Laser cut metal parts — delivered same day or money back.*

Parts cut to 0.13mm accuracy with 99.3% quality record. Order 1 part or 10,000.

Custom metal parts delivered in days.
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"Hello! I received my order yesterday, exactly when promised. Please extend my thanks to the entire Ponoko team. I'm thrilled with the work you have done, the quality exceeds my expectations and is better than I work I'd done previously myself in the local lab. Very impressed, I'll be ordering again, thank you!"

Lauri Hafvenstien

"We see this as the beginning of something huge"

Ponoko laser cuts everything, and metal is no exception. We cut a wide range of metals for you to choose from, including all of brass, copper, stainless steel and aluminum. Want to construct a lightweight frame for your engineering project, or need an extra-large heatsink for your high power motor driver? Ponoko can laser cut that for you. Known for their high thermal conductivity and tensile strength, metal sheets have made their way into products across all industries. You can cut metal in a variety of thicknesses into any shape using our laser cutting services, without having to pay a fortune for custom shearing dies. Ponoko’s range of metals and thicknesses, with no minimum order give you the optimal choice for use for both decorative and functional purposes. Whether you need a rigid metal encasing for your electronics project, a custom sized bed for your 3D printer, or very sturdy reusable stencils for your industrial process, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Ponoko.
Custom metal parts delivered in days.

How does laser cutting metal work?

Laser cutters, as the name suggests, use high-powered lasers to cut through materials and are typically mounted on a 2-axis gantry. Laser cutting relies on a laser beam to heat a piece of material to such a high temperature that it either melts or vaporises, and while softer materials such as acrylic and wood can be cut using low-powered lasers, metals often require much higher laser powers (typically in excess of 100W).

What metals can be laser cut?

Almost any sheet metal can be laser cut, and Ponoko offers a wide range of various metal sheets and thicknesses. Steel is available in mild, stainless, and carbon varieties of thicknesses up to 3mm, and is ideal for structural parts, enclosures, and faceplates.

How thick can laser cut metal parts be?

Laser cutters are not ideal for cutting thick materials as the laser beam diverges (meaning that the intensity of the beam rapidly drops with depth). This means that materials cut using laser cutters are generally thin with a maximum thickness of up to 3mm. However, Ponoko does offer laser cutting services with thicknesses of up to 19mm in other materials.

What can laser cut metal parts be used for?

Metal parts made from laser cutters can be used for a wide range of applications including enclosures, panels, mounting plates, brackets, and signs. The structural integrity of metal makes it particularly useful for making strong structures, and laser cut parts can easily be welded or fitted together using brackets and screws. The high-precision capabilities of Ponoko laser cutters also make metal cut parts ideal for intricate metal designs such as small metal gears, levers, and metal conductive plates used on PCBs.

Our precision metal 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.

FAQ

Can a laser cutter cut sheet metal?

Yes, laser cutters can cut sheet metals and are particularly ideal for making precision-cut parts. However, laser cutters cannot work with thick pieces of metal, and therefore laser cutting should only be used for metals with a thickness of 3mm and under.

Is laser cutting metal expensive?

While laser cutters can use more power than a CNC engraver, it should be understood that power consumption is a minor cost in the production of laser cut parts. A design that requires a metal part will find that laser cutting services are one of the cheapest options, and Ponoko offering customers the ability to purchase only a single piece further helps to reduce the cost.

What is Ponoko’s precision capabilities for laser cut metal parts?

For metals, Ponoko offers a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm, a laser kerf of 0mm, and complex features capability of 1mm x 1mm. Furthermore, the smallest laser cut metal parts that Ponoko can produce are 25.4mm x 25.4mm, and the largest parts can be 790mm x 384mm.

How is Ponoko able to produce parts so quickly?

Ponoko prides itself in its ability to have parts manufactured and shipped fast.. Ponoko is able to do this by standardising the production process and carefully matching materials with laser cutters that they work best with.

How can Ponoko help with engineering projects?

Whether you need to produce just one part, or ten thousand, Ponoko is ready for any engineering challenge. Scaling the production of a product can be a challenging task, and switching manufacturers can cause logistical problems, quality control issues, and unknown expenses. Ponokos’ ability to scale helps engineers expand their projects from prototypes into early production runs while also getting engineers ready for the next leap; full-scale production.

Why use Ponoko services?

When it comes to laser cutting, Ponoko is an industry leader and recognised by many large institutions and companies including NASA, Intel, and Google. Ponokos’ ability to produce precision cuts makes it ideal for use in any application requiring accuracy, while Ponokos’ carefully source materials are ideal for applications needing reliability and quality. With over 200 engineered sheet materials available to customers, Ponoko is able to provide service to all areas of industry whether it be aerospace, medical, and military.

How we deliver custom cut metal parts.

01
Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select metal materials online.
200+ engineering grade sheets.
03
Get online quote in seconds.
From $50 for just 1 delivered same day.*
93% off for 10,000. Free shipping.
04
Robots produce metal 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 metal parts delivered in days.

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

Our customers are leading their industries.

Health
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Bionic exoskeletons

Ekso Bionics

Retail
iOS POS hardware
iOS POS hardware

Aila

AI
Fulfillment systems
Fulfillment systems

Berkshire Grey

IoT
Connectivity devices
Connectivity devices

Twilio

Prototypes
AI plant monitoring
AI plant monitoring

Bowery Farming

Consumer Electronics
iPhone testing stands
iPhone testing stands

Apple

Homeware
Wall clocks
Wall clocks

Decoy Lab

Fashion
Jewelry
Jewelry

Gio Gio Design

Homeware
Lighting
Lighting

Modern Maine

Space
Internet satellites
Internet satellites

Astranis

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Aircraft
Aircraft

Joby Aviation

Lidar
Autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles

Velodyne Lidar

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Scientific devices
Scientific devices

Thermo Fisher

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Cell therapy systems
Cell therapy systems

Orca Bio

Robotics
Delivery robots
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Cyan Robotics

Custom metal parts delivered in days.

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For all USA shipments. Free material sample too.

Live chat with laser technicians.

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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Standard quality procedure.

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

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Our promise.

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 metal laser cut custom parts from your laptop, delivered in days.*

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

Custom metal parts delivered in days.
*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.