Macfab adds new 5-axis capability for prototype work


NEWS RELEASE: September 29, 2016: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, has today announced a major new investment for its prototype machining department.

The company has installed a HAAS DM-1 high-speed machining center equipped with 5-axis capability and dedicated to small quantity, prototype work. The new machine will increase Macfab’s prototyping efficiency and throughput. Simplified fixturing – combined with on-board tool setting, 15,000 RPM spindle speeds and rapid cutting and tool-change times – will enable Macfab to reliably deliver small quantities of complex components with significantly reduced lead times.

“Macfab is well known for supporting our customers’ need for shorter lead times for their complex prototype components,” says Macfab president Chris Macmorine. “This latest investment is a further commitment to this important service and gives our people greater flexibility and confidence in meeting our customers’ expectations.”

For more information on Macfab’s prototyping resources and its other production, finishing, and assembly capabilities, contact Joe Magyar, Business Development Director, at

HAAS DM-1 High-speed machining center - Macfab Mfg.

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a leading contract manufacturer of precision custom components and sub-assemblies for medical, life sciences, avionics and space instruments, and for equipment used in oil and gas, and defence and security industries. Serving customers across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, Macfab provides prototype and production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions.

Macfab was founded in 1987 in Toronto, Ontario, and has grown from a small machine shop serving the local engineering community to become a full-fledged manufacturer serving international customers. For more information, write to or visit:


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Macfab hosts S.O.D.A. Summer Social


Macfab’s management and staff gave the summer a colourful send-off, hosting this year’s Summer Social and Barbecue for S.O.D.A., the Southern Ontario Defence Association. SODA is a regional association for defence and security-related companies in Ontario; Macfab has been a member since 2012. The event was held at Macfab’s facilities in Mississauga on August 17th.

SODA Summer Social

SODA Summer Social - Macfab barbecue

The event started off with a “backyard” barbecue in the Macfab outdoor lounge area.

Soda Summer Social - keynote presentation

Frank Newman, a principal at Management2Go, gave a brief presentation on human resource recruitment.


Macfab president Chris Macmorine (front right) led a tour of Macfab’s quality labs and production facilities.