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"Can't wait to get my latest order. I've been ordering from Ponoko for about two years now, but I still feel like it's Christmas every time I see the Ponoko sticker on my doorstep!"

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Whether a copper part is being used as a prototype or for a final production part, the need for precision is essential, and our laser cutting and engraving services offer a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm and a laser kerf (cut width divergence) of between 0 and 0.2mm. This level of precision is available on any order size ensuring that all orders are manufactured to the same standard, and our use of different laser cutting technologies including CO2 and Fibre ensures that the right machine is chosen for your part.

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USD $1.77
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USD $1.14
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USD $0.56
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USD $0.47
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USD $0.28
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USD $0.21

Software powered manufacturing service for copper parts with a 99.3% part quality record

Copper has always been the iconic conductor of the PCB industry. It has the second highest electrical and thermal conductivities of any metal, exceeded only by silver. Soldering laser cut copper to a circuit board is a great, economically viable way to reduce the resistance and improve the thermal performance of a high current path. Copper sheet can be cut to any shape allowing for optimized heat spreaders or custom heatsinks to make the most of your hardware. You can also laser engrave your copper parts to add a company logo, part number, barcode or any other graphics and text you may require to make your part production ready. Ponoko’s laser cut copper sheet services provide high precision and tight tolerances no matter your order volume. Whether you need a single unit for a proof of concept or a one-off build, or need a mass production quantity, you will receive the quality and precision that Ponoko is known for.
Custom copper parts delivered same day.

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We have a specially curated stock of over 200+ engineering-grade materials, including copper, that is all carefully chosen for their specific engineering characteristics whether it is tensile strength, electrical conductivity, or density. All of these engineering parameters can be compared during the order stage, and our frequent testing of stock ensures consistency throughout all orders. As such, parts ordered as individual prototypes that are then scaled up for a full production run will be identical in precision and consistency.

Custom copper parts delivered same day.

How we deliver custom cut copper parts same day.

Our software powered service combines all needed steps for manufacturing laser-cut copper parts into an easy to use process. From design upload to part quotation, the entire process can be done in a matter of minutes regardless of the order size, and orders placed before 11 AM in quantities of less than 100 are manufactured and shipped same day. If we can’t deliver on this promise, we will issue a full refund on the delivery with no questions asked.

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Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select copper 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 copper parts.
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Same day delivery to Bay Area USA. Same day shipping worldwide.Standard shipping free.
Custom copper parts delivered same day.

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

Our customers are leading their industries.

Industries that prize precision, quality, and speed choose us for their laser-cut copper parts as we can provide a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm across any size order. Whether a part is being used in an AI, IoT, IIoT, pharmaceuticals, medical, or automotive, our ability to turn around parts in under 24-hours can significantly reduce the time between design iterations from weeks to just days. This reduction in design iteration time also reduces the time to market which can be critical in being first to market.

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Bionic exoskeletons
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

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Wall clocks
Wall clocks

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Jewelry

Gio Gio Design

Homeware
Lighting
Lighting

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Internet satellites

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Aircraft

Joby Aviation

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Autonomous vehicles

Velodyne Lidar

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Scientific devices
Scientific devices

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Cell therapy systems
Cell therapy systems

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Custom copper 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.

Manufacturing single copper parts to a high degree of precision is impressive, but doing so across millions of parts demonstrates consistency and reliability. Our precision part record of over 99.3% across 2 million parts is why over 33,000 customers choose us for their laser cutting and engraving needs. To demonstrate the confidence, we have in our capabilities, all parts come with a 365-day guarantee with a no-questions-asked replacement policy.

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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.

No matter the project, we are proud to help our customers achieve their full engineering potential whether a copper part is being used as a bus bar, as a satellite component, or as a bracket. Our ability to rapidly produce precision parts has seen us involved with major projects including rapid testing kits for COVID, wearable medical devices, and battery systems for the next generation of electric vehicles. The ability to get parts manufactured and shipped the same day reduces design iteration times from weeks to just days, and this allows our customers to focus on their design and unleash their full potential.

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

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FAQ

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Can you laser cut copper?

Copper can be cut with a laser cutter, but the power of the laser needs to be much greater than those used to cut cardboard, wood, and plastic. In terms of laser technology, CO2 lasers are able to cut copper, but operators of laser cutters need to watch out for reflections from the metal as the reflected beam can go back into the laser tube and damage the internal components. Sometimes, operators will coat the metal in a dark layer to try and prevent such reflections. Laser cutting copper is typically faster than CNC machining as well as being a more ideal process. To start, CNCs require the workpiece to be secured down otherwise it will move as soon as the CNC tool makes contact. Secondly, the use of mechanical cutters causes wear and tear overtime which eventually requires tools to be replaced (these can be extremely expensive depending on the quality of the bit). CNCs are also unable to make complete cut-outs on large sheets of material as workpieces can fly out once fully removed from the main sheet material.
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Can you engrave copper with a laser cutter?

Like most metals, copper can be engraved with a laser cutter, and the engraving process is done in the same machine cycle as the cutting. This means that engravings will perfectly match up to the cut design making laser cutting an ideal choice for copper. The engraving abilities of Ponoko make it ideal for a wide range of applications including decorative pieces that require extreme precision, and can also be used for identification purposes too (small QR codes, numbers etc.). Engraved designs are done by removing a small amount of material from the surface of the copper, and this results in a design that is virtually impossible to remove. The only way an engraved design can be removed is if the laser cut part is sanded to an extreme amount. However, as copper has an orange color to it, engraved patterns are not as easily seen compared to other engraved materials such as cardboard and wood.
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Is laser cut copper expensive?

When it comes to laser cutting copper, the largest cost by far is in the copper material itself as it is a very expensive metal. However, laser cutting is a cheaper process than machining methods that use physical tool bits. This is because laser cutters are generally faster than machining, the lack of tooling bits means that there are no parts that need frequent replacing, and that laser cutting machines can easily cut precision features into copper. Precision parts can also be made using traditional machining methods, but there are a few problems that CNCs face. One major issue is that they cannot completely cut out parts in sheet metal as the part will fly out when the CNC completes the outside cut. Furthermore, material being cut by a CNC needs to be held down tightly otherwise it will move around during the machining process. CNC cut parts also require active cooling methods such as flowing oil as the generated heat can damage tooling bits. Furthermore, laser cutters are extremely economical whether a single part is being used in a prototype, or one thousands are needed for a full production run. The ability for laser cut parts to be used in both prototype and production runs also makes it easier for engineers to plan and expand production cycles.
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How thick can laser cut copper be?

The thickness of any material being laser cut depends on the ability for the material to be laser cut and the divergence of the laser beam. In the case of Ponoko, copper sheets can be up to 0.06 inches in thickness. The copper used by Ponoko is Electrolytic Copper which is an extremely pure form of copper whose purity is greater than 99.95%.
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What can laser cut copper be used for?

Copper parts cut using a laser cutter can greatly benefit from their precision and repeatability. Any application that requires 2D copper parts with complex shapes, features, and engravings would do well to use laser cutting, especially if the parts are small. Electronics is highly dependent on copper as copper is highly conductive and easy to solder. While often found in wiring, copper can also be used in specialised heatsinks, bus bars, and radiative components. Copper can also be used in decorative pieces including kitchenware, trinkets, and tags. Despite copper rusting more easily than other metals (such as stainless steel), its luster and vintage appearance make it aesthetically pleasing.  

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Custom copper 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.