Harvan Manufacturing is a family owned-and-operated company that has been manufacturing high-quality components for more than a quarter of a century. Many of our staff—including licensed machinists, CWB-certified welders, and engineers—have been with us for more than 10 years, giving them significant practical experience in the industry.

We offer custom precision machining, welding, fabrication, and laser and waterjet cutting to clients in a diverse range of industries, including:

  • Military and defense
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Marine
  • Petrochemical and chemical processing
  • Off-road vehicles and heavy trucks

Laser cutting provides precision cutting via a laser guided by a CAD file. CO2 lasers are one of the primary types of lasers used for this purpose. The process involves firing a laser that cuts by melting, burning or vaporizing a workpiece or base material. Laser cutting offers a fine level of cutting detail on many different types of materials. While a CO2 laser cannot cut through ceramics or plastics due to the heat involved.

Waterjet cutting is the most versatile process for cutting complex shapes. It uses an ultra-high-pressure water stream to carry an abrasive grit, which cuts through almost any material. This process provides a smooth, precision cut. Waterjet cutting can cut virtually any material with the exception of highly brittle surfaces such as tempered glass.

What Machinery is Used for Laser & Waterjet Cutting Services?

Our facility contains multiple advanced cutting tools to support our laser and waterjet cutting services.

Laser Cutting

Laser And Waterjet CuttingUtilizing a 6-axis Mazak Space Gear Mark II laser machine, Harvan Manufacturing Ltd. performs 2D and 3D laser cutting, engraving, marking, and fabricating operations on metal sheets as well as tubular structures. The CO2 laser cutting machine enables us to cut holes, slots, and special features on mild steel materials up to 0.8” thick and stainless-steel materials up to 0.375” thick. Our laser cutting machine can process metal sheets up to 60” in width and 120” in length.

The laser cutter can be fitted with a tube chuck for handling pipes, tubes, and structural shapes. In addition, the 6-axis capability of our laser cutting machines allows us to cut multiple features on sheets and machined components in a single setup. The Mazak Space Gear Mark II laser’s non-contact profiler enables us to fabricate parts without any burr or contamination.

Harvan fabricates a large range of custom parts for our customers. We can laser cut intricate features on stainless steel and mild steel materials with fine kerf widths of up to 0.012”, while maintaining an accuracy of 0.005”. We can also support you in designing and cutting custom parts.

Waterjet Cutting

Laser And Waterjet CuttingHarvan Manufacturing Ltd. also has a Flow Mach 4 Dynamic WaterJet Cutting System which handles cut thicknesses up to 24” from virtually any material, whether wood, steel, stainless, copper, aluminum, foam, or plastic. The envelope is 13’ by 6.5’ allowing us to handle larger sheets of material.


The Primary Materials We Use for Our Cutting Services

At Harvan, we work with all our customers to ensure your highest satisfaction—from initial contact through product delivery. Our quality assurance department will always confirm that you are getting the products you ordered and that they are of the highest quality.

We work with mild steel and stainless steel with our laser cutter, and our waterjet cutting services work with:

  • Wood
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Mild Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Foam
  • Plastic

Cutting Services from Harvan Manufacturing

At Harvan Manufacturing, we have more than 15 years of experience in providing laser cutting and waterjet cutting services to our customers. We use a COlaser for the former, which can give you a fine level of cutting detail on most materials. Waterjet cutting provides smooth precision cuts through virtually any material other than highly brittle surfaces.

Next time you are in need of laser cutting or waterjet cutting services, know that you can count on Harvan to fulfill your needs. We have the expertise needed to meet the specifications of projects ranging from simple to complex. Feel free to contact us for more information about how we can help you or simply request a quote.

Laser and Waterjet Cutting - Specifications

General Capabilities


Industry Focus

- Oil
- Gas
Industrial Valve & Controls
- Marine
- Petrochemical
- Chemical Processing
Off-road vehicles and Heavy Truck

Intended Applications

Architectural Ornaments
Complex Geometries
Control Arms
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Structural Steel

Industry Standards

ANSI - American National Standards Institute
AS - Aerospace Industry Standard
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
CGP (Certified) - Controlled Goods Program
CSA - Canadian Standards Association
CWB - Canadian Welding Bureau (Division 3 Certification)
DOT - Department of Transportation
FDA - Food And Drug Administration
ISO - International Organization for Standardization - 9001:2008
Mil-Spec - Military Specifications
RoHS - Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

Software Used

Epicor Vantage Shop Control System
Epicor Vista

Intended Cutting Material (Metal)

Mild Steel
Stainless Steel

Production Volume

1 unit to 5000 units per month
Prototype to Mid Volume

Lead Times Available

2 weeks to 8 weeks
Quoted on job by job basis, material dependant
Rush Services Available

File Formats

BMP - Bit Mapped Graphics
Catia (CATDrawing,CATPart)
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES - Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.
PDF - Portable Document Format
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)
3D ACIS Model File
SolidEdge (DFT)
STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format

Cutting Thickness

Stainless Steel:
0.036 in to 0.375 in
0.914 mm to 9.525 mm
Mild Steel:
0.036 in to 0.8 in
0.914 mm to 20.3 mm

Cutting Width

1524 mm
5.0 ft
60 in

Cutting Length

10.0 ft
120 in
3048 mm

Cutting Height

1 ft
12 in
304.8 mm


0.006 in to 0.012 in

Power Output

1.5 kW to 4.0 kW


0.005 in

1 Kerf is the width of the cut or groove.

Equipment List

Laser Type

CO2 (Gaseous)

Laser Equipment

Mazak Space Gear Mark II Laser

Cutting Axis



Flow MACH 4-4020B: 6.5' x 13' Table, 3 Axis, Cuts 24", 2012

Finishing Equipment

  • 1 - TOS Cylindrical Grinder
    8" Swing x 36" Centers
    16" Wheel Diameter
  • 1 - Cincinnati Centerless Grinder
    Diameter: 1/2" to 3 1/2"
    20" Wheel Diameter
  • 1 - Cogsdill Burnisher
    Diameter: 1.00"
  • 1 - TOS Engine Lathe
    19" Swing x 80" Centers
  • 1 - Hyd-Mech H12 Automatic Bandsaw, 2005
    Diameter: 12.00"

Quality Control Equipment

  • CMM Mitutoyo Crysta-Apex 910, 2003 using Cosmos 2.3R5 11th Edition, with enhanced gear measuring capabilities.
  • Hardness Tester
  • Mitutoyo PH-A14 Optical Comparator with QM-Data 200
  • Mitutoyo SJ-201 Surface Testers
  • Height Gauges up to 24.0000"
  • Dial and Digital Calipers up to 8.0000"
  • Dial Indicators
  • Outside Micrometers 0-1", 1-2", 2-3", 3-4"
  • Thread Micrometers
  • Blade Micrometers
  • Bowers Bore Gauges
  • Fluke Meters
  • Pin Gauges
  • Gauge Blocks
  • Go / No Go Ring Gauges
  • Go / No Go Thread Plug Gauges
  • Trigabore Gauges
  • Snap Gauges
  • Precision Levels
  • Measurements completed on surface plates
  • V-blocks
  • Magnetic Particle Wet Bench in Dark Booth, 2010

Value Added Services Equipment

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