Ponoko's plastic laser cutting service turns your vector designs into custom cut plastic products for businesses and agencies.
What can you make by laser cutting plastic? Almost anything, from jewelry, wedding decorations and electronics enclosures to robots, signs and more. You can even make name badges and tags, business gifts and custom promotional products by laser cutting plastic.
Getting an instant online price quote for laser cutting and laser engraving plastic is easy. Simply upload design files for your custom products and choose your favorite plastic from our extensive materials catalog. We have acrylics galore (60 colors and counting!) as well as delrin, PETG, styrene, polarizing film and laserable magnets.
Give us the thumbs up on your laser cut plastic design, and we'll laser cut and engrave your favorite plastic then carefully package and ship your product to you as fast as same day.
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 plastic is a subtractive manufacturing technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut flat-sheet plastic materials. 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 plastic, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving plastic is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the plastic, it engraves the surface. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser vaporizes a thin layer of the plastic surface, exposing what lies beneath. When laser etching plastic, the resulting finish is a frosted line or area.
You can laser cut and engrave your designs in plastic using your very own personal factory.