FAQ Category: Edge Quality

Do you offer deburring?

We offer linear deburring for eligible laser cut parts. If your part qualifies for linear deburring, it will be automatically selected at checkout. You can deselect it if you prefer to not have your part deburred.

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Do you offer tumbling?

We soften the edges of laser cut parts and remove burrs on small parts through a ceramic tumbling process. Please note, this is not a finishing process and does not guarantee a uniform finish on the individual parts.

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Will my parts have burr and dross?

SendCutSend’s laser cutting methods prevent major burr and dross buildup, but both imperfections are still unavoidable parts of the manufacturing process. Read through our material pages to see examples of dross and burr in different thicknesses.

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What are tabs? How can they be removed?

We use tabs to keep your parts from falling out of the parent sheet during laser cutting, waterjet cutting, or CNC routing. Remove tabs by sanding them off by hand, or using a metal file. Please note, we’re unable to provide custom tab or lead-in/out placement.

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Do you offer beveling or 3D cutting?

At this time SendCutSend does not offer beveling services or 3D cutting. This includes cutting/grinding a taper into knife blades. We only offer 2D perpendicular cuts and cannot produce any kind of beveled or radiused edge options.

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Will my parts be tapered?

Yes, it is possible your parts thicker than 0.250” will have a slight taper from top to bottom. The thicker the material, the more it will be tapered. SendCutSend’s state of the art laser cutting and waterjet cutting technology is able to reduce the amount of taper during the process, but it cannot be completely eliminated.

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Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Check out our the resources below or contact us at support@sendcutsend.com

Guidelines

Everything you need to know to design for laser-cutting, CNC routing, bending, and tapping.

Tutorials

Everything from software-specific tutorials to material selection tips.

Materials

We have sheet metals, plastics, composites, and wood/boards for every project.

Part Sizes

Min and Max part sizes for all our materials

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

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..313″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″