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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.

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.
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.
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.

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.