Laser cut sights and smells

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #148

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

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Above is a laser cut corrugated cardboard Turbine lamp from Rustic Lux Modern.

After the jump, flowers, chocolate, a necklace… (more…)

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Laser Cutting & 3D Printing Holiday Order Deadlines

It’s our busiest time of year! We encourage everyone to place your holiday orders as soon as possible.

Below are our deadlines for placing orders in time for delivery before the holidays.

If you have any questions about the turnaround time don’t hesitate to email us at service@ponoko.com.


Laser Cutting


Early Deadline: Tuesday November 26th

Last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays without needing to upgrade your making or shipping speeds.

Final Deadline: Tuesday December 10th
Last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays. The later you leave it the more likely you will need to upgrade your making or shipping speeds, or both. So be quick :)

Orders after these dates will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.


3D Printing


Tuesday, November 19th
is the last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays.

Orders after this date will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.


Photochemical Machining (PCM)


Tuesday, November 26th
is the last day to place an order for delivery before the holidays.

Orders after this date will be delivered to you asap, but likely to be after the holidays.

If you have any questions about the turnaround time don’t hesitate to email us at service@ponoko.com.

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Something’s laser etched in stone

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #146

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

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Above is laser etched granite from Amy Richards.

After the jump, pollen, skulls, adventure soot, and an Millypus… (more…)

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What Etsy’s New Policy Means for Ponoko Customers

Early this month, Etsy released new guidelines for Etsy shops. The new policy officially welcomes shops that use outside/outsourced manufacturers — as long as they are first “approved”.

Etsy writes that “These new policies are crafted to support a diverse community of makers, designers and curators — from the solo artisan just starting out, to the full-time seller hiring staff, to the artist who partners with a manufacturer to bring her creations to life.”

The “artist who partners with a manufacturer” should apply for approval in order to sell on Etsy. This includes all Ponoko customers using our laser cutting service to help create their designs.

According to the new policy, “Digital prints and posters, music, books you’ve authored, and 3D printed items can be sold without review.” This means that Ponoko customers using our 3D printing service to create designs do *NOT* need approval.

I contacted the Etsy integrity team and asked some questions on behalf of Ponoko customers.

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The patterns of laser cutting

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #145

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

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Above is a laser cut skateboard from Xercanaut.

After the jump, toys, steel, flowers, and sea creatures… (more…)

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Laser cut details

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #144

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

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Above is close up of the laser cut mdf living hinge corner in the Magical Star Machine from Jasper Nance.

After the jump, sugar skulls, Mayans, record albums, a webber grill, and hack lighting… (more…)

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Announcing Next-Day Laser Cutting at Ponoko!

3, 5, and 10-day options too!

We are super excited to announce super fast turnaround options on your laser cutting orders!

Get your stuff made as quick as 1 business day.

You can also choose 3 or 5 day making for a small rush fee.
Or select 10 day at no extra charge!

These new options give you the flexibility to:
• quickly prototype new projects
• fulfill your customer orders faster
• see that Yippee! sticker so much sooner

And so far, you guys are diggin’ it.

“Very good turnaround for me! I ordered and the laser cut was done and shipped the next day.” ~ Liudr

“I’m honestly blown away at how quickly you guys made my order. … I’m really happy, but I’m wondering if this is something I can count on for future orders?” ~ Rob

To answer Rob’s question for everyone: YES, you can count on this. Making times are guaranteed. If we can’t get your order made, packaged, and in the mail within the timeframe you choose, we will contact you ASAP to refund your rush fee or cancel your order.

Get your design made FAST.

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Marked for laser cutting

The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #135

Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter.

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Above is are laser cut wood stitchable gift tags kit from Cicely Siller of Mighty Graphite.

After the jump, glasses, hair, business cards, and Polaroids… (more…)

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NEW material: 3 ply blonde bamboo for laser cutting

available at the Ponoko US laser cutting hub

We’ve expanded our wood material selection with a thick, 3 ply version of our blonde bamboo.

This 3 ply bamboo is 6.7mm (about a quarter inch) thick with a thickness tolerance of +/-10% , making it a great option for home decor designs like coasters, clocks, table top surfaces, and wall art. It’s double sided, so you could also make bangles.

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3-day turnaround on laser cutting at Ponoko, extended!

By popular demand, 3-day turnaround has been extended!

How to get 3-day turnaround on your order:


1. Upload your file, and place your order.

2. Type “3DAY” in the *special shipping instructions*—not the coupon code field—AND include your PAYPAL email address!

3. We will email you a PayPal request for a fee based on your order amount (see fees below). If for any reason we can’t get your order out (such as out-of-stock materials or your files literally take 4 days to make) we’ll email to let you know and work something out.

3-day turnaround fees:


• Orders up to $50 = $10 fee
• Orders from $51 to $100 = $20 fee
• Orders from $101 to $150 = $30 fee
• Orders from $151 to $200 = $40 fee
• Orders from $201 to $300 = $60 fee
• Orders from $301 to $500 = $100 fee
• Orders from $501 to $1000 = $150 fee
• Orders over $1000 = contact us at service-at-ponoko-dot-com

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