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One of the greatest advantages of using laser cutting technology with MDF is the ability for precision and accuracy. Our laser cut parts have a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm and a laser kerf of 0 to 0.2mm (the amount of beam divergence) no matter the quantity ordered. Such precision and repeatability allow for mass production of MDF parts with no differences between individual parts, and our range of laser cutting technologies (including Fibre and CO2), ensure that your part comes out perfect every single time.

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Laser-cut MDF to a precision of ±0.13mm and 365-day guaranty

MDF or Medium Density Fiberboard is a fantastic material for building enclosures or easy prototyping of components you intend to make from more expensive and harder to work with materials. For production use, Ponoko takes regular MDF a step further with a wide range of beautiful wood veneers and printed patterns. MDF makes the perfect material for prototyping, with a range of thicknesses available for instant quoting and same-day shipment. With no minimum order quantity, you can order just one part to test a fit, or have us supply your full production run requirements. Laser cut MDF is high precision, however with basic tools you can adjust your design to get the fit perfect. Ponoko’s hardwood veneer MDF is an ideal choice for customer facing components such as faceplates, enclosures or control panels. The printed MDF sheets could be just what you need to improve the aesthetic appeal of your product and amaze your customers.
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MDF is a versatile material that is commonly found in furniture, enclosures, and prototypes but not all wood-based materials can be laser cut (whether it is due to poor cutting characteristics or the release of toxic gases during cutting). To make MDF choice as easy as possible, we have a curated selection of over 200+ engineered materials all perfect for laser cutting, and all of these can be compared to each other during the order stage.

Custom MDF parts delivered same day.

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

To help accelerate projects, we have developed an online software-powered system that combines all the steps needed to order custom made laser-cut MDF parts. Our online system enables customers to upload a design, perform DFM, and compare different materials while also providing an instantaneous quote. From just $50, we will manufacture your design the same day for orders below 100 parts ordered before 11 AM, and those in the San Francisco area will even receive those parts before the day has even ended.

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Custom MDF parts delivered same day.

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Our customers are leading their industries.

Many industries that prize precision use us for laser cutting as not only do we provide a dimensional accuracy of ±0.13mm, but provide this grade of precision for any order size including MDF parts. Furthermore, many of these high-end industries require multiple iterations of prototypes, and our ability to manufacture and ship parts on the same day of order is why so many of our customers lead their respective industries. Our parts have been used in just about every industrial sector there is including robotics, medical, defence, pharmaceuticals, and electronics.

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99.3% precision part quality record.

Manufacturing a single part with precision is easy to do, but achieving this for large quantities is a challenge in its own right. With over 33,000+ customers and over 2 million parts manufactured, we hold a precision part quality record of 99.3%. Our ability to manufacture precision MDF parts in any order quantity is why so many industries choose us, and we are so confident in our services that all parts have a 365-day guarantee.

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Our software, then design inspector, laser operator & quality manager quality check all orders.

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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.

One of our primary goals as a laser cutting service is to unleash the full potential of our customers. Thanks to our same-day manufacturing and delivery capabilities, customers can reduce the time taken to create new designs and concepts from weeks to just days, and this can be critical in hyper-competitive markets, or during times of urgency. Whether its COVID 19 rapid testing kits or satellite communication parts, we strive to help further humanity through our laser cutting and engraving services.

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



What is MDF and why is it so popular?

MDF is a specially engineered wood that stands for Medium-Density Fiberboard, and as the name suggests, is constructed by grinding up wood fibers and then bonding them together using glue. The resulting material has uniform strength, is highly efficient in its use of scrap wood from other machining processes, and is very easy to shape. Unlike most other wood products, MDF is more similar to cardboard in that it expands when wet and doesn’t snap or shatter when bent. Instead, MDF almost has a soft texture that easily creates dust when broken, and it is this texture that means MDF cannot easily be cut with serrated saws with large teeth. The suitability for use with machinery combined with its high yield and strength makes it popular in furniture and wooden enclosures.

Can laser cutters be used when cutting MDF?

Laser cutters are an ideal method for cutting MDF sheets as MDF is prone to tearing if cut with serrated blades (this only happens with slow cutting speeds and low TPIs). As laser cutters use vaporisation for cutting materials, they do not damage the fiber structure and create clean-cut edges. However, laser cut edges have a black burnt color which results from the laser burning capabilities. Another advantage to using laser cutters with MDF is that mechanical methods of cutting create large amounts of fibrous dust. As such, the use of a laser cutter can reduce the number of airborne fibers and is, therefore, safer for the environment.

Can MDF be engraved with a laser cutter?

As MDF burns when exposed to intense laser beams it can easily be engraved, and the use of light colors results in a contrast between an engraved design and the base material. Furthermore, engraving and cutting are done in the same laser setup meaning that designs are faster to produce compared to CNCs. Engraved MDF does not result in a major height difference between the base material and the engraving design, but the burning effect creates a design that is virtually impossible to remove. This means that engraved MDF can last for a very long time and thus is ideal for designs with a long service life in mind.

How thick can laser cut MDF be?

The maximum thickness of MDF that can be laser cut depends on a lot of factors which mostly depend on the laser cutter. An ideal laser beam would never diverge nor would lose power over distance, but the real world is far from ideal. Real beams from laser cutters diverge over distance (called laser kerf), and as the beam diverges the laser is less able to cut material while the cutting area is increased. In the case of MDF, Ponoko offers a wide range of MDF materials whose maximum thickness is 0.25 inches. Ponoko also offers a wide range of MDF types and designs including MDF fiberboard, Melamine MDF, standard MDF, and premium veneer MDF.

What can MDF be used for?

MDF can be used in applications that require structural strength, machinability, non-conductive surfaces, and aesthetic properties. One area that sees MDF most is furniture thanks to MDFs structural abilities while also being very cheap. MDF can also be used in enclosures for electronic products and is commonly used in speakers that require cavities to improve the performance of speakers. MDF can also be used for intricate parts thanks to the ability of laser cutters to produce features as small as 1mm x 1mm. Furthermore, the strong engraving contrast combined with the precision provided by laser cutters allows for complex parts to be mass-produced with ease.

What challenges does cutting MDF introduce to laser cutters?

When cutting materials with laser cutters it is essential that the space between the target and the laser head is completely free from any obstruction. Since laser cutting MDF produces large amounts of smoke, active ventilation is required to prevent the smoke from interfering with the laser beam. The produced smoke can also discolor the surrounding area of MDF and can require painting or cleaning. Often MDF sheets use formaldehyde as a glue agent and therefore can produce toxic gases during the cutting process. However, Ponoko strictly uses high-grade engineered MDF that is not high in formaldehyde, and is Compliant with the California Air Resources Board Phase 1 Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Hardwood Plywood (HWPW), Particleboard (PB), and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF).

Why should I use Ponoko for MDF cutting?

Ignoring the many benefits of MDF and the advantages that cutting with a laser has, there is one major reason why Ponoko should be your first choice; scalability. Ponoko offers customers the ability to purchase quantities as high as ten thousand and as few as one. This means that engineering projects can rapidly prototype a design and then scale it to full-scale production using the same cutting service.

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Custom MDF 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.