Category Archives: Ponoko News

Design Challenges (And Spec Work)

A Preview Of The Design Challenges We’d Love To Host For You

We’ve run a few design challenges in our time. They’ve been fun. Lucrative for some. But they were lacking something. We think we’ve built a better mousetrap …

What We Want To Do

Run an ongoing series of design challenges.

Why We Want To Do It

To educate designers and engineers about how to create successful designs. While our website has tons of example designs,

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Ponoko & Glowforge Team Up

Founders, CEOs, Engineers, Designers, Brands & Agencies Can Now Go From Idea To Product To Profit, Even Faster& At Less Cost Than Ever Before

We love to think we’re having a profound effect on people’s lives. We believe digital manufacturing is accelerating human progress by unleashing profitable creativity at an unparalleled rate of knots.

We’re thankful to all our customers for putting their trust in us, and we take great pride and joy at being a part of their journey as they create products to start,

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An Independence Day Deal For The Independent Designer

Spend $50, Get $50 FREE Making; Spend $100, Get $100 FREE Making

We’re turning up the heat in the countdown to the 4th with FREE $50 and $100 Making Coupons to celebrate Independence Day 2018.

To Get Your FREE $50 or $100 Making Coupon

  1. Log in to your Free or Prime Ponoko account. If you don’t have one, sign up for free here.
  2. Place a minimum order of $50 or $100 laser cutting at the Ponoko US or NZ making hub.

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Online Laser Cutting Trends

Online Laser Cutting Trend Report – Q2 2018

This quarterly report is for customers, suppliers and digital manufacturing industry trends analysts to learn more about online laser cutting.

It’s the only report of its kind, with real world data from Ponoko, an online laser cutting pioneer visited by 1,000,000 people per year.

Let’s kick into our first update to see what’s changed:

Laser Technique
Most Used Laser Technique

Laser cutting was even more prominent in Q2:

Materials
Most Used Categories

Plastic and wood continued to lead the way,

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April Is Free Materials Month

Select P1 Material Sheets Are $0 In USA And NZ Catalogs

What’s great about April? You get to punk your friends for April Fool’s Day. Plus you can eat your weight in Peeps while hunting Easter eggs. And…it’s also Free Materials Month here at Ponoko.

Say what?

That’s right, makers. FREE MATERIALS. This is no April Fool’s joke. It’s our extended Easter gift to you. We have some excess P1 stock that we need to move fast so we can keep bringing in new materials each month.

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Flex Your Design Muscles With Felt

New Synthetic Felt Added To USA And NZ Catalogs

When you think of felt, you may remember fun afternoons spent making arts and crafts in elementary school. And while felt is amazing for making those cozy crafts you remember from childhood, you may be surprised just how awesome felt is when used with laser cutting.

What makes felt so stunning? It’s dense yet soft, durable, stable and non-fraying. It has a consistent texture that laser cuts beautifully and ages gracefully.

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Ponoko Is Hiring a New Zealand Production Manager

Ponoko turns ideas into products with our online laser cutting service.

Our indie customers make products to sell on Etsy, Kickstarter & Shopify. And our big customers like Apple, Google, Amazon, Disney & NASA make products to promote their brands.

With free instant online proofs, pricing & ordering, we’re the world’s easiest and fastest way to laser cut custom products online, delivered as fast as tomorrow.

With a team spread over 5 countries,

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Boxing Day Sale: Save 30% For One Day Only

Don’t Miss This After Christmas Sale. It’s The Last Day To Save In 2017!

Happy Boxing Day Makers! Since we had such a holly jolly Christmas because Santa Claus did come to town, we want to continue spreading holiday cheer just a little longer. So do we ever have a deal for you! For all laser cutting orders placed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, you get 30% off the making cost!

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Looking Back: 2017 Year In Review

Ponoko’s Greatest Hits (And Misses) Of 2017

To say 2017 has been an amazing year would be an understatement! We’ve worked with many long-time makers and we’ve met some new ones, and all of you have kept our lasers super busy. Thank you for putting your trust in us when bringing your ideas to life!

So as the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at all the stories,

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Buy One, Get One Free – A Gift For Makers

Buy A Gift Voucher, Get A FREE Making Coupon—But Only Until 11:59pm Sunday December 24, 2017

Have you been so busy decking the halls and roasting chestnuts on an open fire that you actually forgot to get some gifts? Not to worry. There’s no blue, blue Christmas when you give Ponoko Gift Vouchers. And you can get them right now—no standing in long lines or fighting the holiday crowds.

Plus, we’ve made the deal even sweeter than everyone’s favorite figgy pudding:

Buy a Gift Voucher –>

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