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What are your material size limits?

The minimum and maximum part size we offer changes depending on the material and its thickness. We have put together a chart broken down into four categories (Composites, Metals, Plastics, and Wood) so you can see all this information in the same place. 

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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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What are best practices for minimum geometry?

Make sure all of the geometry in your laser cut part is at least 50% of the material thickness. As an example, if your material is 0.100” thick, the smallest hole you could expect to cut would be 0.050” in diameter. 

Any interior geometry smaller than 50% of the material thickness will not be cut accurately by the laser, and the integrity of the design will be lost in the machining process. We want to make sure your parts come out perfectly, so we provide all the resources necessary for you to help us make that happen. Our online laser cutting guidelines, max/min material charts, and our support team will give you all the additional information you need.

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How do I save money on my project?

You can reduce the number of holes or “pierces”, eliminate duplicate lines and unnecessary geometry, keep designs smaller than 46″ in any axis, use thinner materials, and increase your parts per line item for quantity discounts. Join our mailing list as well for access to limited-time promotions!

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Can I powder coat my bent or tapped part?

You can powder coat bent/formed and tapped parts. Please be aware that die witness marks from the press brake will be visible through the coating. Also, you will have to chase any tapped holes to clear the threads once you receive the parts.

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Do you have a file setup checklist?

Our pre-flight checklist for file setup applies to all our services. Make sure all your part files fit within these guidelines before you send them to us, and we’ll be able to get your parts to you faster and easier. Don’t forget to read up on all our services guidelines as well to make

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What are your material maximum and minimum sizes?

Materials behave differently during machining, with capabilities and limitations that vary between materials and their thicknesses. That’s why it’s important to understand the tolerance of specific materials when designing your projects to be laser cut. Before uploading your design to our website check out our general maximum and minimum limitations for all of our materials, and the maximum and minimum material limitations for post processing (bending, tapping, and deburring).

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How do I order parts on your website?

We make ordering parts fast and convenient. For a step-by-step guide, check out this video or the steps listed below. Need help creating a Formal Quote so someone else in your organization can pay? Take a look at our Formal Quote guide! How To Order Parts Upload your files or use our Parts Builder

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What is the size of your laser kerf?

We compensate for all kerf and line offsets in your design. We change the beam position based on the geometry of the part, and we are able to hold +/- .005″ tolerance or better on most materials. We take care of everything so you don’t have to. Our fiber laser beam diameter varies between roughly 0.006″ and 0.010” depending on the material being cut, but you do not need to make any adjustments to your design to compensate for the kerf in the laser cutter.

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What are standard production times?

Your estimated ship date is calculated in real-time in your shopping cart as you add parts and services. Production times for standard orders without additional services like bending or finishing are typically 2-4 business days before shipping.

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Can I rush my order?

We treat every order as a rush order! Although we are unable to speed up our production, you can add Express, Overnight Shipping at checkout if your order qualifies. This option will not be available for parts shipped outside the US. The express shipping fee will depend on the size and weight of your order.

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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″