Sheet Metal Tapping Services

Tapping is the process of forming threads in the holes of a part to later allow for the addition of hardware. SendCutSend’s tapping services save you time, hassle, and money. 

Tapping is the process of forming threads in the holes of a part to later allow for the addition of hardware. SendCutSend’s tapping services save you time, hassle, and money. 

Starting from $9, no minimum quantity. As low as $1 per part in bulk!

Online sheetmetal tapping form SendCutSend

Easily add hardware to your laser cut design using SendCutSend’s tapping service

Tapping sheet metal requires understanding thread sizes and types for fasteners, choosing the correct hole size and the correct tap for your material thickness.  Utilizing specialized, automated equipment, we precisely laser-cut a hole, create some threading, and send you on your way with your completed part. We have expertly trained staff members (and robots) that focus on just this process alone. 

No minimum quantities from SendCutSend
Quantity Discounts

Order 1 or 1,000+. Get up to 70% off when you order in bulk.

No minimum quantities from SendCutSend
Quantity Discounts

Order 1 or 1,000+. Get up to 70% off when you order in bulk.

SendCutSend's parts builder makes order simple parts easy
Multiple ways to order

Upload your CAD file, or use our Parts Builder and choose from a variety of templates.

SendCutSend's parts builder makes order simple parts easy
Multiple ways to order

Upload your CAD file, or use our Parts Builder and choose from a variety of templates.

Fast, Free shipping from SendCutSend
Free shipping!

Free anywhere in the USA, and only $19 to Canada.

Fast, Free shipping from SendCutSend
Free shipping!

Free anywhere in the USA, and only $19 to Canada.

Detailed order tracking from SendCutSend
Detailed order tracking

Follow your order from upload to delivery.

Detailed order tracking from SendCutSend
Detailed order tracking

Follow your order from upload to delivery.

We help you determine the correct hole size for your part

Using the correct hole size is extremely important when tapping sheet metal. We provide a thorough thread sizing chart of SendCutSend’s available thread options so that you can assure the correct hole size for your part.

Adding tapping to your custom laser cut parts has never been easier

With our team of highly trained machinists and our state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, we’ve made it easier than ever to design and order tapped parts. When you upload your design to our app, simply select the “Tapping” option during the checkout process and you’ll get an instant quote!

Review our Guidelines

Making sure your file meets all our requirements will ensure you get your parts as quickly as possible.

Upload your file for an instant quote

Select your material, apply countersinking, and adjust your quantity to see live pricing updates.

Standard countersinking orders are out the door in 4-6 days

3-5 day shipping
on all standard orders.

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$9

cart minimum

$9

cart minimum

The more you tap the more you save

Tapping starts at $9 per cart, $3 per hole. Need a ton of parts tapped? As soon as you add a second identical part to your order, you save 20%. As your number of parts increases, so does your discount. We offer quantity discounts up to 60% off.

Get started with a free instant quote using our parts builder!

Get started with a free instant quote!

“SendCutSend is always my first thought when prototyping and producing my builds. I’ve used their services on almost every project for the last several years. Their many services and automatic online quotes are an absolute game changer.”

Tyler Bell  :: Tyler Bell Makes

Quality control inspection on every tap

Whether you’re tapping one or 500 parts, our team of quality control specialists inspect each of your parts for any errors, big or small. If we see an issue, we’ll reach out to you to correct it before tapping the hole.

Tap laser cut holes on a variety of materials

SendCutSend tapping services can be applied to a variety of materials in several thickness levels. Choose from Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Chromoly, Delrin, HDPE or ABS. Reference our material thickness max/min chart for a full list of our in-stock material thicknesses.

What to expect from your tapped laser cut parts

  • Parts may have some light oil residue
  • Parts may require some deburring
  • Tapped holes near bends could distort and may need chasing
  • Tapping services may add 1-2 days to our production times

Get started with a free instant quote using our parts builder!

Get started with a free instant quote!

