Can you use a different cutting method for my parts?

We choose the best cutting method for each material, so we aren’t able to use a different cut process upon request for individual orders. This means you won’t be able to specify or request laser cutting, waterjet cutting, or CNC routing for your parts since this is predetermined based on the material you select.

See the process by material on our design guidelines pages:

Laser Cut Materials

Waterjet Cut Materials

CNC Routed Materials

You can also verify the cut process for each material here: Material Minimum and Maximum Sizes

Design Considerations by Cut Method

Each cutting process comes with different design considerations. Be sure to factor in minimum hole, hole-to-edge, and bridging sizes when choosing a material for your project.

Hole to edge versus bridge

Confirm the minimum hole and bridging/webbing dimensions for every material by navigating to our Material Library. Then find your material of choice to see its material info page. Scroll down to find the Material Details and Design Considerations.

In Summary:

Can you use a different cutting method for my parts?

We choose the best cutting method for each material, so we aren’t able to use a different process upon request for individual orders.

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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″