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When you need corrosion resistance, stainless steel is likely to be your go to material. Ponoko stocks SAE 304 stainless steel (A2 stainless steel) in a variety of thicknesses ready to be laser cut the same day, with no minimum order quantity. 304 Stainless steel is the most common grade of stainless steel, offering a good tradeoff between corrosion resistance, workability and strength. Laser cut stainless steel can be readily bent and formed with standard tooling, and is easy to weld with standard arc processes. 304 Stainless steel does not harden when cooling, which makes it an optimal for both laser cutting and welding. This means it does not require pre- or post- treatment after heating to retain its toughness. Laser cut stainless steel is ideal for mechanical components or external components such as panels and faceplates that require excellent corrosion resistance and high strength.
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Not all stainless steel is created equally, and not all can be cut using a laser. To ensure that all parts are cut to the highest degree of precision, we have a curated list of materials carefully chosen for their properties including tensile strength, density, and conductivity. All of our materials are engineered meaning they are ideal for precision work, and during the order stage, you can compare any materials on our site, and all materials are available no matter the size of the order.

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How we deliver custom cut stainless steel parts same day.

Our software power services combine all needed manufacturing steps for stainless-steel parts into a single process where uploaded designs can be customized and ordered in minutes. Orders with quantities less than 100 ordered before 11 AM are manufactured and shipped the same day, and customers in the San Francisco Bay area will receive their parts the same day (US customers outside this area will receive them the next day). If we can’t deliver on this promise, we will issue a full refund for delivery.

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Our customers are leading their industries.

Our ability to produce precision-engineered stainless-steel parts sees us selected by many industry leaders whether it is for medical devices, drones, electronics, biotech, or defense. Our ability to scale orders from 1 to 10,000 allows for precision engineering projects to move from prototype to production in an instant, and our ability to manufacture and ship parts same day allows for daily design iterations which reduce the development time of prototypes from weeks to just days.

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When scaling a stainless-steel part up for production it is essential that all manufactured parts conform to the same degree of precision and quality, and we have an outstanding record of 99.3% precision part quality. With over 33,000+ customers from all over the world, and having manufactured over 2 million parts, there is a reason why so many precision engineering businesses choose us for their laser-cutting needs. To further show our confidence in our abilities, we offer a 365-day guarantee on all parts.

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Nothing excites us more than the next-generation projects we are involved with on a daily basis. Whether a stainless-steel part is being used in a new wearable medical device or being used to research nuclear physics, we strive to unleash the full potential of our customers. Our ability to manufacture and ship parts the same day from just $50 allows for design iterations to be done in days instead of months; something that is essential when advancing 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.
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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.
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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.
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What is stainless steel and why is it used so much?

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron that uses chromium to provide a rust protective layer as well as improved heat resistance. Typically, the very outer layers of stainless steel are an atomically thin layer of chromium that prevents oxygen from reacting with the iron. However, the real magic behind stainless steel is that if the metal is scratched exposing the iron, chromium in the metal is pushed back out to the surface to reform the chromium outer layer. The rust-free nature of stainless steel makes it ideal for a wide range of applications that involve high-oxygen and water environments such as the food industry. Stainless steels ability to resist heat also makes it ideal for making parts that need to be durable.

Can laser cutters cut through stainless steel?

Stainless steel, like most metals, can be laser cut, and its ability to be cut mostly depends on the type of laser cutter used. However, the power of a steel-cutting laser cutter is far more than what would be used to cut wood and other softer materials (typically above 300W). When cutting stainless steel with a laser cutter it is important to get the speed of the cutter and the power balanced correctly. A correctly balanced setup will cut steel at an economical speed while producing a clear cut. An incorrectly balanced setup that puts out too much power will cause burning on the edges of the metal as well as forming burs from melting metal.

How accurate are laser cutters when cutting stainless steel?

One of the major advantages of laser cutters is that they are highly accurate and precise machines. As such, laser cutting steel with a laser cutter results in an extremely precise and accurate cut that is also easily repeatable. Ponoko offers dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm on all laser cut products. This means no matter how big or small your stainless steel part is, it will be dimensionally consistent.

Is cutting stainless steel expensive?

Stainless steel itself is one of the more expensive metals to use due to the use of various alloying elements such as chromium, copper, and manganese. However, laser cutting itself is a cheap cutting option when considering the ability for laser cutters to be easily scaled in output, their repeatability, and their quick turnaround on parts. A such, the vast majority of the cost in laser cutting stainless steel is in the material and not the hiring of the laser cutter. Other cutting methods do exist such as CNCs, but these processes are much slower, experience tool wear, and struggle to cut thin sheets of material without destroying their material bed (which needs to be completely flat).

Can stainless steel be engraved?

Yes lasers can engrave steel and the result is a long-lasting, and professional look. Such engraving can be used in a wide range of various applications including front panels, signage, and measuring equipment needing clear text and lines.

Does Ponoko support internal cut-outs in stainless steel parts?

One of the best features of laser cutting is that a piece of material being worked on does not require clamps or jigs to hold down a piece of material while being worked on. Even better, workpieces generally sit on a honeycomb bed, and internal cuts can easily be made. While the same can be done using CNCs, they require clamps or other mechanical means to hold workpieces down while being machined as the CNC tool end is pushed against the material. If the clamps give any movement to the workpieces when being machined, the resulting cut will either be of poor quality or fail entirely. Furthermore, the use of a laser beam and honeycomb bed means that laser cutters rarely damage the underlying bed that holds the material, and this means that making laser cuts does not require a piece of sacrificial material under them.

Where can laser cut stainless steel be used?

Stainless steel parts cut using a laser cutter can be used in just about any application that stainless steel can be used in. The ability to resist water and oxidation makes stainless steel ideal for use in areas that may be vulnerable to rust such as outdoor equipment, factory panels, and areas that deal with food items. The rust resistance of stainless steel also makes it useful as a decorative piece. Metal cut-outs in designs are often aesthetically pleasing, but metals such as copper and brass can rust and/or show blemish over time. Stainless steel, however, needs to experience a large amount of abuse before showing any signs of rust. Stainless steel can also be used as an enclosure material for portable devices, test equipment, and measuring devices. The high-temperature resistance combined with the high tensile strength makes steel ideal for protecting equipment in harsh environments.

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*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.