Helpful resources make it easy to create your file for tapping

Before uploading your files for tapping, take a moment to read our tapping guidelines. In these guidelines we go through setup and cost, understanding thread types and sizes for fasteners, choosing the correct hole size and tap, and more.

Don't stop at tapping, we have a full range of services to suit your project needs

Cutting Services

We offer custom laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and CNC routing. We’ll cut your parts with the method best suited for your material.

Bending & Forming

Add dimension to your projects with our precision CNC bending services.

Hardware Insertion from SendCutSent

Hardware Insertion

Select from our catalog of PEM press-fit hardware to add nuts, studs, and standoffs.

Tapping and Countersinking Services from SendCutSend

Countersinking

Increase the life of your hardware by creating a flush surface

Anodizing & Plating

Enhance your custom laser cut parts with deburring, anodizing, and plating  services.

Online Powder Coating sevices from SendCutSend

Powder Coating

Give your laser cut parts a bold, long-lasting finish and protective layer in one of 7 colors

Fast turn-arounds are only the begininng

Yes, we are laser-fast, but we’re also secure, and offer 100% money-back guarantee on all our parts. You’re in good hands with us.

Top notch customer service

Our educated and friendly team is here to answer your questions and assist you in getting the best parts possible.

Made in the USA

Every thing we offer, from materials to customer service is sourced right here in the United States. We have two locations to get your parts to you as quickly as possible.

Guaranteed quality

All our services come guaranteed. If you’re not 100% happy with your parts, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot.

Secure and confidential

We know your designs are valuable. Your files are 100% secure in our system.

Customers getting it done with SendCutSend

Here are just a few projects that have been tapped in house

See why customers dig us: SendCutSend reviews

Tapping FAQs

What materials are available for tapping?

We currently have a variety of materials that are available for tapping.  0.063”-0.500” 5052 Aluminum 0.063”-0.500” 6061 Aluminum 0.125”-0.250” 7075 Aluminum 0.063”-0.250” Copper 0.063”-0.250” Brass 0.030”-0.500” 304 Stainless Steel 0.062”-0.250” 316 Stainless Steel 0.030”-0.500” Mild Steel 0.050”-0.250” 4130 Chromoly 0.125”-0.250” Delrin 0.250”-0.500” HDPE 0.125”-0.250” ABS It’s important to choose the correct tap for your

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What file formats do you accept?

We have a few different 2D vector file formats we accept based on the software you are using to design your parts. Software Supported File Type AutoCAD .dxf Solidworks .dxf Fusion360 .dxf CorelDraw .eps Inkscape .eps Adobe Illustrator .ai We cannot open zipped folders or links to file locations. We also do not accept

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Can I powder coat my bent or tapped part?

Yes, you can powder coated bent and tapped parts but there are a few things to know. If your powder coated parts are bent, be aware that the die witness marks from the press brake will be visible through the coating. At this time, we cannot plug tapped holes before the parts are powder

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How do I set up my file for tapping?

When setting up your design for tapping, make sure that the holes are sized to the correct drill size corresponding to your needed tap size. Reference this helpful drill and tap size chart to see what your part needs.  For ideal thread engagement, your tapped hole should be 1-1.5X the bolt diameter. For example,

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How do you calculate pricing for laser cutting?

The pricing for our services and post-processing operations is based on a number of factors, including material, material thickness, material weight, quantity, shape (geometry), and the overall design. We calculate over two dozen factors to give you the most accurate price possible. Please visit our pricing page for complete details.

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Get an easy and free sheet metal tapping quote

Sheet metal tapping is easier than ever with an instant quote from SendCutSend. All you have to do is upload your sheet metal design and we’ll have it tapped and sent in a matter of days!

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Before you upload, be sure your file meets our requirements:

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

SKU SO-440-8
Thread Size 4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000) .168″
Minimum sheet thickness 0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness .125″
Fastener material Steel
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
Coating type Zinc
Length .250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075) 0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR) 0.048″-0.119″