We use these small tabs to hold your parts in place while being cut to ensure the best accuracy possible.
Read below to learn what to expect and how to best design with these tabs in mind.
Fixturing tabs are necessary to ensure your parts remain stable during the CNC machining process. We’ve designed the tabs to be as small as possible for easy removal and finishing.
Fixture tabs are designed to be approximately half the depth of your selected material. Although we remove the majority of the tab before shipping, additional sanding or finishing may be necessary.
We will create a small tab that is approximately .1875″ wide, with a depth that is half the material thickness.
Tab placement and location is based on part geometry, and will be chosen by our operators here at SendCutSend. (Keep in mind that the minimum part size for our CNC router is 1”x2″.)
The tabs will not affect your final design, but your parts may require further finishing to remove them completely.
If you have any further questions, please contact support at email@example.com.
See our CNC Machining Guidelines page for more information on designing your plastic and composite parts.