Getting Started with SendCutSend

Welcome to SendCutSend! We’re excited to help you bring your ideas to life using our laser and waterjet cutting services. 

Get a quote through our online quote system for fast and accurate pricing in any of our materials.

How our Process Works

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It starts with a CAD design

Upload your CAD design, get an instant quote, we manufacture it and ship it right to your door. All within 2-4 days for standard orders. 

We currently only work with 2D vector files. These files need to be in 1:1 scale, in .dxf, .dwg, .ai, or .eps format. There should only be one part per file, and only the cut lines for the part you wish us to produce.

Follow our design guidelines

Make sure your file is set up for our lasers by following our Design Guidelines. Get tips on how to prepare your artwork for each of our cutting services that we provide. We also have additional design criteria listed on each of the Materials Pages.

Laser Cutting

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CNC Machining

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Waterjet Cutting

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Bending & Forming

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Countersinking

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Tapping

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Powder Coating

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No CAD file? Try our Parts Builder

If you don’t have a DXF file for laser cutting, no problem! You can now select, customize and order a variety of parts from simple brackets to house numbers in a matter of minutes.

Utilize our additional services

We offer a variety of finishing processes and services to get your parts looking exactly how you imagine. Familiarize yourself with our services and guidelines before uploading your design.

 

Laser Cutting

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Waterjet Cutting

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CNC Routing

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Four sheet metal bending examples in four different materials

Bending

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Countersinking

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Powder Coating

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Tapping

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Deburring

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Understand our limitations

We can cut just about anything, but there are certain material specifications we need to meet for our lasers to cut their best. While we provide free 2-day shipping on all standard orders, and $19 shipping to Canada we have some shipping limitations as well.

Min/Max Part Sizes

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Processing Part Sizes

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Density Guidelines

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Shipping Policy

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How to Order Parts on SendCutSend

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Our Laser Cutting Service FAQs

Can I paint my parts after they’re cut?

Preparing laser cut metal parts for painting is simple. Before you paint, roughen the surface with a Scotch Brite pad and then thoroughly clean the parts with acetone. (Make sure to wear gloves.)  For laser cut wood or plastic, just lightly clean off any dust or dirt that may have collected on the surface. 

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What are tabs? How can they be removed?

Tabs are used to keep your part from falling out of its nesting during laser cutting. We laser cut a bit of additional material about 0.010”-0.015” thick on the outside of your part. It’s easy enough to break the part out of the sheet metal by hand, but strong enough to hold the part

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What are die marks in sheet metal bending?

The tooling used in press brakes will often leave a surface mark on the bent sheet metal. These marks are called “die marks,” and while difficult to prevent, there are a few things you can do to hide or eliminate the unwanted markings.  SendCutSend does not offer die protection or mark removal, but one

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Do you offer linear graining?

SendCutSend does not offer line graining, but our free online deburring service will help remove any major imperfections leftover from the machining process. Deburring doesn’t polish the surface or leave it perfectly finished as with line graining, but it will prepare your part for additional finishing and assembly. For true line graining, you’ll need

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Do you offer polishing and mirror finishes?

We do not offer any polished or mirror finish metals at this time. Mirror-finish acrylic is available, as well as a variety of plastics and composites with a gloss finish. If you need polishing on your parts, you will need to perform that process yourself after you receive them from us. If you are

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Can you ship to my PO Box, APO/FPO address?

We do not ship to PO boxes, APO or FPO addresses at this time. Please provide us with a physical address. Read our shipping information page and policies for more information about our shipping process, if your order qualifies for free shipping, and factors that may affect your order processing times.

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Additional Resources

Blog

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Videos

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Recommended Software

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Tutorials

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Design Partners

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Start your first SendCutSend project today!

Upload your CAD design (DXF, DWG, EPS, or AI file) and get a free instant quote on your custom laser cut parts, all delivered to your door in a matter of days.