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Cutting Processes


Sheet Cutting

Sheet cutting is a category of processes that slices into flat stock material following a profile to produce a shape. 


Laser Cutting

Our metal laser cutting services support a variety of metal materials


Waterjet Cutting

It directs a high-pressure jet of water and an abrasive substance to cut materials for industrial applications such as machine part manufacturing. 


Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting, or plasma arc cutting, uses an accelerated jet of hot plasma to cut through electrically conductive materials.

What Sets Laser Cutting Apart from Waterjet Cutting?

Laser cutting stands out as a prevalent method for shaping two-dimensional profiles in a stock material, commonly known as blanking. This process utilizes a laser to concentrate heat, carving a precise path through the material with a kerf thickness typically below 0.010. In contrast, waterjet cutting capitalizes on the incompressibility of water. A high-pressure stream of water, ejected from a nozzle, is capable of cutting through a wide range of materials.

Waterjets excel with thicker metals, as they don’t generate excessive heat that might impact temper. The waterjet’s kerf has a cut thickness of 0.040″ to 0.050″, and both waterjet and laser processes share a general tolerance of +/- 0.010″. Waterjets prove superior for soft materials like foams and gaskets, as they neither compress nor burn the material. This is particularly crucial for substances like PVC, PC, and galvanized metals, where waterjet cutting is preferred to avoid hazardous fumes produced by heat exposure, such as fluorine, chlorine, or zinc.

On the other hand, lasers boast speed and accessibility, making them adept at swiftly handling plastics and thinner metals. They are also employed for engraving and part marking purposes.

Both laser and waterjet processes serve as common tools for creating profile cuts on sheets. BOYIsimplifies the process with the inclusive category of Sheet Cutting, enabling users to focus on material selection based on their CAD preferences.

BOYI offers a diverse range of suppliers providing laser cutting or waterjet cutting services. The automated connection to the right supplier based on job requirements ensures seamless and efficient collaboration.

Introduction to Plasma Cutting Technology

Understanding the Fundamentals of Plasma Cutters

Plasma cutting, also known as plasma arc cutting, is a process that employs a high-speed jet of hot plasma to sever through materials with electrical conductivity. Renowned for its swiftness, plasma cutters excel at slicing through gauge material up to 6″ thick, offering a more economical alternative to high-powered CNC laser cutters. Notably, they shine brightest in handling large sheet metal parts, distinguishing themselves from CNC laser cutters, which exhibit superior prowess in intricate detailing and hole creation—tasks that can pose challenges for plasma cutters.

Operational Mechanism of Plasma Cutters

The initiation of plasma cutting involves the application of energy and heat to a gas, causing the molecules to accelerate and collide vigorously, transforming the gas into plasma. Utilizing compressed air or other inert gases, the plasma is propelled out of the plasma torch towards the workpiece, establishing an electrical arc with the conductive material. Drawing parallels with Electrical Discharge Machines, plasma cutting machines leverage electricity to both melt and cut through the workpiece.

How to work with us

1.Sending CAD Files To Email or LinkedIn

First, you can send CAD files and detailed information (material, quan-tity, tolerance, etc.) to us  Email or Linkedin .

2.Manufacturability Analysisand Offering Quotation

Secondly, we will analyze manufactur-ability based on drawings of productsand give you a favorable quotation.

3.Start manufacturing!

Thirdly, we will start manufacturing process once all relevant deatials are fully confirmed.

4.Parts are Completedand Shipped

Finally, we will carefully pack and shipthe goods when the products are completed.


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Sheet Cutting Sizes and Tolerances


Blank Size

Xometry has access to platforms up to 10’ x 20’ for laser cutting and waterjet cutting. However, many sheet stock sizes commonly cap out at 48” x 96” (4’ x 8’) or smaller.

Standard Lead Time

3 business days

Sheet Thickness

0.020″ up to beyond 1.00″ depending on materials. Thinner or thicker stock may be possible through manual quoting.

General Tolerances

For full details on tolerances offered by Xometry’s sheet cutting service, including edge to edge tolerance and taper, please consult our manufacturing standards.

This table contains general information concerning Xometry’s sheet cutting services. Learn more about our official sheet cutting manufacturing standards.

* Quoting response times reflect requests received during business hours, requests received outside business hours will be addressed the following business day.

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Sheet Cutting Materials

Material CategorySpecific Materials
Aluminum AlloyAluminum 6061 T6, Aluminum 2024-T3, Aluminum 5052 H32, Aluminum 7075 T6, Aluminum MIC6
Brass and Bronze AlloyBrass 260, Brass 353 H02, Brass 464 H01, Bearing Bronze 932 M07, Bronze 220 H02, Bronze 510 H08 (spring), Silicon Bronze 655
Copper AlloyCopper 101, Copper 110
Mechanical PlasticABS, Acetal (POM, Delrin), PETG, PC, PP, PTFE, PVC, UHMW
AcrylicClear and Colored Acrylic (Plexiglass)
FoamEVA Foam, Polyurethane Foam (PU), Silicone Foam
SteelSteel 1075, 1095, 4130, AR500, Corten A588, 1045 HR, A1011 HR, 1008, 1018, 4140, A36, A366, A572, A653, G90, Tool Steel D1, O1
Stainless SteelStainless 17-4 PH, 17-7, 301, 304, 316, 410, 430, 440C, CPM 154, S30V
Other Metal AlloysTitanium Grade 2 and 5, Nickel Alloy
WoodCherry, Hardboard, MDF, Poplar, Red Oak, Wood Laminate (Plywood)
Carbon Fiber and Other CompositesCarbon Fiber, Garolite G-10, Garolite G-11, Garolite LE (Phenolic)
Rubber and GasketingBuna-N Rubber Blends, EPDM, Silicone Rubber, Paper Fiber, PTFE

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