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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.
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.
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.
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...
Preparing Text for the Laser

Preparing Text for the Laser

Learn the requirements for designing typography for the laser cutter.
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.
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.