PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) for Precision Turned Parts

The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a valuable tool for establishing confidence in a component supplier’s production processes. The PPAP process was initially specified in the automotive and aerospace industries. Today, it has been integrated into the requirements of some medical and industrial customers. At Pioneer Service, we [...]

FAI (First Article Inspection) Reports for Precision Machining

Some Pioneer Service customers will require a First Article Inspection Report with the shipment of their first order on a new part.  This report provides a detailed verification that all specified requirements on a customer print have been consistently met in production. Years ago, FAI reports were most likely [...]

RoHS Compliancy in a Precision Machine Shop

“For machine shops like Pioneer Service, RoHS compliancy is often required by customers for the bar stock used to machine the components, as well as some finishing services like anodizing, plating, etc.” Karina Ramanauskas, Buyer and Planner at Pioneer Service. “Customer prints or purchase orders will state if this [...]

The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components – Part 2

Part 2: Finishing Services that Remove or Reshape the Component Surface There are several surface finishing techniques that “remove or reshape the surface layer” of a precision machined component.  These finishing techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials, and provide increased durability, tighter tolerances, better aesthetics [...]

2020-08-19T13:32:05-05:00August 18th, 2020|

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Prevention in a Precision Machine Shop

Maintaining a clean production facility has many safety and health advantages. But for manufacturing, it can have a significant impact on the reduction of production delays, product quality and even damage to a company’s reputation. A precision machining company that implements a foreign object debris (FOD) prevention program has [...]

2020-08-13T11:33:13-05:00July 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , |