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17 Inspiring Ideas for Laser Cut Metal Projects

17 Inspiring Ideas for Laser Cut Metal Projects

Laser cut metal is more than a go to for metal fabricators and machine shops. It can be used for almost anything - from guitar pics, to cake toppers, to aircraft dashboards and everything in between.
The New DeLorean: How an Electric Conversion Gave a Dying DeLorean a Second Life

The New DeLorean: How an Electric Conversion Gave a Dying DeLorean a Second Life

It was once the world's fastest DeLorean, but after too many years of neglect, a dying car was reborn with an electric car conversion.
Give your Designs Dimension Using Standoffs

Give your Designs Dimension Using Standoffs

Standoffs are a great tool for mounting, and adding dimension to your designs. We'll show you some examples of how to use them and the required specifications.

Stunning Sign Ideas to Help You Attract More Customers

Stunning Sign Ideas to Help You Attract More Customers

Forget all of the hoopla you hear about social media marketing, pay per click, SEO, and all of that buzzy advertising jargon that makes your head h...
Laser Cutting vs Laser Etching

Laser Cutting vs Laser Etching

Laser cutting and laser etching are two separate processes, done on separate machines. Learn the differences and file requirements for each.
Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

Overlapping/Connected Lines and Shapes

When cutting with the laser, two objects cannot share the same line. Similarly, two lines cannot intersect. Learn how to identify and fix these two issues.
Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Finding and Fixing Open Contours

Learn how to identify and fix open contours (broken geometry) in your designs for the laser-cutter.
Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Creating Bridges for Nested Shapes

Don't lose critical parts of your design! In this tutorial we'll teach you how to add bridges to nested shapes.
The Complete Metals Guide: Find the Perfect Material for Your Laser Cut Metal Project

The Complete Metals Guide: Find the Perfect Material for Your Laser Cut Metal Project

Trying to choose the best metal for your project? If you lack a degree in metallurgy, civil engineering, or chemistry, don’t fret. This handy metals guide will give you all the info you need to make a confident decision.
8 Weird Problems Solved with Laser Cut Metal Parts

8 Weird Problems Solved with Laser Cut Metal Parts

Would you ever guess that laser cut metal was used to make a bouquet of flowers? A panel for a stairway railing? Or even a stapler used in heart surgery? Believe it or not, laser cut metal was used in these projects and in dozens of other surprising scenarios.
Flower Coasters

Flower Coasters

Download this set of flower-shaped coaster for the laser cutter. They look great in any metal!
How this Laser Cutting Service is Ramping up Production for Manufacturers

How this Laser Cutting Service is Ramping up Production for Manufacturers

At the heart of any successful business is a great product. And to get a great product, you have to start with the best equipment.   SendCutSend un...
Get Noticed on Etsy!  Product Ideas to Blow Up Your Store’s Sales

Get Noticed on Etsy! Product Ideas to Blow Up Your Store’s Sales

It's tough to get found on Etsy! Here are ideas and inspiration to load up your product line with shiny metal products that will help you get sales.
Selling on Etsy? Expand Your Product Line with Laser Cut Metal

Selling on Etsy? Expand Your Product Line with Laser Cut Metal

Add more options to your Etsy store by offering metal.
Preparing Text for the Laser

Preparing Text for the Laser

Learn the requirements for designing typography for the laser cutter.
Customizable Earrings/Pendants

Customizable Earrings/Pendants

Download our template of customizable earring shapes. Great as gifts!
Laser Shark Bottle Opener

Laser Shark Bottle Opener

Download our Laser Shark Bottle Opener template. Not only is it a shark – with a friggen laser on its head, but it's also quite efficient for opening bottles. It's cool AND practical.
Designing for Laser Cutting in Inkscape

Designing for Laser Cutting in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll cover all the basics for designing for laser cutting in Inkscape.
Gear Coasters

Gear Coasters

Download our gear-shaped table coasters template. Adjust per your material thickness.
Customizable Holiday Ornaments

Customizable Holiday Ornaments

Download our customizable holiday ornaments. We've provided various shapes and sizes. You can cut as-is, or, add names or initials to make them special.
Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

Merging and Welding Shapes in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll show you how to combine, unite and exclude your objects in Inkscape.

Rocket Ship

Rocket Ship

Download our slotted rocket template for laser cutting.
Converting to Vector in Inkscape

Converting to Vector in Inkscape

In this tutorial we'll show you how to convert a raster image to vector using Inkscape's Trace Bitmap feature.
Preparing Text for Laser Cutting in InkScape

Preparing Text for Laser Cutting in InkScape

Learn how to create vector shapes from text using Inkscape. You'll also learn how to create bridges for reversed type.
Coverting to Vector in Illustrator

Coverting to Vector in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to convert a raster image to vector using Illustrator's Image Trace feature.
Why We Require Vector for Laser-Cutting

Why We Require Vector for Laser-Cutting


Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

Welding and Merging Shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to merge, weld and exclude your objects in Illustrator.
Preparing Your Text for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

Preparing Your Text for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll show you how to turn your text into vector shapes and create bridges for reversed text.
Designing for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

Designing for Laser Cutting in Illustrator

In this tutorial we'll cover all the basics for designing for laser cutting in Adobe Illustrator.
Customizable Bottle Openers

Customizable Bottle Openers

Download our template of customizable bottle openers.