendCutSend ordering process

For most materials, we offer free Deburring. You can also choose from Bending and Tapping as post-processing options. Check out our bending and tapping guidelines and tutorials for additional information.

Step 6: Log in and complete your order!

Once complete, select “Add to Cart” to complete your purchase. Log in if you’re not already, or sign up and create your free SendCutSend account. Remember, increasing your quantity per each part will help you receive quantity discounts. You can update the quantity and watch the “Unit Price” change in real-time. If you’d like to add additional parts to this order, select “Add more drawings” and repeat the same process. Otherwise, continue to checkout by completing your Billing and Shipping information.

Ready, set, SendCutSend!

For additional resources, check out our getting started guide. Most parts will ship within 2-4 business days, with free 3-5 day shipping for standard orders to everywhere in the U.S. We also now offer shipping to Canada

Should you need any help along the way, reach out to our U.S.-based customer support team at support@sendcutsend.com

Preflight Checklist

Before you upload your design files, be sure to go through our pre-flight checklist:

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″