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Great Lakes Waterjet & Laser

Precision Cutting and Production Services

Our Cutting Technology

Waterjet Technology

Here at Great Lakes Waterjet and Laser we use a TECNI Waterjet machine.

Ideal Applications:

Thick Material: Precision cutting up to six inches thick.

Heat Sensitive Materials: The cold process of the waterjet will not affect the temper of the material.

Composites: Cutting materials of different composites at the same time. Including gummy or exceptionally hard materials.

Production Quantities: Maximum material usage, minimum kerf loss, and efficient nesting.

Machine Parts: Waterjet cutting saves you time and money, cutting near net or final shapes. Without creating a heat affected zone.

Water Jet Benefits:

Bandsaws: Waterjet cutting is faster, more accurate, requires less man-power, can handle detailed designs, and can be performed on any material.

Lasers: Waterjet cutting can accommodate thicker materials, can be performed on any material, and involves no heat.

Wire EDM: Waterjet cutting is faster, less expensive, can pierce holes, and can be performed on any material.

  • No costly fixtures or tooling
  • No HAZ (Heat Affected Zone)
  • No material warping
  • No Burrs or sharp edges
  • Minimal material wasted
  • Tolerances within +/- .005"
  • No work hardening
  • Ability to stack material
  • SPEED!

Laser Technology

Technology at work for you:

Connecting your business to the technology resources you need. Lasers are perfect when accuracy and speed are required. Lasers are capable of reproducing parts with accuracy and repeatability of up to +/-.005. In certain applications laser cutting can replace more expensive machining. Our laser is capable of cutting steel, aluminum, and stainless plate approximately 3 times faster than a water jet.


Our Laser – has a 72” x 144” cutting table that can cut steel up to 5/8 thick – Aluminum .125” thick – and Stainless .25” thick. With an Accuracy up to +/- .005

The laser beam is approximately .010 in diameter so it’s perfect for art work and tight tolerance parts.

Production Services

Here is a list of some of the services we provide:

  • Bending
  • Welding
  • Machining
  • Hot Dipped Galvanized
  • Painting
  • Sign & Display
  • Stencils
  • Art & Sculpture
  • Branding
  • Machining
  • Decorative Panels
  • Engineering
  • Model Making
  • OEM

"The product that Republic purchases from Great Lakes had made our fabricating process much easier. The parts are more true and easier to machine."

— Dan Meeth - Republic Roller Corporation,

Materials We Use

Here is a list of the main materials we use:

  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Rubber
  • Plastics
  • Meteorite
  • Marble
  • Magnesium
  • Limestone
  • Kirksite
  • Invar
  • Inconel
  • Graphite
  • Fiberglass
  • Dyes
  • Copper
  • Ceramic
  • Brass
  • Aluminum

Contact Us for More Information

If you are interested in our service and would like a free quote, or you would simply like to inquire more information about our services please fill out the short form below and we will get in touch with you soon. Give us a call at 517-629-9900.


Our Location

Great Lakes Waterjet & Laser
1101 Industrial Ave
Albion MI 49224
Phone: 517-629-9900