Turning Vs. Milling: What’s the Difference for Precision Machining?

We have run into this question with many of our clients.  They say something to the extent of, “Help me understand what is turning and what is milling, because to me it is all machining.”  CNC turning and milling are two types of precision machining, but exactly what is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2021-07-16T11:45:02-05:00August 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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: , , |

Modern Machine Shop article, ‘Leaders, Not Just Manager’ by Aneesa Muthana

Congratulations to Aneesa Muthana, who recently was published in the Modern Machine Shop with a piece on key leadership attributes in manufacturing. After 25+ years of leading Pioneer Service, she was hard-pressed to choose only six, but ultimately followed her own advice about leaders being “willing and able to make timely [...]

2020-08-13T14:58:47-05:00September 19th, 2018|Tags: , |

Making Chips Podcast interview with Aneesa Muthana

Making Chips Podcast interview with Aneesa Muthana June 11, 2019 "How Manufacturing Education Will Transform The Industry" - Aneesa Muthana Recently, our President and Co-Owner Aneesa Muthana spent 40 minutes with Jim Carr of MakingChips.  Within, Aneesa talks about her young years in her parents’ shop, the power [...]

Pioneer Service Honored with SPARK Community Outreach Award

Pioneer Service Honored with SPARK Community Outreach Award On March 15, the Valley Industrial Association (VIA) hosted their 2018 Spark Awards, where Pioneer Service was honored with their Community Outreach Award. We at Pioneer humbly thank VIA for their commemorative video  highlighting the company-wide effort to break barriers for students of [...]

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