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Photo Chemical Machining.

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GLE is a trend-setting manufacturer of surface mount stencils, precision laser cut parts and photo chemical machined parts for the defense, medical, electronics, aviation, energy, telecommunications, and computer industries.

Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA


  • Phone 763-425-4755
  • Fax 763-425-5450

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Photo Chemical Machining.

Photo Chemical Machining.


Photo Chemical Machining.



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Great Lakes Engineering, Inc.


Photo Chemical Machining. Description:

Great Lakes Engineering boasts over 20 years in chemical etching technology. In essence, this is the process of printing (photo-plotting) a pattern on a metal foil and immersing it in a precise combination of chemistry in order to eat through (etch the pattern into) the metal.

Many of the same products can be manufactured using different processes. Great Lakes Engineering has the experience to determine which process is appropriate for the application, tolerances, longevity, durability and cost.

We take great care to ensure the process is environmentally safe.


  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel Alloys
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • Copper Alloys
  • Brass
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Kovar
  • Invar
  • Datum Alloy
  • Steel Alloys
  • Phosphorous Bronze


  • No hard tooling
  • No major investments in dies, die maintenance and repair costs.
  • No long lead time for tooling.
  • Lower cost, we utilize a photo tool that is more efficient and far less expensive than hard tooling.
  • Quick and easy changes for prototyping. Engineering changes can be made quickly, easily, and inexpensively
  • Burr free
  • Material properties remain unchanged
  • No metal stress
  • No part deformation

Photo Chemical Machining. was added in Jan 2001

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