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How Custom Laser Cut Metal Art is Made | The Metal Peddler

Custom laser cut metal art has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people are looking for unique and personalized pieces to decorate their homes or businesses. But have you ever wondered how these beautiful works of art are created? In this blog post, we will take you through the process of creating custom laser cut metal art, from sketch to reality.

Step 1: The Idea

The first step in creating custom laser cut metal art is coming up with an idea. This could be anything from a simple monogram to a complex geometric design. Many artists and designers use software like Adobe Illustrator or AutoCAD to create their designs, while others prefer to sketch their ideas by hand. We mostly use our CAD program and often start from a photograph.

You can see below how we took a boxer from the customer’s photo, converted it to a sketch and then to final product design. 


Boxer dog sitting  Outline sketch of dogSilhouette of boxer dog Finished product


Step 2: The Design

Once the idea is finalized, it's time to create the design file that will be used for the laser-cutting process. This involves converting the sketch or digital drawing into a vector file that the laser cutter can read. The designer will also need to specify the type of metal that will be used, as well as the thickness and size of the piece. 

Outlines of products prepped for cutting

Step 3: The Laser Cutting Process

With the design file ready, it's time for the laser-cutting process to begin. A sheet of metal is loaded onto the laser cutter, which uses a high-powered laser beam to cut out the design with incredible precision. Depending on the complexity of the design and size of the piece, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. 

We begin the cut with American steel - laser lined up with the steel

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Once the piece has been cut out, it's time for any necessary finishing touches. This could include sanding down rough edges and finishing with powder coat for added protection and aesthetic appeal.


Sanding ornaments
This picture shows metal ornaments going
through the sanding process.
We do larger pieces by hand.


Powder coating
Jason powder coats some of our
smaller products in the powder booth.

Step 5: The Final Product

And voila! After completing all these steps, we have a custom-made laser-cut metal art piece ready for display. Whether it's a personalized wall hanging or a unique business sign, these pieces are sure to make a statement wherever they're placed.

Doberman key hanger

Creating custom laser cut metal art is what we love doing, with careful planning and attention to detail, we can bring your ideas to life in this exciting medium. So, if you want some custom work done for you, whether you have an idea or would like us to design you something unique, from key racks to garden stakes or tree décor, please e-mail us.

Custom doesn't mean high price; it means it's made just for you.

Corgi welcome sign mounted next to a door on a front porch

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