we already have those quality improvement and control
programs inside our companies.”
When he spoke with Shop Metalworking Technolog y, Quick
had recently visited some smaller-sized companies that were
focusing on upscaling. “A big focus for them was how to
take on more work and improving quality; the companies
they were selling to had come back to them to say they
liked the work and that they wanted them to take on more.”
One machine shop in the Ottawa area was doubling its
output by focusing not just on technology innovation, but
The combination of technology and process innovation
is something that Ryan Jantzi, CEO of B&R Custom
Machining in Cambridge, ON, understands. B&R
manufactures satellite components and has also built parts for
the upcoming ExoMars joint EU-Russia mission to Mars.
Having the right equipment is obviously a big part of the
equation. B&R recently invested in new Matsuura and Okuma
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