Shimco’s new special processes line
Shimco is now approved under ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D to perform metal surface treatments.
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, August 6, 2021 – Shimco, an award-winning, world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap-management solutions has completed its recertification audit for ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D, which included operations at its brand new, state-of-art special processes facility.
“We started construction of the special processes line in early 2020 and completed it earlier this year, within our current facility in Cambridge, Ontario. After hiring senior, experienced special processes management and quality personnel, we were able to quickly get everything working extremely well. Receiving the AS9100D certification is proof our team did a fantastic job”, said Peter Voss, Shimco President and CEO. “I am extremely proud of our team here”.
In the AS9100 series of standards, special processes refer to a set of linked procedures that lead to the creation of products and services whose end results would not otherwise be measured, monitored or verified before being released to the customer. Hence, these products and services require special attention during production to ensure that they are free of defects. They also require rigorous, standard-specific practices as well as qualified personnel or employees.
In the aerospace industry, the National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) plays a major, and mandatory, role acting as an approval body of the process used and ensuring the product is correct. The accreditation process involves specific audits based on NADCAP requirements. For a NADCAP audit to take place, a company must first be AS9100 certified. Now that Shimco has received its AS9100D accreditation for metal surface treatments, it is scheduled for its NADCAP audit early this fall. Shimco is also currently undergoing audit by a major aerospace OEM for metal surface treatments (special processes) and expects to receive those approvals very soon.
“As Shimco continues to expand its operations and capabilities, we will be more and more vertically integrated. We need to continue to compete internationally, and having a multitude of capabilities under our control, including special processes, is key to our continued success. I also wanted to thank FedDev Ontario and SWODF for their financial support in making the special processes line a reality”, Voss noted. “Both levels of government were very supportive, helping Shimco to create even more high-value employment for the region.”
Shimco is an award-winning, world-leader in the manufacture of high-precision standard and custom aerospace-grade shims, shim materials, precision machined parts, metal surface treatments and wireless sensors for the DPHM market space. Serving the OEM, Tier 1 and MRO aerospace, space and defense markets, Shimco is the #1 aerospace gap management solutions supplier in Canada and Latin America, and a majority of the world’s aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers buy from Shimco.
Our commitment to quality, on-time delivery, lean manufacturing, our employees, customer support, the environment, ethical business practices and financial strength is unparalleled. Shimco is AS9100D certified and Canadian Controlled Goods registered (ITAR compliant).
Canadian Headquarters are in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.