FAQ Category: Surface Finishes

Do you offer plating services?

We do offer plating services for sheet metal parts! Take a look at our Plating Guidelines to learn about the part and material requirements for our plating services. Once your design is ready, upload your file to our website, select an eligible material, and add electroplating to your parts before checkout!

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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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Will nickel plating hold up to polishing or sanding?

Our nickel plating is quite thin (adding approximately ~0.0002″ per side), so you will need to be careful to avoid wearing through the finish. A small amount of light polishing may be doable but any more aggressive treatment like sanding could penetrate through to the underlying material.

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Why can’t I select deburring for my part?

If deburring is not an option before checkout, it’s typically because the material and/or stock thickness is not eligible or the overall flat part size is too small or too large. Please see our deburring page to confirm requirements for the service.

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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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What does deburring do?

Our linear deburring service will clean up imperfections on your laser cut parts. While it won’t give your parts a perfect cosmetic finish, it will prepare them for finishing processes and assembly.

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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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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″