Ponoko provides laser cutting wood and laser wood engraving services to create custom wood products from your designs for businesses and agencies.
Using the wood laser cutter, you can create jewelry, wedding decorations, letters, signs, bookmarks, name tags, frames, furniture, lighting and more.
To start making with cut wood, select from 19+ types of laser cut panels including bamboo, MDF, hardboard, birch, cherry, walnut, white oak and maple veneers, cork, plywood, melamine finished MDF, and walnut peel-and-stick veneers. Next, upload designs to receive an instant online quote to cut and engrave the wood of your choice. With no minimum order size for cutting wood panels, order as many (or as few) as ya like.
Give the thumbs up and we’ll fire up the laser wood cutter and engraver robots to make your custom products from our wood sheets. Products are made are delivered 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 is a subtractive manufacturing technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut flat-sheet materials, such as plywood, bamboo, MDF and other wood. 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 wood, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving wood is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the wood, it engraves the surface of the wood sheets. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser burns away a thin layer of the wood surface, creating a precise edge and exposing the unique wood grain that lies beneath.
You can laser cut and engrave designs for your custom wood products using your very own personal factory.