We’re hiring! 2 production positions in the Bay Area.

Ponoko is looking for two people to join our production team in the Bay Area starting in January.

  1. A Production Manager to lead our laser cutting operations in the Bay Area.
  2. A Production Assistant – part time to start with the potential to go full time.

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate, designer, maker, artist or student to learn more about digital fabrication and work in a creative and challenging environment.

You’ll be leading our Bay Area production room, which means responsibility for delighting our customers by delivering them a high quality and fast turnaround laser cutting service.

Ponoko helps designers make beautiful things they can make money from. We’re one of the world’s leading companies in the online digital making industry, being the first to enable designers to both make and sell their product ideas online. We’ve been featured in places like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN Money, Inc. Magazine (cover), Forbes, Wired, Core77, TechCrunch, Makezine, MIT Technology Review, BBC News and The Economist.

View the job descriptions here:

Production Manager
Production Assistant

To apply:
Introduce yourself and send your resume to dan [at] ponoko [dot] com

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It’s our biggest SALE of the year! 30% OFF Laser Cutting with code GDOLFF

Super special deal ends Monday at midnight!

Get 30% OFF with code GDOLFF

From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, save 30% on the making costs of any laser cutting order at Ponoko.

Promotion ends midnight pst on Monday, December 2. Not valid with metal materials! Not valid with Ponoko Prime accounts. (Prime subscribers get 32.5% off making costs on every laser cutting order.)

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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.

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Photochemical Machining (PCM)


Tuesday, November 26th
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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.

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