Machining for a Variety of Industries Since 1957

About F.H. Peterson Machine Corp

F.H. Peterson Machine Corp., a Family-Owned Business, Has Been Providing Precision Machining Services for a Wide Range of Industries Since 1957.

We provide prototype, short-run, CNC, and conventional machining, using the latest available technologies. Fully equipped to turn your ideas into reality, our team of highly skilled professionals works to the highest quality standards in the industry today. Proud to be ISO certified since 1997. We are a full-service facility ready to complete the most difficult jobs to the most stringent requirements. Your design is all it takes for F.H. Peterson Machine Corp to provide the most efficient methodology and delivery to satisfy your goals.

We are a climate and dust-controlled facility utilizing the latest available technology in CNC Machining, providing a full spectrum of machine tools, including turning, milling, grinding, welding, and a host of secondary processes. Our labor force consists of a team of highly skilled tradesmen, trained and dedicated to meeting your quality standards and delivery requirements. Our machine tools are maintained, calibrated, and updated to keep pace in an environment of close tolerance work supplying the optics, aircraft, and shipping industries, to name just a few.

In order to produce parts to exacting standards, we also work directly from a vast array of computer-based design methods. Through our internal CAD/CAM systems, we are able to translate your Cad files into machine-able computer data. We have the latest in software and technology to provide this service to our customers in a rapid time frame, resulting in a faster and more accurate product, exactly as the engineer intended.

F.H. Peterson Machine Corp uses the latest inspection tools for our Quality Control. We are committed to providing all of our customers with prompt service and quality products, all in a timely fashion to suit your needs. Please reach out, and our staff will attend to your needs with prompt and careful attention.


From small diameters up to 78" diameter with lengths of 166"

Product Summary

Small turning with tolerances down to .0001
Large diameters up to 78” with CNC precision and repeatability
Turning up to 166” in length

FHP has the ability to turn parts from a few grams to 6000 Lbs and hold close tolerances at the same time. We have the latest CNC lathes and VTLs with capabilities up to 78-inch diameter and up to 166 inches in length. Hard turning, facing of Stellite and tool steel up to 60Rc. Threads of all sizes, including special buttress, metric, British, API, and ACME styles. Large spherical radii for mirrors or bearing seats can also be turned.


From small X, Y, and Z to greater than 78 »X x 59 »Y x 57 »Z and up to 14000# capacity.

Milling Services

Machining of small workpiece sizes in a Bridgeport Acurite CNC machine, to high-speed CNC contouring in our Okuma vertical milling centers, to work envelopes of 80” x 32” and beyond in our large Matsuura verticals, and then on to our large Toshiba Boring Mills with capacities of 78” x 59” x 57” and a table capacity of 14,000 pounds. We routinely perform 3D and 5-axis rotary milling on a wide variety of materials, including exotics and refractory metals.

We can handle fractional-size work pieces to large work greater than 80” in length.


Our Blanchard grinders can swing up to 72”. Cylindrical grinding can be done up to 20” diameter, surface grinders can grind up to 30”, and honing up to 20” diameter.

Grinding Services

Blanchard Grinding

Our Blanchard grinders have been an integral part of our offered services. Whether it be for machining castings, plates, weldments, or any metal able to be abrasively machined, we have a full complement of capabilities to meet your needs. We are able to grind workpieces with a swing distance of up to 48” to achieve a flat machined surface.

Cylindrical Grinding

We offer both ID and OD cylindrical grinding. Utilizing our state-of-the-art machines, we can safely grind workpieces up to 20” in diameter and 72 “ long. Typically, the materials that we grind can include carbon steels, hardened tool steels, non-ferrous metals, and many aerospace and exotic materials. FHP also provides the outside process of chrome plating, and we grind to critical dimensions as well as achieve the required finishes.


We also provide internal honing from .06” to 20” in diameter, with a maximum length of 60”. This service allows for improved visual and micro-measured surface textures from a cross-hatch pattern to a near mirror finish, depending on material type, hardness, etc.

Surface Grinding

We offer a full complement of surface grinding to achieve critical surface finishes or for the machining of heat-treated materials. If desired, close tolerance flatness can also be obtained by surface grinding on most carbon steels. This operation, in conjunction with other processes such as hardening and tempering, can produce high-quality surface characteristics to meet your most critical requirements. Our machines have a travel capacity of 30” x 10” using either magnetic or non-magnetic chucking. A maximum workpiece height of 14” allows for a variety of setups.


We maintain a vast supply of material for your quick turnaround jobs.

Material Services

It is a plus for a job shop to have the material in stock for short turnaround service. Our customers have demands that are answered with materials that can be cut within hours and machined the very same day.

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    Computer inventory

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    Many materials and shapes

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    Up to 19” saw cutting


Our Zeiss Prismo, with Vast scanning, can measure up to 48"X x 72"Y x 40"Z.

Inspection Services

We utilize our Zeiss Prismo 10 and Zeiss Contura G2 with Vast scanning to perform in-process and final inspections to ensure accurate parts. We also have a large assortment of calibrated hand tools and gauging to ensure quality, service, and fast delivery.

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    Accuracy to millionths

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    Inspection of CAD models

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    Zeiss Vast Scanning

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    Temp controlled environment

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    Reverse engineering

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    Max capacity 2 tons


With a combination of Solid Works, Surfcam, Virtual Gibbs, and Zeiss Calypso, we can handle the computer age of machining.

CAD CAM Services

Product Summary

We have almost unlimited import and export capabilities. This gives us the ability to program and inspect parts directly from solid models. ( Accepted File Formats)

Our facility boasts cutting-edge technology with respect to CNC programming and machining capabilities. Our CNC programming can take your CAD design and turn it into a tool path quickly and easily to meet your needs. With up-to-date Solid Works, Surfcam, and GibbsCAM, we are capable of electronically receiving most Cad designs into our CAM packages to produce your parts the way they were drawn. With these CAD CAM packages, we are able to save time and speed up the process.