Shimifrez expands mfg capabilities to support American market
Stephen LawProduction / Materials Supply Chain
Toronto-area firm specializes in precision photo chemical etched components
Shimifrez Inc., Concord ON, a Canadian leader in fabricating precision photo chemically etched and electroformed metal components, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities to the United States, with recent addition of a technical sales office in California.
This move, combined with cost savings resulting from the declining Canadian dollar, will help Shimifrez provide highly competitive value to its American customers, according to company president Hassan Nojoumi.
The company delivers rapid-response service, manufacturing thin metal parts for precision industries such as the aerospace/satellite, medical, micro-electronics, telecommunications and defence sectors. Its Concord, Ontario facility implemented a quality control system and achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2008/AS9100 Revision C standard in 2013. The AS9100 standard supplements ISO 9001:2008 with requirements tailored to the aerospace industry.
“Our extensive market research identified a major market gap inthe United States for accurate, flexible and cost-effective precision photo chemical etching services,” says Nojoumi. “Our American customers want quality and rapid-response services. We continue to invest in our micro fabrication services and technologies to ensure competitive advantage in a market that demands productivity, growth and value. ”
Photo chemical machining (also known as photo-etching, photo fabrication or photo chemical milling) is a non-traditional machining/fabrication method based on a combination of photo-resist imaging and chemicals. It produces high quality, identical and complex flat metal parts for prototyping and quantity production.