Starting from $29 per order, shipped!

We calculate over two dozen factors to give you the lowest prices.

How SendCutSend calculates laser and waterjet cutting prices

Our pricing is based on a number of factors, including material, material thickness, material weight, quantity, shape (geometry), and the overall design.

Pricing is calculated based on:

  • Overall dimensions of your design
  • Selected material
  • Material thickness
  • Quantity
  • Total processing time
  • Additional proprietary factors that help us keep our prices as low as possible

Rush processing, deburring and FREE shipping anywhere in the USA are included at no charge for eligible orders. 

In Canada? Shipping is just $19.

Upload your .dxf, .ai, .eps or .dwg file for an instant quote. No login, credit card or email address is required for a free, instant quote.

Pricing examples

We’ve included some laser cutting examples to illustrate how factors such as size, material, quantity, and design density effect your overall price. Toggle the simple/complex button below for examples.

Complex Part

.063″ 5052 Aluminum

QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $5.26/ea $16.68/ea $55.56/ea
10 $3.73/ea $11.84/ea $39.45/ea
50 $2.89/ea $9.17/ea $30.56/ea
100 $2.74/ea  $8.67/ea $28.89/ea

.060″ 304 Stainless Steel

QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $6.25/ea $30.47/ea $175.32/ea
10 $4.44/ea $21.63/ea $124.48/ea
50 $3.44/ea $16.76/ea $96.43/ea
100 $3.25/ea $15.84/ea $91.17/ea

.063″ Copper

QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $9.20/ea $63.37/ea $444.76/ea
10 $6.53/ea $44.99/ea $315.78/ea
50 $5.06/ea $34.85/ea $244.62/ea
100 $4.78/ea $32.95/ea $231.28/ea

Simple Part

.063″ 5052 Aluminum

 QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $1.99/ea $5.48/ea $46.16/ea
10 $1.41/ea $3.89/ea $32.77/ea
50 $1.09/ea $3.02/ea $23.39/ea
100 $1.03/ea  $2.85/ea $22.05/ea

.060″ 304 Stainless Steel

QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $2.89/ea $18.83/ea $166.10/ea
10 $2.05/ea $13.37/ea $117.93/ea
50 $1.59/ea $10.36/ea $91.37/ea
100 $1.50/ea $9.79/ea $86.37/ea

.063″ Copper

QTY 2″ sq 8″ sq 24″ sq
1 $5.21/ea $44.80/ea $433.78/ea
10 $3.70/ea $34.65/ea $307.98/ea
50 $2.87/ea $26.84/ea $238.58/ea
100 $2.26/ea $25.38/ea $225.57/ea

Prices shown above are per-unit. Order minimum is $29. For the most accurate pricing, please upload your CAD design for an instant quote.

Tips for getting the lowest prices on your laser cut parts

Summary:

Sometimes a design can benefit from a few small tweaks that will lower the price substantially. Here are a few of our favorite tricks for keeping your parts affordable.

Reduce the number of holes or “pierces”

Each time hole or feature is created, the laser makes a pierce. The pierce can be the slowest part of the cutting process, and each pierce can be from 10 to 2,000 milliseconds, depending on the material. Those milliseconds add up, and can increase the cost of your part.

If you have a perforated pattern, consider spacing the holes apart more, or increase the size of the holes to reduce the total number of holes in the design.

Eliminate duplicate lines and unnecessary geometry

Sometimes when designing using layers, guides, construction lines, rulers etc, there will be unnecessary design artifacts in your exported DXF file. We recommend opening your DXF file running a few checks:

  • All unused layers are deleted
  • Hidden or locked objects are removed
  • Guides and construction lines are removed
  • Text notes and dimensions are removed
  • Borders, titles and part numbers should be deleted

Basically, the only geometry that we need is the cutting path for the laser to follow. Check out our Design Guidelines for more details. 

Keep your design smaller than 46” in any axis

If you can keep your design to be less than 46” in any direction, this will keep your manufacturing costs to a minimum.

Our raw material typically comes in 48” x120” sheets (or less), so by keeping designs to 46” or less, we have the best material yield possible. If a larger design can be broken up into smaller pieces and then assembled, it will reduce your cost significantly. 

Use the appropriate material

Titanium is a cool material, it’s really strong and lightweight, but it’s also incredibly expensive. The same goes for brass and copper. Selecting the right material for your project is key to keeping your costs low.

Not sure what to use for your application? We created this handy chart to help you decide.

If you’re still not sure, feel free to email our Applications Engineers any time and we’ll be happy to help – support@sendcutsend.com

Use thinner material

Thinner material cuts faster than thicker material. The faster we can cut, the lower the price will be. 

We recommend choosing the thinnest material that will be appropriate for your application. For example, if you are making some decorative numbers for your house, you probably won’t need 1/2” thick stainless steel… unless the numbers are part of your home’s foundation!

Instead, you may want to try 0.125” (1/8″) stainless steel and mount the numbers with spacers to give it dimension. 

Adjust quantity to avoid minimum order prices

Our minimum order fee is $29 for most materials and services. If your parts are less than $29, we add a “minimum adjustment” to bring the total order cost to $29. Minimum adjustments help us offset setup and handling costs for individual orders.
 
We want to help you get the best bang for your buck, so we’ll give you a little tip for getting around the minimum adjustment and saving some money while you’re at it:
 
Increase your part quantity so the total price exceeds the $29 minimum. Increasing overall quantity will actually make the individual cost-per-part cheaper. And who doesn’t love more parts, right?
 

Example:

  • Your part is quoted at $5 per unit, in aluminum.
  • The total price for a single unit will be $5 plus a $24 minimum adjustment ($29 total).
  • If you increase your quantity to 6 units (at $5 per unit), the total price will be only $30.
  • There is no minimum adjustment necessary now, so you end up getting more parts for only $1 more.
  • Give the extras to a friend!

Pricing for add-on services

We also offer add-on services such as bending, tapping and powder coating. Pricing for these services is per part. See the charts below.

# of Parts Total Cost The Math
1 $19 ($5 x 1 = $5 < $19)
2 $19 ($5 x 2 = $10 < $19)
5 $25 ($5 x 5 = $25 > $19)
10 $50 ($5 x 10 = $50 > $19)
# of Tapped Holes
Total CostThe Math
1$19$3 per hole x 1 = $3. $19 minimum used
5$19$3 per hole  x 5 = $15. $19 minimum used
10$30$3 per hole x 10 = $30 total
20$60$3 per hole x 20 = $60 total

Powder coating starts at $19 per color. Overall pricing is based on total area and quantity of parts. 
Request a custom quote for powder coating

Additional pricing options

Wholesale pricing

We’re happy to offer discounted pricing for large quantities and frequent or recurring orders. 

The minimum requirement for a wholesale account is a monthly order value of $1,000 or more, or an annual volume of 5,000 or more parts. 

Contact us at support@sendcutsend.com with a few details about your business, required parts and materials, and we’ll get an account setup for you right away.

NET 30 Accounts

We offer flexible payment terms (NET 30 and NET 60) for pre-qualified customers who prefer to pay with a PO.

Payment terms are only available to existing SendCutSend customers who are in good standing and have been in business for at least two years.

Learn more about our payment terms criteria for qualification, how to apply, and additional payment options.

Blind Invoicing

If you plan on placing an order on behalf of your client/customer, or you are sending it as a gift, you may wish to use our Blind Invoice option during checkout.

Selecting the Blind Invoice option during checkout will omit all prices from the invoice and packing slip included in your order. Please keep in mind that this is not a “White Label” option, and the SendCutSend logo and address will remain on the invoice and packaging.

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