Laser cutting service for San Jose, online ordering — parts delivered same day or money back.*

Parts cut to 0.13mm accuracy with 99.3% quality record.

Custom parts delivered in San Jose same day.
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"Using Ponoko gave me the ability to create what I wanted with least amount of investment of time and money."

Andi Dixon

"We see this as the beginning of something huge"

Software powered laser & engraving service with over 200+ engineering-grade materials, no minimum order size, and free instant quote for any design for customers in San Jose

Have your components quoted and laser cut on the same day at our facility in San Jose. Our automated system can instantly quote your urgent part immediately then ship it out the same day. Spend less time waiting for parts, and more time developing your product. Get your parts fast to accelerate time to market, meet schedules on time and impress your customers. Ponoko's high precision laser cutting is quality guaranteed at every stage of production. Better than 99.3% of laser cut components meet our customers' strict quality standards. Your satisfaction is guaranteed or we will remake your parts and ship them free of charge. Ponoko provides an instant quote, so you don't have to wait for someone to contact you. Order with confidence - our account terms promise to protect the confidentiality of your IP, including a non-disclosure agreement. With no minimum order quantity we can easily supply you with customised laser cut parts for any production volume.
Custom parts delivered in San Jose same day.

200+ laser cutting materials online.

Material selection for laser cutting can be challenging, and this problem is made worse when trying to get a chosen material sent to a manufacturer in San Jose. To keep material selection simple, we have a specially curated list of over 200+ engineering-grade materials that are not only designed for use with laser cutting but have carefully documented and controlled properties such as tensile strength, electrical conductivity, and density. This level of consistency ensures that each part manufactured is identical as well as provides predictable behaviour.

Custom parts delivered in San Jose same day.

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

When it comes to ordering laser-cut parts, there are various complex manufacturing steps that can make it difficult for customers in San Jose who are looking for speed and quality. Our software-powered manufacturing service combines all the needed manufacturing steps into a single easy process that includes design upload, checking DFM, material selection, quantity, and quotation. From just $50, customers in San Jose who order before 11 AM can get their parts manufactured and shipped the same day using a 24-hour delivery service.

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Upload your designs online.
Get automated DFM feedback.
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Select our 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 custom parts.
Quality checked by software & people.
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Track your orders online.
Same day shipping to San Jose, USA and worldwide. Standard shipping free.
Custom parts delivered in San Jose 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 in San Jose that lead their respective sectors choose our laser cutting & engraving services as we provide a precision service that can turn around parts in 24-hours using engineering-grade materials. Industries that prize such characteristics who have used Ponoko-made parts include electronics, biotech, chemical, medical, defence, and automotive. Not only is our service fully scalable from prototype to production run, but our ability to ship custom parts the same day reduces the time between design iterations from weeks to just days.

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Bionic exoskeletons
Bionic exoskeletons

Ekso Bionics

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iOS POS hardware

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Fulfillment systems
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IoT
Connectivity devices
Connectivity devices

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AI plant monitoring

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Scientific devices
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Biotech
Cell therapy systems
Cell therapy systems

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Custom parts delivered in San Jose same day.

Laser cutting built for startups & enterprises.

Automatic IP protection.

Your online account terms bind us to protect your IP confidentiality, including a Non Disclosure Agreement.

Automated 30-day payment terms.

Upgrade to business terms today . Checkout online tomorrow. Pay in 30 days.

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.

Our ability to produce precision laser-cut parts with a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm is not just for singular parts, but for any size order in any material. We hold a precision part quality record of 99.3% for over 2 million parts manufactured across 33,000+ customers demonstrating our ability to not only provide precision but reliability and consistency too. There is a reason why so many high-tech industries in San Jose choose Ponoko for their laser cutting jobs; consistent results throughout a product's life cycle from the first part to the very last.

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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.

While we are proud of our ability to produce precision laser-cut parts, we are prouder to be involved with so many world-changing projects aimed at bettering humanity. Such projects include rapid COVID test kits, autonomous vehicles, cell therapy systems, and even internet satellites with some Ponoko parts currently orbiting Earth. Our ability to manufacture and ship parts the same day helps to accelerate the design process for engineers from weeks to just days, and this helps to unleash the full potential of every one of our customers.

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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Why choose Ponoko laser cutting services in San Jose?

Laser cutting is one of the most versatile methods for machining parts thanks to its ability to scale from prototype to production with ease, provide repeatable results, and its ability to be highly accurate and precise. However, major engineering projects require a laser cutting service that is reputable, reliable, and trustworthy which is where Ponoko comes in. Ponoko offers all US customers a 24-hour delivery service once an order has been completed, and this applies to all materials stocked by Ponoko. San Jose, in particular, is home to many industries that can take advantage of the precision and accuracy provided by Ponoko laser cutting services including semiconductors, metalworks, software companies, and industrial control equipment suppliers.
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What advantages does a laser cutter have over other cutting methods?

