The geometry of the sheet metal part to be manufactured typically determines whether the part is best suited for laser cutting or CNC punching. Special tools needed to run in the CNC turrets can be eliminated if utilizing laser cutting, although laser cutting may require more machine time and possibly more cost. These special tools may be justified if the production volumes are high. Sometimes finishing restrictions necessitate the use of the laser or the CNC punch. In all circumstances, DECIMAL ENGINEERING would quote the lowest overall cost for production, given the specifics of the part to be manufactured.