To ensure quality products are going out our door, Northern Machining, Inc. utilizes many different methods for ensuring manufactured parts are meeting customers tolerance as per print.  The following measuring machines, gauges, and equipment provide us with the versatility to use proper measuring techniques, to provide the highest quality finished products:

  • Brown & Sharpe Gage 2000 CMM Machine
  • Starrett HB350-5 14″ Optical Comparator
  • Sylvac Scan 52 Automatic programable Optical Measuring
    • For turned components
  • Romer Absolute Inspection Arm
    • 6 foot diameter reach
    • Portable
  • 3’x4′ Surface Plate
  • 18″x 24″ Surface Plate
  • 18″ Mitutoyo Digital Height Gage
  • Phase II Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • Pocket Surf – Surface Finish Gage
  • Mahr Surface Profilometer – Perthometer M2
  • Gage blocks
  • Gage pins
  • Vernier, Inside/Outside, Micrometer


  • First article inspection and documentation
  • Material certification documents when requested
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Job shop management software for quoting and job processing to run parts out the door smoothly and efficiently
  • off site inspection with the use of our Romer Arm articulating portable CMM
  • Other notable benefits are:
    • Aids in reverse engineering – producing dimensions from a finished product that does not already have a sketch or cad drawing.
    • Part inspection of product that has been done outside our shop, to insure you are receiving quality work from your source or our incoming products.
    • Excellent for producing a number of points around a contour to aid in the design of irregular shapes.
      • Along with cad software this can create an almost perfect simulation of an item in design.