Faq Tag: laser

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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Do you offer beveling or 3D cutting?

At this time SendCutSend does not offer beveling services or 3D cutting. This includes cutting/grinding a taper into knife blades. We only offer 2D perpendicular cuts and cannot produce any kind of beveled or radiused edge options.

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What size gauges can you cut?

At SendCutSend we provide all of our material options in imperial and metric systems so there’s no confusion on what size material you’re ordering. We offer aluminum, brass, copper, mild steel and stainless steel in numerous gauge sizes.

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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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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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Do I need to compensate for kerf in my design?

In short, you do not need to compensate for the kerf in your design with SendCutSend. We take care of it all and account for it on our end. You can be sure that provided your design follows our laser and waterjet cutting guidelines, the kerf won’t affect your design at all. If you want to learn more about kerf and some helpful tips for designing with kerf in mind, read our blog post on kerf in laser cutting.

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How quickly will I receive my parts?

How quickly you receive your parts will depend on the services added to your order and overall part volume. The estimated ship date for your order is calculated in real-time in your shopping cart as you add parts and services. Then, the estimated ship date is confirmed when you check out.

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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″