OFFICE HOURS
M-F and Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

MEMBER HOURS
7am-11pm EVERY DAY

(913) 686-6562

5200 E 45th St
Kansas City, MO 64130

hammerspacehobby@gmail.com

Laser Cutting Services

We offer custom laser cutting and etching services with direct pick up and shipping to residents in the US.

You don't have to be a member of the space to use our laser cutting or other digital manufacturing services.

We stock a variety of materials in a variety of thicknesses for laser cutting as well, so you don't need to provide materials in most cases.

Use Hammerspace Forge to submit a job and get a speedy quote.

Check out our 2D file prep guide and our 2D submission guidelines for help on setting up files.

If you need help learning how to create vector artwork for laser cutting or someone to draft your designs, we can help out with that too! We host periodic classes covering 2D drafting and we offer 2D drafting and image conversion services.

Contact us for more details.

Specs:

  • Files for cutting: Any standard vector format (.dxf, .eps, CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.)
  • Files for etching: Any standard raster (.jpg, .gif, tiff, .bmp, .png, etc.) or vector format listed above
  • Thickness: Dependent upon material, up to .75 inch in acrylic and most solid woods, 2.5" in foam
  • Small Format Cutter Bed Size (better for etching): 12"x24", fits items up to 6" thick
  • Medium Format Bed Size (better for cutting): 34"x44", fits items up to 12" thick
  • Large Format Bed Size (better for large area cutting): 64"x47", fits items up to 3" thick
  • Set Up Fee: $5 ($3 for members)
  • Cut Time Cost: $1.50/min for non-members, $1.00/min for standard members, $0.75/min for professional members.

Materials we stock for the laser cutter:

  • Clear Acrylic in 0.06", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" thicknesses
  • Black Acrylic in 0.06", 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" thicknesses
  • Colored Acrylic (many colors in transparent and fluorescent as well) in 1/8"
  • Black ABS in 0.06" and 1/8" thicknesses
  • Birch Plywood in 1/8"and 1/4" thicknesses
  • Delrin (Acetal) in 0.06", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" thicknesses
  • MDF in 1/4" and 1/8" thicknesses
  • PETG in 0.03", 0.06", and 0.10" thicknesses
  • EVA and Polyethylene foam sheets in a variety of thicknesses

Additional materials the laser can cut: 

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Chipboard
  • Paper
  • Leather
  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Rubber stamp material
  • Most wood products
  • And much more

Materials we can't cut with our CO2 lasers:

  • Anything containing chlorine (PVC, vinyl, neoprene, etc.) - If you need any of these materials cut, check out our CNC routing service.
  • Polycarbonate (Lexan) - It will cut but is toxic and cuts have poor edge finish. If you need any of these materials cut, check out our CNC routing service.
  • Metals - of any variety. Aluminum etches well but all other metals are not cuttable or etchable. If you need metal components cut, check out our plasma cutting or fiber laser service.
  • Glass can be etched but can't be cut by the laser.
  • Carbon fiber, fiberglass, and phenolics - Doesn't cut well or at all and damages the edges of the material when it does. If you need any of these materials cut, check out our CNC routing service or fiber laser service.
  • See our full list of materials here.

Cutting your material:
We're also willing to work with any safely laser-able material you provide - nothing containing vinyl (PVC is a no-no) and no polycarbonate (Lexan). Additional handling fees may apply. You are responsible for supplying material info to us before cutting (saying "It's plastic" isn't enough info for us to determine how safe a material is to cut) and verifying that we can in fact cut your material. Many plywood products over 1/4" can not be cut due to adhesives used in their construction.

Etching services:
Etching services for laptops, small electronics, and other unique items start at $20 per item and are by appointment only. Aluminum etches very nicely, some plastics don't fair as well so any additional info on what you plan on etching would be helpful. Etching is best done on our small format lasers, which have a bed size of 12"x24".

SUBMIT YOUR FILES TO HAMMERSPACE FORGE FOR A QUOTE

Annoyed with Rural Missouri

We are continuing to provide laser-cutting and other fabrication services with contactless pickup.

Tour the space during office hours on a call ahead basis, daily.

BLUE APRON MEMBERS:
Access now allowed 11am-11pm

RED APRON MEMBERS:
Access now allowed 11am-7pm
After-hours access with blue apron present.

Masking is NOW REQUIRED AGAIN.
THANKS RURAL MISSOURI.

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