Centerless Grinding of Precision Machined Components

To modify the outside diameter (OD) of a precision machined component, there are two types of cylindrical surface grinding operations that can be used: centerless and centered.  Grinding the OD of a CNC Swiss turned component offers several benefits: a smoother surface finish (Ra), a tighter OD tolerance (up [...]

The 5 Most Common Types of Precision CNC Machining

CNC machining is a general term used for a variety of machining applications.  "CNC" stands for Computer Numerical Controlled and refers to the programmable feature of the machine, allowing the machine to perform many functions with minimal human control. CNC machining is the fabrication of a component using a [...]

2021-07-16T11:37:40-05:00June 16th, 2020|

AS9100D vs ISO 9001 – What’s the Difference and Why Do We Have Both?

For those who are not well-versed, AS9100D is an international quality management standard that meets the exceptional requirements of the aerospace industry. It is an extension of the standards within ISO 9001. Subject to periodic audits, it is a prerequisite for any manufacturer, contractor or subcontractor looking to [...]

Anodizing Precision Machined Components

Why Anodize Precision Machined Components? Anodizing precision machined components provides a reliable and relatively inexpensive means of improving the wear resistance, and coloring aluminum and other nonferrous metals. First developed in the 1920s, this electrochemical process revolutionized numerous industries with a need for lightweight, strong, corrosion-resistant aluminum extrusions for [...]

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and What it Means to Precision Machining

At Pioneer Service, we are committed to continuous improvement. Part of this stems from being AS9100D certified. We have rigorous controls in place to assess risks and potential problems and find solutions that produce better results.  Also, one of our values is to be dedicated to learning so we [...]

An Overview of Black Oxide Finishing for Precision Machined Components

Precision machined components made from ferrous materials (stainless-steel alloys) can specify black oxide as a surface finish treatment to provide additional protection for the component parts. What is Black Oxide? Black oxide is a conversion coating that is produced through a chemical reaction when component parts are dipped in [...]

2021-07-16T11:47:32-05:00June 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Perseverance: Confidence Keys for Women in Manufacturing

In this photo: Elena Rodriguez is doing what she does best...running her Swiss Machine. The November issue of Modern Machine Shop included a wonderful article about the rising role of women in manufacturing, where the workforce has predominantly been male for many decades. Pioneer was thrilled to be included [...]

Pioneer Service Earns AS9100D Certification

In this photo: Smiles from left to right: Joan Owczarski (Quality Technician), Alfredo Gudas (Senior Mfg Engineer), Chris Linhart (Quality Manager), and John Pack (VP of Operations). Pioneer Service achieved AS9100D certification in August 2018, a quality management standard that meets the exceptional requirements for the aerospace industry [...]

2020-08-13T14:39:53-05:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , |
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