Sheet Metal Fabrication

& Machine Shop

Chicago, Illinois

Tendon Machine Shop Works With Chicago Illinois Businesses, Helping Them Achieve Their Sheet Metal Fabrication & Manufacturing Goals On Time & On Budget.

Why Chicago Businesses Choose Tendon Manufacturing:

For nearly thirty years Tendon Manufacturing has helped clients all over the world solve their manufacturing issues.  All of Tendon's work is done in house allowing us to give the best price to customers in the market while delivering product in an expedited time-frame.

Chicago Metal Fabrication Shop

At our 50,000 square foot facility in Cleveland, Ohio we turn prototypes and production orders into completed products for our customers. Among our extensive equipment; includes three lasers, six machining centers, six press brakes and over 75 highly skilled employees.

Chicago Powder Coating Service

Through the application of a 3 stage wash system and a 1,000-point conveyor line; Tendon is able to efficiently meet the powder coating needs of our customers. We can obtain any color and finish desired.

Chicago Metal Extrusion

We will stock, cut and machine extrusion to meet customer designs. We have strategic extrusion manufacturers that we work with in order to get fast and accurate material.

Chicago Laser Cutting

Tendon has three CO2 lasers and a fiber-optic laser that have the ability to cut up to 3/8" thick material. The bed sizes range from 48” x 96” to 60” x 120”. All four lasers cut aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel.

Chicago Optical Laser Cutting

Our Baykal New BLS-NEO fiber-optic laser has twin 60” x 120” laser tables and a pallet changer. We can cut up to ¼” thick aluminum, stainless and mild steel. The fiber laser can cut at speeds up to 1,400 inches per minute!


Chicago Welding

We have 12 full-time welders on staff who average over twenty years of experience. We off MIG/TIG and spot welding of aluminum, stainless steel and mild steel. Tendon’s welding department operates on three shifts to provide rapid turnaround on both prototyping and production orders.

Chicago CNC Machining

Tendon has eight full-time machinists on staff who have worked in manufacturing for a combined 150 years! Through 6 HAAS machining centers and 10 Bridgeports we are able to turnover your prototypes or production orders in an expedited manner.

Chicago Prototype Design

Tendon can manufacture prototypes in as quick as three days. Our experienced engineers on staff are proficient in multiple design softwares including: GibbsCam, SolidWorks, and Striker. We also offer 3D printing as a cheaper and faster alternative to prototyping.

Chicago Silk Screening

Tendon will silkscreen to painted parts or panel finished metal. Whether it is a logo, instructions or warnings; your needs will be met. Your business has made its' mark, let Tendon make your mark on your product.

Door to Door Delivery, We've Got You Covered

By partnering with a Trans American Logistics, Inc. we frequently send trucks to the Chicagoland area.  Save the hassle of worrying about freight; let Tendon take responsibility for it.

Let's Work Together


Contact our team of metal fabrication experts, to discuss your project in detail. Benefit from our decades of experience, together, we achieve the extraordinary.

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Tendon Manufacturing Inc.

20805 Aurora Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44146

216.663.3200 Local

866.686.4759 Toll Free

216.663.6464 Fax


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A Metal Fabrication, Machine Shop & Manufacturing Company

Metal Fabrication Shop & Manufacturing - Made in the USA
Metal Fabrication Shop & Manufacturing - Made in the USA