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Can you make boxes?

At SendCutSend we can make boxes as long as your design meets our guidelines. Customers often create boxes with our CNC sheet metal and plastic bending service. If you use our air bending service for your project, keep a few things in mind:

Boxes produced using our CNC bending service must meet our u-channel requirements.
  • Parts cannot fold in on themselves.
    • When parts do this it becomes impossible to access and form all flanges.

Expect to use our bending services? Make sure to read through our bending design guidelines before starting the design process!

If the 3-3.50″ flange length or u-channel limits won’t work for your project, consider designing multiple parts for your box and joining them with hardware. We have tapping, countersinking, and PEM hardware installation services available to help bring your parts together!

Get hardware installation and bending on your laser cut parts

For more options and tips, take a look at our guides on joining laser cut parts.

In Summary:

Can you make boxes?

At SendCutSend, we can produce boxes as long as your design meets our guidelines.

Start your first SendCutSend project today!

Upload your CAD design or use our parts builder and get a free instant quote on your custom laser cut parts, all delivered to your door in a matter of days.

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

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..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″