FAQ Category: Materials

What are your tolerances?

Find tolerance specifications for each material thickness on each material page in our Material Catalog. We provide cutting, bending, and material thickness tolerances so you can plan accordingly!

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Why can’t I select a material?

This typically occurs because the overall flat part size is too large or too small for the material. Please check that the file is setup at 1:1 scale in inch or millimeter units. Ensure the correct unit is set for your part after uploading the file.

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Is your white acrylic translucent?

We’re unable to guarantee the translucency or light diffusion capability of our white laser cut acrylic. To determine if the material is a good fit for your application, we recommend using our Parts Builder to create and order small test pieces.

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What metal colors do you offer?

At SendCutSend we stock over 15 different sheet metal types in a wide range of natural unfinished hues. Additionally, we offer anodizing, plating, and powder coating services that can provide red, yellow, gold, green, blue, white, and black surface finishes.

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Do you cut tubing or piping?

We do not cut tubing or piping. At this time, SendCutSend provides 2D through-cutting in flat media only. Additionally we only cut in-stock materials which include sheet metal, sheet plastics, wood/boards, and composites. Take a look at our Materials Library and Services page to learn more!

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How thick can you cut?

If you need to know how thick we can cut at SendCutSend, the best way to confirm this is by visiting our Material Minimum and Maximum Sizes chart. There you can find every stock thickness of material we offer and confirm the cutting process (fiber laser, CO2 laser, waterjet, or CNC router). Please note,

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Can you cut material I ship to you?

Due to safety and procedural risks, SendCutSend does not cut or process raw material that is shipped to us from customers. Additionally, we cannot accept raw material or components from vendors such as McMaster-Carr per request for specific customers or projects. You can choose from dozens of the highest quality materials in a wide

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Which side of my part will be the top?

When you upload your vector file (DXF, DWG, EPS, or AI format) or STEP/STP format file to our website or use our Parts Builder to create a part, the orientation of your part as shown in the 2D part preview will be considered the top side.

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What is your cut tolerance?

The cut tolerance for each material depends on the cutting process for that material and specific thickness. You can find this information for each stock thickness on the material pages in our Materials Library. Navigate to the material you need and then scroll down to the Material Details. Select your desired thickness and check

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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″