FAQ Category: Using Your Parts

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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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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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! We also 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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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

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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″