Custom laser cut cardstock parts — custom laser cut and delivered same day.*

1 cardstock part from $50 including same day delivery, then scale to 10,000.

Custom cardstock parts delivered same day.
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"I just got my first round of pieces that you guys cut for me and I am so impressed. Not only are they exactly what I wanted and expected, but they arrived two days early! This is so important for my small business, so I will be using you guys for all my cuts from here on out."

Sami Dee

"We see this as the beginning of something huge"

Laser-cut cardstock parts with a precision of ±0.13mm manufactured and shipped the same day with a 99.3% precision part quality record on over 2 million parts produced.

Cardstock is a low cost versatile material for all stages of your project, whether you are creating mockups before starting to prototype, or you are ready for mass production. Card stock can be easily formed, glued, cut and colored using tools you most likely have at your desk. This can allow you to quickly iterate on an idea, with the laser cut cardstock being easily modified with just a pair of scissors or an x-acto knife and a glue stick. Use cardstock to prototype faceplates or other sheet metal, create stencils, or packaging. You can also use cardstock as a stencil for paints and inks to add the finishing touches to one off prototypes to give customers or trial users a volume production look without the need to make custom silk screens or other volume printing technologies. As an electrical insulator, you can use it as isolation between components - custom washers, gaskets or full covers for a circuit board, laser cut cardstock can offer high precision, low cost basic electrical isolation.
Custom cardstock parts delivered same day.

Cardstock materials online.

Trying to find the right cardstock for a project can be challenging, and this problem is only made worse when considering that not all materials can be cut using a laser. To speed up material selection, we have an especially curated range of over 200+ engineering-grade materials that can all be cut using a laser. Furthermore, all of these materials have clearly defined engineering characteristics such as tensile strength and density, and all materials are frequently tested onsite to ensure consistency.

Custom cardstock parts delivered same day.

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

Our software powered online manufacturing service combines all the needed manufacturing steps into a single easy to use process that cuts the time for orders from weeks to just days. Customers can upload their designs, check DFM, choose their material, and then place an order in just minutes, and from $50 orders placed before 11 AM in quantities less than 100 will be manufactured and shipped same day. If we can’t deliver on this promise, we will refund the cost of delivery.

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Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select cardstock 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 cardstock 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 cardstock 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.

So many industries around the world whether it is electronics, medical, aerospace, or automotive that prize precision, quality, and speed use our services for laser-cut cardstock parts. Our ability to produce parts to a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm on any order size is why we are chosen by companies that lead their respective industry. Our ability to manufacture and ship parts same day dramatically reduces the time between design iterations from weeks to just days, and this can help with projects looking to be first to market.

Health
Bionic exoskeletons
Bionic exoskeletons

Ekso Bionics

Retail
iOS POS hardware
iOS POS hardware

Aila

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Fulfillment systems
Fulfillment systems

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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

Aviation
Aircraft
Aircraft

Joby Aviation

Lidar
Autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles

Velodyne Lidar

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Scientific devices
Scientific devices

Thermo Fisher

Biotech
Cell therapy systems
Cell therapy systems

Orca Bio

Robotics
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Delivery robots

Cyan Robotics

Custom cardstock parts delivered same day.

Laser cutting built for startups & enterprises.

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Free standard shipping.

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.

Precision in laser-cut cardstock parts is important, but being able to do so consistently is even more so, and we hold a 99.3% precision part quality record on over 2 million parts manufactured across 33,000+ customers. To demonstrate our confidence in the quality of our parts, all parts come with a 365-day guarantee with a free replacement service with no questions asked. There is a reason why so many high-tech industries choose our laser cutting services; precision, speed, and repeatability.

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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.

Our laser cutting services have been used in just about every industry you can think of, and we have even been involved with many world-changing projects. Whether a part is being used in a rapid COVID test kit, a wearable medical device for predicting fatal conditions, or as a structural component for an interplanetary mission, we couldn’t be more proud of our customers and the projects we have been involved with.

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

FAQ

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What is cardstock?

Cardstock is a material that is similar to printing paper except that it is much thicker and denser. Cardstock is often characterized by its density to indicate its overall thickness (such as 100g per square meter), with higher densities referring to thicker card. Unlike paper, cardstock is rarely suitable for printing with home printers, and does not have hollow internal space or structure like corrugated cardboard.
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Can laser cutters cut cardstock?

Cardstock is an ideal material for cutting with laser cutters for many reasons. The first is that cardstock is thin and highly absorbent of CO2 lasers meaning that it can be cut extremely fast. The increased thickness of cardstock (compared to paper) also allows for cardstock to be engraved with minimal problems, and often the high contrast of the final engraving makes engraved designs highly visible. However, it should be noted that as cardstock easily burns, laser-cut edges have a burned color. For some designs, this can be aesthetically pleasing, but other designs may require a clean edge so consider this before using laser-cut cardstock.
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What can laser-cut cardstock be used for?

One of the major advantages of using a laser cutter with cardstock is that laser cutters are incredibly accurate and able to produce extremely fine details. Furthermore, laser cutters apply no force to the workpiece being cut, and this allows for delicate designs to be made with great precision. Intricate designs can greatly benefit from laser-cut cardstock. Patterns such as snowflakes and intertwining lines with fine holes between shapes can easily be done using Ponoko services. This ability extends very well to uniquely decorated labels for products such as wine bottles and beverages that require unusual shapes. Cardstock is also used with product inserts that may contain important user information such as instructions. While rectangular card can be used in such applications, laser-cut card inserts would allow for any shape with cut-outs as well as folds for creating 3D product packaging. Architectural models can also take advantage of cardstock thanks to the structural properties of cardstock. 3D shapes can easily be constructed using 2D cardstock cutouts with glue being used to secure different faces together.
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What kinds of cardstock does Ponoko use?

Ponoko stocks a wide range of cardstock with various colors, textures, and patterns. All cardstock provided by Ponoko has a thickness of 0.1 inches and is one of the cheapest materials available from Ponoko. One major advantage to cardstock in the age of climate change and environmental awareness is its ease of recycling as well as biodegradability meaning that environmental waste is kept to a minimum.
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What factors need to be considered when using cardstock?

The first factor to keep in mind when using cardstock is that it is extremely thin and very easy to cut. This means that cardstock is ideal for prototyping and mass production alike. However, the thinness of cardstock also means that engineers should be careful when creating small parts. Parts that are very small can get lost in the machine as the material being cut sits on a grid instead of a flat bed. Combined with the fact that air assistance is required during laser operation, cardstock parts that are very light can easily be blown away. Another factor to consider is that the thinness of cardstock also makes it easy to bend. As cardstock creases very quickly when bent, transportation and handling of cardstock may result in deformation in the cardstock.
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Are there materials that should not be laser cut?

Not all materials are nice and easy to cut like cardstock, and some are in fact very dangerous to cut. Unlike mechanical cutting, laser cutting uses a high-powered laser beam to burn material to the point where it either melts or turns to gas. As such, cutting materials that contain harmful compounds can release the compounds into the environment. One example is PVC that contains chlorine, and the cutting of PVC with a laser cutter can release chlorine gas. Another material that should be avoided at all costs is ABS as cyanide gas can be produced under the intense heat.  

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

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

Custom cardstock 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.