Metal Laser Cutting Service

Get custom laser-cut parts in as fast as 1 day. Standard 3-day lead times also available.

Laser cutting is a manufacturing process where a laser beam pierces raw sheet stock to produce flat geometries. A range of metals are available, which work well for components such as washers, mounts, brackets, and housings.

Laser cutting is commonly used for:

  • prototyping designs or testing product requirements
  • efficiencies of scale up to 50+ parts
  • parts with standard connectivity features (USB, HDMI, ethernet ports)

If you have any issues getting your guide, click here to download.

Sheet Metal Design Guide

Download this guide to explore the processes involved in creating sheet metal parts along with how to design common features and select the right material.

Our Laser Cutting Process

Our laser cutting service and capabilities are designed around reliably producing quality parts on time.

Online quoting
expand_less expand_more
  • Upload your CAD file to receive an online quote
  • Configure materials, finishes, and additional options in myRapid
Expedited 1-day lead times
expand_less expand_more
  • Parts can fabricated and shipped in as fast as 1 day
  • Standard 3-day lead times for quantities less than 50
Safe parts without sharp edges
expand_less expand_more
  • Parts deburred and edge debris removed prior to shipping (included in the price)
  • Process ensures parts are safe to handle out of the box
One-stop shop for sheet metal components
expand_less expand_more
  • Formed geometries and geometries with hardware inserts available at 3-day lead times for quantities less than 50
  • Basket of sheet metal components ship on same standard lead time
  • Flatwork and formed parts produced with one supplier
Highly reliable cutting capability
expand_less expand_more
  • Fiber optic lasers designed for metal cutting applications (vs. other material types) within thickness range of 0.024 in. – 0.250 in. (0.609mm – 6.35mm)
Manufacturing expertise
expand_less expand_more
  • Have questions? Work with our team of sheet metal applications engineers to ensure your parts meet your requirements

Laser Cutting Design Guidelines

Follow these guidelines for flat, laser cut parts to ensure quality and accelerate production time.

 Maximum Size
  • Thickness 0.134 - 0.250 in.: 39 in. x 19 in.
  • Thickness 0.024 in - 0.134 in.: 39 in. x 47 in.
 Minimum Part Size  0.25 in. x 0.25 in.
 Material Thicknesses  0.024 in. - 0.250 in.
  •  +/- 0.005 in. for all features (except for hardware holes)
  •  +0.003/-0.000 in. on hardware insert holes to ensure correct seating of inserts
 Maximum Size
  • Thickness 3.40mm - 6.35mm: 990.6mm x 482.6mm
  • Thickness 0.61mm-  3.40mm: 990.6mm x 1,193.6mm
 Minimum Part Size  6.35mm x 6.35mm
 Material Thicknesses  0.61mm - 6.35mm
  •  +/- 0.127mm for all features (except for hardware holes)
  •  +0.076mm/-0.000mm on hardware insert holes to ensure correct seating of inserts

Materials and Thicknesses for Laser Cut Parts

We offer the following metal materials for custom laser cut parts. Note that based on material thickness, maximum part size will vary.

Material Grade Thicknesses Available
  • 5052-H32
  • 6061-T6
0.025 in. - 0.250 in. (0.635mm - 6.35mm)
  • Galvanneal
  • Galvanized
0.025 in. - 0.250 in. (0.635mm - 6.35mm)
Stainless Steel
  • 304-2B
  • 304 #4
  • 316-2B
0.025 in. - 0.250 in. (0.635mm - 6.35mm)
  • C1010
  • C1100
0.025 in - 0.125 in. (0.635mm - 3.175)
  • C260
0.025 in. - 0.125 in. (0.635mm - 3.175)

Applications for Laser Cut Parts

Laser cutting is a frequently used manufacturing process in industries such as energy storage, computer electronics, robotics, and aerospace. Common parts fabricated with laser cutting include:

  • flat patterns
  • face plates
  • washers
  • mounting plates
  • panels