Welcome to Great Lakes Engineering.

Precision Laser Cutting

Precision Laser Cutting

Great Lakes Engineering employs computer-controlled Lumonics TM Screen Cut Lasers and a Tannlin T8-SPS to cut stencils and thin foil parts to extremely high tolerances. Our Precision laser cutting is what sets us apart from our competition.
Photo Chemical Machining

Photo Chemical Machining

Great Lakes Engineering has over 30 years in photo chemical etching technology experience to determine which process is appropriate for your application, tolerances, longevity, durability and cost. Let us put our metal etching experience to work for you.

Surface Mount Stencils

Our state-of-the-art laser technology enables our customers to experience positional accuracy unattainable with conventional technology.

Surface Mount Stencils

Laser Cut Stencils

Laser Cut Stencils Industry trend toward miniaturization is leading to finer pitch requirements, high tolerances, and greater repeatability. Our state-of-the-art precision laser cutting technology allows us to manufacture a laser cut stencil with aperture openings down to .003 inches.
Electroform Stencils

Electroform Stencils

Electroforming technology – by definition – provides your manufacturing process inherent advantages over more traditional methods due to remarkable precision and definition. This process also leaves behind no burrs and does not introduce stress into your material.
Step Stencils

Step Stencils

Great Lakes Engineering also offers step etching in order to help you decrease paste volume in specific areas on your stencil. Our attention to detail during the etching process is second to none, we ensure that your final product is one that fits in your desired application.
Mini Stencils

Mini Stencils

Great Lakes Engineering produces a wide variety of small, hand-held stencils. These can vary from simple single-foil BGA rework stencils to more complex multi-foil framed stencils. They can be manufactured to a thickness of .001 through .030”.

Low Profile (SPACE SAVER) Frames - 60% Thinner

Other Products

wave guide squeegee blades

Squeegee Blades

Great Lakes Engineering is also a manufacturer of new state of the art squeegee blades with the introduction of the Wave Glide and Wave Profile blades. So if you’re looking for top of the line squeegee blades that are designed to offer users a number of advantages over traditional blades, Great Lakes Engineering is the place for you.
Henkel

Henkel

On top of our photo chemical etching and laser cutting services Great Lakes Engineering is also a proud distributor for Henkel Solder paste and other fine Henkel products. While we are leaders in both the metal etching and laser cutting industry, we offer a number of products that meet our customer’s needs.

Great Lakes Engineering is a premier manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cutting services, photo chemical etching services, squeegee blades and we also provide high quality photo plotting services.

Great Lakes Engineering is also a proud distributor for Henkel Solder paste and other fine Henkel products.

Great Lakes Engineering is a manufacturer and distributor of the new state of the art Lu-Con Technologies squeegee blades with the introduction of the Wave Glide and Wave Profile blades.

We work with a wide range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass, Titanium, Nitinol, Nickel, Kovar and many others. We do not work with glass, plastics, or aluminum. Our specialty is working with very thin materials ranging from .001” to .030” thick. We can offer a wide range of capabilities and materials to meet your needs. We can work with thicker materials in some instances, so please give us a call if you have questions. We are one of the very few manufacturers that can offer a combination of capabilities to make very difficult parts that have multi thickness specifications on the same part. We service many industries, including, the defense, medical, electronics, aerospace, aviation, telecommunications, energy and even decorative applications. Great Lakes Engineering has some of the best turn times in the manufacturing industry.

Great Lakes Engineering has the following certifications and registrations:

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