Laser cut leather parts - order online, delivered same day.*

On demand leather prototyping & production, same day from $50 for just 1. 93% off for 10,000.

Custom leather parts delivered same day.
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"Ponoko was an easy choice after I read consistent positive reviews and saw they would let me upload my own design for a fair price."

Stephen Denier

"We see this as the beginning of something huge"

Ponoko’s stock of leather is real, natural, full grain leather. Our leather is vegetable tanned and available in a variety of colors. Whether you’re an engineer looking for the perfect vintage aesthetic, a wearables designer or interior designer, you will find something for you in Ponoko’s laser cut leather assortment. With Ponoko, you can get an instant quote and same day shipping. If your product is ready for volume production, our laser cutting service scales to meet your requirements, no matter how large or small. Integrating genuine leather into your product instantly adds a premium feel to it. Use leather for the front panel of your audio product, add a leather strap or band to your wearable, or wow your customers with premium leather packaging or marketing material. Laser cut leather is the ideal material for your promotional material or user facing controls. Here at Ponoko, we can cut your custom leather business card holder, wallet, box or document pouch, and engrave logos or text on it at the same time.
Custom leather parts delivered same day.

How is leather cut with a laser cutter?

Cutting leather with a laser cutter is easily done thanks to the ability of leather to absorb laser light. The high-intensity light from a laser beam causes a precise area of leather to be vaporised thus cutting the leather. Leather can be cut using many other techniques, both automatic and manual, but laser cutting is by far one of the most repeatable and fastest methods for cutting. The use of numerically controlled stepper motors enables computer control with a high degree of repeatability and precision, something which cannot be achieved with manual cutting of leather.

What applications can laser cut leather be found?

Leather is an aesthetically pleasing material and therefore is commonly found in decorative and artistic pieces. One common example of leather in the fashion industry includes bags, shoes, and wallets. Leather can also be found in other luxury high-end products such as coverings in cars, seats, and even watches. While leather itself is not waterproof, it is water-resistant making it ideal for applying to services that require a degree of water resistance (such as boots).

Can leather be engraved using a laser cutter?

Leather can be engraved with ease using a laser cutter, and both the engraving and cutting process is done in the same machining cycle. Since engraving leather results in a small amount being removed, the engraving is extraordinarily resilient to ageing, but laser cut and laser engraved leather initially has a burnt odour that reduces over time with edges that contain soot (as a result of vaporisation). It’s common for laser cut leather to be gently cleaned before end use on products.

What leather is "laser-safe"?

While most materials can be cut with a laser, not all are considered “laser-safe”. Materials such as chromium-treated leather, can release toxic gasses that are extremely harmful to the environment. As such, it is essential that only vegetable-tanned leather is used in a laser cutter. Another example of a material that cannot be laser cut is PVC; while the material is easily cut using a laser, it releases chlorine gas which itself is very harmful. Many synthetic leathers contain PVC making them unsuitable for laser cutting. Due to the need for premium vegetable-tanned leather, Ponoko only stocks high quality leather and this is reflected in the price points you’ll see for this material.

Does laser cut leather have many advantages over other methods?

Laser-cut leather has the same advantages as any other material that is cut using a laser cutter. Firstly, the use of a computer-controlled cutting gantry results in cuts that are highly precise, accurate, and repeatable. This means that producing 1000 leather parts will be virtually identical in dimensions, while still retaining the beauty of a natural material and therefore highly suited for large production runs. The other major advantage of laser cut leather is that it is by far faster than other cutting methods. Other methods of cutting, such as CNC milling and scissors, are mechanical processes that see mechanical wear and tear. Furthermore, manual processes such as human labour is an intensive task that is far too expensive to do on large scale items (unless the item in question is luxury goods). Thirdly, using Ponoko laser cutting services allows engineers to rapidly scale their designs very quickly from single pieces all the way to tens of thousands. The ability to scale quickly is often a major challenge faced by engineers during product development, and having a service that is able to provide both prototypes and commercial-ready parts is invaluable. Fourthly, laser cut leather seals the edges meaning that no fraying occurs. This is particularly a challenge for mechanically cut leather and can lead to designs quickly wearing down and losing their professional look.

How thick can laser cut leather be?

While laser cut parts are quick to produce, they are generally limited in their thickness as laser beams diverge with distance thereby reducing the lasers ability to cut as well as creating a wider cut. Ponoko stocks natural leather materials up to 0.1 inches in thickness, and offers a range of different colors including auburn, dark brown, black, and mocha.

How do you clean laser cut leather?

Laser-cut leather leaves behind soot from the vaporisation of the leather, and can also leave a burnt-like odour. While the odour itself will dissipate over time, the soot may require an additional cleaning step prior to being used. A large portion of soot can be removed with the use of a coarse brush, while generic leather cleaning products can be used to remove finer dust.

Our precision leather laser cutting & engraving capabilities.

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±0.13mm

Dimensional accuracy.

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0-0.2mm

Laser kerf.

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0.1-19.1mm

Material thickness.

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790x384mm

Large parts.

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6x6mm

Tiny parts.

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1x1mm

Complex features.

How we deliver custom cut leather parts, same day from $50 for just 1.

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Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select leather materials online.
200+ engineering grade sheets.
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Get online quote in seconds.
From $50 for just 1 delivered same day.*
93% off for 10,000. Free shipping.
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Robots produce leather parts.
Quality checked by software & people.
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Track your orders online.
Same day delivery to Bay Area USA. Same day shipping worldwide. Standard shipping free.
Custom leather parts delivered same day.

Start from just 1 part, delivered same day.
Scale to 10,000 parts, at 93% off.

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Custom leather parts delivered same day.

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We’re online Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm PT to assist you design highest quality & lowest cost custom parts.

99.3% precision part quality record.

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Our software, then design inspector, laser operator & quality manager quality check all orders.

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If our software, robots, people or suppliers get it wrong, we’ll re-make & re-ship for free. No pesky returns.

We’re passionate about unleashing hardware creativity to advance humanity.

The speed which you were able to have my design cut and shipped was incredibly quick. Everything is dead on for what I had designed and fits flawlessly.
- David Gabel
The pieces are exactly as I wanted them, even the little details are sharp and well done. I ordered the same pieces from different vendors to compare the quality, and yours came out on top, at the best price too. I'm looking forward to ordering from you again.
- Louis Mazet
Just wanted to let you know the chipboards came in yesterday and looked great. Thanks again for your help on this! I'm sure we will be in touch for the next one.
- Monica Rivera
Wow you guys have great prices ... You know I've been getting quotes from shops at like 4-8 times more.
- Ryan LeMere
Our laser cut centerpieces arrived on time, in excellent condition, and were a huge hit at our conference. We were so impressed with the quality and service that, when designing awards for our next event, we immediately thought of Ponoko.
- Wren Dillingham
THANK YOU for the incredible service. I have never experienced customer service like this before!!!
- Taylor Norman
Wow thank you guys for the super LIGHT SPEED processing! :)))
- Astrid Mueller
The website is extremely user friendly with lots of help built right in. The prices are competitive and the test pieces came to my door in immaculate condition.
- Craig Dillon
Everything went simply perfect. From the site to the pricing, from the support to the shipping and the part’s quality. A1! Thanks again and see you soon for other orders!
- Louis Brillon
WOW! Just arrived! Looks GREAT! Thanks so much :) Looking forward to using your service again!
- Erin McLaughlin
Ponoko came to our aid when we were looking for something that people wouldn’t merely look at then throw out in a swag bag at a very large conference. We ended up making leather bookmarks to promote a new released product, and though the end result was beautiful, the service was the best part.
- Jenn Contois
Wow - serious customer service! Really appreciate it!!
- David Gluck

Order leather laser cut custom parts from your laptop, delivered same day.*

From $50 for just 1. 93% off for 10,000.

Custom leather parts delivered same day.
*Same day delivery (or money back) is available for orders using a limited selection of materials, placed by 11am PT Monday - Friday, for 1-100 parts to Bay Area USA locations. Same day shipping (or money back) available to USA & worldwide locations.