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A REVIEW OF WHAT’S NEW IN SPACE

Fortunately, many organizations are continuing to make strides in the study of astronautics. NASA is perhaps the most well-known, and for good reason. For decades, NASA has been at the forefront of space exploration and discovery. Shimco has supplied various products to NASA over the years, including custom washers that were used in the Canadarm […]

STRIVING TO KEEP FLYING ABOVE THE COMPETITION

In a bid to extend its influence and continuously evolve according to the latest industry standards and innovations, Shimco spends time and money attending top-of-the-line air shows hosted by communities and societies of import within its target market. SHIMCO’S MAIN TRADE SHOW ITINERARY: Farnborough and Paris Air Shows The Farnborough, UK and Paris, France air […]

CANADA’S GROWING MANUFACTURING SECTOR

Since our company was established over 25 years ago, we’ve been a well-known and reliable manufacturer of precision parts used in the aviation, defense, nuclear and a number of other industries. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, we’re proud to play a significant and important role in Canada’s manufacturing industry. The Canadian government is working hard to […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POLYIMIDE SHIMS

At Shimco, we have over 25 years of experience producing many different kinds of shims for a range of industries and applications. We are truly experts in shims. One of the many types of shims we produce—used mainly for the aerospace industry, but certainly not limited to this—are polyimide shims, made out of a polyimide […]

KEEPING UP WITH THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

At Shimco, we have over 25 years of experience working with the aerospace industry, providing them with solutions to their needs. As such, we are always staying connected to the industry, and informed about the latest news, topics, trends, and changes. One of the best ways to do this, of course, is to attend aerospace […]

RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING ECONOMICS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

At the beginning of 2013, Supply Chain Digest ran a story in which supply chain “gurus” made predictions for the year ahead. Some came true, some didn’t. One of the predictions came from analysts at IDC Manufacturing Insights. It dealt with manufacturer sourcing, and the overall prediction was for “changes in sourcing practices.” This seems […]

SHIMCO’S MILLING AND MACHINING SERVICES

As manufacturers of precision formed and machined parts for a range of industries—including aviation, nuclear, defense, and more—we take great pride in our work. Our pride is evident in our milling and machining capabilities. We purchase plate materials for milling and machining but also manufacture our own laminated sheets for machining into machine-to-print parts. While […]

MANUFACTURING ON THE RISE: GLOBAL DEMAND, INCREASED COSTS OVERSEAS, AND THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF MANUFACTURING IN NORTH AMERICA

During the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing and reading the news reports showing stronger-than-expected numbers related to the economy. These numbers all point toward a rise in manufacturing in the U.S. and North America. One recent report from The Week sums up why manufacturing here is on the rise, offering these three reasons: Global […]

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHIMS

Shims are integral for many various parts, serving a range of industries and applications. However, not all shims are created equal, and different shims serve different purposes. Below is a description of four different types of shims, and what they are used for: Traditional Shims: Shims are thin pieces of material used to fill in […]

THE PRESSURE TO INCREASE EFFICIENCIES IN MANUFACTURING

Manufacturers at all ends of the spectrum continue to feel the squeeze to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Whether the push is from your customer or from their end customers, a small or medium sized manufacturer has the most to lose if they aren’t constantly adjusting and producing more with less. Lean manufacturing is one […]

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