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

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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:

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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.

Keep in mind, the best way to confirm actual pricing and volume discounts for your parts is by uploading your files to our website for an instant quote.

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Tips for getting the lowest prices on your laser cut parts

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.

Summary:

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” x 120” 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 contact our Applications Engineers any time.

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 order 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 bendingcountersinking, powder coating, and tapping. The total cost for these services is per order. See the charts below.

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 with a few details about your business, required parts and materials, and we’ll get an account setup for you right away.

Tax Exemption

SendCutSend accounts for qualifying organizations can be tax exempt. Learn about our requirements and how to request tax exempt status.

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.

Formal Quote

Corporate customers can generate a formal quote for a purchasing or accounting department at checkout. Quotes will expire after 30 days and can be paid with Net 30 terms.

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.

Pricing FAQs

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush stud, M8 x 1.25, .472" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild

SKUFH-M8-12
Thread SizeM8 x 1.25
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).315″
Minimum sheet thickness0.094″
Maximum sheet thickness.347″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.378″
Minimum distance between two of the same hardware (CL to CL).567″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.472″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.100″-0.250″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.104″-0.250″

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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″