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Custom Laser Cutting Service

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Pololu item #: 749

Pricing: starts at $25


Our laser cutting service is ideal for making custom parts out of various sheet materials. Pricing starts at $25, and most orders ship in three business days. We also offer expedited services, up to our same-day service; local customers can pick up parts the same day, or have them shipped to your door the very next day!

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  • Laser-cut teapot coasters

    Laser-cut teapot coasters

    by Claire - 24 April 2019

    This past weekend my mom hosted a tea-themed baby shower for me, and after looking around and not finding any party favors I liked, I decided to...

  • Video: Easy Acrylic Unmasking

    Video: Easy Acrylic Unmasking

    by Emily - 3 January 2019

    We do a lot of laser cutting here at Pololu as part of our custom laser-cutting service, so we know first hand how tedious it can be to remove the...

  • Modified Han Solo toy blaster controls LED displays of Star Wars characters

    Modified Han Solo toy blaster controls LED displays of Star Wars characters

    by Jon - 12 July 2018

    A while ago, I made a wedding gift for some friends, both of whom are avid Star Wars fans. The gift was basically a multi-piece decorative set...

  • Video: LVBots May 2018 line following competition

    Video: LVBots May 2018 line following competition

    by Ryan - 13 June 2018

    LVBots held a line following competition at Pololu on May 24th. This time we had our “classic” line following course like in previous competitions,...

  • Beatty Robotics Curiosity rover replica

    Beatty Robotics Curiosity rover replica

    by Jon - 26 March 2018

    Our favorite team of robot-making sisters over at Beatty Robotics has finished making another stellar robot! Their latest creation is a 1/10th...

  • Laser-cut jewelry by Melissa Cameron

    Laser-cut jewelry by Melissa Cameron

    by Arthur - 23 February 2018

    Laser cutting is an excellent way to make intricate parts for jewelry or decorations. These fantastic jewelry art pieces were designed by Melissa...

  • Ten-Tec 1254 Receiver Display Upgrade Kit

    Ten-Tec 1254 Receiver Display Upgrade Kit

    by David - 27 April 2017

    Edward Cholakian (call sign KB1OIE) makes and sells a Ten-Tec 1254 Receiver Display Upgrade Kit that is designed to upgrade a Ten-Tec 1254 shortwave...

  • Custom laser cutting for retro-gaming TV enclosure

    Custom laser cutting for retro-gaming TV enclosure

    by Ryan - 5 April 2017

    One of our customers used our custom laser cutting service to cut the birch plywood panels for his retro-gaming TV system that he sells on Etsy....

  • Science Olympiad 2017 robot arm competition

    Science Olympiad 2017 robot arm competition

    by Ryan - 3 March 2017

    Congratulations to Matthew Siracusa and William Rule who placed first in the Robot Arm competition of the Science Olympiad SE PA Regional...

  • Steel custom laser cutting available

    Steel custom laser cutting available

    by Arthur - 2 March 2017

    We’ve been offering quick-turn custom laser cutting service ever since “we” were just Candice and Jan operating a tabletop Epilog out of their...

  • GoonieBox: a puzzling piece of interactive furniture

    GoonieBox: a puzzling piece of interactive furniture

    by Ryan - 22 February 2017

    Customer Guido Bonelli Jr., who is also the creator of the Dr.Duino Arduino shield, had us laser cut pieces of baltic birch for a unique piece of...

  • Animatronic tentacle mechanism using Pololu Universal Mounting Hubs

    Animatronic tentacle mechanism using Pololu Universal Mounting Hubs

    by nathanb - 14 September 2016

    While our Universal Mounting Hubs are mainly intended as general-purpose adapters for motor shafts, it seems that they can also be used...

  • Kevin's mini-sumo robot: Roku

    Kevin's mini-sumo robot: Roku

    by Kevin - 18 November 2015

    My robot, Roku, was the champion of LVBots’ August mini-sumo competition. While I didn’t have the time or inspiration to make it look like anything...

  • S3 Pilot board robot

    S3 Pilot board robot

    by Claire - 28 August 2015

    Forum member spiked3, whom we previously posted about, has shared another robot with a custom laser cut chassis. The new robot uses his own custom...

  • Jeremy's line following robot: Zumo Slim

    Jeremy's line following robot: Zumo Slim

    by Jeremy - 15 May 2015

    I recently competed in the LVbots line following robot challenge, where I took third place with the fourth fastest robot (due to lucky placement in...

  • Brandon's line following robot: The Chariot

    Brandon's line following robot: The Chariot

    by Brandon - 6 May 2015

    For the recent LVBots line following competition, my first instinct was to try to come up with some unique alternative design for a robot that would...

