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FAQ Category: Using Your Parts

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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Which metals are magnetic or conductive?

Need to know which metals are magnetic or conductive for your next project? We make it easy for you to confirm material properties. Here’s how! 1. Go to our Materials Library 2. Find the metal you need, or click any material 3. You’ve arrived at the material info page! 4. Scroll down to find

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Do you offer welding?

At this time we do not offer welding at SendCutSend. However, we do offer tapping, countersinking, and hardware installation to help bring your parts together! Additionally, we have guidance on designing for tab and slots along with other methods of joining parts.

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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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How to prep metal parts for painting or welding?

Keep these prep considerations in mind if you’ll be painting or welding your metal parts! If you plan to paint or weld your metal parts after you receive them, you can use acetone to clean them up beforehand and remove all oils. SendCutSend does not offer a degreasing service since we don’t want you

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Can I paint my parts after they’re cut?

Yes, preparing laser cut metal parts for painting is simple. Before you paint, roughen the surface with a Scotch Brite pad and then thoroughly clean the parts with acetone. (Make sure to wear gloves.) For laser cut wood or plastic, just lightly clean off any dust or dirt that may have collected on the surface.

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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

Start your first SendCutSend project today!

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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..345″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″