Custom Laser Cutting Overview

Laser cutting machine Welcome to! Our custom laser cutting service is ideal for making custom parts quickly and economically for any project. You can get started with making custom laser-cut parts for only $25. If you are in a hurry, we can have custom plastic parts delivered to your door as soon as the next day!

Capabilities and limitations of custom laser cutting

Our custom laser cutting service gives anyone the ability to create custom parts from a variety of materials. Laser cutting also allows you to realize intricate designs that are too complex for creating by hand. laser cutting example We can laser cut almost anything you can draw, including sharp angles, smooth curves, small screw holes, and complex lace designs, and we can also laser engrave text, logos, and photos on to your parts. We mainly laser cut custom plastic parts, but we can also make custom wood, rubber, and foam parts (sorry, no PVC, vinyl, or metals). We can only laser cut two-dimensional parts, but you can create three-dimensional designs from flat pieces such as the sumo robot chassis shown here. Our laser cutters can cut up to 1/2" acrylic (Plexiglas) with a maximum part size of 35" x 49.5". For more details, please see our page about laser cutting capabilities, limitations, and issues.

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We started our laser cutting service to create custom robot parts, but of course, any custom part is welcome — our laser cutting service is great for anyone with a project requiring custom parts!

Ordering and pricing custom laser-cut parts

To order custom laser-cut parts, all you have to do is draw your part in CAD or vector-graphics drawing software, decide which laser cutting materials to use, submit the file on our web site for a quote, and respond to the quote with a phone call or PayPal payment to start the job. Our standard turn time is 5 business days, and we also offer expedited laser cutting. We can even ship the same day, so you can have your custom part in hand as soon as tomorrow morning!

If you prefer, you may place a small, initial order to test a design, and follow up with a larger order once you verify the parts (we do provide price breaks for larger orders). To get a rough idea of the cost for your parts, please see our laser cutting pricing.

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Creating files for laser-cut parts

We can use most standard vector-graphics file types for laser cutting parts including DXF, DWG, PDF, CDR, AI, and SVG (we use TurboCAD version 11 and Corel DRAW version 12). If you do not have access to software for drawing your parts, we suggest downloading free drawing software. We also might be able to draw your part for you for $60/hr; please submit your sketch or written description through our quote request form (any file that we can open is fine). For more information, please see our topics on laser cutting file set up.

Getting started with custom laser cutting

To get started with creating your own custom laser-cut parts, please read the following topics. If you are ready to request a quote, you can go straight to our quote request form. If you have any questions about our custom laser cutting service, please contact us.

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