  • Jon's line following robot: Usain Volt 2.0

    Jon's line following robot: Usain Volt 2.0

    by Jon - 4 May 2015

    Like other developers and engineers here, I made a robot for the LVBots Line Following Contest. This post describes my robot, Usain Volt 2.0, and...

  • Odin sculpture and laser-cut model

    Odin sculpture and laser-cut model

    by Arthur - 12 January 2015

    DeWitt Godfrey, a sculptor and professor at Colgate University, used our custom laser cutting service to create a 15% scale polystyrene prototype...

  • Robotic arm using Mini Maestro at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire

    by Grant - 4 December 2014

    Inspired by this robotic arm tutorial, Andrew Hoover recently posted on our forum about a robotic arm he made for the Nashville Mini Maker Faire....

  • RoboNUC: Netduino and LIDAR robot

    RoboNUC: Netduino and LIDAR robot

    by Brandon - 16 September 2014

    Pololu forum member spiked3 recently shared a sophisticated robot he made called RoboNUC. It uses a Netduino and a LIDAR module and was intended to...

  • Roboceratops - Robot Dinosaur

    Roboceratops - Robot Dinosaur

    by Grant - 12 August 2014

    Robert Stephenson (blobbington) posted about his robot dinosaur, Roboceratops, on the Trossen Robotics forums. Roboceratops is a small robotic...

  • Apeiros robot Kickstarter

    Apeiros robot Kickstarter

    by Grant - 15 July 2014

    Abe Howell posted to our forum about a Kickstarter campaign for a robot he calls Apeiros. It is an open-source robot he designed as a teaching tool...

  • ORBIS - Wooden Kinetic and Lighting Sculpture

    ORBIS - Wooden Kinetic and Lighting Sculpture

    by Arthur - 6 June 2014

    Guido Bonelli Jr. of Innovative Electronic Solutions LLC created the ORBIS Wooden Kinetic and Lighting Sculpture for a client’s home using our...

  • Maker Faire demo: automated treasure chest with jrk motor controller and linear actuator

    Maker Faire demo: automated treasure chest with jrk motor controller and linear actuator

    by Claire - 25 April 2014

    This blog post is part of a continuing series of blogs about the demos that Pololu displayed at our booth at Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire 2014. For...

  • Jon's dead reckoning robot

    Jon's dead reckoning robot

    by Jon - 10 April 2014

    Like other engineers here, I made a robot for the LVBots dead reckoning competition. Before I knew about this competition, I hadn’t made a...

  • Paul's dead reckoning robot

    Paul's dead reckoning robot

    by Paul - 1 April 2014

    This post is about my first-place entry in the 2014 LVBots Dead Reckoning Competition, a 150 mm round robot named paul-dead-reckoning2.88ec5df. I...

  • R2-DR, Kevin's dead reckoning robot

    R2-DR, Kevin's dead reckoning robot

    by Kevin - 26 March 2014

    When I first started planning a robot for the recent LVBots dead reckoning competition, it was more or less a conventional design—a flat chassis...

  • Brandon's dead reckoning robot

    Brandon's dead reckoning robot

    by Brandon - 25 March 2014

    For the recent LVBots dead reckoning competition that was hosted here at Pololu, I decided to make a robot based on the Baby Orangutan robot...

  • Power Level Indicator for Ghostbusters Proton Gun

    Power Level Indicator for Ghostbusters Proton Gun

    by Arthur - 19 March 2014

    Justin Chase Black (Throwing Chicken) is an artist and long-time laser cutting client who uses laser-cut parts in his prop and replica builds....

  • Hope's Edge LED Banner

    Hope's Edge LED Banner

    by Jon - 6 February 2014

    Local indie artist and Pololu employee Tracey, intent on reviving her programming skills and exploring her budding interest in electronics, shed...

  • Personalize your own Christmas ornaments

    Personalize your own Christmas ornaments

    by Arthur - 13 December 2013

    Using our Custom Laser Cutting Service, you can design and cut your own Christmas ornaments. Whether this is to decorate your own tree (and show...

  • Laser-cut chandeliers by Nicole Ketchum

    Laser-cut chandeliers by Nicole Ketchum

    by Arthur - 2 December 2013

    While our laser cutting machines can only cut two dimensional parts, there are easy ways to make three-dimensional designs out of flat, laser-cut...

  • Not your average alarm clock!

    Not your average alarm clock!

    by Arthur - 6 November 2013

    Leonid Karchevsky, of Xronos Clock, used our Custom Laser Cutting Service to create an enclosure for his Arduino Based Talking Alarm Clock, the...

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