Macfab Attends Laser World of Photonics 2019

News, Photonics, Uncategorized

NEWS RELEASE: June 24, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend Laser World of Photonics 2019, the world’s leading trade fair in the photonics industry, to be held June 24-27 in Munich, Germany. Macfab will host an exhibit at the Canada Pavilion as part of a trade mission organized by the Ontario government’s Export Services Branch. Attendees are invited to visit the Canada Pavilion at Hall B1, Stand 527.

Attendees and exhibitors at the Laser World event cover the full spectrum of laser and photonics designers and manufacturers, in markets including optics, electrical engineering, tool and machine manufacturing, and precision mechanics. The space and satellite sector, one of Macfab's core markets, is another area in which photonics and laser applications are in growing demand.

Laser World of Photonics 2019 - Macfab

The Laser World event is known officially as the 25th International Trade Fair and Congress for Optical Technologies— Components, Systems and Applications. The trade show, with its numerous lectures, presentations and plenary sessions, attracts over 32,000 visitors from 73 countries, including over 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries.

Optics & photonics

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab landing soon at 53rd Paris Air Show

News, Paris Air Show, Space and satellites

News release, June 11, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will present its space and satellite development and production services at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, held June 17-23. Macfab’s exhibit is part of the Ontario Pavilion, to be located in Hall 3 – C60.

The Paris Air Show, the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world, is expected this year to attract over 2300 exhibitors from 48 countries, representing virtually every facet of the commercial, civil and defense aviation sectors.

Paris Air Show logo - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show - Macfab news release

“Macfab brings some very unique expertise, and over 12 years of experience, in the space and satellite market,” says Macfab’s business development director Joe Magyar. “At our display, we'll have samples of components we’ve manufactured with extremely challenging materials, such as titanium and magnesium, which are highly valued for their performance in orbit.”

Reaction wheel - Macfab news release

Reaction wheel with Macfab-manufactured rotor

Rotor for reaction wheel

“The Paris Air Show will be a very timely event for Macfab,” says Pamela Kanter, Senior Economic Officer with Ontario’s Trade and Investment Office, co-located at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. “The space sector is thriving in France. Macfab is well-positioned build on the strong commercial ties linking France to Canada, and to Ontario. Macfab and its European customers stand to benefit from the opportunities associated with CETA, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.”

Separation ring
Honeycomb panel

Separation ring 

Honeycomb panel (detail)

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the renowned Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab showcases its space and satellite resources at CASI ASTRO 2019

CASI, News, Space and satellites

News release, June 7, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting its development and production capabilities at Astro 2019, presented by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). The event will be held June 17-19 in Laval, Quebec.

Astro 2019 brings together business, academic and government leaders from Canada and around the world. This year’s event, CASI’s 19th astronautics conference, will focus on “Space for Business,” with special emphasis on Canada’s capabilities, and notably the growing number of small- and mid-size companies in the fast-growing space sector.

Astro 2019 - Macfab
Astro 2019 - CASA - Macfab news release
Sun sensor 2 - Macfab

Two sun sensor housings manufactured by Macfab, both sun sensors but with very different design criteria.

“I’m very excited to be bringing the Macfab story to this event,” says Charles Day, Macfab’s R&D director. “We have over a dozen years of experience in this sector, and in that time we’ve developed several unique and highly specialized capabilities. One area we’ll be presenting, for example, is our work with complex satellite components, which often utilize challenging materials such as magnesium and titanium. I’ll have some component samples at our booth that we’re very proud of and I look forward to sharing our experiences with friends and colleagues new and old.”

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the renowned Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab partners with Ontario government for 53rd International Paris Air Show

News, Space and satellites

News release, June 4, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, is joining forces with the Ontario government’s Export Business Services Branch, together with other Ontario companies, to participate at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, held June 17-23. The Ontario Pavilion will be located in Hall 3 – C60.

The Paris Air Show began over a hundred years ago. It is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world, expected this year to attract over 2300 exhibitors from 48 countries, representing virtually every facet of the commercial, civil and defence aviation sectors.

Macfab will showcase its development and production resources and services, focusing specifically on the space and satellite industry, one of the company’s core market sectors. “We bring over a dozen years of experience to the table in this market,” says Macfab’s business development director Joe Magyar. “The Paris Air Show is a great opportunity for us to connect with new prospects as well as many of our current customers, and we’re especially excited to be part of the Ontario government’s presentation.”

Paris Air Show - Ontario Pavilion - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show logo - Macfab news release

Ontario has been represented at the Paris Air Show for over 13 years. “This year Ontario will have its strongest presence to date,” says Rita Patlan, Area Director, International Trade Programs Division, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “There will be 18 exhibitors within our pavilion. Another eight companies are exhibiting separately from our display, and I know of at least 18 other companies that will be attending as well.”

In addition to its pavilion, the Ontario government will schedule B2B meetings and support several events, providing additional opportunities for its participating companies to connect with prominent business leaders and government officials.

“For international buyers, Ontario’s message is a compelling one,’ says Rita Patlan. “There are Ontario-made components and systems on virtually every aircraft in the world, and many of our key players will be in Paris with us, so they can meet face to face. Our job is to bring buyers together with Ontario businesses. We are happy to be working this year with Macfab as part of our business development efforts.”

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s renowned Institute for Aerospace Studies and its Space Flight Laboratory, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

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

Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca