Precision Metal Cutting—On Time, Every Time.

Whether you’re looking for intricate designs or straight forward cuts, our team ensures unmatched precision on every project.

Metal Cutting Services

Whether you're looking for intricate designs or straightforward cuts, our team ensures unmatched precision on every project. 

Laser Cutting
Elevate the quality and speed of your manufacturing projects with our precise and efficient laser cutting. CNC Laser cuts steel up to 1/2” thick within .001” tolerances; and aluminum up to 1/4” thick within .001” tolerances.

Plasma Cutting
our advanced plasma cutters handle thicker metals with exceptional speed and precision. CNC Plasma cuts steel up to 1/2" thick within .05” tolerances, up to 1-1/4” thick within .09” tolerance; and aluminum up to 1/2” thick within .07” tolerances.

Waterjet Cutting
the versatility of our waterjet cutter harnessing the force of high-pressure water mixed with abrasive materials to cleanly and accurately cut through a diverse range of materials. Cut up to 12” Aluminum and 9” Carbon steel , the majority of material below, tolerances are +/- .002” on thinner material and up to  .1” on thicker material.

Based on tolerances, we’ll determine the most cost-effective method of cutting. We can nest your parts to minimize material usage, and pass the savings on to you. Volume discounts are available.


Why Work with Us?

We’re a small Midwest contract manufacturer with over 30 years experience providing metal laser cutting, machining, assembling, welding and fabricating services to a wide variety of non-automotive industries including aerospace, heavy equipment, aftermarket tooling, outdoor equipment, and medical equipment.

  • Our services are efficient and consistently on-time
  • Competitively price without sacrificing quality
  • Our smaller footprint allows us more flexibility
  • Personalized service
  • Integrity and reliability 


Let's Talk

Our proven process ensures no surprises and complete satisfaction


Submit Project Requirements

Contact us or submit a quote.


Review Project

We'll contact you to discuss your project. 


Quote and Timeline

We'll create a quote based on your specs along with a timeline.


Production Begins

“First article” can be issued per customer’s request.


Quality Inspections

During production, first, middle, last quality inspection will be completed.


Product Finishing & Delivery 

We ensure final product is finished and delivered on time and on-budget.


Metal Cutting Project Samples


Material Cutting

Gear Lock aftermarket auto tool

Material Cutting

Disc plate for aerator outdoor equipment

Material Cutting

Hex cut plate for seeder outdoor equipment

Material Cutting

Trans Block for heavy equipment

Cylender Mounts

Material cutting and machining – Cylinder mounts for heavy equipment

Metal Cutting Solutions

Manufacturers often face several common problems when working with contract manufacturers. These problems can impact various aspects of the manufacturing process, and the quality of the final product. Some of the key challenges include:

  • Quality control
  • Consistency
  • Dependability
  • Responsiveness
  • Communication

Working with Arete mitigates these challenges because we have over 30 years' experience, the right equipment and a commitment to delivering consistent quality at a competitive price.

We’ve invested heavily in material-cutting equipment to meet the needs of various industries including aerospace, heavy equipment, automotive aftermarket tooling, outdoor equipment and medical equipment.


Metal Cutting Materials

Our metal cutting services support a variety of metal materials, including: Steel, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Spring Steel, and Aluminum.

  • Aluminum 2024-T3
  • Aluminum 5052 H32
  • Aluminum 6061 T6
  • Aluminum 7075 T6
  • Aluminum MIC6
  • AR400 Steel, hardened
  • AR500 Steel, hardened
  • Hot Rolled Steel 1045
  • Hot Rolled Steel A569/ASTM A1011
  • Spring Steel, annealed
  • Spring Steel, Blue Tempered
  • Spring Steel, annealed
  • Spring Steel, blue tempered
  • Stainless Steel 17-4 PH, annealed
  • Stainless Steel 301, spring temper
  • Stainless Steel 304
  • Stainless Steel 316
  • Stainless Steel 410, annealed
  • Stainless Steel 440C
  • Stainless Steel CPM 154
  • Stainless Steel S30V, annealed
  • Steel 1018
  • Steel 4140, hardened
  • Steel 80CRV2
  • Steel A36
  • Steel A36, pickled and oiled
  • Steel A366/1008
  • Steel A572 Grade 50
  • Tool Steel D2, annealed
  • Tool Steel O1, annealed

Laser Cutting Benefits

Laser cutting offers several advantages, making it a versatile and efficient technology for various applications.

Durability: This process is known for producing parts that are exceptionally durable, making them ideal for both functional prototypes and end-use production. The precision of laser cutting ensures high-quality results that withstand rigorous use.

Scalability: With laser cutting, scalability is a key feature. This technology allows for the on-demand production of sheet metal parts, which means lower setup costs compared to other manufacturing processes. It offers flexibility in production volume, catering to needs ranging from a single prototype to large batches of up to 10,000 units.

Material Selection: Laser cutting provides the option to select from a diverse range of materials. This selection includes various grades that differ in strength, conductivity, weight, and corrosion resistance, allowing for tailored solutions based on specific project requirements.

Rapid Prototyping: Due to its versatility in material selection, cost-effectiveness, and fast production capabilities, laser cutting is an excellent choice for rapid prototyping. It enables quick testing and iteration of designs, accelerating the development process.

Rapid Turnaround: Our metal cutting services integrate the latest cutting, bending, and punching technologies for fast turnaround without sacrificing quality.

End-Use Production: Laser cutting is well-suited for producing end-use parts, thanks to its ability to handle large format cutting, a vast array of material options, and high throughput. This makes it a preferred technology for creating parts that are ready for direct application in various fields.