About Nitor



Nitor is a family-owned and operated company providing laser marking and engraving services for military, aerospace, medical instruments, and other major machining industries across the country. Stephen and Todd Phillips started the business in 1996. Stephen is a Westfield State graduate and former History and Social Studies teacher. Todd is a WNEC Mechanical Engineering grad previously employed at Hamilton Standard. Both are still active members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard and proud veterans.

Nitor started in a 1200 sq. ft. space at Savage Arms in Westfield, MA. Special thanks to Ron Coburn for believing in Nitor when we had one laser and zero customers, and to the current shop guys, engineers, and top brass at Savage for remaining our most loyal customer all these years later. It would be remiss not to mention a special friend, Mr. Ron Lalli. Nitor owes a debt of gratitude to the former owner of Ebtec, Belt Technologies, Texcel, Litron, PTI and PTI overhaul. Ron’s guidance, persistence, and untiring support helped us throughout our journey. His selflessness (for he’s never asked for anything in return) to help fellow businessmen and women is an inspiration that won’t soon be forgotten.

Nitor excels in finding solutions for one-of-a-kind problems that save both time and money. Our unique and effective approach is reflected in the quality of work shown in our final product. Nitor’s work can be found from East to West in the United States, as high as on the International Space Station, and to the lowest depths of the sea, in U.S. submarines. Your product, with our laser marking, takes on a personal sense of pride and accomplishment.

Qualifications / Specs

ANSI/ESD S20.20-1999:
Protection of electrical and electronic parts, assemblies and equipment (excluding electrically initiated explosive devices)

ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994:
American national standard for calibration.

AS50881 Section 2.13:
Laser Marking

ASTM F 1089-02:
Standard Test Methods for Corrosion of Surgical Instruments.

ATA Spec2000:
Bar coding and 2D matrix standards for the Air Transportation Association of America.

Aerospace flight controls and hydraulics systems.

Document No. 7-0054.0:
Procedure for marking implants and surgical instruments.

FDA Part 820:
Good manufacturing practice for the manufacturing, packaging, storage and installation of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products.

GE P23TF3:
Aircraft engines.

J&J Spec. #COP-059/P:
Lot code numbering systems for neurosurgical products.

MIL-STD-130J Section 8:
Laser marking

MIL-STD 1686C:
Electro static discharge control.

Laser marking IAW Navy standards.

MIL-W-5088L Section 6:
Aircraft Electrical Wire section. Wiring aerospace vehicle.

SAE AS 478G:
Aerospace standard.

SAE AS 478K:
Aerospace Standard. The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility. The land, sea, air, and space international identification marking methods.

Identification marking of physical parts and assemblies.

UTC Sikorsky Spec. SS8798:
Identification marking of parts.