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CNC Turning for making machined parts

Pioneer Service offers CNC turning and milling for precision machined parts with very tight tolerances down to +/- .0001” (+/2.5 µm) and diameters from .145” (5 mm) to 2.5” (65 mm).  We are an ISO 9001:2008 registered CNC turning component shop focused on providing quality prototype through production quantities.  With our CNC turning centers, we machine complex parts quickly and competitively. We offer precision CNC turning for a wide range of applications.

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What is CNC Turning?

CNC Turning is the manufacturing process in which bars of material are held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. If the center has both turning and milling capabilities, such as the one above, the rotation can be stopped to allow for milling out of other shapes. Turning parts on CNC turning centers allows for a wide range of complexities, sizes, and material types.

  • The starting material, though usual round, can be other shapes such as squares or hexagons. Each bar shape and size may require a specific “collet” ( a subtype of chuck—that forms a collar around the object).
  • Depending on the bar feeder, the bar length can vary.
  • CNC lathes or turning centers have tooling mounted on a turret which is computer-controlled.
  • CNC’s with “live” tooling, such as those at Pioneer Service, can also stop the rotation and add additional features such as drilled holes, slots and milled surfaces.
  • Some CNC turning centers have one spindle, allowing work to be done all from one side, while other turning centers, such as the one shown above, have two spindles, a main and sub-spindle. A part can bPhotoGallerye partially machined on the main spindle, moved to the sub-spindle and have additional work done to the other side this configuration.
  • There are many different kinds of CNC turning centers with various types of tooling options, spindle options, and outer diameter limitations.

Is my part a good fit for CNC turning?

While a lot of factors go into determining if a part can be made most cost-effectively on a CNC turning center, some things we look at are:

  • How many parts are needed short-term and long-term? CNC turning centers are generally good for prototypes to short-run volumes.
  • What is the largest OD on the part? For the CNC turning centers at Pioneer Service, the maximum OD for colleted (bar feed-capable) parts is 2.5.”
  • Parts over 2.5″ OD are chucked individually, which depending on volume, can contribute to the price.
  • Parts under 1.25″ OD and medium to high volume may be a better fit for the Swiss screw machines.

When it comes to machining parts, there are a lot of variables. Pioneer Service can help you determine the best way to have your parts made. We have multiple machining platforms and will look for the most economical fit. Even if our equipment is not the best fit for your part, we can point you in the right direction. Contact us for help with your requirements.


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Why buy CNC Turned parts from Pioneer Service?

One-stop Shopping – prototyping through high-volume production

Design engineers value our commitment to rapid prototyping with a dedicated CNC. We know that when you’re testing your ideas, you need fast turn-around on quotes and parts. We’re here to make your job easier by providing feedback that only comes from experience.  And when you’re ready for production, your supplier development and purchasing team will be glad you’re working with one company that can handle the volume with the same quality as the prototype.

Machining Options – newest generation CNC Turning Centers in-house

Our 6-axis CNCs meet demands because they:

  • Can accommodate off-center drilling, milling and tapping with Y-axis turrets, dual spindles and a 24-position turret.
  • Allow all operations to be completed in one setup due to synchronized C1-axis (main spindle) and C2-axis (sub-spindle) indexing.
  • Can make complex parts quickly with non-stop, bi-directional indexing turrets that take only .2 second to move to the next position.
  • Eliminate secondary operations with Y-axis drilling.
  • Can turn and mill pre-hardened material with a 20 HP main spindle and 10 HP sub-spindle.
  • Ensure minimum bending and torsion during heavy-duty cuts and high-speed turning operations due to cast iron structure and 30 degree slant bed design.

Prototype Capacity – dedicated CNC Turning Center solely for prototypes

Prototyping and short-runs are an important part of our business. We have dedicated a CNC turning center solely for prototypes.

Quick Responses – DFM reviews and quotes when you need them

Our team of experienced professionals can provide “Design for engineering” (DFM) support and let you know production feasibility. We know that when you’re testing your ideas, you need fast turn-around on quotes and we’re ready to help. Quality CNC turned parts are best built with great relationships!

Lead-Times – provide your clients a competitive advantage

All our capabilities and experience add up to shorter lead-times. When you’re ready for a prototype, we know delivery is critical. We have resources set aside to ensure quick delivery on prototype orders.

Inventory Control – customized Supplier Managed Inventory options

At Pioneer Service, our inventory programs are as unique as our customers. We understand the challenges of forecasting and offering stocking programs at no additional cost. With our on-hand stock, we’re there when there’s a spike in demand.

We know that bringing on a new supplier can be time-consuming.  Our dedicated Quality Assurance staff and experienced operations team will help make that process run smoothly.  By working with Pioneer Service, OEM’s receive the added value of supplier diversity spend, since we are a certified Woman-Owned business, as recognized by the WBENC, WOSB, and California’s Public Utilities.

You can depend on Pioneer Service for CNC Turned & Milled parts.

Experienced CNC programmers and operators working with state-of-the-art CNC turning centers.

