Can I send you an .stl file?

We’re unable to accept STL files since we require either 2D vector files (DXF, DWG, EPS, or AI format) or specific 3D files (STEP or STP format) to quote and produce parts. Learn more about the file formats we can accept and check out our design guidelines.

If you want to convert a mesh STL format file to DXF or DWG, the method for that will depend on the design software you’re using. It may be easier for you to convert the STL to a STEP format file, which we also accept as long as it meets our 3D File Guidelines.

Essentially you will need to project the desired face of your part to a plane if you want to export a 2D sketch as a vector file. If you export a STEP format file, ensure that your part is set up as a sheet metal body. We do not provide any multiaxis machining at this time and cut all parts out of flat sheet materials, so your part design must be set up accordingly.

Take a look at our tutorials for further assistance exporting cut-ready files!

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In Summary

Can I send you an .stl file?

No, we only accept 2D vector files (DXF, DWG, EPS or AI format) or specific 3D files (STEP or STP format).

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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″