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Welcome to the SendCutSend blog. We are continually updating our resources to help you design the best parts possible. You'll find ideas, design tips, and tutorials.

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.

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.
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...
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.
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.