CNC Turning Overview

Outer Diameter
Minimum
.145″ (3.7 mm)
Maximum
.65 mm (2.5″) Colleted – good for production runs
220 mm (8.5”) Chucked – good for prototype quantities
Overall Lengths
Minimum
Inquire
Maximum
8″ (205 mm)
Tolerance (+/-) 0.0001 in
Precision
Tight Tolerance
Ultra Precision
Industry Focus Agriculture
Air Conditioning / Compressor
Aircraft
Automation
Automotive (Bushings, Gaskets, Valves Plugs, Valve Seats)
Banking
Bio-Tech Test Equipment
Commerical Lighting
Construction
Defense
Dental Instruments
Hand Tools
HVAC
Heavy Equipment
Medical
Motorcycle
Oil & Gas
Plastic Injection Molding
Printing
Pump and Valve
Recreation
Sports Equipment
Intended Application Armatures
Axles
Bolts
Bushings
Coupling Shafts
Dowels
Driveshafts
Fasteners
Handles
Housings
Knobs
Needle Valves
Nozzles
Pins
Pivot Rods
Precision Electronic Hardware
Punch Blanks
Shafts
Shanks
Sleeves
Spacers
Terminals
Valve Bodies
Valve Stems
Features Possible Boring
Broaching
Cross tapping
Custom tapering
Drilling
Eccentric Holes
External Splining
Grinding
Knurling
Milling
Slotting
Splining
Thread milling
Threading external
Threading internal
Thread whirling
Pointing
Reaming
Tapping
Turning: Contour turning, form turning, taper turning, straight turning
Sawing
Production Volume Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Large Scale Production Volume Run
Medium Run
Short Run
Lead Times Available Quoted on job by job basis
Kanban
Blanket Orders
Emergency services available
Rush Services Available
Just in Time (J.I.T.) Deliveries
Industry Standards ISO 9001-2008 – Certified
Equipment Samsung CNC Turning Centers
Live Tooling
6-Axis CNC
Dual Spindle
CNC Control Capabilities
Fully integrated bar feeders
Quality Documentation Inspection Report
First Article Inspection
PPAP
Materials (Metals) Alloy Steels (4130, 4140)
Aluminum (2011 6061-T6, 2024)
Brass
Bronze Alloys
Carbon Steel (12L14, 1215)
Carbide
Copper
Stainless Steel (303, 304, 316, 321, 303SE, 420, 440C, 17-4)
Titanium
And much more!
Materials (Plastic Polymers) ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
Acetal
Acrylic
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
Nylon
Phenolic
Polyamide-Imide
Polycarbonate (Delrin)
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
Polyetherimide
Polyethylene
Polyphenylene Sulfide
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polysulphone
PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene)
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)
Teflon®
File Formats PDF (Preferred format, however 3D models are helpful in addition)
DXF
DWG
Solid Works (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, DLDDRT)
Autocad
BMP
IGES
JPEG
JPG
STEP

Additional services: Deburring, burnishing and tumbling, centerless grinding plus a number of outside services such as heat-treating, plating and anodizing and passivating are available to provide complete parts.

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At Pioneer Service, we know the quality of our reputation is based on the quality of our parts and ability to meet delivery dates. That’s why our objective is to provide defect-free parts on time, 100% of the time.  Contact us and let us know how we can help you with top-notch CNC turning services.

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Testimonials

“We received your shipment of XXX-XXX. They look great and everything seems to be in spec. They also perform really well which is a huge deal for us as it's given us clarity for our upcoming product release. Thanks again for the quick turn around and all your help!”
Chris H.- Product Development
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Gregory K.- Instrumentation
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Eric H.- Power Industry
“I see your commitment to quality and your deliveries are excellent. I look forward to continue building this relationship.”
Brad D.- Oil & Gas
“I am pleased to let you know that everything was perfect. The documentation was solid, the parts were all within specifications, and they assembled as designed. Not even a single part was out of spec. !”
Scott L.- Medical Device Mfg.
“We got the parts in yesterday afternoon. I opened the box and checked out a few and they looked GREAT! Thanks for all your help, and please pass along our gratitude to your crew as well! AND … thanks for doing such a nice job on the packaging, too.”
Todd K.- Furniture Mfg.
We have been purchasing shafts for our electric motors from Pioneer Service for decades. Pioneer is one of the best, if not the best, supplier of any product we have ever had. Their consistent quality, aggressive pricing and fast response time is unmatched!
Dave B.- Operations Mgr/Sub-fractional AC Motors
Pioneer Service has been a long time supplier and our plants use millions of Pioneer shafts per year. We have had ZERO quality or delivery issues with Pioneer. Forecasting, in our industry, is very difficult and we know we can always rely on Pioneer to expedite our rush orders!
Mike S.- Commodity Mgr/Electric Motors Mfg.
“Pioneer Service…fast quotes, clear communication, good quality, attractive pricing. One of my best vendors!”
Jay B.- Manufacturing Job Shop