Welcome to Great Lakes Engineering.

Precision Laser Cutting

Precision Laser Cutting

Great Lakes Engineering employs computer-controlled Lumonics Screen Cut™ lasers and a Tannlin T8-SPS to cut stencils and thin foil parts to extremely high tolerance.
Photo Chemical Machining

Photo Chemical Machining

Great Lakes Engineering has over 30 years in chemical etching technology experience to determine which process is appropriate for your application, tolerances, longevity, durability and cost.

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

Industry trend toward miniaturization is leading to finer pitch requirements, high tolerances, and greater repeatability.
Electroform Stencils

Electroform Stencils

Electroforming technology – by definition – provides your manufacturing process inherent advantages over more traditional methods.
Step Stencils

Step Stencils

Great Lakes Engineering also offers step etching to help you decrease paste volume in specific areas on your stencil.
Mini Stencils

Mini Stencils

Great Lakes Engineering produces a wide variety of small, hand-held stencils. These can very from simple single-foil BGA rework stencils to more complex multi-foil framed stencils.

Low Profile (SPACE SAVER) Frames - 60% Thinner

Other Products

wave guide squeegee blades

Squeegee Blades

Great lakes is also a manufacturer of new state of the art squeegee blades with the introduction of the Wave Glide and Wave Profile blades.
Henkel

Henkel

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

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 turnaround times in the manufacturing industry.

Quality Services
At Great Lakes Engineering, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our staff and the advanced capabilities of the technology in our facility. We’re able to do everything for our clients, from chemical etching to photochemical etching to precision laser cutting and beyond! For each service that we offer, customers can be confident that the final result will be a product with quality that exceeds their expectations.

A History of Excellence
For over 29 years, Great Lakes Engineering has made excellent customer service and industry-leading innovation a cornerstone of its business. We’ve kept up with developments in technology so that we can offer photochemical etching and similar services that are in high demand today. Today, electroforming, metal etching and laser cutting are just a few of the advanced options that you can find at Great Lakes Engineering. To serve you better, we even have a dedicated engineering team who can take your concept and bring it to life.

Contact Us!
Need some help? Looking for a quote? We’re always happy to hear from new or existing customers! Just give us a call at (763) 425-4755, or fill out our online contact form here.

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