Macfab showcases satellite components at 4S Symposium

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4S Symposium 2018 - Macfab

NEWS RELEASE: May 8, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting at the 4S Symposium, May 28 – June 1, in Sorrento, Italy.

The 4S (Small Satellites, Systems and Services) Symposium is jointly organized with the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency). This year’s event is being held in cooperation with two other major small sat conferences: the Small Satellites Conference (AIAA/USU) and the Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (IAA/DLR).

This year’s theme, Beyond Boundaries, addresses the role of small satellites in expanding the boundaries of scientific knowledge, and the potential for small sats to be a key element of the next era of exploration.

Macfab’s display will feature several satellite components, including a machined magnesium nano-sat frame, aluminium honeycomb test panels, and reaction wheels.

“We are attending the 4S Symposium for the first time this year,” says Macfab president Chris Macmorine. “As Macfab expands in the small satellite sector,the 4S Symposium provides a great opportunity for us to meet new prospects and reconnect with our existing customers.”

Macfab’s satellite and space industry experience and capabilities

Macfab is well established as both a developer and manufacturer of high-precision components and sub-assemblies. The company has a long history in the space sector, most notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies and its Space Flight Laboratory, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, night vision systems, and guidance systems.

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a leading contract manufacturer of precision custom components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: satellites & space, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Serving customers across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as 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: