Step 12: Choosing materials

It's time to choose a material.

While still in MyPonoko, click on the "Show me the material catalog first" button or follow this link.

By browsing through the Ponoko materials catalog you can compare materials and decide which is best for you.

Because these decorations are simple 2D shapes they can be made from almost any material in the Ponoko catalog.

I decided to use 2 acrylics - Red Tint and Arctic Ice - because they are bright, festive colors. :)

Note: Remember to leave MyPonoko open, you'll need it open for the next few steps.

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Ponoko is great, but they could me SOOOO Much better if they didn't charge $60 base price to ship to USA
Hey Joe426, I work at Ponoko ... and yes we agree with you whole heartedly! Here's what we are doing about it: 1) For people who upload their design files to get an instant price to make something, we offer free shipping every so often as a way of saying "we appreciate you want to make something but the shipping cost stands in your way, so here's a 'big thanks' for your patience while we set up our US operation to knock out the high shipping costs". 2) We are about to open our US based digital manufacturing operation - meaning all shipping to the US will be from within the US. Yippeee! We can not wait :)
Dogic, Awesome, glad to hear you guys are finally expanding. I didn't know you guys had free shipping days, I wish you would have email us members? Maybe I missed it. When you get US operations going, I'm definately using you guys for projects I post on my site - www.HacknMod.com
Cool hacks on yer site. Date to be officially announced, but Q1 2008.
Thanks, glad you liked it.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hacknmod.com">HacknMod.com</a><br/>
Ahem... Wasn't this instructable more about using Ponoko (see 'How to make a laser cut lamp)?
It is, but he's open and up-front about it. The Ponoko idea really appeals to me, but, as for Joe426 in the US, postage is a problem for me in the UK - can't wait for a Euro-branch...

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