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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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