We calculate over two dozen factors to give you the lowest prices.
Our pricing is based on a number of factors, including material, material thickness, material weight, quantity, shape (geometry), and the overall design.
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.
Prices shown above are per-unit. Order minimum is $29. For the most accurate pricing, please upload your CAD design for an instant quote.
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.
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.
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:
Basically, the only geometry that we need is the cutting path for the laser to follow. Check out our Design Guidelines for more details.
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.
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 – email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a few details about your business, required parts and materials, and we’ll get an account setup for you right away.
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.
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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.
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.
We proudly use hardware by PEM
|Thread Size||4-40 x .250″|
|Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000)||.168″|
|Minimum sheet thickness||0.040″|
|Maximum sheet thickness||.125″|
|Minimum distance hole C/L to edge||0.230″|
|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 material||Steel/Aluminum|
|Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)||0.040″-0.125″|
|Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)||0.048″-0.119″|