4 Design Fundamentals for Your Custom Pieces

Improved manufacturing capabilities has greatly improved product customization, allowing us to determine down the most miniscule specifics of how we want everything to look around us. From custom countertops in our house to custom-made bar stools – everything can be designed according to our preference. 

As providers of laser cutting in Toronto, Metal-Tronics Inc has seen the demand for custom pieces boom and how laser cutting is uniquely able to meet those needs. Our extensive experience with laser cutting has given us valuable insight into the fundamentals of design, and how to make our custom pieces stand out for our customers.  


Here are 4 important design elements to take into account when commissioning a custom piece:



Typically, metal laser cutting projects incorporate more polished surfaces and edges. This modern, high-end look can help add sophistication to any room. On the other hand, metal is timeless enough that it can also evoke a vintage feel – think 60’s diners with metal signs or a steampunk aesthetic. All that is to say that most materials are incredibly versatile – don’t feel constrained to one material due to preconceived notions of what it is more appropriate for. Let your creativity run wild in order to come up with something truly unique.


Speaking of versatility – it is another element that is important to design. Most people value products that can adapt to different functions while maintaining aesthetic appeal. Consider a design that allows for either multiple functions or a specific, specialized function. If you are looking for a provider of laser cutting in Toronto that understands the nuance of combining function with style, look no further than Metal-Tronics.


Thankfully, the many varieties of affordable metals allow you to find suitable materials at less cost. For instance, aluminum is an excellent heat conductor yet cheaper compared to stainless steel. Create a design with a material that will suit your needs but not over your budget.


Eco-friendly designs are all the rage these days, and for excellent reason. Luckily, metals are 100% recyclable. In fact, aluminum is one of the most recycled metals on earth today. About 75% from 1 billion tons of aluminum is still in use today because of recycling.

Our laser cutting in Toronto can help you incorporate all these fundamental elements and more into custom pieces. At the end of the day, the design should reflect who you are and what you want.

Metal-Tronics has been in the business of laser cutting in Toronto for decades. Our engineers and staff understand the ins and outs of design, strategy, prototyping, fabrication, and testing. Contact us today to learn more about our services.