Macfab to attend SPIE Optics & Photonics 2018 in San Diego, California

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NEWS RELEASE: August 14, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend the SPIE Optics & Photonics conference, held August 19-23, in San Diego, California.

Bringing together specialists from industry, academia, and government, it is the premier event for the presentation and discussion of innovative optical engineering and applications, including nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics.

“The SPIE Optics & Photonics conference provides an ideal opportunity for Macfab to make new connections and explore new partnership opportunities,” says Macfab president Chris Macmorine. ““Macfab has extensive experience in this field, so we're very excited to be able to share our message and also see first-hand the latest advances in the industry.”

Macfab QA lab

Macfab brings niche product development expertise to a growing list of industries and applications

Macfab’s 30-year history is rooted in the development of laboratory equipment for a variety of engineering, medical and scientific applications. Macfab today is well established as both a development partner and contract manufacturer of high-precision prototypes, components and sub-assemblies. The company has deep expertise in trace analysis and detection, night vision systems, and guidance systems. In the avionics/space sector, Macfab produces a range of components and sub-assemblies for microsatellites and nanosatellites.


A laser diode, manufactured by US-based Innovative Photonic Solutions is contained within a sheath of Kovar that was machined by Macfab both inside and outside over a length of 0.450 inches with a wall thickness of 0.006 inches.




A titanium fibre optic receptacle with a 0.79 mm diameter through hole; the height dimension is held to a tolerance of +/- 0.003 mm.

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SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries. For more information, visit

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: