Ponoko’s laser metal cutting service makes custom products from your digital product designs for businesses and agencies.
You can laser cut metal to make jewelry, electronic enclosures, signs, art, models, toys, robots, lighting, desk and office items, housewares, kitchen products, business gifts, promotional products and whatever other amazing ideas you can dream up.
To get started cutting metal, simply upload your product design and select from our range of sheet metal including stainless steel, brass and copper. Next, you’ll get an instant online quote from our metal cutter to make. If you’re diggin’ it, we’ll fabricate your designs with precision, package them with care and ship directly to your door. And since there’s no minimum for laser cutting metal, you can make anywhere from 1 product to 100,000. Sweet!
San Francisco engineer uses Ponoko + Kickstarter to bring his laser cut product to market.
Designer Maiko Kuzunishi has earned a worldwide following with her range of beautiful eco-friendly and quirky laser cut clocks.
Engineering student Alexander Sarnowski makes & sells fully functional black powder cannons with laser cut timber.
Illustrator and designer Junichi Tsuneoka combines traditional woodworking techniques with laser cutting.
Dancer Donna Touch makes & sells custom aluminum laser cut feather fans.
Designer Charles Wade juggles graphic design, web development, social media, and his blocky laser cut robots.
Open hardware engineers Nwazet Inc use laser cutting for quick, cost-effective creation of custom electronic enclosures for profitable sale.
Product designer by day, Colin Francis spends his after hours creating laser cut leather goods & housewares.
LA-based design studio Alienology embraces the Ponoko high speed model to move rapidly from idea to product.
Artist and craftsman Brian Chan creates & sells fully functional musical instruments from laser cut bamboo.
Jewelry designer Mariko Carandang uses Ponoko to instantly keep up with growing demand.
Artist Jay Thomson streamlines the bow tie making process by selling acrylic laser cutting design templates.
Laser cutting and laser engraving are digital making methods available online from Ponoko.
Laser cutting is a subtractive manufacturing technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut flat-sheet materials, such as sheet metal. A computer directs this laser to follow the cutting line provided in your digital design. The high-precision laser vaporizes a cut line through the sheet metal, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving sheet metal is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the sheet metal, it engraves the surface of the stainless steel, brass or copper. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser vaporizes a thin layer of the sheet metal surface, exposing what lies beneath. For laser cut metal, the result is a more textured finish.
You can laser cut and engrave designs for custom products in sheet metal using your very own personal factory.