When it comes to cutting, there are many different technologies available which include plasma cutting, CNC machining, manual labor, and water blasting. CNCs are typically used with large blocks of metal and consist of machines with as many as 5-axis, and these machines can create very complex 3D structures. However, CNCs are slow and expensive to run as they use tooling bits which wear down over time. Furthermore, they require constant flow of coolant to prevent bits from overheating that can cause further damage to the CNC and the workpiece itself. Water and plasma cutters are generally used for thick metals that a laser cutter cannot penetrate, but they are nowhere near as precise as laser cutters. As such, water and plasma cutters are better suited for applications where tolerances are less tight such as large metal enclosures, building materials, and even automotive panels. Manual cutting involves skilled labor using tools to cut material, but such methods are extremely slow, expensive, and difficult to repeat. Such skills are generally valued as they do not produce the same result each time giving each part produced a sense of uniqueness. Furthermore, manual labor is the antithesis of mass-production and is therefore unsuitable for quantities past 10. Laser cutters are highly advantageous in that they do not have cutting bits that wear down, they do not put mechanical strain on the workpiece, they are fast, and use numerically controlled motor systems to ensure that each command sent to them is executed precisely. This makes laser cutters ideal for both prototyping and full-scale production. However, it should be stated that laser-cutters are mostly used for 2D parts. While 3D parts can be manufactured, it is generally done by exploding a 3D design into 2D layers or faces which are then put together to create a final 3D part. This means that laser cutters are not used to make engine casings or rotor blades, but can be used for creating engine gaskets, enclosures, and faceplates.
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Can Ponoko offer laser-cut aluminum to San Jose customers?

Ponoko is able to offer all San Jose customers aluminum laser-cutting services with part sizes up to 790mm x 384mm and thicknesses up to 3.2mm. All aluminum provided by Ponoko is carefully engineered to the highest quality, and both 6061 and 5052 types are available. Aluminum by Ponoko is ideal for a range of different applications including front panels, enclosures, faceplates, PCB stencils, and custom emblems.
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Is laser cutting cost-effective?

Of all methods available to cutting 2D shapes out of material, laser cutting is one of the most cost-effective solutions. The reason for this comes from the lack of tool heads that get worn down when machining workpieces, the speed at which lasers can cut, that both the engraving and cutting stages are done in the same machine cycle, and that laser cutters can scale from prototypes to production runs with ease. CNCs are an alternative method to laser cutters and ideal for creating 3D shapes as they tend to have multiple axis including translational and rotational. However, cutting 2D shapes in thin materials is a very inefficient process as the tool bit can wear down requiring replacement, the forces applied to the workpiece can move it around if not properly secured, and the need to perform multiple passes to prevent wear and tear on the tool bit. Manual cutting of materials (i.e., a tradesman), is another option for getting prototypes produced, but this comes with a lot of challenges. The first is that unless precision equipment is used (such as a hand milling machine), the resulting part will suffer from poor precision and accuracy. Secondly, manual labor is far slower than modern computer-controlled processes such as CNCs and laser cutters, and this can delay a project by a significant amount of time. Thirdly, manual cutting is only ideal for individual prototypes but entirely impractical for mass production.
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What businesses in San Jose would benefit from laser cutting services?

San Jose plays host to a wide variety of different companies working across many different industries including semiconductors, metalworks, software, and manufacturers, and all of these industries can take advantage of the laser cutting services offered by Ponoko. Semiconductor manufacturers and researchers can benefit from laser-cut EMC shields and housings commonly found in radio components (such as Wi-Fi SoCs). These same metal enclosures can also be used to create heat removing semiconductor covers that help to transfer heat from a die to a heatsink while protecting the semiconductor die. Copper provided by Ponoko can be useful in electrical applications involving bus bars and other rack-mounted equipment. Bus bars are ideal for transferring large amounts of current between various devices while reducing the amount of cabling needed, but some designs may require custom bus bar shapes that are not generally available from distributors. Software companies can also take advantage of laser cutting services by Ponoko in applications that require unusual hardware requirements or installations. For example, there may be an application that requires multiple single board computers to be connected together in a cluster, but there are no fixture options available for securing all the computers together. Manufacturers of industrial control equipment may also require custom designed enclosures and cases to house industrial equipment. As plastic injection molding is far too expensive for individual prototypes, Ponoko laser cutting can enable for individual enclosures and concepts to be manufactured to produce functional prototypes. From there, Ponoko can scale up the parts to produce thousands of copies either for initial release or as a finalized production run.

Order laser cut custom parts from your laptop, delivered same day in San Jose.*

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

Custom parts delivered in San Jose 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.