Laser Cutting and Design Services

I'm currently offering custom laser cutting and etching services with shipping to residents in the US. You can also arrange direct pick-up if you live in the greater Kansas City area and are willing to drive out to my shop in Brookside.

Etching services for laptops, small electronics, and other unique items start at $20 per item and are by appointment only.

Laser cutting services have no setup fee and start at $1.50 a minute for laser time plus material.  I can cut up to 1/2" thick wood or plastic and can etch/cut items up to 34"x44".  I stock a number of materials including:

  • Acrylic (Clear) in 1/4", 3/16", 1/8", and 0.06" thicknesses
  • Acrylic (Black) in 1/4", 1/8", and 0.06" thicknesses
  • Acrylic (Colored) in 1/8"
  • Black ABS (one side textured) in 1/4",1/8", and 0.06" thicknesses
  • Birch Plywood in 1/4" and 1/8" thicknesses
  • MDF in 1/4"
  • 0.06" PETG
  • 8-9lb Leather (veg tanned)
  • 1/8" and 5/8" Cardboard (brown)

I'm also willing to work with any safely laserable material you provide (nothing containing vinyl (PVC is a no-no) and no polycarbonate(Lexan)) and will stock materials not listed here if your job is large enough to require it or source them for you for a small fee.  Larger jobs will also be quoted a lower cost per minute.

File format can be just about anything (BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, DXF, EPS, PDF, SVG, CDR) but cutting paths must be in vector form (EPS is preferred).  Contact us via email (cutting@built-to-spec.com) for a free quote.

Also, check these places out for more info on laser cutting and to check out some sweet project ideas:
http://www.ponoko.com/
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/749
http://www.thingiverse.com/tool:33
http://www.spikenzielabs.com/SpikenzieLabs/Laser_How_To.html

Design Services

Some stuff I've made

If you've got an idea for something you'd like made but don't have the design skills (or time to acquire the skills) to create the design files needed, feel free to contact me (cutting@built-to-spec.com) and I'll let you know if I can make it and give you a quote on the job.  If it's a simple project or if you'll be ordering in quantity, I generally don't charge for design time.  Check out some of the stuff I've made for people on my flickr account.

Custom Acrylic Car Tags, Keychains, Awards, Etc.

I make a number of personalized items including mirrored acrylic car tags, keychains, ornaments, and awards either as one off items or in quantity for fundraisers and use as promotional items.  Contact me (cutting@built-to-spec.com) with your requests and I'll send you back a quote and design mock-ups in no time flat.

For Sale

Check out my Storenvy store here for parts, kits, and pre-assembled items.

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4 Responses to “Laser Cutting and Design Services”

  1. Todd Chamberlain says:

    Hello. Do you have (or can you make) a case for the APC Rock? (http://apc.io/products/rock/)

    I think that it is essentially the same as the APC Avatar, except that the rear connectors are different.

    Thank you,
    Todd Chamberlain

  2. Craig says:

    I’ve got a Rock now and we’ll be releasing a case for it soon!

  3. jason oliver says:

    do you built and sell laser cutters?

  4. Craig says:

    No, but I do service my current machines and might be building an additional machine or two in the future.

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