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MDF

Our MDF material is a solid, comparative material to basic plywood and is almost indistinguishable in most applications. It’ll save you money on large runs of furniture production, panels for soundproofing, or even automotive usages by itself.

Starting from $29

STRONG
WORKABLE
TREATABLE

MDF boards are wood, too

Our MDF, or Medium Density Fiberboard, is a unique composite wood material made from sawdust and fibers from both softwoods and hardwoods. These components are mixed with resin and then subjected to forming by extreme temperature and pressure, creating a spectacularly pliant and workable sheet material.

There’s a lot of information out there about real wood being superior to particleboard and MDF, but like with most projects, it really depends on what you need it for. The truth is MDF board functions about as well as, if not better than plywood for many project types. The key is knowing what you need from your board.

It should be noted that MDF is not ideal for external environments where it’d be subjected to the elements, as the material will warp and quickly fall apart. Although if you need a more accessible material for furniture, custom sound systems, or other indoor application, MDF will save you tons of cash in the long run and provide the same quality as a similar strength wood.

If you’re worried about off-gassing and potential liquid spillage ruining your finish, our MDF is treatable for a variety of purposes, such as fire resistance, liquid sealing, and different paints.

Variations in MDF finish

Due to ongoing global supply chain shortages, there will be variations in your custom cut MDF finish color and texture. Some variations of MDF may be darker and have a slight sheen, as shown in the images here. These darker variations will also have a dark cut edge and differing edge cut finish from our traditional MDF.

These finish variations will not alter the integrity of your parts in any way, but be aware that if you have multiple MDF parts in a single order, those parts may slightly vary in color and finish.

Common Uses

  • Furniture

  • Cabinets

  • Stereo speakers

  • Roofing

  • Doors parts

  • Store fixtures/Signage

  • Toys

  • Fire resistance

  • Musical instruments

  • Vapor repulsion

  • Vapor repulsion

  • High density soundproofing

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Material Details

Details
Advertised Thickness.125″ | 3.18mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.015″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.015″
Cutting ProcessC02 Laser
Cut Tolerance.009″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 2″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.050″
Min Bridge Size.063″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.020″

Properties
Material Composition 
Density 
Tensile Strength (Yield) 
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness 
Elongation at Break 
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.250″ | 6.35mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.015″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.015″
Cutting ProcessC02 Laser
Cut Tolerance.009″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 2″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.100″
Min Bridge Size.125″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.020″

Properties
Material Composition 
Density 
Tensile Strength (Yield) 
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness 
Elongation at Break 
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.375″ | 9.53mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.015″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.015″
Cutting ProcessCNC Router
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 2″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.125″
Min Bridge Size.375″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.020″

Properties
Material Composition 
Density 
Tensile Strength (Yield) 
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness 
Elongation at Break 
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.500″ | 12.7mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.015″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.015″
Cutting ProcessCNC Router
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 2″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.125″
Min Bridge Size.500″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.020″

Properties
Material Composition 
Density 
Tensile Strength (Yield) 
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness 
Elongation at Break 
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticNo

Our laser and CNC cut MDF is guaranteed

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Why? Because if you’re here, you’re like us, and we want to see what you can do with our services. We want you to succeed.

Plastic, composite, and wood materials cut on our CNC machine will have small tabs.

These tabs hold your parts in place while being cut to ensure the best accuracy possible. Click below to learn what to expect and how to best design with these tabs in mind.

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