Stop Searching For “Laser Cutting Near Me” And Do This Instead

Stop Searching For “Laser Cutting Near Me” And Do This Instead

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Have you been looking for a laser cutting manufacturer close to you?

The phrase “laser cutting near me” is typed into Google’s search bar over 5,600 times every month.

But here’s the thing…

The laser cutting industry is changing at a rapid pace and with the fast turnaround times of on-demand laser cutting manufacturers, the “near me” component of that phrase is becoming obsolete.

Here’s what you need to know about the state of laser cutting and why your choice of a manufacturer doesn’t need to be close to you anymore.

Laser Cutting is Faster than Ever

The process of laser cutting is now extraordinarily fast, thanks to on-demand vendors and improved technology.

All you need to do is upload your laser-cut designs as vector files. Those files then go through a fast, quality-controlled process. Products, parts, and prototypes are produced on large, commercial machines, inspected for quality assurance, finished, and sent out. So you really don’t need a service close to you to get great results.

In fact, a service close to you might actually be slower. On-demand manufacturers, like SendCutSend, use top-of-the-line laser cutting machines that are able to produce commercial-scale volume at speed. Your local laser cutting service, if there is one, may not be able to produce parts as efficiently because their machinery is archaic or requires a long set up time.

Why Would You Work With an Online Vendor Instead of a Local Service Provider?

Here are 4 reasons you should work with an on-demand laser cutting manufacturer instead of a local service provider:

  1. Automated processes – Many of the processes of an on-demand laser cutting manufacturer are automated with technology, making the production time significantly faster. For example, if you have the right design file, you can get a quote in seconds, rather than the days it could take for a local service provider to get back to you.
  2. Cost savings – Due to these automated processes and precision cutting software, on-demand services save time on labor and material wastage. This makes the production process cheaper for you.
  3. Rapid delivery – Many people turn to laser cutting because they need their product or prototype fast. With an online vendor, you just need to upload your files and have them cut on the fly. There are no more lengthy email chains or phone calls to the “shop next door.” Most projects are shipped in as little as 2-4 business days.
  4. Availability – The reality is, that you may not even have a local laser manufacturer near you. If that’s the case, you’ll have to order from another city or state anyway, and the lead times can be significant. Cut out the middleman and go straight to the source.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a laser cutting company near you, you’re not restricted to the ones you find in the Yellow Pages. Today’s online vendors offer everything you can expect from a local manufacturer, often at a fraction of the cost and in less time.

The “near me” component of your laser cutting search query is becoming obsolete. It’s time to upgrade your manufacturing and prototyping processes with on-demand services.

Contact us at SendCutSend today if you have any questions on how to get started!

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

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
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..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
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. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..345″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″