The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components – Part 1

Part 1: Finishing Services that Add to or Alter the Component Surface There are a variety of surface finishing techniques that add to or alter the surface layer of metal for a precision turned component.  These finishing techniques can be utilized for aesthetic reasons, to protect the part from [...]

Honing and Lapping Precision Turned Components

Approximately 30% of the components that Pioneer Service manufactures for our clients require grinding after the machining process.  Standard grinding (both centerless and centered) produces a finer surface finish and/or more precise dimensions than can be achieved during the turning process on a CNC Swiss or CNC Turning Center. [...]

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 [...]